Icy Icaro

Icy Icaro

Icy Icaro, paper craft and ink teacher
4.9 (64)


My love for calligraphy started in 2017 when I started bullet journalling, and decided to DIY pretty much everything for our wedding. Since then, calligraphy has become my creative outlet.

eyesea.studio, my calligraphy Instagram account is where you’ll find my work. I mainly do signages, place cards, envelope addressing, and ditigal lettering on Procreate for various events. My tag line is “celebrating life one letter at a time” mainly because doing calligraphy not only for myself but for other people bring me so much joy.





Katrina Ironside

Learn How to Bullet Journal for Self Care

Icy was lovely. Her journals are beautiful. Good tips, well thought out course and delivery.

Ethel Wong

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

Icy was really nice and she would give individual guidance to all of us.
I hope she'll offer other caligraphy classes so we can learn how to design a word/sentence.

Kim Guzman

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

She really knows her stuff and very hands on during the class. Would definitely recommend her!

Lalitha Yogathasar

DIY Calligraphy on Christmas Baubles, Tags & Cards

I had a wonderful time in your class on the 7/12 i just wanted to thank you for your encouragement and sharing the techniques of caligraphy/hand lettering. Icy (teacher) and vanessa were great and supportive too. I really loved the venue.
The materials given were so helpful to practice more. Its really worth for money and the workshop was so informative.
Wishing you all the best

Ashika Rajan

Paper Craft and Ink class

My daughter liked her Brush Calligraphy class with Icy. It was well organised and Icy was very helpful. Only suggestion is to have a smaller class size or change the seating pattern as the centre was very busy and noisy, hence Icy’s instructions were not audible.

Parika Mahajan

Paper Craft and Ink class

I had a wonderful time at the Brush Calligraphy Deconstructed class with Icy. Icy is a great teacher and was very welcoming. Even though it was a bit noisy since the location was in the middle of a shopping mall but Icy made sure that she went to each one of us and helped where we were struggling. She suggested some supplies and shared tips from her personal experience. I definitely took home a lot and I will be coming back for more learning.

Kelly Tran

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

Icy is an awesome and fun teacher! She is so relatable and made the workshop enjoyable to learn. It was at our own pace and she'd come around and help us one on one which is what I preferred.
Loved that we were given a personalised tote and folder full of practise paper, and given our own pen holder and ink to bring home to practise further on our own.
Thanks again to Icy for having this workshop. 3 hours was not enough, and I just wanted to keep going

Kristine Nakhel

Paper Craft and Ink class

Teacher was lovely. Instruction book was super helpful. We practiced step by step process of each letter. Highly recommend for beginners!

Belinda Wagstaff

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

Our teacher Icy was great - very helpful in demonstrating the fundamentals of calligraphy.
Venue was beautiful!

Lorelie Sarmiento

Paper Craft and Ink class

My daughter and I had a great time and Icy is lovely and so talented. Calligraphy takes skill and a lot of patience! We are truly inspired, keep up your great work Icy x

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Lorelie Sarmiento

Pamela Ledley

Paper Craft and Ink class

Brush Calligraphy Descontructed with Icy was a very positive experience. Icy was a patient and helpful teacher and I could see lots of progress all around me.
The venue was a bit tricky. Being in a public area of a shopping centre there were a lot of people going past and it was harder for Icy to interact with everyone. That said, she made sure she talked to everyone and helped out as needed.
Overall, highly recommended and well done Icy!

Rebecca Byrnes

Paper Craft and Ink class

Thankyou Icy for an amazing introduction to beginners calligraphy. I certainly enjoyed it. The equipment ( which we got to keep) was top notch! I certainly will be putting my new skills into practice soon!

Katie Lam

Paper Craft and Ink class

It was a great class! Icy is always very kind and patient. Always love how the goodies are packaged.

Brush Calligraphy Deconstructed - the Hills review by Katie Lam

Yasmin Jenkin

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

Icy was such a welcoming, kind and warm soul that just wanted to share her knowledge and tips on calligraphy with the students. It was great to be provided with all the tools required and one on one time with Icy. The setting in which it was held was stunning and so serene, it made for a lovely & relaxing morning activity.
My only feedback was the venue was a little difficult to find, so some signage or directions would be great but overall a fantastic class!

Liz Naguit

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

I was so impressed by Icy’s preparation, thoughtfulness and patience. The resources she created were amazing and the time went by so quickly as we just dug straight in and enjoyed ourselves. She knew a lot about modern deconstructed calligraphy but was also very informative about other styles and shared her knowledge freely. She created a warm and inviting atmosphere and answered all of our questions patiently. I can’t wait to put all of my newfound skills to use! Thank you for an amazing day, Icy!

