Brush Lettering with Watercolours

With DIY craft box delivered to you

Bring some colour to your indoor activities!

1.5 hours Class size 1 to 15 label $75 - $90 ($75 for Class only, no box, $90 for Class and box)

This is a ClassBento LiveBox class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or just enjoy with some like-minded others. As seen on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, 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 box 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. You'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. On the day of the class, use that link to join the class. Class sizes are kept small, so 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.

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 truth: brush lettering has nothing to do with handwriting, anyone can do brush lettering! And what better time to learn a beautiful new skill than when you're searching for fun things to do at home.

In this live online class, we will bust the myth and start breaking down the alphabet together with the use of brush pens and watercolours, which you will discover when unboxing your craft kit with your teacher on the live stream. Plus, you don't need any prior experience to participate.

Your experienced instructor will take you through how to form letters working with vibrant watercolours to form beautiful words from the comfort of your home.

By the end of this class, you will be able to create your own stunning and colourful calligraphy quotes and will have acquired a new skill to practice when you need to put your mind at ease and fill your heart with brightness.

Add-ons available for this class

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

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

Small tip Tombow Brush Marker ($6)

Big Tip Tombow Brush Marker ($6)

You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge Required
Beginner-friendly. 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 and do something fun together.
What you'll get in your craft box
- Workbook
- Quality watercolour set - Micador Koh-I-Noor
- Brush Pen (aqua)
- Mixing Palette
- Watercolour paper

You will receive this box close to the date of your class.
What you'll need
- Glass of water for watercolour.
- Paper towel (toilet paper/tissues or anything that can absorb water and can be disposable in case you can't find toilet paper around).
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 is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old). An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

Your teacher
Vanessa Opazo
Vanessa Opazo

4.9 (109)

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

Annam Roper • Oct 2020

What a lovely way to spend the afternoon. Vanessa was very professional and was great at explaining points of brushstroke lettering. I hope to take more classes.
thank you Vanessa

Patricia Dove • Oct 2020

What a fantastic class! Vanessa was an excellent instructor; her instructions were clear and the pace of the class was perfect. I learnt how to make a beautiful brush letter alphabet as well as some cool watercolour techniques. I highly recommend this course and its wonderful instructor.

Lauren Hancock • Sep 2020

Vanessa provided an excellent introduction to brush lettering and the use of water colours. She explained things very clearly, and slowly built up our knowledge over the hour and a half. I still need much practice (have a hard time getting the angles right!), but could certainly see some improvement by the end of the class. Thanks Vanessa :)

Deborah Salomons • Sep 2020

Vanessa was engaging
Would have been nice to have the Capital letters as well
Thanks Vanessa

Sue Stimpson • Sep 2020

Well paced lesson with lots of opportunity to experiment. I think with a bit of practice anyone can use this skill. I love the pack that came. Another fabulous class. Thank you. Sue.

Madeline Beattie • Sep 2020

Thank you so much for your patience and energy, Vanessa! So thoughtful to take us through everything with such clear and actionable steps. We loved seeing our progress from start to finish. A great way to spend the afternoon with our team.

Thanks again!

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Abigail Haynes • Aug 2020

A fun basics class covering how to develop skills. Now I just need to practice to get better at this art. Thanks Vanessa

Caitlin Clark • Aug 2020

Vanessa was extremely patient, helpful and encouraging. I’m super glad I decided to do this workshop.

Heather Vmch • Jul 2020

Vanessa was a very skilled instructor and the workshop translated really well to the online format. She is also very warm and friendly. I would definitely recommend this class.

Vindu Palihakkara • Jun 2020

Vanessa is a great teacher. The workshop was fun, and she was very friendly and open, giving us lots of tips. She taught us starting from the basics. It's great for people who get overwhelmed by all the YouTube videos and materal available online (like me). The online workshop went very smoothly with no hiccups. The box of material arrived very fast and it was well packed and very cute I highly recommend this workshop. Look at this picture of my before and after!

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Vindu Palihakkara

Jenni Morel • Jun 2020

A passionate and patient teacher walking us through brush lettering.

Loved how interactive this class was, and walking away with new ways of creating beautiful letters.

Brush Lettering with Watercolours review by Jenni Morel Sydney

Deanne Black • Jun 2020

Vanessa was a great teacher. The equipment she supplied was good and her explanation and demonstrating was great.

