Modern Calligraphy Deconstructed

An introductory workshop for calligraphy beginners



3 hours 1 to 10 label $120 or 4 payments of $30


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, baby shower, birthday, special occasion, 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

4.9 (29)

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.


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5

• Nov 2019


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!!
5

• Nov 2019


Our teacher Icy was great - very helpful in demonstrating the fundamentals of calligraphy.
Venue was beautiful!
5

• Nov 2019


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!
5

• Nov 2019


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.
5

• Oct 2019


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!
5

• Oct 2019


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

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5

• Oct 2019


It was fantastic. Icy is very patient and well prepared. I had a fantastic time:)
5

• Oct 2019


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!
5

• Oct 2019


The teacher was great! A great class! I would definitely recommend this to other people.
5

• Sep 2019


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!
5

• Sep 2019


Individual and group instruction, great supplies and a lovely setting. Thanks, Icy! I had a fun time.
5

• Sep 2019


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
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.

Paper Craft and Ink 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. :)

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Vindu Palihakkara Sydney
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!
5

• Nov 2019


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.
5

• Nov 2019


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.
5

• Nov 2019


Teacher was lovely. Instruction book was super helpful. We practiced step by step process of each letter. Highly recommend for beginners!
4

• Nov 2019


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.
5

• Nov 2019


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
5

• Nov 2019


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!
5

• Nov 2019


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!
5

• Nov 2019


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
4

• Nov 2019


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