Amy Floyd

Learn How to Bullet Journal for Self Care

Thank you so much Icy for a great Bullet Journaling for Self care workshop today. Thanks for all your helpful tips, ideas and for showing us how to set up our own bullet journals using the different style formats. I really enjoyed it and looking forward to putting my own bullet journal together with the skills i've learnt.

Hini Mercado

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

Thankyou Icy for a great class! The venue was beautiful, welcoming atmosphere, was relaxing going through the practice sheets provided( w/ plenty to take home as well including a personalised tote bag, calligraphy pen & a jar of ink as well !) I love the products! Thankyou for going around & helping us all one on one was very informative, I feel confident now in my calligraphy, thankyou again! Xo

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Hini Mercado Sydney

Brooke Clark

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

It was fantastic. Icy is very patient and well prepared. I had a fantastic time:)

Jacqueline Torrefranca

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

Icy taught us really well. The fact that it was my first time to do modern calligraphy, I wasn't intimidated and she was helping me discreetly. She was nive, patient, detailed and lenient. Her class was fun and made sure we get it correctly. I didn't feel any pressure.

Materials needed were beginners friendly and good quality. She was honest enough where she get her own supplies and which product options (from nib down to paper) can be useful for calligraphy.

Overall, it was a great class! Highly recommended especially if you want to destress. Thank you!

Katie Lam

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

The teacher was great! A great class! I would definitely recommend this to other people.

Lisa Huynh

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

Icy did a great job in providing useful tips and instruction.
The venue was easy to get to although parking is limited. Nibblies were provided which was a nice touch. I had a lot of fun - practice makes perfect!

Tegan Webb

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

Individual and group instruction, great supplies and a lovely setting. Thanks, Icy! I had a fun time.

Venta Richter

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

I loved the class with Icy. The setting at Caroma was lovely - spacious, light and creative and we were welcomed with refreshments The tables were set up with our places allocated with our personalised bags and all the calligraphy practice guidelines, ink,pen and water jars. Icy explained everything clearly and gave everyone individual attention as needed and offered support references. I finished the class really inspired to keep practising. Thank you Icy

Maggie Lo

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

The venue of this class is great, such a nice space. Icy is a lovely teacher. She started by explaining the various tools and then taught us the basic strokes of calligraphy, followed by the alphabet. She was very patient and went around the class throughout the time, giving us advice and tips. Icy was extremely thoughtful and the materials provided, as well as the items we could take home with us (personalised tote bag, ink bottle, practice material, etc) were all very well thought out. I left feeling like I could confidently practice and develop my skills at home.

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Maggie Lo

Madeleine Zarb

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

The workshop was really valuable, really fun and a really good set up!
I got so much out of it and especially liked Icy’s delivery and applying her knowledge in a encouraging and practical way! The little toches that Icy added to the course really made it. Plus you get all tools to take home to get you started! Love it - thanks Icy

The venue was fab and the to

Kazuya Tsukamoto

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

Icy is an attentive teacher and gives you a strong foundation to build on with practice. Her class is easy to follow and fun regardless of age or ability. Highly recommend!

Praneedhi Pupulewatte

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed


First of all, I want to thank ClassBento for organising such an amazing experience for us. 
One of my friends suggested this to me, since I love making b’day cards and it sounded like something different, I thought “why not”. 
But to be honest, I didn’t expect it to be this fun and insightful

As soon as we entered the studio, she treated us with a warm welcome, and on my station were a bag with my name printed in calligraphy, 2 books to practice, and a calligraphy pen with my name printed on the case. My first impression was “wow, that is so nice of her” and that impression lasted throughout the 3 hours as she continued being super nice to all of us.

She had arranged a lovely set of snacks for us, chocolates, biscuits, salty treats, strawberries, black berries and cheese. The table with the food platter and all the arrangements was a treat to the eye itself.

Regarding the course,
- She started off with basic theories on what calligraphy is, differences with other letter types, different kinds of pens available and where we could buy stationary needed for calligraphy.
- Rather than straightaway jumping into the alphabet, she explained the main 9 strokes used in writing simple letters in calligraphy.
- There were 6 of us in the room, she came to us one-by-one to teach each stroke. And she gave us enough time to practice by ourselves and always encouraged us to ask questions.
- After the strokes, we moved on to the 26 letters in the alphabet. She came to me every time I had a problem with writing a certain letter.
- After learning to write each letter, we moved on to practicing common words. (e.g.:- happy birthday, good luck, congratulations, thank you, any name that we wanted to write).

- She was nice enough to refill our ink bottles every 30 minutes. At the end, we were given our own ink bottle, glass to add water, books to practice, calligraphy pen with the nib and a personalised bag to take home.

