Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop

Create stunning and colourful calligraphy with watercolours.



3 hours Class size 5 to 10 label $125


Your teacher, Vanessa Opazo is COVID-19 aware

This means that this teacher won't run a class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. on maximum number of students per class)

Have you ever wanted to have the necessary skills to write pretty words, but always end up thinking your handwriting is awful so you would not be able to do so?
Well, let me tell you one big true:

Brush Lettering has nothing to do with handwriting. Ta-da!

Anyone can Brush Lettering!

So let's break the myth and start breaking down the alphabet together with the use of brush pens & watercolours.

You don´t need any prior experience.

We will go through a bit of colour theory together, so you will be able to mix any beautiful colours to create balanced and harmonious compositions, and I will take you through how to form letters and work with different tools.

Add-ons available for this class

Make your colours shiny with iridescent paint sampler ($5)

Add some gold touches with gold ink sampler! ($5)

You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge Required
This class is great for anyone curious about Brush Lettering, or perhaps you have some knowledge and want to pick up new tips or improve your technique with us.
Beginner friendly.
 
What you'll get
Welcoming coffee/tea
Yummy nibbles (biscuits, fruit, cheese platters)
Workbook
Quality Watercolour set Micador koh i noor
Brush Pen - Aqua
Mixing Palette
A Vitamin Sea gift
3 hours worth of priceless peace of mind :)

All supplies included in the workshop will be for you to keep. I encourage you to keep experimenting and practicing your new acquired skills and work on your own creative projects.

By the end of this class, you will be able to create your own stunning and colourful calligraphy quotes and will leave the room with your mind at ease and your heart filled with happiness :)
 
What to bring
Good vibes only.
 
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

This would also be a great Father's Day gift idea.

Location

Alexandria, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
Vanessa Opazo
Vanessa Opazo

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I´m Vanessa, Spanish Designer & Calligrapher based in the gorgeous Bondi Beach, Sydney.​

Australian beautiful turquoise waters are my main source of inspiration to create bespoke calligraphy and illustration designs. ​

I have University studies in Fine Arts, and have dedicated many hours of my life to teach one-on-one and group courses, and now I'm back to share some love with you in my workshops, especially if you are looking to dive in and create your own pretty letters and decorations.

Looking forward to meet you and create together!

Verified reviews

Farah Hutto • Feb 2020


There should be less number of studentd. Felt rushed to finish towards the second half of the class due to the attention needed by the students

Yvette Gillman • Feb 2020


Fantastic class. Vanessa is an excellent teacher who was very accommodating to the different skill levels in the class. She is knowledgeable in her craft and created a really enjoyable learning experience.

Carmen Fung • Feb 2020


Vanessa was really nice and patient. The class was filled with fun. I enjoyed it very much! Absolutely loved the personalised pouch for the reusable straws.

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop review by Carmen Fung

Amy Floyd • Feb 2020


Really enjoyed Learning how to brush lettering with water colour and being able learn a new skill. The course content was relatable and fun. Looking to practicing this skill more and adding it to future lettering projects.

Brittany Onorato • Feb 2020


Wow this was such a fun and educational event It exceeded all of my expectations. Vanessa is an incredible teacher who is extremely passionate about what she does. The location was in a beautiful little room at the back of a lovely cafe. They offered complimentary tea and coffee in the beginning of the event. Vanessa works with the group but also goes around and makes sure everyone is on track. she teaches you little tricks to master your brush lettering skills and every single person walked out of that room with beautiful written calligraphy I have already recommended this class to many of my friends and I will certainly be coming back for another class again. Thank you Vanessa

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop review by Brittany Onorato

Hope • Feb 2020


A really calming and fun class! I got a beautiful non-plastic straw gift to use (love!) and some other goodies. Really liked the snacks provided and the lychee tea! This is my first time learning brush lettering and I really enjoyed it. I hope to keep practising and get better!

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Gina Holbrook • Feb 2020


This was my first experience with Class Bento and with brush lettering. At first I was a bit unsure about going but I’m so glad I did.

Vanessa was a wonderful teacher and made everyone feel welcomed and relaxed. She demonstrated each skill and then spent considerable time assisting every student. I appreciate that she’s also quite environmentally conscious and she donated the profits of this workshop to helping wildlife affected by the bushfires.

We first learnt about creating a lovely range of colours with our water colour palette. Then we learnt to create strokes which we later combined to form letters and words.

All the materials were provided for and we got to take home our brushes, palettes, watercolours and worksheets so that we have everything to continue practising our new skills at home.

The class is held in an airy, bright and air conditioned private room behind a cafe. Not familiar with the area I found it hard to park so perhaps leave extra time to park if you’re driving there.

Thanks for the lovely class, gift and snacks Vanessa! Hope to attend another one of your classes in future.

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Gina Holbrook

Michelle Kwong • Feb 2020


Vanessa is such a great teacher and I had a lot of fun in this class! It was my first time doing any sort of lettering and she broke down the steps really well and came up to us each to give feedback. You get to keep the materials afterwards to practice at home. She even gave us a little gift pack of reusable stainless steel straws! So sweet. Snacks also provided for grazing. Thanks Vanessa!

