Calm Your Mind with Watercolour Meditations

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn colour theory through simple mindfulness exercises



1.5 hours Class size 1 to 15

label $60 - $80 (or 4 payments of $15 - $20 Afterpay)
($60 for Class only, no box, $80 for Class and box. $50 per class surcharge applies for private classes)


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

Do you feel like your days have been so packed with responsibilities, never-ending to-do lists and outside noise, that you forgot to listen to the inner voice that is screaming at you asking to please slow down?

It might seem selfish at first, but taking care of your mind and body can be the most selfless thing to do. You can't give from an empty cup. Self-care is an act of love, not just for you, but for everyone that you are trying to serve.

Vanessa has been living a hectic life for so many years until she realised that all she needed was to get back in touch with her inner creative and start listening to her heart and body. She has found that mindfulness and meditation can help, but meditating can seem a bit confronting at the beginning.

So why don't we start now, with guidance and the magical help of soothing colours? Let your hand and mind flow with beautiful creative energy, while colours take over to calm your mind and heart.

Vanessa will teach you colour theory principles, while painting relaxing watercolour pieces together, where you will experiment with different painting techniques that you will connect with your breath to find that "FLOW" state where only magic happens.

We hope this class can bring all the relaxation that your soul needs to channel beautiful restoring energy to fill up your cup so that you can start giving from your abundant overflow instead of living every day running empty.

If you have taken one of Vanessa's calligraphy classes in the past, take your tools out after the class, and she will do a +15-minute demo on how to re-purpose your beautiful tools with your new lettering skills!

OPTIONAL:
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.

*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 the 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


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)
  • Empowered Crystal with engraved word (only students price) ($75)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly. This suits people who have never touched a brush in their life, or those who are a more advanced creative too.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
Materials for this class will be included and delivered to your doorstep:
  • Watercolour Micador set
  • Brush-pen
  • Watercolour paper

NOTE:
If you choose ONLINE class only, i.e. no ClassBento Box
If you have taken Vanessa's Brush Lettering with watercolour class, you already have the materials. Please note that you will need to print your own layouts on watercolour paper. PDF will be provided to you prior to the 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
Please bring some paper towel, a jar with water and an open mind and heart.
 
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 lovely gift for her, gift for mum or Xmas gift.

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 meeting you and create together!

Verified reviews

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Shane Kelly Sep 2021


Calming and enjoyable class that was a lot of fun. Thank you very much Vanessa!

Karina Corr Sep 2021


Thank you Vanessa for a fabulous afternoon. It was a very calming and interesting class. The materials were great and I would highly recommend this class.

Jacqueline Heinrich Sep 2021

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews


Just ok probably not for me, but it was calming. Smile at everyone you see today

Jessica Douglass Sep 2021


Vanessa provides a beautiful relaxing class where we can explore our inner creativity and our colourful self

Calm Your Mind with Watercolour Meditations review by Jessica Douglass Sydney

Amanda Hickey Sep 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


What a clever idea to combine colour theory and meditation and sacred geometry. Vanessa has designed a beautiful workshop and these exercises have provided insights that will improve my practice with watercolour. Thank you.

Painting workshop review by Amanda Hickey

Ella Madden Aug 2021

18 ClassBento workshops attended • 12 reviews


This class was so relaxing, I felt like I really got in the zone and could just enjoy painting and meditating without any pressure of trying to do it perfectly. It was a lovely Sunday afternoon and Vanessa is a great teacher!

Calm Your Mind with Watercolour Meditations review by Ella Madden

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Wendy Alweyn Aug 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


A lovely relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I got this as a family activity and we all enjoyed the meditation and watercolour. Thank you Vanessa.

Annette Aug 2021


Relaxing and took my mind off stressful moments and enabled me to remain focused during the class.

Kate Christopher Aug 2021


I enjoyed the experience but I’m not sure it’s worth the $. The equipment was the best part, activities not very mindful

Denise Glavinich Aug 2021


Fantastic class! Great teacher! the atmosphere was great and I feel like I learned so much :)

Melanie Owens Aug 2021


Really liked the initial colour meditation, and the end painting breath exercises.
Would have preferred to paint some more free flow in meditation

Melanie Owens Aug 2021


I expected a little more free form with watercolors. Was great, but possibly a little less instruction/water colour theory and more painting in a meditative state

Alicia Wandek Aug 2021


Thankyou Vanessa for the mindful watercolour meditations. It was a lovely way to wind down for the night.

Belinda Ruth Aug 2021

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Vanessa is fantastic and I absolutely loved this class. It was a perfect blend of meditation, painting instruction and mindfulness, this was everything I could have asked for. The kit arrived quickly, and had excellent materials for the course. We had a small class and Vanessa handled it well, she engaged us when needed and let us do our own thing as well. I highly recommend this class and can’t wait to do more with Vanessa! Thank you.

