Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

An introductory workshop for calligraphy beginners



3 hours 1 to 10 label $120


Have you always had a knack for making letters pretty?
Have you always wanted to learn calligraphy?
Are you looking for a creative hobby to destress?

If you’ve answered yes to the questions above, this workshop is perfect for you!

Deconstructed (verb)
- “to break down into constituent parts; to dissect; to dismantle”

Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed focuses on the “very” fundamentals of calligraphy.
These fundamental elements consist of various strokes, and these strokes put together make the letters of the alphabet. And by mastering these letters, you will be able to connect them and form beautifully written words.

In addition to practicing these strokes and lower case letters, resources relating to calligraphy basics, sweet snacks, mingling with like minded creatives (potential calligrafriends!), and one on one support can be expected.

Cultivate your love of beautiful letters in this fun, laid back workshop and make calligraphy your creative outlet!

Note:
This workshop is perfect for a bridal shower activity where the bride-to-be and her bride tribe could potentially work together in DIY-ing wedding things like envelopes and place cards, and have a great bonding experience!

Knowledge Required

Whether you’ve got a blank slate or need a refresher, individuals of all levels of knowledge welcome!

What you'll get

- Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed workbook
- Nib holder
- Nib
- A glass jar of black ink
- High quality practice paper sheets
- Snacks
- One on one guidance and feedback
- Personalized bag for all your goodies

What to bring

Your beautiful, creative selves!

Suitable for

This workshop is great for individuals and couples as well as for a hens party, special occasion, birthday, baby shower, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location

Alexandria, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
Icy Icaro
Icy Icaro

5.0 (7)

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.

Eyesealigraphy, 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.


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5

• Aug 2019


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.

Calligraphy workshop review by Maggie Lo
5

• Aug 2019


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
5

• Jul 2019


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!
5

• Jul 2019


AMAZING EXPERIENCE

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
5

• Jul 2019


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.
5

• Jul 2019


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. :)

Calligraphy workshop review by Vindu Palihakkara

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5

• Apr 2019


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!
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