Icy Magno was so patient with all of us and helped us throughout the 3 hours. These 3 hours flew by so fast and I didn’t even realise when it reached 1.30 pm. I did not even want to leave because I was having so much fun.

I would recommend this class to anyone who loves to try out calligraphy, this is the best place to start :D 

Looking forward to an intermediate modern calligraphy class from Icy Magno :)

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed review by Praneedhi Pupulewatte

Reenu George

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

Icy is such a professional and patient teacher. The technique that was taught in class has helped me understand the basics of calligraphy. I would recommend Icy’s Class to everyone who is interested in calligraphy.

Vindu Palihakkara

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

Icy was a very good instructor who was kind, patient and gives attention to every student. The fact that the group consisted only 6 students was very good. I was the first to arrive in class and Icy and her sister who assists her had already arranged the table with all the material and a lovely plate of snacks for us. I loved the custom bags she had kept for us with our names written. She is well organised.
The venue was very good as well. A modern and a calm place.
I would highly recommend Icy's Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed workshop to anyone. :)

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Vindu Palihakkara Sydney

Leanne Matheson

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

A very chill afternoon learning the basic brush strokes. Icy is helpful, down to earth and spent time with each of us to provide feedback and useful tips. She gave us plenty of practice sheets and I’m inspired to keep going.

Kelly Hemmings

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

Icy was great, after a brief introduction on the basics of calligraphy we were able to begin with the materials she had provided. Plenty of practice sheets to work on, and one-on-one help and tips too.
I left the workshop with my new calligraphy pen and ink along with a folder containing plenty of practice work sheets to continue with at home.
Very much enjoyed,

Jo Freeman

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

Great venue. Lovely non intrusive teaching. A really great experience. I highly recommend this course. Icy is a great teacher.

Bella Park

Learn to Draw a Sunflower Two Ways

my class was really good. i enjoyed learning how to draw sunflowers and i enjoyed drawing both styles that we drew. my teacher was very nice and helpful

Judy Nutting

Learn How to Bullet Journal for Self Care

A really relaxing, fun thing to do with so many ideas! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful approach to journalling and showing us what you do.
So much creativity! A Real blessing. Thank you

Sarah Robb

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

The class was really enjoyable and Icy was a great teacher. I would definitely do it again. I had no prior experience and found it easy to pick up with Icy’s help.

Martina Gear

Learn How to Bullet Journal for Self Care

This class was fantastic, thank you so much, got some great inspirational content which I can't wait to try out. Thank you Icy Icaro and Bento for such a great service. Kind regards Martina.

Jane Ford

Learn How to Bullet Journal for Self Care

So many great ideas and well explained. Thank you for sharing with us! You are very creative.

Nidhi Gera

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

It was a super fun session. Icy is an amazing mentor and a artist. She was very patient in clearing all the doubts. Highly recommend for people who wants to try their hands on modern calligraphy and don't know where to start.

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed review by Nidhi Gera

Sarah Stevenson

Learn How to Bullet Journal for Self Care

Icy was a great teacher and was full of knowledge and resources about everything Bullet Journal :) My only recommendation would be to get started on the layouts throughout the workshop, but apart from that it was really helpful and well thought out. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to give Bullet Journaling a go!

Nidhi Gera

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

It was a super fun session. Icy is an amazing mentor and a artist. Highly recommend for people who wants to try their hands on modern calligraphy and don't know where to start.

Elsa Maria

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

I enjoyed Icy's class thoroughly. In addition to teaching the different basic strokes and how they form the letters, Icy also explained in great detail the parts of the nib, how it works, how to take care of it, the paper to be used for calligraphy and where to get these from. She was very approachable and very pleasant. Would definitely recommend if you are a newbie like me:)

Nicolette Smith

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

From the personalised boxes and notes to the class, everything was beautiful and fun.

Icy was a friendly and helpful teacher even from a distance her set up and instructions made it go smoothly.

Thank you for teaching and answering all my questions. Hopefully I can come along to a face to face class soon.

Nichola Prested

Learn How to Bullet Journal for Self Care

I enjoyed this class! Icy showed us different ways to plan out our bullet journals and gave us tips on the best books to use as journals and where to get supplies. Icy was very nice and friendly!

Lyn Lanzetta

Learn Modern Calligraphy on an Ipad

Just finished the iPad calligraphy class with Icy Icari. What a beautiful soul she is. Absolutely loved her class. So patient with me and my lack of iPad knowledge let alone calligraphy. She step by step showed me what to do. I will practice practice practice and then book another class to learn more.
You made my day Icy. Thank you and goodbye until we meet again. Lyn

Mellissa McDonald

Paper Craft and Ink class

Icy was a great teacher and very patient.
Thank you for a great Mother's Day activity!

