Courses and workshops


The following workshops are planned DV for May 2022


You are invited to join us at Die Letterhuis’ Studio on Aswater for the following courses during May:

Developing an italic hand by dipping the pen into your heart’s ink
21 & 22 February 2022
Handwriting is a unique rhythmic composition of lines and characters that carry semantic value - an act of creating that engages your whole being
This is a warm invitation to start or continue a calligraphic journey
This course is a 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

Students are most welcome to stay on the farm while doing the course. (Arrival one day prior to course commencing after 14:00 Departure morning after course. The prices for accommodation are special student rates and therefor fixed, but you can arrive later or depart earlier-whatever is most convenient. Classes start at 09:00 and finish between 16:00 and 17:00)Should you wish to stay longer you can do so by please booking on our website

There are 4x Catered accommodation options available.
(Includes self help breakfasts, lunch and suppers while on farm)

Should you have special dietary requirements and prefer to self cater, please feel free to contact me

C     Sharing and en-suite bathroom (In newly built Punta, a Capo or farmhouse’s guest room) R1 800
D     Not sharing and en-suite bathroom R2 400 (In newly built Punta, a Capo or farmhouse’s guest room)  
E     Not sharing room, but shared bathroom R1 800 (‘Dam’ or ‘Stoepkamer’ in farm house)
F     Sharing room and bathroom R1500 (Dam or ’Stoepkamer’ in farm house

We look forward to welcoming you!


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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