Courses and workshops

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

To book for any of the  courses below,  kindly e-mail heleen@letterhuis.co.za or sms 0833255757 

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

Pointed Brush Lettering

DV 18 & 19 October

The dancing brush-including writing on glass

Suitable for all people wishing to explore the creative process

 

'When you write, you must gather the free flowing of your heart'  

-The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan

 

This is not a workshop on learning a specific alphabet or style, but learning how to dance with a pointed brush to the

song of what or Whom your heart delights in and in the process design your own alphabet.

Course fee: R 1400 (Course and lunch fee for students not staying on the farm)

Accommodation & meals:

R1680 (student rate accommodation for three night stay on Saturday, Sunday and Monday & meals)

R1 900 for single accommodation( if available)

Venue: Letterhuis Studio, Aswater farm, Prince Albert

Times:  Students are welcome to browse around the beautiful town of Prince Albert and arrive on the farm

anytime after 14:00 on Saturday and departing Tuesday am

 

Botanical workshop

DV 25 & 26 October 2020

Presenter: Willie Schlechter

 

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Karoo while exploring its unique landscape and flora through the art

of botanical drawing and painting. This 2 day workshop offers the participant the opportunity for plain air sketching,

where upon  they are guided through various stages of drawing and watercolour painting in order to achieve a fairly

accurate depiction of a plant/fruit

 

Course fee

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

Accommodation & meals:

R1680 (student rate accommodation for three night stay on Saturday, Sunday and Monday & meals)

R1 900 for single accommodation( if available)

Venue: Letterhuis Studio, Aswater farm, Prince Albert

Times: Students are welcome to browse around the beautiful town of Prince Albert and arrive on the farm

anytime after 14:00 when you can settle in and enjoy the art routes on the farm

 

Student tariff per person sharing. Arriving Saturday and departing Tuesday am

R1 900 for single accommodation( if available)

Asemic semantics

 

'Tis what we feel but cannot express in words'

Making emotive marks and drawings and then re-interpreting them into letters. Writing patterns that carry meaning,

 but are  not necessarily legible. A workshop that will be enjoyed by creatives at all levels. Participants will have time to

explore the various art installations on the farm during the course.

 

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 )
 

A New Song: 'Writing' music

A fun, non-threatening workshop in which the right brain will be allowed to play while we write' music letters' 

from the heart

Cost R700

 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 Turner & 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: 

 09:00-16:00

(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 )

Creative retreat

Focus: 'Listen to the Wind Words'

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 Holy Spirit's 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

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)

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 )

Italic calligraphy

Italic is an elegant script: a beautiful and expressive script-capable of conveying  vulnerable romanticism, intense

controlled emotion and everything in between!  In this three day course participants will be introduced to the script

and its variations

Times: Saturday 14:00-17:00

             Sunday & Monday 09:30-16:30

             Tuesday 09:00-12:00

R1950 (Course, teas and lunch fee for students not staying on the farm)

R3100 (Course fee, student rate accommodation for three night stay Saturday, Sunday, Monday  & meals)

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

 should you wish to stay Tuesday )

Visitors are invited to please come at either 10:00 or 14:00 in order to have time for all we have to offer on the farm

Should you however have to leave earlier, you will be most welcome. Our pop up coffee shop with treats and soup

with home made bread will once again be open

Calligraphy workshop in Cape Town

Asemic workshop

Leesette Turner & 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)

Min 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 )

Resident Calligrapher and Letter Artist

Heleen de Haas

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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