29 Feb-3 March 2020 with MASSIMO POLELLO 

EU 800


On the  beautiful farm 'Aswater' in the Karoo lies a calligraphic treasure called ' Die Letterhuis' - a studio with original calligraphy by various international calligraphers, a unique Word labyrinth, hand carved letters in stone and land art installations

It is a unpretentious place of Peace and Beauty. We invite you to attend much loved and admired Massimo Polello's  'Indigo' workshop from DV 29 February to 3 March 2020 and share in the experience of a farm stay and superb teaching in a small town barn workshop.

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Massimo describes the course as follows:

“Acrylics, inks, powder pigments, gesso, and several dyeing techniques for background on paper will be used to get a spiritual atmosphere to integrate perfectly our calligraphy. In combination with the blue backgrounds we will explore the expressivity of the calligraphic line in contrast with “distortions” of the Roman letters.”

“INDIGO is a very spiritual color, it is linked to increased intuition and perception. It is one of the colors of the rainbow, a dark purplish blue gets it name from the indigo plant used to create the indigo dye. The oldest known fabric dyed indigo dating to 6,000 years ago was discovered in 2009 at Huaca Prieta, Peru. Many Asian countries, such as India, Japan, and Southeast Asian nations have used indigo as a dye (particularly silk dye) for centuries.”



Cost: EU 800

 Includes the

  • course fee,

  • all the imported papers 

  • most of the colours we will be using,

  •  shared accommodation, 

  • meals and teas

Non refundable deposit *of €350 by 1 October 2019 will secure your booking. Balance of € 450 by 1 December 2019

*In the unlikely event of the course being cancelled deposits or part thereof will be refunded. We look forward to welcoming you!


Kindly indicate whether you would like to do the cookery class and also whether you would require farm accommodation between the workshop and the cookery class  There are various things to do for students staying on-for more information on what to see and do please 

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About Massimo Polello:

We are most priviledged to have Massimo come-he is a humble, gentle teacher and highly creative artist. He creates a nurturing environment in which to teach and gets the most out of his students. Massimo presents workshops internationally and you can learn more about him by visiting his website (

Calligrapher and cook!

Italian cooking course with Massimo. We wil make simple but delicious dishes: a home made pasta and sauce, starters (tapa style) and of course, dessert, and then, italian style, enjoy the meal together 

Cost: R800

Time: 16:00-20:00

Numbers for this class are limited, so kindly register as soon as possible by paying a 50% deposit by 1 October 2020

To book for any of the above courses,  kindly e-mail or sms 0833255757. I will then forward you the banking details A 50% deposit serves as registration

Massimo Booking Form
Course: Deep Indigo Blue (€ 800)
Additional days 4,5,6,7 March 2020: B&B and light Supper (Course: Deep Indigo Blue (€ 400 / R 3 200)
Course: The Cooking Calligrapher (€ 50)
One night B&B stay for cooking course (€ 50)