Colleen Morgan • May 2020

Vanessa was great. She really knew how to describe the techniques and was very patient when I had issues with Zoom
Fantastic Class

Sarah Puust • May 2020

What an amazing class! Vanessa is a wonderful teacher, who explains all concepts thoroughly and in a manner which is easy to understand. Such a wonderful class - I am using the skills I learnt here very much. Highly reccomend!

Francesca Rivetti • May 2020

Vanessa is amazing and resources are really good. I really enjoyed the class! I recommand it for a funny and creative afternoon!

Icy Icaro • May 2020

Vanessa is such an amazing teacher! I highly recommend this class for calligraphy and water color beginners! I had such a fun time playing around with the materials she provided ♥️

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Icy Icaro

Pamela Klioufis • May 2020

This is my second class with Vanessa. She is an amazing teacher who is patient and so incredibly talented. This class was so much fun and I could see such a huge difference in my skill level by the end. I love this new hobby I've found and I credit it all to Vanessa!

Thea Lennard • May 2020

Great class. Vanessa explained things well. Thank you for making it easy - loved that I could do this from home, enjoyed getting my art box in the mail. Will keep practising my new found skills.

Amy Tickle • May 2020

Passionate, articulate, excellent pace & many quality activities that result in success for all. Highly recommend!

Charmaine Montgomery • May 2020

I loved doing this class! Vanessa makes it so easy to draw beautiful letters. Thank you!

Brush Lettering with Watercolours review by Charmaine Montgomery

Leanne Bentley • May 2020

Great course. Lovely and easy to follow. Fantastic to be able to do it in your own home.

Keryn Vickers • May 2020

I had a fantastic time with Vanessa. A great afternoon and will continue to develop my skills.

Christin McCormack • May 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed my class with Vanessa.I loved brush lettering and will continue this In the future.
It is very clear Vanessa Is very passionate about her craft and is an excellent teacher.She has the class structured well for all to follow and is very engaging with her students.
I highly recommend this class with Vanessa

Michelle Tran • May 2020

What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! Vanessa was super encouraging and patient with us beginners. I never thought I'd be able to do brush lettering and now I get so many compliments for my writing!

Sharon Barry • May 2020

Really enjoyed the class, teacher explained things well. I learnt a lot in a short period of time!

Nazanin Zadeh-Cummings • May 2020

Vanessa was a great teacher. This was a lovely way to spend an afternoon and get the building blocks for a new hobby. Kit has all the materials you need to keep going long after the class!

Yash Godbole • May 2020

Thank you very much for a fantastic activity for my partner's birthday. With everything that's been going on, it was such a great way for him to de-stress, and we're both excited about this new hobby that we've gained! :) Will highly recommend for anyone wanting to surprise their partner with something different/unique.

Jane Lynch • May 2020

This class was great, the teacher explained everything really well and it was a lot of fun. I will certainly do more of classes like this. All the materials arrived in plenty of time and I have plenty left to keep creating more in my own time.

Jeff Mesina • May 2020

Thank you for the wonderful class Vanessa! I never thought I'd be able to use watercolours to create something beautiful but now I have :) I'm already having fun practising.

Jessie Forbes • May 2020

This was an excellent class! Wonderful teacher and resources are great. Really enjoyed our afternoon.

Fiona Sit • May 2020

Thank you for this class. Vanessa was very patient and supportive of beginners! I had so much fun learning how to do brush lettering!

Angie Martin-Pham • May 2020

So enjoyable and Vanessa explains the techniques and methods really well! Can’t wait to do another class with her

Brush Lettering with Watercolours review by Angie Martin-Pham

Manja Rhijn • May 2020

This class was really well put together, every detail was thought about (including sending already filled water brushes in the kit). Vanessa was a great teacher so accommodating and she explained things in a very easy and simple manner. I thoroughly enjoyed this class. In this class the Vanessa breaks down the different brush strokes of brush lettering and shows you some ways water coloring is fun. Great class would recommend to others.

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Manja Rhijn

Tanya Levandoski • May 2020

Vanessa was such an amazing teacher! I loved how patient she was and how clearly she explained each step. It was super easy to follow along with and the class got me excited to keep practicing watercolour brush lettering even after the class was done! Would highly recommend this class to anyone wanting to learn a fun new hobby ❤️

Jessie Lau • May 2020

Vanessa clearly demonstrated her skills in the online workshop. The kit she supplied is of good standard too.

