Vanessa Opazo

Vanessa Opazo

Vanessa Opazo, paper craft and ink teacher
4.9 (86)
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PROFILE

I´m Vanessa, Spanish Designer & Calligrapher based in the gorgeous Bondi Beach, Sydney.​

Australian beautiful turquoise waters are my main source of inspiration to create bespoke calligraphy and illustration designs. ​

I have University studies in Fine Arts, and have dedicated many hours of my life to teach one-on-one and group courses, and now I'm back to share some love with you in my workshops, especially if you are looking to dive in and create your own pretty letters and decorations.

Looking forward to meet you and create together!



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Ebony Wilson

Anyone Can do Calligraphy


Fantastic class. A perfect introduction into the world of calligraphy. Thank you Vanessa, the team really enjoyed it!



Simone Blakeman

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Tools for the class arrived well ahead of time, class started as scheduled, structure was good and; information shared was easy to understand and put into action.


Laura Thomas

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Vanessa was a great teacher, and it was a great class. The online format worked fantastically.


Taylor Kanty

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Such a fun class! Vanessa has some great tips and the box she sent us all was perfect. Can’t wait to use my new calligraphy skills!


Mariana Barbeto

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Teacher was very engaging and helpful!
Had easy to follow instructions and willing to answer any questions we had.


Laura Parr

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Vanessa is a clear and friendly teacher! The worksheets and equipment is worth the cost of the class alone. This workshop worked really well via Zoom. I am now hooked.


Candice Keller

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Brush Lettering with Vanessa was the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Mindful, creative, supportive and fun! Vanessa is a very patient and precise teacher - her instruction is easy to follow and I felt very happy about the whole experience. Will definitely keep practicing at home.


Kate Kerrisk

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Great class. Vanessa is a patient teacher. I also liked the resources she provided. Thanks :)


Michele Schot

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Fabulous online brush lettering class with Vanessa. A beautifully packaged kit complemented an engaging 1.5 hours where Vanessa explained and demonstrated step by step how to craft each letter. Finished the class with a clear understanding of the process. Now to practice with my new found skills! Highly recommend Vanessa’s Brush Lettering Class.


Tanvi Shikha

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


It was a very fun and engaging session. Vanessa was very patient and answered all questions. Can’t wait to explore my new skill!

Brush Lettering with Watercolours review by Tanvi Shikha

Yvette Gillman

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop


Fantastic class. Vanessa is an excellent teacher who was very accommodating to the different skill levels in the class. She is knowledgeable in her craft and created a really enjoyable learning experience.


Carla Davenport

Anyone Can do Calligraphy


My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the class. Vanessa is a wonderful teacher and I’d highly recommend the class


Jason Riley

Anyone Can do Calligraphy


It was very well explained and proved that anyone can do calligraphy! Vanessa was very helpful and happy to answer questions and made it a fun experience


Holly Jamieson

Anyone Can do Calligraphy


Really well put together. Could have been a tiny bit slower but that's the only bit of constructive feedback.
Will certainly recommend and look at other classes


Holly Jamieson

Anyone Can do Calligraphy


Really well put together. Could have been a tiny bit slower but that's the only bit of constructive feedback.
Will certainly recommend and look at other classes


Melissa Huntsman

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


It was such a lovely way to spend the afternoon and I'm looking forward to practicing. Thanks Vanessa


Radhika Raju

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Thank you for a lonely class! Great techniques in a relaxed fun atmosphere. Look forward to more classes with you.


Kate Prins

Anyone Can do Calligraphy


A fantastic class! Vanessa is a wonderful teacher and made it so easy to understand how to do Calligraphy.


Merima Baralic

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Absolutely loved doing this workshop with Vanessa remotely. It was very calming and therapeutic. The best 90minutes I spent on Zoom. Can't wait to experiment with my own brush lettering journey.

Brush Lettering with Watercolours review by Merima Baralic

Katherine Dahill

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Vanessa was a great teacher. It was the perfect class to do remotely. You can easily watch her do the letters with the camera set-up she has and then follow along. It gives you all the tools to then practice on your own. Getting the materials in advance was super easy.


