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 (public dates), 2 to 200

label $100 ($50 per class surcharge applies for private classes)

How it works
Book or Request your preferred time
We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping is free, and you'll get your box delivered in time for your class. We ship nationwide.
Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

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.

*NOTE: I have brought forth the cut date of bookings so more people can book last minute to enjoy this class during Lockdown.
Posties are absolutely under the pump due to COVID. I do my best for you to receive your kits in time, but unfortunately sometimes especially if booked the same week of the workshop, some kits do not make it in time. If this is the case, please reach out to me and I will re-schedule your class to the closest available. I kindly ask you to be as understanding as possible with this being absolutely out of my control in these difficult times. Thank you xx
What you'll need
A little glass of water and paper towel
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is great 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, anniversary gift or Xmas gift.

Your teacher
Vanessa Opazo
Vanessa Opazo

4.9 (285)

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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Yannie Kwai Oct 2021

I loved the class. Vanessa is very friendly and a great teacher, and explained calligraphy in a way which was really easy to understand.

Katrina Macdonald Oct 2021

This is a fun class. Really enjoyed it and learned some lettering skills. Vanessa is an engaging and supportive teacher. Thank you Vanessa!

Julia Cunningham Oct 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Very clear and methodical teaching. Good quality equipment. Vanessa was positive and friendly. Thank you

Lidia Lal Oct 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Loved it and she was amazing and inspirational I love being creative and this class gave me that foundation to work on my calligraphy something I’ve lived to do for many years. I’m sure with practice I will become better! Thank you Vanessa

Doris Oliver Oct 2021

Vanessa is lovely and the class was so fun! She gives feedback to each person as you go, which is really nice, and the kits have everything you need and are really high quality. This was a really cute mother daughter activity to do together.

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Doris Oliver

Rachel Peat Sep 2021

Vanessa is a wonderful teacher who gave me the confidence to try my hand at calligraphy. The course was relaxed and fun and went by so quickly! The kit is perfect, I only wish I'd also purchased the gold ink!

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Melissa Calman Sep 2021

Vanessa was lovely and very knowledgeable. The instructions were great and easy to follow. I had lots of fun.

Cynthia Tang Sep 2021

Vanessa is absolutely fantastic, personal follow up the kit. highly recommended to learn the basic thank you .Cynthia

Jo-Anne Law Sep 2021

Like anything new you need to begin with the basics and be patient with yourself. This is what Vanessa teaches you and then it's up to you to do the practice to master the skills. Don't be afraid to show your work as she will pickup on ways you can improve. Vanessa's class was relaxing and interactive and she has a calm, patient approach to her teaching.

Julie Roy Sep 2021

Nice class. Vanessa really loves what she does and is a good teacher. Her explanations were very clear and I now know the basics to continue to practice Calligraphy. Thanks Vanessa!

Anyone Can do Calligraphy review by Julie Roy

Emily H Sep 2021

16 ClassBento workshops attended • 15 reviews

Class was okay but I think the price is a little high for what we did

Penny Wood Sep 2021

Very easy to follow. Learnt a lot. Made me feel confident I can do this, I just need to keep practising. It was also very a very restful and enjoyable experience. Thank you Vanessa

Carolyn Samsa Sep 2021

I thoroughly enjoyed this class. Vanessa is a lovely teacher, she explains the key aspects of calligraphy to get you started and then patiently guides you through all the lower case calligraphy letters. I felt comfortable asking questions and Vanessa was very happy to answer them. Vanessa's packs that she sends out for the class are beautifully and thoughtfully put together. I have also done her tarot workshop and highly recommend it for the same reasons also.

Giang Tran Sep 2021

Vanessa was a great teacher. She explained things well, was patient and able to provide individual feedback to each student which was constructive and useful. She answered all questions asked of her. Overall I very fun and engaging class.

Kristen Sep 2021

A great class. The time flew by and I am inspired to keep practicing my calligraphy. Thanks Vanessa.

Anastasia Miralis Sep 2021

Very friendly and eat to follow. Lots of time for questions, interactive and engaging with all of us.
Thanks Vanessa

Karina Corr Aug 2021

20 ClassBento workshops attended • 15 reviews

The class was very good. Vanessa was clear in her instructions and the materials received were great. I would have liked the class to be a bit longer, so could have practiced putting the letters together with help from Vanessa.

Brian Olson Aug 2021

Vanessa was such a great instructor and it was really easy to follow along and learn how to do calligraphy. She is very direct in helping you learn how to use all the equipment and the drills make it simple to understand. I didn't know how quickly 1.5 hours could pass by doing calligraphy! We had a blast. Thanks Vanessa.

