Calligraphy Workshop: Breathe Your Words Out

A workshop to re-connect with your body and soul through Modern Calligraphy

3 hours Class size 1 to 15 (public classes), 2 to 10

label $135 (or 4 payments of $34 Afterpay)

“Calligraphy” from Greek kalligraphia, means 'person who writes beautifully'. So in a nutshell, calligraphy is beautiful writing.

When your words come straight out from your soul, there’s a direct channel that connects your heart with the paper. In that present moment, there is no room for anything but yourself and the words you are breathing out, represented in every stroke that you trace with your pen and ink. Everything around you starts fading and a rendezvous with your inner-self begins.

In this workshop, you are welcomed to a calligraphy practice that will serve as a portal to connect with your intuition. A primer to get into your flow and to tap into your inner greatness.

During this three-hour workshop, we will explore different techniques to connect with our body and soul through calligraphy practise, becoming aware of our breath and it's rhythm so we can use it to listen to it more mindfully, bringing calm into our days whenever we need to.

We will learn the anatomy of all the lowercase letters of the alphabet, and how to connect them together to write our own beautiful words by the end of the class.

You are the author of your own story. Listen to your soul and start breathing your words out!

If you would like to add an Empowered Crystal as an add-on to your booking, I am offering it at a special rate just for you that are taking my class
I will be shortly in touch with you after you confirm your booking so you can get to choose your empowering word to be engraved on your crystal by hand. You can choose between Clear Quartz or Rose Quartz and a max of 12 characters.

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)
  • Small tip Tombow Brush Marker ($6)
  • Empowered Crystal with engraved word (only students price) ($75)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
What you'll get
All supplies will be provided for you to keep, including:
  • Modern Calligraphy workbook
  • Moblique pen holder
  • Nikko G nib
  • Sumi Ink

Complimentary welcoming coffee/tea will be also included.
What to bring
Nothing but an open mind and heart.
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, bucks party or Christmas party.

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


Circa BC, 75A Gould St, Bondi Beach NSW

Your teacher
Vanessa Opazo
Vanessa Opazo

4.9 (182)

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!

Vanessa Opazo is COVID-19 aware This means that this teacher won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant government restrictions (e.g. maximum number of guests).
Verified reviews

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Adrienn Demeter Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This workshop was the perfect way to spend a Saturday morning. Vanessa created such a safe and intimate environment where we didn`t just practice calligraphy but it was also a way to connect with beautiful people, unwind, relax and share some personal thoughts. Entering the room I was welcomed with the most lovely setup including personalised name tags, all the calligraphy supplies we needed, a sachet with a little clear quartz and an inviting cheese and food platter. I learnt a lot on this workshop thanks to Vanessa sharing personalised tips and tricks and helping us along the way with eternal patience. I could not recommend this workshop more, I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to attend.

Jane Cardno Oct 2020

The teacher Vanessa was a wonderful and warm woman who explained easily how to prepare the strokes.
The venue was excellent and all materials were supplied.
I would highly recommend doing this “Breathe your words out” calligraphy class with Vanessa.

Nikki Zeng Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This workshop is very well paced, structured, all the material such as the crystal with our name and ‘word’ that we received are personalised. It’s a very well planned and thought out workshop which is beyond my expectation. Not only I learnt how to do calligraphy but also had a chance to tap into my inner intuition during the workshop. It’s highly recommended and now my friends are asking when the next one is! Can’t wait to do another one with Vanessa from Bondi Letters!

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Nikki Zeng

Claire Rooney Jul 2020

Amazing class! Vanessa was lovely and so patient with helping us with our work.
The materials provided were beautiful and very high quality (can definately recommend the gold ink and workbook addon!) and Circa BC is a stunning venue.

I will DEFINATELY be coming back to another class :)

Angie Martin-Pham Jul 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

What a fantastic workshop! It was so relaxing and Vanessa explained all the techniques involved well! I loved the surprise special gifts and little extras that she had put together for us.
Can’t wait to start practicing at home
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