Courses and workshops

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Next PRINCE ALBERT OPEN STUDIOS

3-6 January 2020

 

Demo and walks start at 10:00 and 14:00 daily

Please allow at least 2.5 hours +should you wish to see and experience something of all the farm has to offer

There will be a pop up coffee shop with lovely coffee, teas and eats (Visitors are however, welcome to leave at

any time)

We start with a demo and talk, a walk about in the studio and small gallery and thereafter visitors are welcome

 to do any of the walks on the farm They have a choice between the hand carved stone route, the land art installations,

 the Word labyrinth, a visit to the Letterhuis* or doing the prayer walk

(*Since Die Letterhuis is a guest house, viewing will depend on availability)

Aswater farm and die Letterhuis also offer accommodation for visitors to the Prince Albert Open Studios

COURSES

Unless another venue is mentioned the workshops take place at Die Letterhuis’ Studio, Aswater farm, Prince Albert

 

 

AUGUST

1-3 August

Creative retreat

Focus: Its time for healing

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 only for artists-it is

 for anyone 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

Cost:

(Student tariff and sharing rooms. Arriving Thursday afternoon and departing Sunday)

R1900 ( course, lunch & self catering) or

R2 900 ( Including course, 3 night stay and 3 brunches , 3 suppers & teas)

You are most welcome to arrive Wednesday and self cater at student rates of R300 pppn. The same applies

should you wish to depart on Monday

 

OCTOBER

 

4-6 October

Creative retreat

Focus on the Feast of Tabernacles

Celebrating the joy of Him Who invites us to come to Him and experience fountains of water flowing from our innermost being

Cost:

(Student tariff and sharing rooms)

R1800 Course and 2 night stay self catering

R2300 Course, 2 night stay, meals and teas

( Arrive Friday in time for 14:00 class depart anytime Sunday after class which ends at 12:00

You are most welcome to arrive Thursday and self cater at student rates of R300 pppn. The same applies

 should you wish to depart on Monday)

 

 NOVEMBER

 

 

8-10 November

Creative retreat

 Focus ‘Be still’

 

During this workshop we will visually respond to what our heart hears and sees...

Cost

R1900 Course and 2 night stay self catering

R2300 Course, 2 night stay, meals and teas

( Arrive Friday in time for 14:00 class depart anytime Sunday after class which ends at 12:00

You are most welcome to arrive Thursday and self cater at student rates of R300 pppns. The same

applies should you wish to depart on Monday)

15,16 &17 November

 A journal of meaningful visual recordings

 

 Creating visual recordings of experiences in an innovatively bound book. The focus will also be on design

 and composition. Students will make an asemic visual journal with meaning: using writing-like elements that are not necessarily

legible but carry meaning. This will be a journey of experiences recorded visually

 

Leesette & Heleen

R1400 (Course and lunch fee for students not staying on the farm)

R2500 (Course fee, student rate accommodation for two night stay on Friday and Saturday & meals)

Minimum amount of students 10

Venue: Letterhuis Studio, Aswater farm, Prince Albert

Times: 

 Arrive Friday in time for 14:00 class depart anytime Sunday after class which ends at 12:00

(You are most welcome to arrive Thursday and self cater at student rates of R300 pppns. The same applies

 should you wish to stay Sunday )

 

JANUARY

 

3-6 January 2020

Prince Albert Open Studios

 

Demo and walks start at 10:00 and 14:00 daily

Please allow at least 2.5 hours +should you wish to see and experience something of all the farm has to offer

There will be a pop up coffee shop with lovely coffee, teas and eats (Visitors are however, welcome to leave at

any time)

We start with a demo and talk, a walk about in the studio and small gallery and thereafter visitors are welcome

 to do any of the walks on the farm They have a choice between the hand carved stone route, the land art installations,

 the Word labyrinth, a visit to the Letterhuis* or doing the prayer walk

(*Since Die Letterhuis is a guest house, viewing will depend on availability)

 

FEBRUARY

 

INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL RURAL WORKSHOP in Prince Albert, South Africa
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.

 (www.letterhuis.co.za)

Instagram: heleen_de_haas 

About the course

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.”

To book, please contact Heleen de Haas by e-mailing heleen@letterhuis.co.za

Payment:

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 

visit these sites:

https://princealbert.org.za

www.letterhuis.co.za

www.getaway.co.za .interesting facts about Prince Albert

www.sapeople.com>karoo

https://route-62-info>prince Albert

 

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 (http://www.lacalligrafia.com/about/

 

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 heleen@letterhuis.co.za or sms 0833255757 

I will then forward you the banking details A 50% deposit serves as registration

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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