Matilda Hillam Aug 2021

66 ClassBento workshops attended • 37 reviews

Vanessa from Bondi Letters ran a wonderful introduction to modern calligraphy workshop. The workshop and kit were both fantastic.

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Lisa Pichler Aug 2021

27 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews

Very enjoyable. Took this class with my daughter. The teacher was very good, easy to understand, gave lots of opportunities to ask questions and I finally understood how to do calligraphy (lots of practice ahead though). It was a centering class too! Will look for again!

Georgiana Smith Aug 2021

Such a fantastic lesson - I don’t know where the time went. Engaging and I’ve come away with skills I can now apply and practice.
Thank you!

Crystal Chuang Aug 2021

Great class for beginners. Vanessa provides all the necessary basics you need to start doing calligraphy. She is kind and approachable which makes the class enjoyable and you know you are welcome to ask any questions.

Alison Hardacre Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

A fantastic class and we got through so much in only 90 minutes! Thank you very much

Tamarin Carter Aug 2021

This class was lovely. Despite spilling all my ink ten minutes into the class, it was absolutely worth it. Vanessa was super kind and helpful and truly talented.

Louise Friend Aug 2021

I really enjoyed this class. Vanessa was warm and friendly and gave us tips to improve too. I would highly recommend this class and 90 minutes was perfect.

Arna Delle-Vergini Aug 2021

This is the perfect activity for an online class. Vanessa is a fabulous instructor. I enjoyed learning a little bit about her at the start of the class but was glad we got to just jump into the work without having to do awkward ice-breaker introductions with every participant. The big advantage of this online course is that you can see up and close what Vanessa is doing. She is passionate about her work and this comes through also. What doesn't work so well in an online environment is us showing her our work but I wonder if this is even necessary at such an introductory level. I can imagine why she would want to see it to give us feedback and encouragement but I happiest just focusing on her expertise and all that she had to offer. The course is also aptly named - I didn't believe it at first but anyone can do calligraphy - if you're prepared to put the work in. It's like any art or craft. To me this was well worth the time, money and effort.

Jessica Douglass Aug 2021

63 ClassBento workshops attended • 59 reviews

For many years I had a calligraphy pen in my craft kit and could never use it right but in this class, Vanessa really broke down the basics and for the frost time, I was able to create something with a calligraphy nib and ink (and a bit of a mess as well).

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Jessica Douglass

Sandi Grace Aug 2021

Great fun! Excellent teacher. First time I’ve enjoyed a class in a long time

James Dalton Aug 2021

23 ClassBento workshops attended • 15 reviews

Vanessa is such a brilliant teacher. She went nice and slow and broke everything down into simple steps. She kept checking in to see how we were going and looking at our progress. She is very encouraging of everybody. I will be taking another class run by Vanessa for sure. I found the process of writing the letters out quite relaxing and will be using this to relax in the evenings.

Anyone Can do Calligraphy review by James Dalton

Courtney Henry Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

What an amazing class! Vanessa was patient and a wonderful teacher who showed us how to write step by step. I can’t believe how beautiful my calligraphy looked by the end!

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Courtney Henry

Jo Peisley Aug 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I loved this class so much. Exactly what I needed for some flow and creativity in Sydney lockdown. Vanessa is an excellent teacher, calm, patient, and friendly. It was lovely to connect with others all enjoying the class, living in different places.

Luisa Santo Aug 2021

Really enjoyed the modern calligraphy course with Vanessa! The pace was perfect making it a fun learning activity.

Georgie Cadwallader Aug 2021

Loved the class good interaction. it was easy to follow and Vanessa was a good communicator of the subject, her understanding that I was a beginner was beneficial to making instructions easy to follow.
Thank you for a great session.

Anyone Can do Calligraphy review by Georgie Cadwallader

Samantha Westheimer Aug 2021

Really enjoyable! Thought she was really great at teaching and explaining what to do well

Natalie Vu Jul 2021

I enjoyed the class very much. Vanessa was super helpful, and kind. Her demo and instructions are very clear and easy to follow. I love her work :) I learnt so much and can’t wait to explore and practice more on my own from what I’ve learnt today. The kit provided was also very useful.

Anyone Can do Calligraphy review by Natalie Vu Sydney

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

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.

Jacquie Neale Jul 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 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

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

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

Wendy Keller May 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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

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

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 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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