Learn Brush Pen and Pointed Pen Modern Calligraphy

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Know which calligraphy tool works better for you by learning both!

1.5 hours Class size 5 to 10

label $110 (or 4 payments of $27.50 Afterpay)
How it works
Request your preferred time
We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 2 to 4 business days for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra; 4 to 9 days elsewhere. We ship nationwide.
Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

Have you always wanted to learn calligraphy but feel overwhelmed with the many different tools to beautify letters?

From a beginners point of view, learning calligraphy can be very intimidating with the number of resources and different types of tools available on the internet. But this workshop will help you learn the very basics of modern calligraphy using two most common calligraphy tools: pointed pen AND brush pen!

This 90-minute live online workshop includes:

  • How to set up your materials and how to use them properly
  • An in-depth lesson on the fundamentals of modern calligraphy
  • Demonstration and practise of the basic strokes of calligraphy
  • How the basic strokes help in creating better letter formation
  • Demonstration of the lower case letters of the alphabet
  • Calligraphy resources

What better way to begin your calligraphy journey learning both brush and pointed pen modern calligraphy in this online workshop. Make new 'calligrafriends' and join the creative community!

Knowledge required
Absolutely perfect for calligraphy beginners, but all levels are welcome!
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed Workbook
  • Pen holder
  • Nib
  • Jar of ink
  • Brush pen
What you'll need
You are welcome to provide your own pen holder, nib, a jar of ink, brush pen, and calligraphy practice paper! You can simply select the "Class only" option, and a digital copy of the workbook will be sent to your email.
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is great for virtual team building activities at home.

Your teacher
Icy Icaro
Icy Icaro

4.9 (237)

Growing up, I have always been into arts and crafts. But when I got married in 2017, I enjoyed DIY-ing our wedding signages, envelope addressing, place cards and decorations, it awakened a dormant creative passion inside of my soul.

The same year, I started bullet journaling which also gave me the opportunity to explore other aspects of creativity like botanical illustrations.

Combining bullet journaling, calligraphy and floral illustrations have helped me grow as a creative and I am fortunate enough to share my passions through reaching workshops and doing commission work.


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Shani Wong May 2022

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Joyce is lovely an patient teacher, always there to help and respond to questionz. I dint know I could paint and I really enjoyed it. Lovely venue at Mont Albert too.

Learn Brush Pen and Pointed Pen Modern Calligraphy review by Shani Wong Sydney

Rebecca Vella Apr 2022

Thoroughly enjoyed this class - Icy was great at explaining and going through key points. Set up for zoom was great - easily can see what she is doing. Walked away with confidence I can actually do this - even with no skill in Brush pen or calligraphy. Highly recommend this class. Great beginners class.

Toni-Maree Greenhill Mar 2022

Very easy to follow online and great tutor. Would recommend to others
Thanks heaps Icy

Jo Kasturi Mar 2022

Great session- really benefitted from watching an expert work up close. Thank you so much Icy!

Rachel Resnekov Mar 2022

Excellent class. Learnt alot from Icy and the resources that were prepared were well thought out :)

Leonie George Mar 2022

I enjoyed this class with Icy. Icy was friendly and explained the basics which was easy to follow and how to correct common mistakes when first learning.

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Alex Ryan Mar 2022

Awesome demo, great tools, well done. Love your work hand writing. Would attend another if offered.

Julie Rudes Mar 2022

Great class! Casual direction and very useful tips. I'd to an advanced course if available Thanks Icy!

Megan Mar 2022

216 ClassBento workshops attended • 216 reviews

This class was very interesting & fun & Icy is a good teacher with lots of interesting info, the equipment is excellent but it is rather expensive if your just wanting to try it for the first time to just give it a go. I would suggest using any cheap brush pen & buy the 'class only'. If your a little more experienced and/or really into learning writing styles then this is totally the class for you.

Learn Brush Pen and Pointed Pen Modern Calligraphy review by Megan

Toni Hobbs Mar 2022

Really informative. Learning the different elements was great. Can’t wait to practice today’s class

Emma Launder Nov 2021

The class was exactly what I was looking for - an introduction to calligraphy that allowed me to get the feel for using both a brush pen and a pointed pen. Icy explained and demonstrated the different types of strokes and we would follow and practise as well. She mentioned common FAQ's, beginner mistakes and tips/tricks along the way which was really helpful. By the end of the class I felt like I had learnt enough to be able to practise independently.

Bee Hauzaree Nov 2021

Icy is a friendly, very approachable and talented teacher, as well as a calligraphist! Her passion and verbal skills to conduct a class made it a very enjoyable experience. Would recommend Icy and her course, to anyone wanting to learn or gain an understanding into the wonderful art form and expressionism of calligraphy…

Charlotte McKewen Oct 2021

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Icy's class was phenomenal! I joined with my flatmate and we spent a lovely Saturday morning learning how to master the calligraphy basics. We got so addicted we spent another couple of hours doing some more after the class finished and pulled out our calligraphy tools the next day too. Would highly recommend this class to anyone! Icy is fantastic.

Karina Corr Oct 2021

20 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews

I really enjoyed the brush pen and pointed pen class. It was good to try both pens techniques in the same class, quite different, but fun. Great and clear teaching from Icy. Thank you.

Susan Tuyau Oct 2021

Icy made all the steps very easy to follow. Gave us so many tips and hints on how we can improve with practice. The time passed very quickly and before we know it time was up Highly recommended.

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ålison Oct 2021

Icy is a great teacher, and so passionate about calligraphy! The workshop was a gift - I had no idea I would enjoy it so much. I look forward to practising and using my new skills. A very relaxing hobby.