Beth Pastore • Feb 2020


Loved this class. Learned so much from Vanessa. She is a very enthusiastic and patient teacher.

Ayesha Mayat • Dec 2019


Teacher was absolutely amazing, the class was really easy to follow and the progress from beginning of the class compared to the end was clearly evident. All resources were provided and able to take home and practice with further.

Jasmine Mandla • Dec 2019


This was a perfect introduction to brush lettering coordinated by Vanessa. She teaches with ease making it an enjoyable and easy experience, I highly recommend this to newcomers who’d like to step out of their comfort zone and embrace their mistakes as they develop their new calligraphy abilities.

Laura Sandoval • Nov 2019


The class was really good to switch on your creative side.
Awesome teacher and great venue!

Sara Francisco • Nov 2019


The workshop was lovely, as the teacher! Vanessa has a lot of dedication into the detail and gives you tips very helpful about how to improve in the case you want to keep doing it. Don't hesitate to ask her any doubt, she will answer you so kindly and very concern that you'll get the proper answer.
I highly recommend the workshop, it gives you the basics to start doing brush lettering and is a goo way to be mindful for a few hours and focus in what you are doing.

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop review by Sara Francisco

Sam Neilson • Nov 2019


I had the best time learning a new skill in brush lettering. Vanessa our teacher was super helpful, attentive, and knowledgeable. We learnt basic techniques in brush lettering and for someone like me who does not feel they have any confidence in their creative side this was a lot of fun! Vanessa really took the time to help. Hosted in a studio room adjoining a cafe the environment was super relaxed. The starter gifts Vanessa also sent us home with were a thoughtful touch and will definitely help with keeping up the practice! Highly recommended

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop review by Sam Neilson

Gabriela Sorrentino • Nov 2019


The workshop was absolutely inspiring. I really enjoy the practice even without having any prior experience in lettering. Vanessa is an amazing teacher and she gave us so much attention during all the process. Thank you Vanessa, I can't wait for the next one :)

Anna Belleffi • Nov 2019


Vanessa is a talented teacher, she covered everything from the very basics one step at a time.
The final result came easily and it was quite impressing considering I haven't handled a brush since primary school!
I think Vanessa could probably teach elefants to fly, if only they wanted to!

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop review by Anna Belleffi

Katie Lam • Nov 2019


Loved how the teacher was very thorough and attentive, and the relaxing, casual and trendy feel of the venue! Will definitely do more watercolour lettering. Looking forward to continue using the materials provided to work on my techniques!

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Katie Lam

Tegan Webb • Nov 2019


Vanessa is an attentive and talented teacher who gives a lot of individual attention to each student. This was my second workshop run by Vanessa, I love the lesson and the venue! I’m so grateful to Vanessa for taking the time to organise different inks for me to try after taking home the beautiful palette last time. Thanks to Vanessa for donating money to the fires from the proceeds of this workshop.

Paola Aedo • Oct 2019


Vanessa is the funniest and most creative person I have met. I've been to two of her workshops and I enjoyed them so much! She is so passionate and will dedicate herself to explain and teach you properly. Time flew playing around with colours and writing the prettiest words, applying love and mindfulness. What I loved the most was that I was so present in the moment and being there just took me back to school homework and love letters hehe and I also loved very much my Vitamin Sea bag!
Thank you Vannesa!

Jessica Joseph • Oct 2019


Absolutely loved this workshop! Vane provides everything you need to get started and cute little extras. I now understand how to mix beautiful watercolours and have a great basis to create any word using the lettering technique she taught us. A very relaxing and fun way to spend the morning. Would be be keen for a round 2 workshop in the future!

Anna Kolesarova • Oct 2019


I have truly enjoyed this amazing workshop. It was my first time trying brush lettering and to my surprise, I was actually pretty good at it. But I think it is also thanks to an amazing teacher Vanessa who was so lovely, explained everything and guided us all the way. The venue was beautiful, and with access to the cafe from where we got coffees and juices (already included in the package). Vanessa has also prepared some cheese, fruit and snacks. We also got to keep all the materials and received a beautiful bag as a present. What a great value! Overall all it was a very inspiring and super relaxing experience and I highly recommend it.

Corina Benjamin • Oct 2019


The brush lettering workshop with Vitamin Sea was an absolutely delight Vanessa was so thoughtful with all the beautiful materials and great quality tools we used. She was really patient with all the students, no matter what level we were. The venue was also pretty and Vanessa’s decoration, snacks and ambiance in the room made the morning one of a kind! Thank you Vanessa!

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Corina Benjamin

Tegan Webb • Oct 2019


Vanessa was an excellent teacher! She was so prepared, patient and helpful. Amazing venue in a cute cafe with a beautiful private room for our workshop. All material provided and no experience required, with careful attention for beginners and fine tuning feedback for intermediate skill level. Thanks, Vanessa!
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