Vivi Sena Jul 2021


I had an amazing time with Vanessa’s class. It helped me to relax and tap into my creativity. Highly recommend it.

Painting workshop review by Vivi Sena

Mariana Uribe Jul 2021


I bought this class for my friends who were isolated for 14 days due to COVID restrictions in Sydney. They absolutely loved having the class with Vanessa!
Their words: Vanessa is so kind and lovely and guided us through an amazing meditation combined with watercolour painting techniques.
Highly recommend this class if you want to connect with yourself while having fun!

Vanessa Mozayani Jul 2021

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews


This was a fabulous class to reconnect. I feel refreshed after completing the meditation and watercolour class. Learnt lots of techniques which will help calm my mind in lockdown. Highly recommend!

Painting workshop review by Vanessa Mozayani

Debbie Murray Jul 2021


The class was so wonderful, relaxing and powerful. Vanessa is a beautiful soul and I enjoyed connecting, relaxing and painting! Thank you! Beautiful way to end the weekend

Heidi Kark Jul 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


I really enjoyed this class. Vanessa’s soothing voice and clear instructions allowed me to really switch off from everything else and get into the experience. I loved playing with the watercolours and just being able to experiment with a couple of different techniques. Something that I will definitely look into doing again!

Calm Your Mind with Watercolour Meditations review by Heidi Kark

Sophie Marshall Jul 2021


Vanessa was engaging and led a beautiful meditation. Have recommended to my friends. Thanks so much!

Jacquie Neale Jul 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


This is the third class I have done with Vanessa! It was wonderful to do this class during lockdown, Vanessa is a great teacher and I loved just focusing on enjoying painting and enjoying the moment. Thanks Vanessa, you have made me fall in love with watercolours all over again!

Painting workshop review by Jacquie Neale

Hayley Warden Jul 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful class with Vanessa! Mindful watercolour painting is the perfect Sunday afternoon, lockdown activity.

Beth Pastore Jul 2021


Great class. Great instructor. Enjoyed the relaxing nature of working with the watercolours. ⭐️
Looking forward to taking more classes with Vanessa.

Vasiliki Triantaflaros Jul 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Very informative, relaxing and nicely paced class.
Received a beautiful package with all materials required for class.

Jodi M Jul 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended


A wonderful creative and relaxing artistic classI loved the meditation and learning more about colour combinations in a small group. Vanessa is a lovely teacher and explained all the steps clearly and it was easy to follow, thank you.

Sal Letts Jul 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I loved it, it was relaxing and empowering. I would do another class by Vanessa. Thank you

Billie Jun 2021


It was a lovely class, relaxing, happy, restful, the most fun you could have in a wonderfully calm and relaxed atmosphere, feel great for having done it would highly recommend it. Think Vanessa is a wonderful teacher

Anastasia Jun 2021


Vanessa's voice immediately put me at ease and her calm demeanor made this class an enjoyable experience. She is very patient and has a deep knowledge of colors and how to calm your mind. A truly wonderful experience.

Annie Jun 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I loved this class It was a way to just stop and focus on what was in front of us with paint, paper and colour. Vanessa gave us such a lovely class. The box we received before the class was beautifully presented and felt like it was put together with a lot of care and love.
Vanessa is very sweet and easy to listen to, she showed us how to mix colours and just enjoy putting them down. I am not an artist but I love colour and it was great to learn how to mix them. Now, after Vanessa's class, I am sitting and playing with colour without guilt - It gives me joy and is relaxing, Thanks Vanessa and I can't wait to do another of your classes - even now I look at what we coloured and makes me smile and I feel a quiet spot inside. I really loved this class.

Calm Your Mind with Watercolour Meditations review by Annie  Sydney

Amanda Jun 2021


I really enjoyed this class. It was very calming and relaxing. A perfect time out from a busy lifestyle.

Carer Vmch Jun 2021

103 ClassBento workshops attended • 94 reviews


Vanessa is a wonderful teacher - she is very patient and her warm & caring personality shines through in her instructions. Everyone was able to successfully recreate the wonderful rainbow pattern, and they all looked amazing.
Vanessa loves what she does, and you can tell. The ladies all had such a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon, and loved learning some techniques on how to relax and take time out for themselves.
Thank you Vanessa! :-)

Tegan Webb Dec 2020

15 ClassBento workshops attended • 15 reviews


Fun and relaxing as always! This was a very cleverly put together workshop, for both conscious practice and artistic colour skills. Thanks Vanessa xx

Calm Your Mind with Watercolour Meditations review by Tegan Webb

Ellena Oakes Nov 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Thanks Vanessa for another amazing class.
It was lovely to be able to practical at the same time as mindful.
I really enjoyed both the structured and unstructured watercolour tasks.
I’m looking forward to using my watercolours within my mindfulness practice. Thanks Ellena

Calm Your Mind with Watercolour Meditations review by Ellena Oakes

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