Anyone Can do Calligraphy

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn Modern Calligraphy using a pointed pen and ink



1.5 hours Class size 1 to 15

label $75 - $100 (or 4 payments of $19 - $25 Afterpay)
($75 for Class only, no box, $100 for Class and box. $50 per class surcharge applies for private classes)


This is a ClassBento virtual Live/Box class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or enjoy with like-minded others. Our Live/Box classes have been featured on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Vogue, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Book or Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft kit containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and you'll get your box delivered in time for your class. We ship nationwide.
  3. Enjoy the online class. After booking, you'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. At the time of the class, use that link to join. During the class, you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.

Learn how to do calligraphy writing in this live streaming class from the comfort of your home!

“Calligraphy”: from Greek kalligraphia, from kalligraphos ‘person who writes beautifully’, from kallos ‘beauty’ + graphein ‘write’.

You have no idea about calligraphy and never held a pointed pen or dipped in ink before, but you wish you could write beautifully. You think there is no way you can do that since your handwriting is almost illegible? Well, let me tell you one big true: Modern Calligraphy has nothing to do with handwriting. Ta-da!

Anyone can do Modern Calligraphy! So let's break the myth and start breaking down the lowercase alphabet together with the use of pointed pens, nibs and inks so you can also write beautifully by the end of this live streaming class.

You don't need any prior experience, this class is perfect for beginners and anyone willing to have a good time and meet like-minded people.

We will go through material setup and technique together and we will learn about the importance of connecting your breath with your pen movements so you can also use this art as your daily self-love practice.

Once you learn the basics and understand how to connect them together to form letters, you will be able to write your own beautiful words and phrases.

A box with all required materials will head your way. I encourage you to keep experimenting and practicing your newly acquired skills and work on your own creative projects.

By the end of this class, you will be able to create your own stunning calligraphy quotes and will have a new skill to practice. Calligraphy only gets better with consistent practice, and now is the perfect time to dive into this beautiful art. I can assure it will bring peace to your mind and happiness to your heart :)

Add-ons available for this class
  • Personalised (your name in Gold foil) - Calligraphy practice pad + gold ink ($25)
  • Personalised (your name in Gold foil) - Calligraphy black paper practice pad + white ink ($30)
  • Add some gold touches with gold ink sampler! ($5)
  • Small tip Tombow Brush Marker ($6)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
None, you can be a newbie :)
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • Workbook
  • Quality Pen Holder - Moblique by Luis Creations
  • Nikko G Nib
  • Sumi Ink Jar

You will receive this box close to the date of your class.
What you'll need
A little glass of water and paper towel
 
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for virtual team building activities at home.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Your teacher
Vanessa Opazo
Vanessa Opazo

4.9 (184)
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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 meeting you and create together!

Verified reviews

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Pamela Maloney Jul 2021


l definitely needed some sort of social interaction and creativity to boost my spirits after 4 weeks in lockdown, even though l was a bit hesitant about an online class. So happy l did.
Thanks to Vanessa for sharing her expertise and love of calligraphy. I have lots of spare moments to improve on my new founded techniques with ink and lettering.

Anyone Can do Calligraphy review by Pamela Maloney Sydney

Amanta Shankar Jul 2021


Such a wonderful class and teacher. So informative. This has class has certainly given me more confidence with lettering and calligraphy and encouraged me to practice on.
Thank you!

Georgia Clare-Nazer Jul 2021


I had so much fun and Vanessa was a great teacher. I learnt a lot and will definitely continue working on the skills I was given.

Brittany Welch Jul 2021


Loved it would lol be upper letter and number too or even an option for add on for the class to make it 2 hours if I chose number

Deirdra O'Keeffe Jul 2021


Loved this! Was an absolute beginner and it was well paced and explained. Thank you!

Judie Burke Jul 2021


Really enjoyed Vanessa’s class today. It was a great start for a beginner and enough info to keep practising.

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Jacquie Neale Jul 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


I really enjoyed this class! Vanessa is great teacher and she patiently explained the techniques in calligraphy and helped us learn this new skill. It was very relaxing too! I highly recommend her class!

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Jacquie Neale

Jennifer Sauniere Jul 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended


It was fun doing. It would be nice to have practise sheets more quickly after the class

Julia Goyen Jul 2021


Such a fun activity to add to my lockdown hobbies. You get sent everything you need in advance and the teacher is great! Worked a treat via zoom.

Angie Martin-Pham Jul 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended


I absolutely loved our workshop! Vanessa explains everything so well and patiently answers all the questions that arise. Her passion for her art is obvious in her words, tones and expressions. Thank you Vanessa for such a beautiful and relaxing workshop.

Heather Ng Jul 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


What a wonderful activity to do in lockdown! Vanessa was a great teacher and I thoroughly recommend this class to anyone wishing to get back in touch with their creativity.