Carmen Fung

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop


Vanessa was really nice and patient. The class was filled with fun. I enjoyed it very much! Absolutely loved the personalised pouch for the reusable straws.

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop review by Carmen Fung

Laura Thomas

Anyone Can do Calligraphy


This is my second course with Vanessa. She is a wonderful teacher, and the quality of the materials she supplies are excellent. I highly recommend her classes!


Gabriela Sorrentino

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop


The workshop was absolutely inspiring. I really enjoy the practice even without having any prior experience in lettering. Vanessa is an amazing teacher and she gave us so much attention during all the process. Thank you Vanessa, I can't wait for the next one :)


Corina Benjamin

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop


The brush lettering workshop with Vitamin Sea was an absolutely delight Vanessa was so thoughtful with all the beautiful materials and great quality tools we used. She was really patient with all the students, no matter what level we were. The venue was also pretty and Vanessa’s decoration, snacks and ambiance in the room made the morning one of a kind! Thank you Vanessa!

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Corina Benjamin

Anna Kolesarova

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop


I have truly enjoyed this amazing workshop. It was my first time trying brush lettering and to my surprise, I was actually pretty good at it. But I think it is also thanks to an amazing teacher Vanessa who was so lovely, explained everything and guided us all the way. The venue was beautiful, and with access to the cafe from where we got coffees and juices (already included in the package). Vanessa has also prepared some cheese, fruit and snacks. We also got to keep all the materials and received a beautiful bag as a present. What a great value! Overall all it was a very inspiring and super relaxing experience and I highly recommend it.


Jessica Joseph

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop


Absolutely loved this workshop! Vane provides everything you need to get started and cute little extras. I now understand how to mix beautiful watercolours and have a great basis to create any word using the lettering technique she taught us. A very relaxing and fun way to spend the morning. Would be be keen for a round 2 workshop in the future!


Paola Aedo

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop


Vanessa is the funniest and most creative person I have met. I've been to two of her workshops and I enjoyed them so much! She is so passionate and will dedicate herself to explain and teach you properly. Time flew playing around with colours and writing the prettiest words, applying love and mindfulness. What I loved the most was that I was so present in the moment and being there just took me back to school homework and love letters hehe and I also loved very much my Vitamin Sea bag!
Thank you Vannesa!


Tegan Webb

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop


Vanessa is an attentive and talented teacher who gives a lot of individual attention to each student. This was my second workshop run by Vanessa, I love the lesson and the venue! I’m so grateful to Vanessa for taking the time to organise different inks for me to try after taking home the beautiful palette last time. Thanks to Vanessa for donating money to the fires from the proceeds of this workshop.


Katie Lam

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop


Loved how the teacher was very thorough and attentive, and the relaxing, casual and trendy feel of the venue! Will definitely do more watercolour lettering. Looking forward to continue using the materials provided to work on my techniques!

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Katie Lam Sydney

Anna Belleffi

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop


Vanessa is a talented teacher, she covered everything from the very basics one step at a time.
The final result came easily and it was quite impressing considering I haven't handled a brush since primary school!
I think Vanessa could probably teach elefants to fly, if only they wanted to!

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop review by Anna Belleffi Sydney

Sam Neilson

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop


I had the best time learning a new skill in brush lettering. Vanessa our teacher was super helpful, attentive, and knowledgeable. We learnt basic techniques in brush lettering and for someone like me who does not feel they have any confidence in their creative side this was a lot of fun! Vanessa really took the time to help. Hosted in a studio room adjoining a cafe the environment was super relaxed. The starter gifts Vanessa also sent us home with were a thoughtful touch and will definitely help with keeping up the practice! Highly recommended

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop review by Sam Neilson

Amy Floyd

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop


Really enjoyed Learning how to brush lettering with water colour and being able learn a new skill. The course content was relatable and fun. Looking to practicing this skill more and adding it to future lettering projects.


