Courses and workshops


The following workshops are planned DV for February - May 2022



5 & 6 February 2022


This course is all about discovering the sing of your heart b using a pointed brush 

Who will benefit from this course?

-People who have need of a stress free creative breakaway( no art experience required)

-Artists who would like to incorporate letters into their work

-People who enjoy letters and creating new shapes

Bookings close 25 January



21&22 February 2022


This course is fun and creative journey of discovering your own rhythm and in the process be guided into developing a monoline italic handwriting

New comers to calligraphy and expierenced students will benefit from this workshop

Bookings close 8 February



Maart/ Mei 2022



Amper presies ‘n jaar gelede het ek hierdie kursus aangebied nadat ek eeue oue dokumente present gekry het! In die twee dag kursus gaan ons DV die ou dokumente as intellektuele, harts- en geestelike inspirasie gebruik. Ons eindproduk gaan ‘n unieke persoonlike  dokument- leesbaar of onleesbaar- wees.


Creative retreat

1 & 2 May 2022

R 1650

Sometimes life happens so fast that we struggle hearing God...

In this 2 day creative retreat  we will become still, take photos of the beauty God has blessed us with, translate them into

graphic images, introduce colour, learn to translate the invisible into visible images, ‘listen’ with our eyes, and record our

responses to His revelations This workshop  is not meant for artists per sè. It is for everyone

who would love to draw nearer to God.  It will be a time of enjoying God’s rest in a non-threatening, creative way- to visually


respond to His character as reflected in the various art installations

Resident Calligrapher and Letter Artist

Heleen de Haas

Heleen  is a South African calligrapher , letter- and conceptual artist and teacher 

Her work has been published internationally and has been exhibited both internationally and nationally.  

Apart from being passionate about teaching (traditional, contemporary and experimental styles of calligraphy), lettering design and collaborating with other artists, she loves taking calligraphy off  book pages and out of frames into everyday life

Her special field of interest is making the invisible visible: using lines to convey meaning, creating work with soul and presenting retreat-like workshops to awaken creativity 

Visitors to the area are most welcome to come and stay in the various self catering or camping accommodation options or visit the studio, view the original calligraphic art by international calligraphers, have a look at Die Letterhuis (which is an installation in its own right), do the prayer walk and the Word labyrinth,  walk the hand carved stone route or view the land art installations along the river in the Poplar wood. On the farm is also the tiniest of tiny galleries with ceramic and calligraphic work on display as well as a uniquely designed Word Labyrinth

Follow Heleen on instagram : heleen_de_haas

Below: Freestyle embroidery by Elske Maxwell

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