Pen & Stone at Die Letterhuis / Aswater in the Karoo

I attended the recent Pen & Stone workshop by Heleen de Haas, at Aswater / Die Letterhuis, situated between Klaarstroom and Prince Albert in the Karoo. And what an experience it was! Not only did I learn, play and rediscover my love for typography by playing with letters and calligraphy (and getting an introduction to stone-carving!); but I also had the opportunity to walk the Word Labyrinth, the Calligraphic Stone Path – a collaboration between Heleen de Haas and Ley Mboramwe – and the land art created as part of Stories of Rain – the South African leg of the Global Nomadic Project in 2016.


Upcoming workshops:

Writing without meaning: A creative journey in mark making

October 2018 Oranjezicht, Cape Town

The brush dances and the ink sings

5 & 6 November 2018 Prince Albert
Heleen de Haas
Cost R1000

Awakening creativity: Pens, pencils, brushes and land art

12 & 13 November 2018 Prince Albert
Heleen de Haas
Die Letterhuis on Aswater farm, Prince Albert
Cost R750
5 Students minimum

Images and asemic writing recorded in a visual journal

Mid November 2018
Oranjezicht,Cape Town & Die Letterhuis, Prince Albert
Cost R1000
Presenters Leesette Turner and Heleen de Haas

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