Sara Francisco

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop


The workshop was lovely, as the teacher! Vanessa has a lot of dedication into the detail and gives you tips very helpful about how to improve in the case you want to keep doing it. Don't hesitate to ask her any doubt, she will answer you so kindly and very concern that you'll get the proper answer.
I highly recommend the workshop, it gives you the basics to start doing brush lettering and is a goo way to be mindful for a few hours and focus in what you are doing.

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop review by Sara Francisco

Jasmine Mandla

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop


This was a perfect introduction to brush lettering coordinated by Vanessa. She teaches with ease making it an enjoyable and easy experience, I highly recommend this to newcomers who’d like to step out of their comfort zone and embrace their mistakes as they develop their new calligraphy abilities.


Ayesha Mayat

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop


Teacher was absolutely amazing, the class was really easy to follow and the progress from beginning of the class compared to the end was clearly evident. All resources were provided and able to take home and practice with further.


Beth Pastore

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop


Loved this class. Learned so much from Vanessa. She is a very enthusiastic and patient teacher.


Michelle Kwong

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop


Vanessa is such a great teacher and I had a lot of fun in this class! It was my first time doing any sort of lettering and she broke down the steps really well and came up to us each to give feedback. You get to keep the materials afterwards to practice at home. She even gave us a little gift pack of reusable stainless steel straws! So sweet. Snacks also provided for grazing. Thanks Vanessa!


Gina Holbrook

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop


This was my first experience with Class Bento and with brush lettering. At first I was a bit unsure about going but I’m so glad I did.

Vanessa was a wonderful teacher and made everyone feel welcomed and relaxed. She demonstrated each skill and then spent considerable time assisting every student. I appreciate that she’s also quite environmentally conscious and she donated the profits of this workshop to helping wildlife affected by the bushfires.

We first learnt about creating a lovely range of colours with our water colour palette. Then we learnt to create strokes which we later combined to form letters and words.

All the materials were provided for and we got to take home our brushes, palettes, watercolours and worksheets so that we have everything to continue practising our new skills at home.

The class is held in an airy, bright and air conditioned private room behind a cafe. Not familiar with the area I found it hard to park so perhaps leave extra time to park if you’re driving there.

Thanks for the lovely class, gift and snacks Vanessa! Hope to attend another one of your classes in future.

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Gina Holbrook

Hope

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop


A really calming and fun class! I got a beautiful non-plastic straw gift to use (love!) and some other goodies. Really liked the snacks provided and the lychee tea! This is my first time learning brush lettering and I really enjoyed it. I hope to keep practising and get better!

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Hope Sydney

Brittany Onorato

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop


Wow this was such a fun and educational event It exceeded all of my expectations. Vanessa is an incredible teacher who is extremely passionate about what she does. The location was in a beautiful little room at the back of a lovely cafe. They offered complimentary tea and coffee in the beginning of the event. Vanessa works with the group but also goes around and makes sure everyone is on track. she teaches you little tricks to master your brush lettering skills and every single person walked out of that room with beautiful written calligraphy I have already recommended this class to many of my friends and I will certainly be coming back for another class again. Thank you Vanessa

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop review by Brittany Onorato

Stephanie Dietz

Anyone Can do Calligraphy


Vanessa is a great teacher - communicative and quick to prepare and talk you through materials. I loved her online teaching set up that clearly showed her technique. Great class!


Elizabeth Somerville

Anyone Can do Calligraphy


Vanessa was a great teacher and took us through the steps to learn the basics of modern calligraphy. The class was well organised and planned out in a logical way to aide with learning.


Tegan Webb

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop


Vanessa was an excellent teacher! She was so prepared, patient and helpful. Amazing venue in a cute cafe with a beautiful private room for our workshop. All material provided and no experience required, with careful attention for beginners and fine tuning feedback for intermediate skill level. Thanks, Vanessa!


Thea Lennard

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Great class. Vanessa explained things well. Thank you for making it easy - loved that I could do this from home, enjoyed getting my art box in the mail. Will keep practising my new found skills.


