Vanessa Opazo, paper craft and ink teacher

Vanessa Opazo

4.9 (138)
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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 meeting you and create together!






Classes





Reviews

(138)



Deanne Black Jun 2021

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop



The venue was interesting. Vanessa was gorgeous. The course was great with lots of time to practice.


Penny Milton Jun 2021

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop



Great class! Vanessa was so knowledgeable about brush lettering and was a great teacher. It was a fun class and I’m excited to practice what I have learned during the workshop!


Wendy Keller May 2021

Anyone Can do Calligraphy



This modern calligraphy workshop certainly taught me the skills I need to master the strokes needed to write in this beautiful way. Whilst I struggled to get the angle of the nib quite right, Vanessa was patient and encouraging. This class could be a little bit longer to allow more time for practicing under Vanessa's guidance.


Katherine Clipstone May 2021

Anyone Can do Calligraphy



Vanessa was lovely and it was very easy to follow the class. Easy to ask questions if needed. I found it a great relaxing activity and have enjoyed practising since. I recommend this class


Hailey Utting May 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



I really enjoyed this class, I had fun and the teacher was really nice and supportive.


Carol Austin May 2021

Anyone Can do Calligraphy



Vanessa very clear on instruction. Great visual to follow her demonstration. We got better as we went along. The concept of creating shapes that when joined create the letterskey concept. Light bulb moment. Thank you Vanessa


Marie Anthony-Samy Apr 2021

Anyone Can do Calligraphy



Vanessa’s calm and patient instructions made learning this tricky (for me ) style of calligraphy so much easier to master. Great teaching Vanessa


Suzanne Beames Feb 2021

Anyone Can do Calligraphy



Loved my class. Vanessa was a great teacher and gave some great tips. I feel like I’ve mastered the basics and can already see an improvement in my calligraphy skills. Would definitely recommend this class!


Jenny Nguyen Feb 2021

16 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



It was nice learning about the different strokes and how it made letters. I liked how she explained the colours to use and mixing them.

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Jenny Nguyen Sydney

Laureen Pye Feb 2021

Anyone Can do Calligraphy



Vanessa is lovely and good at explaining the basics of calligraphy. I enjoyed the class very much and feel that I now have a good understanding of the basics and will get better with practice. I loved using the ink and nib!


Luke Lloyd Feb 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



Really enjoyed this workshop. Vanessa explained everything step by step and provided some really good tips and tricks. Would highly recommend!


Carer Vmch Feb 2021

101 ClassBento workshops attended • 83 reviews

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



We've done a quite a few classes with Vanessa now and will continue to do so. She is an absolute master of her craft and teaches beginners clearly and patiently.


Sarah Southgate Jan 2021

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



Vanessa is a great teacher especially for beginners! Clear instructions & feedback during the class definitely recommend her.

Brush Lettering with Watercolours review by Sarah Southgate

Hollie Sykes Jan 2021

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



Vanessa was amazing! I had such a great time and learnt so much. She was so patient and kind, I would definitely go to another of her classes!


Carer Vmch Dec 2020

101 ClassBento workshops attended • 83 reviews

Paper Craft and Ink class



Vanessa is a very thorough and patient brush lettering teacher. We have booked her next year too, can't wait.


Rachel Gudgeon Dec 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Paper Craft and Ink class



Great fun. Loved the class and thank you for the extra bauble. Looks good on the Xmas tree.


Carer Vmch Dec 2020

101 ClassBento workshops attended • 83 reviews

Paper Craft and Ink class



Another fantastic class from Vanessa :-) Her instructions are clear and easy to follow, and our ladies enjoyed learning how to make these personalised gifts for loved ones. Thanks Vanessa :-) :-) :-)


Tegan Webb Dec 2020

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews

Calm Your Mind with Watercolour Meditations



Fun and relaxing as always! This was a very cleverly put together workshop, for both conscious practice and artistic colour skills. Thanks Vanessa xx

Calm Your Mind with Watercolour Meditations review by Tegan Webb Sydney

Lyn Purdy Dec 2020

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



I HAD NEVER DONE BRUSH LETTERING OR CALIGRAPHY BEFORE AND I FOUND THIS CLASS THE PERFECT WAY TO START. VANESSA MADE IT MOST PLEASURABLE AND SIMPLE TO FOLLOW. I WAS UNDER NO PRESSURE AT ALL AS THE HOUR AND HALF CLASS GAVE US PLENTY OF TIME TO PRACTICE. I WAS ORIGINALLY BOOKED INTO AN EARLIER CLASS BUT I WAS LATE SO VANESSA VERY KINDLY GAVE ME THE SPOT IN A FUTURE CLASS. THANK YOU SO MUCH VANESSA FOR SUCH AN ENJOYABLE TUTORIAL.