She inspired me to continue to learn and practise callagraphy. Thank you, Vanessa

Sarah Stevenson • May 2020

Vanessa was an amazing teacher and guided us through the steps warmly, giving us corrections & feedback throughout. The class was fun & I enjoyed learning a great new artistic skill! :)

Ruth Bajo • May 2020

For an introductory class, Vanessa covered pretty much what a newbie would need to kickstart their curiosities for brush lettering. A super pigmented watercolour palette was provided in the craft kit, along with handouts, awater brushpen and a couple of sheets of watercolour paper.

Her love of brush lettering and sharing her knowledge was reflected in her enthusiam and confidence during the workshop. Her method of teaching basic strokes helped me to get a better understanding of how to 'draw' each letter.

Keep at it Vanessa!

Kate Prins • May 2020

This is a lovely class! I had so much fun learning how to do brush lettering!

Christopher Fulford • May 2020

Wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Vanessa is a fantastic instructor and the materials were excellent.

Lyn Lanzetta • May 2020

Thank you for this class. Really enjoyed trying out brush lettering. Will definitely practice and hopefully master it soon.
Would highly recommend Vanessa's class.

Rochelle Pickles • May 2020

This class is so great! Vanessa taught each step really clearly and there were opportunities to show and get feedback for our work. I'm addicted to brush lettering now :)

Tara Barry • May 2020

Vanessa was wonderful and very supportive of beginners. A great way to spend an afternoon in isolation. Thanks Vamessa

Ellena Oakes • May 2020

Lovely class, with great resources and very clear instructions.
Thank you for a wonderful class

Lynda Millen • May 2020

Vanessa was great, explained everything so well. I now need to practice a lot but am surprised at how much I picked up in just one class. The organisation, from registration to receiving the product pack to conducting the zoom class was seamless. I will do classes again in the future. Thank you.

Merima Baralic • Apr 2020

Absolutely loved doing this workshop with Vanessa remotely. It was very calming and therapeutic. The best 90minutes I spent on Zoom. Can't wait to experiment with my own brush lettering journey.

Brush Lettering with Watercolours review by Merima Baralic

Radhika Raju • Apr 2020

Thank you for a lonely class! Great techniques in a relaxed fun atmosphere. Look forward to more classes with you.

Melissa Huntsman • Apr 2020

It was such a lovely way to spend the afternoon and I'm looking forward to practicing. Thanks Vanessa

Tanvi Shikha • Apr 2020

It was a very fun and engaging session. Vanessa was very patient and answered all questions. Can’t wait to explore my new skill!

Brush Lettering with Watercolours review by Tanvi Shikha

Simone Blakeman • Apr 2020

Tools for the class arrived well ahead of time, class started as scheduled, structure was good and; information shared was easy to understand and put into action.

Michele Schot • Apr 2020

Fabulous online brush lettering class with Vanessa. A beautifully packaged kit complemented an engaging 1.5 hours where Vanessa explained and demonstrated step by step how to craft each letter. Finished the class with a clear understanding of the process. Now to practice with my new found skills! Highly recommend Vanessa’s Brush Lettering Class.

Kate Kerrisk • Apr 2020

Great class. Vanessa is a patient teacher. I also liked the resources she provided. Thanks :)

Candice Keller • Apr 2020

Brush Lettering with Vanessa was the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Mindful, creative, supportive and fun! Vanessa is a very patient and precise teacher - her instruction is easy to follow and I felt very happy about the whole experience. Will definitely keep practicing at home.

Laura Parr • Apr 2020

Vanessa is a clear and friendly teacher! The worksheets and equipment is worth the cost of the class alone. This workshop worked really well via Zoom. I am now hooked.

Mariana Barbeto • Apr 2020

Teacher was very engaging and helpful!
Had easy to follow instructions and willing to answer any questions we had.

Taylor Kanty • Apr 2020

Such a fun class! Vanessa has some great tips and the box she sent us all was perfect. Can’t wait to use my new calligraphy skills!

Kim Doug • Apr 2020

Thanks for the class which was fun and instructive. The colour palate is beautiful and I’ll be ordering more.

Laura Thomas • Apr 2020

Vanessa was a great teacher, and it was a great class. The online format worked fantastically.

Katherine Dahill • Apr 2020

Vanessa was a great teacher. It was the perfect class to do remotely. You can easily watch her do the letters with the camera set-up she has and then follow along. It gives you all the tools to then practice on your own. Getting the materials in advance was super easy.
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