Nazanin Zadeh-Cummings

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Vanessa was a great teacher. This was a lovely way to spend an afternoon and get the building blocks for a new hobby. Kit has all the materials you need to keep going long after the class!


Sharon Barry

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Really enjoyed the class, teacher explained things well. I learnt a lot in a short period of time!


Michelle Tran

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! Vanessa was super encouraging and patient with us beginners. I never thought I'd be able to do brush lettering and now I get so many compliments for my writing!


Christin McCormack

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


I thoroughly enjoyed my class with Vanessa.I loved brush lettering and will continue this In the future.
It is very clear Vanessa Is very passionate about her craft and is an excellent teacher.She has the class structured well for all to follow and is very engaging with her students.
I highly recommend this class with Vanessa


Keryn Vickers

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


I had a fantastic time with Vanessa. A great afternoon and will continue to develop my skills.


Charmaine Montgomery

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


I loved doing this class! Vanessa makes it so easy to draw beautiful letters. Thank you!

Brush Lettering with Watercolours review by Charmaine Montgomery

Amy Tickle

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Passionate, articulate, excellent pace & many quality activities that result in success for all. Highly recommend!


Pamela Klioufis

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


This is my second class with Vanessa. She is an amazing teacher who is patient and so incredibly talented. This class was so much fun and I could see such a huge difference in my skill level by the end. I love this new hobby I've found and I credit it all to Vanessa!


Ellena Oakes

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Lovely class, with great resources and very clear instructions.
Thank you for a wonderful class


Icy Icaro

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Vanessa is such an amazing teacher! I highly recommend this class for calligraphy and water color beginners! I had such a fun time playing around with the materials she provided ♥️

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Icy Icaro

Francesca Rivetti

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Vanessa is amazing and resources are really good. I really enjoyed the class! I recommand it for a funny and creative afternoon!


Sarah Puust

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


What an amazing class! Vanessa is a wonderful teacher, who explains all concepts thoroughly and in a manner which is easy to understand. Such a wonderful class - I am using the skills I learnt here very much. Highly reccomend!


Colleen Morgan

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Vanessa was great. She really knew how to describe the techniques and was very patient when I had issues with Zoom
Fantastic Class


Deanne Black

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Vanessa was a great teacher. The equipment she supplied was good and her explanation and demonstrating was great.


Jenni Morel

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


A passionate and patient teacher walking us through brush lettering.

Loved how interactive this class was, and walking away with new ways of creating beautiful letters.

Brush Lettering with Watercolours review by Jenni Morel

Vindu Palihakkara

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Vanessa is a great teacher. The workshop was fun, and she was very friendly and open, giving us lots of tips. She taught us starting from the basics. It's great for people who get overwhelmed by all the YouTube videos and materal available online (like me). The online workshop went very smoothly with no hiccups. The box of material arrived very fast and it was well packed and very cute I highly recommend this workshop. Look at this picture of my before and after!

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Vindu Palihakkara

Manja Rhijn

Anyone Can do Calligraphy


This was a great class. Vanessa broke down all the brush stokes and each individual letter to make it feel like anyone can calligraphy (the class name is very suitable). The craft kit was well put together and fun to receive in the mail. Vanessa is a great teacher and very approachable.

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Manja Rhijn

Yash Godbole

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Thank you very much for a fantastic activity for my partner's birthday. With everything that's been going on, it was such a great way for him to de-stress, and we're both excited about this new hobby that we've gained! :) Will highly recommend for anyone wanting to surprise their partner with something different/unique.


Jane Lynch

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


This class was great, the teacher explained everything really well and it was a lot of fun. I will certainly do more of classes like this. All the materials arrived in plenty of time and I have plenty left to keep creating more in my own time.


Christopher Fulford

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Vanessa is a fantastic instructor and the materials were excellent.


Manja Rhijn

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


This class was really well put together, every detail was thought about (including sending already filled water brushes in the kit). Vanessa was a great teacher so accommodating and she explained things in a very easy and simple manner. I thoroughly enjoyed this class. In this class the Vanessa breaks down the different brush strokes of brush lettering and shows you some ways water coloring is fun. Great class would recommend to others.