Claudia Bellwood Dec 2020

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



Clear, gentle instruction perfect for beginners or even those with a littler experience. Vanessa provides a simple formula to creating beautiful brush lettering everytime. Love the pack that arrived, sets you up with everything you need to get started. Thanks for the wonderful session Vanessa!

Brush Lettering with Watercolours review by Claudia Bellwood

Joanna Parlapiano Dec 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Paper Craft and Ink class



Vanessa ran through the process step by step and gave ample time for the participants to complete the task. The calligraphy process is very soothing and meditative. Thank you for the experience. :)


Sally Embury-Thomas Dec 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Paper Craft and Ink class



Enjoyed this workshop, teachers were lovely and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend you have basic understanding of materials beforehand.


Carer Vmch Nov 2020

101 ClassBento workshops attended • 83 reviews

Paper Craft and Ink class



Another fantastic class from Vanessa. She is very friendly and patient, and everyone loved being able to make their own special Christmas Decoration for a loved one. Thanks Vanessa :-)


Adrienn Demeter Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Calligraphy Workshop: Breathe Your Words Out



This workshop was the perfect way to spend a Saturday morning. Vanessa created such a safe and intimate environment where we didn`t just practice calligraphy but it was also a way to connect with beautiful people, unwind, relax and share some personal thoughts. Entering the room I was welcomed with the most lovely setup including personalised name tags, all the calligraphy supplies we needed, a sachet with a little clear quartz and an inviting cheese and food platter. I learnt a lot on this workshop thanks to Vanessa sharing personalised tips and  + more


Beau Bruce Nov 2020

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



This course was a great introduction into brush lettering! Very enjoyable and Vanessa was a great teacher as well. Thanks so much!


Claire Cooke Nov 2020

34 ClassBento workshops attended • 29 reviews

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



Vanessa has been extremely helpful and understanding. I can’t wait to try brush lettering!


Bronwyn Sheldon Nov 2020

15 ClassBento workshops attended • 14 reviews

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



Great Class, appropriate pace for learning, great instruction given and excellent resources to use in the class


Ellena Oakes Nov 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Calm Your Mind with Watercolour Meditations



Thanks Vanessa for another amazing class. It was lovely to be able to practical at the same time as mindful. I really enjoyed both the structured and unstructured watercolour tasks. I’m looking forward to using my watercolours within my mindfulness practice. Thanks Ellena

Calm Your Mind with Watercolour Meditations review by Ellena Oakes

Jane Cardno Oct 2020

Calligraphy Workshop: Breathe Your Words Out



The teacher Vanessa was a wonderful and warm woman who explained easily how to prepare the strokes. The venue was excellent and all materials were supplied. I would highly recommend doing this “Breathe your words out” calligraphy class with Vanessa.


Annam Roper Oct 2020

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



What a lovely way to spend the afternoon. Vanessa was very professional and was great at explaining points of brushstroke lettering. I hope to take more classes. thank you Vanessa


Patricia Dove Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



What a fantastic class! Vanessa was an excellent instructor; her instructions were clear and the pace of the class was perfect. I learnt how to make a beautiful brush letter alphabet as well as some cool watercolour techniques. I highly recommend this course and its wonderful instructor.


Sarah Stevenson Oct 2020

16 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews

Paper Craft and Ink class



Vanessa is a great teacher, friendly and goes over all the relevant information like the materials itself and how to get good lines. It was a lovely location & the time just flew by. It’ll take practice to get good at it, but Vanessa teaches you all the fundamentals to continue practicing at home. Definitely would recommend to anyone interested in learning calligraphy :)


Lauren Hancock Sep 2020

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



Vanessa provided an excellent introduction to brush lettering and the use of water colours. She explained things very clearly, and slowly built up our knowledge over the hour and a half. I still need much practice (have a hard time getting the angles right!), but could certainly see some improvement by the end of the class. Thanks Vanessa :)


Deborah Salomons Sep 2020

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



Vanessa was engaging Would have been nice to have the Capital letters as well Thanks Vanessa


Sue Stimpson Sep 2020

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



Well paced lesson with lots of opportunity to experiment. I think with a bit of practice anyone can use this skill. I love the pack that came. Another fabulous class. Thank you. Sue.