Natasha Naickar Jul 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I really enjoyed the class and will definitely take more classes by Vanessa in the future.

Grace Choi Jul 2021


I bought this workshop for my husband and he absolutely loved it! He said Vanessa was super patient and very encouraging. Thank you Vanessa - he's now going to keep himself busy during lockdown! :) x

Robyn Dennewald Jul 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Vanessa did a great job explaining the background & process for this class. Very enjoyable class.

Wendy Keller May 2021


This modern calligraphy workshop certainly taught me the skills I need to master the strokes needed to write in this beautiful way. Whilst I struggled to get the angle of the nib quite right, Vanessa was patient and encouraging. This class could be a little bit longer to allow more time for practicing under Vanessa's guidance.

Katherine Clipstone May 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended


Vanessa was lovely and it was very easy to follow the class. Easy to ask questions if needed. I found it a great relaxing activity and have enjoyed practising since. I recommend this class

Carol Austin May 2021


Vanessa very clear on instruction. Great visual to follow her demonstration. We got better as we went along. The concept of creating shapes that when joined create the letterskey concept. Light bulb moment. Thank you Vanessa

Marie Anthony-Samy Apr 2021


Vanessa’s calm and patient instructions made learning this tricky (for me ) style of calligraphy so much easier to master. Great teaching Vanessa

Suzanne Beames Feb 2021


Loved my class. Vanessa was a great teacher and gave some great tips. I feel like I’ve mastered the basics and can already see an improvement in my calligraphy skills. Would definitely recommend this class!

Laureen Pye Feb 2021


Vanessa is lovely and good at explaining the basics of calligraphy. I enjoyed the class very much and feel that I now have a good understanding of the basics and will get better with practice. I loved using the ink and nib!

Emily Hall Aug 2020


Awesome awesome awesome!

Vanessa was a lovely teacher.

Vanessa stepped through the process of learning calligraphy from, items needed, how to prepare and then the writing.

Very easy to follow and instant results!

Zoom class was really accessible and fun to see others from interstate.

Highly recommend

Thanks Vanessa!

Anyone Can do Calligraphy review by Emily Hall Sydney

Ebony Wilson Jul 2020

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews


Excellent class! Vanessa is very knowledgable and breaks down each step clearly so anyone can follow. We did this class for team building and Vanessa was mindful of taking into account the different ways each person in the class might need to approach the steps (i.e. experience levels, people who are left-handed, etc.). The team had a great time and were eagerly showing off their creations after the class.

Ebony Wilson Jun 2020

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews


Fantastic class. A perfect introduction into the world of calligraphy. Thank you Vanessa, the team really enjoyed it!


Stephanie Dietz Jun 2020


Vanessa is a great teacher - communicative and quick to prepare and talk you through materials. I loved her online teaching set up that clearly showed her technique. Great class!

Manja Rhijn Jun 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


This was a great class. Vanessa broke down all the brush stokes and each individual letter to make it feel like anyone can calligraphy (the class name is very suitable). The craft kit was well put together and fun to receive in the mail. Vanessa is a great teacher and very approachable.

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Manja Rhijn

Lynda Millen May 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Vanessa’s classes are fantastic. Her instructions are easy to follow & she’s very encouraging. 1 1/2 hours isn’t very long but she makes the most of it so you learn a lot in that time.

Rebecca Zervos May 2020


Really great session, nice way to ease into calligraphy especially for a first timer and no prior experience. Will most likely need a couple more sessions and practise to perfect my technique. Thanks Vanessa

Anyone Can do Calligraphy review by Rebecca Zervos

Pamela Klioufis May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great class with a great instructor. A really fun afternoon Now I just have to practice (alot)

Louise Frankeni May 2020


I think I might have found a new obsession. Vanessa was great - patient, knowledgeable, and obviously very enthusiastic about calligraphy. I'm looking forward to learning more about the art.

Laura Thomas Apr 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


This is my second course with Vanessa. She is a wonderful teacher, and the quality of the materials she supplies are excellent. I highly recommend her classes!

Elizabeth Somerville Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Vanessa was a great teacher and took us through the steps to learn the basics of modern calligraphy. The class was well organised and planned out in a logical way to aide with learning.

Kate Prins Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


A fantastic class! Vanessa is a wonderful teacher and made it so easy to understand how to do Calligraphy.

Holly Jamieson Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Really well put together. Could have been a tiny bit slower but that's the only bit of constructive feedback.
Will certainly recommend and look at other classes

Holly Jamieson Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Really well put together. Could have been a tiny bit slower but that's the only bit of constructive feedback.
Will certainly recommend and look at other classes

Jason Riley Apr 2020


It was very well explained and proved that anyone can do calligraphy! Vanessa was very helpful and happy to answer questions and made it a fun experience

Carla Davenport Apr 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the class. Vanessa is a wonderful teacher and I’d highly recommend the class

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