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by ålison

Chrissie Maus Oct 2021

Absolutely loved it! Fantastic entry level class for those starting out. Basic principles are drilled in and the teacher is just beautiful

Karen Fisher Oct 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Icy has a great style to her teaching that makes concepts easier to grasp. The pace was good and the main points were all covered in depth, as well as tailored extras that the students brought up. Icy is friendly and open in her discussions and always ready to answer questions. Really enjoyed the course, learnt some great things and can't wait to start using this new skill!

Ella Madden Oct 2021

29 ClassBento workshops attended • 30 reviews

I really loved this class with Icy! She breaks down the steps really clearly and is such a lovely teacher. I also love how she combined pointed and brush pen so we could try both. Would recommend to anyone who’s interested in calligraphy but not sure where to start

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Ella Madden

Laurelle Vingoe Aug 2021

Icy is an excellent presenter and very talented. She gave plenty of time for practice and was great at explaining all parts and processes

Emily H Aug 2021

23 ClassBento workshops attended • 22 reviews

I loved Icy’s way of breaking down all of the strokes and how they transform into each letter. She took her time for everyone to grasp everything and I loved being able to compare brush pens to ink nibbed pens as I’d only used the latter before!

Learn Brush Pen and Pointed Pen Modern Calligraphy review by Emily H Sydney

Melanie Young Aug 2021

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews

I took this class on a Saturday during Sydney's lockdown. It was exciting to receive the kit a few days prior to the class and great to be able to learn something new from the safety & comfort of home. Icy is very sweet - slowly explaining things to us and also explaining techniques and styles that she prefers and why. The camera set up from Icy is also good - right over her hands so you can see exactly what she is doing. I found the brush pen more difficult to use than the pointed pen so would love to learn more about brush lettering.

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Melanie Young

Lois Hanlon Aug 2021

The class was great! It was relaxed and informative and good value for money. Icy was very friendly and explained everything perfectly.

Ida Lawrance Aug 2021

I learnt so much in such a short space of time. Icy wanted us to have all of the basics so we could continue on our own. Thank you Icy

Marieke Kleynhans Jun 2021

What a great class and great quality products! Thank you for teaching me all these new skills that I still use and practice months later!

Learn Brush Pen and Pointed Pen Modern Calligraphy review by Marieke Kleynhans

Jenny Nguyen May 2021

25 ClassBento workshops attended • 15 reviews

The teacher was really nice and went through the workbook with us, however I felt that it was a little bit rushed and I felt that I wasn't able to ask for a lot of feedback. It was interesting to try out the pointed pen although a bit tricky to make it pretty.

Learn Brush Pen and Pointed Pen Modern Calligraphy review by Jenny Nguyen

Jenny Ross May 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Really enjoyed the lesson. Icy was patient and showed the basics. Need to do lots of practice now but a good start. Thank you.

Amy Kew Feb 2021

Icy was such a fantastic teacher. Her explanation was wonderful, and she was so resourceful on where to pick up our own items when we need to re-buy them! I cant wait to do more classes with her, her teaching style was just fantastic. I felt so luxurious with the set she sent me, which made me even more excited to learn!Can’t rave about it enough! :) thank you Icy!

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Amy Kew

Florentia Anindita Feb 2021

This class is great for a beginner, and the best part is we learn how to do it with a pointed pen and brush pen at once.
Icy is a great teacher, very patient, and the class is very easy to follow even though we do it in zoom class.

Definitely we need more self-practice because this short class only covers the basic technique. But the practice module surely will help a lot.

Carolyn Boer Feb 2021

So much fun and I learnt new stuff too. I really liked that I could ask questions. Lots to practice now!

Learn Brush Pen and Pointed Pen Modern Calligraphy review by Carolyn Boer Sydney

Jocielle Arevalo Feb 2021

Icy's Brush Pen and Pointed Pen Modern Calligraphy class was perfect for beginners! She went through the information at a steady pace and everything she shared tied in together once we started practicing. I personally liked how she shared different variations of different letters, including ones she didn't normally gravitate to in her own work.

Oona Phillips Feb 2021

Icy took time to assist attendee with zoom issues, and we covered all techniques in time allocated.

Lydia Saputra Jan 2021

Awesome class for calligraphy beginners. We learned the fundamentals principles in calligraphy using both brush pen and pointed pen. We also got to experiment with different lettering styles. The class also comes with a workbook so we can continue to practice! Thanks Icy

Laurel Castiglio Dec 2020

I really enjoyed the class! It has motivated me to practice & improve my technique. Thanks Icy!

Noha Gad Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

This is my first time learning calligraphy. And I really enjoyed it so much. And we got to learn so much in short time.
I highly recommend this class.
So much fun and wonderful time.

Thanks alot Icy.

Learn Brush Pen and Pointed Pen Modern Calligraphy review by Noha Gad

Carer Vmch Oct 2020

105 ClassBento workshops attended • 104 reviews

We have done Icy's workshops several times now and we will continue to book with her. Her teaching style is warm, thorough, friendly and relaxing.

Rosemary Martin Sep 2020

Great class, covered all the basics and sets you up to go on independently. Highly recommend.

Belinda Abdelmalak Aug 2020

I thought Icy’s class was excellent. I had already done a bit of calligraphy before so thought it may be too basic for what I wanted but learnt so much, plenty of opportunity to ask questions and very informative. Thanks so much. Can’t wait to get practising!

Laura Hose Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Found it really mindful & a safe place to learn. I improved over the hour & was a great place to start

Kirthika Kannan Aug 2020

The class was amazing!
Icy is excellent- so patient and encouraging. Her instructions were very helpful and the class worked great even though it had to be done online due to COVID.
Definitely recommend :)
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