Madeline Beattie Sep 2020

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



Thank you so much for your patience and energy, Vanessa! So thoughtful to take us through everything with such clear and actionable steps. We loved seeing our progress from start to finish. A great way to spend the afternoon with our team. Thanks again!

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Madeline Beattie Sydney

Lindsay Fisher Sep 2020

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop



The venue was fantastic- Vanessa was warm and lovely! Experienced at both Brush Lettering and Teaching so the class was informative and lots of fun- plus we really felt we learned some great skills! Highly recommend!


Kim Graham-Nye Sep 2020

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop



Incredible class! Venessa was fantastic and I learned the basics of lettering. I feel I have enough to work on for years and look forward to taking more classes with her over time. I also appreciated the materials as it gave me everything I needed to get started at home (just need to buy more paper - but that's it!).


Adrienn Demeter Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop



This workshop was the best way to spend a creative morning. The venue is perfect with a great vibe. Vanessa is lovely, patient, easily approachable and very helpful. It was a reduced number of people in this class due to covid, which actually was nice as Vanessa had more time to give feedback to everyone. All materials were provided and they were nice and easy to use, and perfect to take home and keep  + more

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Adrienn Demeter Sydney

Michelle Breton Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop



Vanessa is so lovely and thoughtful. The number of people and size of the venue was fantastic, allowing the opportunity for more personalized teaching and during a pandemic. It was a great creative space and I thoroughly recommend it!


Kristen Scott Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Paper Craft and Ink class



The materials arrived a few days before the class. The class was really easy to follow and fun!


Ellena Oakes Aug 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Paper Craft and Ink class



Thank you Vanessa for organising this great class. It was very educational and was well presented. I can’t wait to continue with my new found skills.


Lynda Millen Aug 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Paper Craft and Ink class



Another fabulous class by Vanessa. Bea taught in such an easy way to follow & I feel like we covered a lot of information that I can now go away & practice colours, lettering & flourishes. Encouraging to end up with a piece of work that looks pretty good for a first go. Thanks to both of you.


Tegan Webb Aug 2020

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews

Paper Craft and Ink class



Beautiful watercolour composition class with Bea! The content was super helpful and fit really well into 90 minutes. Really well organised and excellent for people with some basic prior experience with watercolour and lettering. Thanks!

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Tegan Webb

Abigail Haynes Aug 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



A fun basics class covering how to develop skills. Now I just need to practice to get better at this art. Thanks Vanessa


Caitlin Clark Aug 2020

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



Vanessa was extremely patient, helpful and encouraging. I’m super glad I decided to do this workshop.


Emily Hall Aug 2020

Anyone Can do Calligraphy



Awesome awesome awesome! Vanessa was a lovely teacher. Vanessa stepped through the process of learning calligraphy from, items needed, how to prepare and then the writing. Very easy to follow and instant results! Zoom class was really accessible and fun to see others from interstate. Highly recommend Thanks Vanessa!

Anyone Can do Calligraphy review by Emily Hall

Nikki Zeng Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Calligraphy Workshop: Breathe Your Words Out



This workshop is very well paced, structured, all the material such as the crystal with our name and ‘word’ that we received are personalised. It’s a very well planned and thought out workshop which is beyond my expectation. Not only I learnt how to do calligraphy but also had a chance to tap into my inner intuition during the workshop. It’s highly recommended and now my friends are asking  + more

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Nikki Zeng

Claire Rooney Jul 2020

Calligraphy Workshop: Breathe Your Words Out



Amazing class! Vanessa was lovely and so patient with helping us with our work. The materials provided were beautiful and very high quality (can definately recommend the gold ink and workbook addon!) and Circa BC is a stunning venue. I will DEFINATELY be coming back to another class :)


Angie Martin-Pham Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Calligraphy Workshop: Breathe Your Words Out



What a fantastic workshop! It was so relaxing and Vanessa explained all the techniques involved well! I loved the surprise special gifts and little extras that she had put together for us. Can’t wait to start practicing at home


Heather Vmch Jul 2020

101 ClassBento workshops attended • 83 reviews

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



Vanessa was a very skilled instructor and the workshop translated really well to the online format. She is also very warm and friendly. I would definitely recommend this class.