Mother’s Day Calligraphy review by Mellissa McDonald Sydney

Erica Hazen

Learn to Draw a Sunflower Two Ways

I loved the class & learned so much about texturing. It is such a mindful practise & excited to draw more sunflowers. Thank you :)

Rj Vitug

Learn Modern Calligraphy on an Ipad

Icy was such a great teacher Although I knew some very basic procreate lettering, she tailored her teaching depending on the students skills so I learnt so much!
So easy to understand and follow through if I could give her more than 5 stars I could! Very approachable and engaging teacher! I definitely recommend her!
Thank you Icy xx

Vanessa Opazo

Learn Modern Calligraphy on an Ipad

The class with Icy was amazing, she is an incredible teacher. It doesn't matter if you are not an Ipad geek, she explains every step making it very easy to follow.
Her calligraphy style is very beautiful and unique, and she breaks it down so you can too write pretty letters. Really recommend taking her online class

Leanne Gregory

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

Thank you Icy for a wonderful workshop; your calm presence was a joy. The deconstructed concept (learning strokes as opposed to whole letters) gave clarity and demystified. I felt as though I was able to ask questions, there was no judgement. And the resource pack provided was/is exceptionally detailed and helpful. Thank you.

Hannah Lam

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

She was great ! Very helpful and gives great tips on how to do lettering. So so friendly. I really enjoyed the class !

Tulin Sayah

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

An awesome class superbly organised by Icy.

An lovely take home pack to carry on learning which was a lovely surprise

Parmpreet Dhaliwal

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

Icy is a great teacher and was very helpful. She provided great learning resources and was always on hand to support with basic strokes and more advanced techniques.

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed review by Parmpreet Dhaliwal Sydney

Michelle Breton

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

Icy is a fantastic and enthusiastic teacher. Her teaching style is simplistic yet effective for complete beginners such as myself! The venue was lovely, clean and spacious. I really enjoyed the workshop!

Angela Lam

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

I enjoyed the calligraphy class very much. Icy made the whole calligraphy session fun, exciting and very relaxing. Icy also spent time with us individually. The class was also set up in a great location.
Everyone in the class were first time beginners, and we all came with a common goal to learn.
Icy provided us with all the materials we needed to begin our calligraphy journey, and the resources to further our calligraphy skills.
I highly recommend this class. Icy deconstructed calligraphy so well, as we all left knowing how to reconstruct calligraphy.
Icy, THANK YOU for the support and encouragement to get me to do my own calligraphy for my wedding.

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed review by Angela Lam Sydney

Claudia Crosariol

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

A well constructed introductory class
Conducted at a good pace. I liked the venue too!

Lorraine Liberson

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

Icy was very warm and easy to talk to. She really helped me throughout the class. Venue was awesome. A great experience.

Laura Nicols

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

Really loved this class! Icy was so lovely and helpful, felt like I learnt a lot from her in a short amount of time.

Jane Li

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

I had a really stressful week at work and this was a fantastic way to unwind. Icy was a really great teacher - very patient and attentive, coming to check up on each of us individually as we practiced different strokes and alphabets. I could tell that a lot of preparation and thought went into preparing for the class, as she had given us folders with our individual names written in calligraphy and also supplied us with practice sheets with words we had individually said we wanted to learn prior to attending the class. We got to take home a container of ink, a calligraphy pen and practice sheets at the end of the class which I am so excited to keep using. The setting was beautiful and it was a very relaxing way to spend a Saturday. Highly recommended.

Kim Vellere

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

I really enjoyed the workshop. It was a great introduction to calligraphy and Icy (the teacher) gave clear instructions and we all had lots of one on one time with her. All materials were provided which made it easy for everyone. The venue was lovely and very conducive to creating a relaxing, creative and fun atmosphere. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in calligraphy or penmanship.

Sunaina Kalra

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

An amazing morning spent with Icy. She was very patient and attentive. She’s so clever to break down the letters as she did, it made the learning so much easier. It was a fantastic birthday present for our teens!

Nicole Oddy

Paper Craft and Ink class

Icy was lovely! Having never attempted calligraphy before I have been inspired to practice and give it ago. Thank you

Pouthida Ngeth

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

Practised good basic skills and was provided with one on one support. It was quite informative

Esther Loh

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

My daughters enjoyed the class and Icy was great ! Looking forward to the advanced class for calligraphy!

Amanda Waller

Paper Craft and Ink class

The teacher Icy Icaro was lovely. She was very welcoming and explained the calligraphy technique well. However the venue was a little noisy in that it was difficult to hear Icy when she spoke to the group. The venue was fine as it was easy parking and easy to get to. If a quieter space could be found it would be perfect. Hearing the instructions is so important to participating in the class.
I would attend another class with Icy.

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