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Manja Rhijn Sydney

Louise Frankeni

Anyone Can do Calligraphy


I think I might have found a new obsession. Vanessa was great - patient, knowledgeable, and obviously very enthusiastic about calligraphy. I'm looking forward to learning more about the art.


Kate Prins

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


This is a lovely class! I had so much fun learning how to do brush lettering!


Ruth Bajo

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


For an introductory class, Vanessa covered pretty much what a newbie would need to kickstart their curiosities for brush lettering. A super pigmented watercolour palette was provided in the craft kit, along with handouts, awater brushpen and a couple of sheets of watercolour paper.

Her love of brush lettering and sharing her knowledge was reflected in her enthusiam and confidence during the workshop. Her method of teaching basic strokes helped me to get a better understanding of how to 'draw' each letter.

Keep at it Vanessa!


Sarah Stevenson

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Vanessa was an amazing teacher and guided us through the steps warmly, giving us corrections & feedback throughout. The class was fun & I enjoyed learning a great new artistic skill! :)


Jessie Lau

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Vanessa clearly demonstrated her skills in the online workshop. The kit she supplied is of good standard too.

She inspired me to continue to learn and practise callagraphy. Thank you, Vanessa


Tanya Levandoski

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Vanessa was such an amazing teacher! I loved how patient she was and how clearly she explained each step. It was super easy to follow along with and the class got me excited to keep practicing watercolour brush lettering even after the class was done! Would highly recommend this class to anyone wanting to learn a fun new hobby ❤️


Lynda Millen

Anyone Can do Calligraphy


Vanessa’s classes are fantastic. Her instructions are easy to follow & she’s very encouraging. 1 1/2 hours isn’t very long but she makes the most of it so you learn a lot in that time.


Angie Martin-Pham

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


So enjoyable and Vanessa explains the techniques and methods really well! Can’t wait to do another class with her

Brush Lettering with Watercolours review by Angie Martin-Pham

Lyn Lanzetta

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Thank you for this class. Really enjoyed trying out brush lettering. Will definitely practice and hopefully master it soon.
Would highly recommend Vanessa's class.


Rochelle Pickles

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


This class is so great! Vanessa taught each step really clearly and there were opportunities to show and get feedback for our work. I'm addicted to brush lettering now :)


Fiona Sit

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Thank you for this class. Vanessa was very patient and supportive of beginners! I had so much fun learning how to do brush lettering!


Jessie Forbes

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


This was an excellent class! Wonderful teacher and resources are great. Really enjoyed our afternoon.


Jeff Mesina

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Thank you for the wonderful class Vanessa! I never thought I'd be able to use watercolours to create something beautiful but now I have :) I'm already having fun practising.


Pamela Klioufis

Anyone Can do Calligraphy


Great class with a great instructor. A really fun afternoon Now I just have to practice (alot)


Tara Barry

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Vanessa was wonderful and very supportive of beginners. A great way to spend an afternoon in isolation. Thanks Vamessa


Rebecca Zervos

Anyone Can do Calligraphy


Really great session, nice way to ease into calligraphy especially for a first timer and no prior experience. Will most likely need a couple more sessions and practise to perfect my technique. Thanks Vanessa

Anyone Can do Calligraphy review by Rebecca Zervos

Farah Hutto

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop


There should be less number of studentd. Felt rushed to finish towards the second half of the class due to the attention needed by the students


Laura Sandoval

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop


The class was really good to switch on your creative side.
Awesome teacher and great venue!


Leanne Bentley

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Great course. Lovely and easy to follow. Fantastic to be able to do it in your own home.


Kim Doug

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Thanks for the class which was fun and instructive. The colour palate is beautiful and I’ll be ordering more.


Lynda Millen

Brush Lettering with Watercolours


Vanessa was great, explained everything so well. I now need to practice a lot but am surprised at how much I picked up in just one class. The organisation, from registration to receiving the product pack to conducting the zoom class was seamless. I will do classes again in the future. Thank you.



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