Ebony Wilson Jul 2020

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 12 reviews

Anyone Can do Calligraphy



Excellent class! Vanessa is very knowledgable and breaks down each step clearly so anyone can follow. We did this class for team building and Vanessa was mindful of taking into account the different ways each person in the class might need to approach the steps (i.e. experience levels, people who are left-handed, etc.). The team had a great time and were eagerly showing off their creations after the class.


Ebony Wilson Jun 2020

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 12 reviews

Anyone Can do Calligraphy



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


Stephanie Dietz Jun 2020

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!


Manja Rhijn Jun 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

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

Vindu Palihakkara Jun 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

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  + more

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Vindu Palihakkara

Jenni Morel Jun 2020

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

Deanne Black Jun 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



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


Colleen Morgan May 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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


Sarah Puust May 2020

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!


Francesca Rivetti May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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!


Icy Icaro May 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

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

Pamela Klioufis May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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!


Thea Lennard May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

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.


Amy Tickle May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



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


Charmaine Montgomery May 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

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 Sydney

Leanne Bentley May 2020

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



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


Keryn Vickers May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



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


Anonymized Customer May 2020

24 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

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


Michelle Tran May 2020

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!


Sharon Barry May 2020

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



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


Nazanin Zadeh-Cummings May 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

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!


Yash Godbole May 2020

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 May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

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.


Lynda Millen May 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

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.


Rebecca Zervos May 2020

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

Pamela Klioufis May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Anyone Can do Calligraphy



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


Jeff Mesina May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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.


Jessie Forbes May 2020

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



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


Fiona Sit May 2020

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!


Angie Martin-Pham May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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

Manja Rhijn May 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

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.  + more

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Manja Rhijn

Tanya Levandoski May 2020

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 ❤️


Jessie Lau May 2020

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


Sarah Stevenson May 2020

16 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews

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! :)


Ruth Bajo May 2020

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!


Kate Prins May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



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


Louise Frankeni May 2020

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.


Christopher Fulford May 2020

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



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


Lyn Lanzetta May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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 May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

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 :)


Tara Barry May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



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


Ellena Oakes May 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



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


Lynda Millen May 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

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.


Laura Thomas Apr 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

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!


Elizabeth Somerville Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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.


Merima Baralic Apr 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

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 Sydney

Kate Prins Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Anyone Can do Calligraphy



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


Radhika Raju Apr 2020

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



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


Melissa Huntsman Apr 2020

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



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


Holly Jamieson Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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 Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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


Jason Riley Apr 2020

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


Carla Davenport Apr 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Anyone Can do Calligraphy



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


Tanvi Shikha Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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 Sydney

Simone Blakeman Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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.


Michele Schot Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

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.


Kate Kerrisk Apr 2020

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



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


Candice Keller Apr 2020

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.


Laura Parr Apr 2020

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.


Mariana Barbeto Apr 2020

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



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


Taylor Kanty Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

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!


Kim Doug Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



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


Laura Thomas Apr 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Brush Lettering with Watercolours



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


Katherine Dahill Apr 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

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.


Farah Hutto Mar 2020

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


Yvette Gillman Mar 2020

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.


Carmen Fung Mar 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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

Amy Floyd Mar 2020

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

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.


Brittany Onorato Feb 2020

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.  + more

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop review by Brittany Onorato

Hope Feb 2020

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

Gina Holbrook Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

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  + more

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Gina Holbrook

Michelle Kwong Feb 2020

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!


Beth Pastore Feb 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop



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


Anonymized Customer Dec 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

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.


Jasmine Mandla Dec 2019

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.


Laura Sandoval Nov 2019

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop



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


Sara Francisco Nov 2019

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  + more

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop review by Sara Francisco

Sam Neilson Nov 2019

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.  + more

Anyone Can do Brush Lettering Workshop review by Sam Neilson

Gabriela Sorrentino Nov 2019

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 :)


Anna Belleffi Nov 2019

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

Katie Lam Nov 2019

15 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

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

Tegan Webb Nov 2019

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews

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.


Paola Aedo Nov 2019

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!


Jessica Joseph Nov 2019

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!


Anna Kolesarova Oct 2019

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!  + more


Corina Benjamin Oct 2019

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

Tegan Webb Oct 2019

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews

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!




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