Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

With DIY craft box delivered to you

An introduction to elegant writing



1.5 hours Class size 1 to 10 label $110 - $130 ($110 for Class only, no box, $130 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. 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.

If you appreciate the beauty and elegance of calligraphy and would love to start learning this skill, then this is for you. I truly believe that calligraphy can be learned by anyone. It doesn’t matter what penmanship you may have because it’s all about muscle memory! So it’s just a matter of time and practice before you can get a hold of this skill.

In this class, I will be demonstrating the basic and necessary strokes involved in writing lower and upper case letters. I will be showing you how to write using a pointed pen as well as demonstrating how to prepare your nibs and care for it after every use.

This is a beginner-friendly class so no prior knowledge or experience is required. I will be there to provide all the necessary information to jump-start your calligraphy journey.


Knowledge Required
Beginner friendly, no prior experience required.
 
What you'll get in your craft box
- Practice Sheets
- One Pen holder with Brause 361 nib
- Sumi ink
- One Instruction book with guidelines
- List of my favorite suppliers and calligraphy people
 
What you'll need
- Paper cup with water
- Windex or Toothpaste
- Tissue for cleaning
 
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.

Your teacher
Azalea Mangonon
Azalea Mangonon
(Azalea Calligraphy & Design)

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Hi, I’m Azalea, the creative behind all the papers and ribbons. For as long as I can remember, I have always loved crafting invitations using all kinds of materials that I could get my hands on. It was one of my all-time favorite things to do. Some time in 2015, I picked up my first brush pen and watercolor set and that was the start of my love affair with the visual arts.

My passion lies with calligraphy and watercolor. I design minimalist, but elegant wedding invitations for the classic and modern couples. I absolutely love helping my clients create wonderful memoirs of their special day through their invitations. I also love sharing and teaching calligraphy to anyone who is interested. I firmly believe that anyone can learn to write calligraphy in spite of their hand writing and skills. I hope to be able to impart this knowledge with you one day!

Verified reviews

Tara Earl • Oct 2020


A really great class for those who have never explored calligraphy before. Azalea was very kind and patient, took us through everything from setting up, the basic strokes and then into writing. I highly recommend and I can't wait to take a few more classes myself

Jenna Pedersen • Oct 2020


Great class and teacher! Shows you how to set everything up and work through the basics slowly, with lots of helpful tips. It was my first time even holding a calligraphy pen but it never felt overwhelming or too difficult. I had a lovely time, thanks Azalea!

Introduction to Modern Calligraphy review by Jenna Pedersen

Christine Maclennan • Oct 2020


Great class. Azalea was fantastic, her instruction was really clear and easy to follow. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for an introduction to calligraphy.

Zenah Naanouh • Aug 2020


Azalea was such a great teacher! She stayed patient as I set myself up and practiced my strokes. She gave feedback and demonstrated how to write the letters and words clearly and provided advice on how to continue with this new hobby of mine. Highly recommended.

Naomi Byrnes • Jul 2020


The hand outs, practice sheet and lesson structure was really clear to me. I appreciated hearing how Azalea has developed her style over time, and patiently practiced for many months before moving to joined writing. I found it peaceful to sit and repeat the core lines and repeat different letters to see how their strokes work.

Introduction to Modern Calligraphy review by Naomi Byrnes Sydney

Martina Gear • Jun 2020


Very much enjoyed this class, it all went by far too quickly, I shall definatley keep practicing the drills.

Thank you Azalea.

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Donita Sheridan • May 2020


I really enjoyed learning the basics of calligraphy with Azalea while sitting at my kitchen table.

Rebekah Taylor • May 2020


I loved this 1.5 hours. The time went so quickly. I’m a teacher and you know you’ve had a great lesson when it goes quickly. I can’t wait to practice these skills and improve. A very therapeutic hobby to begin. Azalea was knowledgeable and kind and let us work at our own pace. I’ll definitely be doing other classes.

Hayley Tan • May 2020


I had nerves about being a beginner but Azalea's explanations were clear and simple to follow. She was so patient and her extensive knowledge of calligraphy was very apparent. She looks after you from the beginning of your journey with materials and basic techniques, and beyond - giving us tips for practicing, a list of material suppliers and even other calligraphers to learn from! Would highly recommend Azalea's class for any beginner!

Simone Hope • May 2020


This class was a great introduction to modern calligraphy. Azalea gives you plenty of time to practice and is very kind and patient. Highly recommend!

Samantha Gilham • Apr 2020


Azelea was extremely helpful and really encouraging! Such a wonderful online class for anyone wanting to learn calligraphy.
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