Vanessa Opazo, paper craft and ink and body and soul teacher

Vanessa Opazo

location_on Sydney

local_activity classes: Calligraphy and Brush LetteringSpiritualityPaper Craft and InkBody and Soul

4.9 (312)
Instagram followers4k

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




Meet Vanessa Opazo


From full-time architect to calligraphy artist, Vanessa Opazo of Bondi Letters wants to share the art of calligraphy and empower you through creativity.


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Reviews

(312)


Luke Lloyd May 2023

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


Really enjoyed this class and found it very relaxing. The colours and pattern turned out really nice.

Heather Ng Aug 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Wonderful class! Vanessa is a great teacher. This is the perfect beginner course for brush lettering using watercolours.

Anne Carpenter Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Vanessa was a friendly and clear teacher breaking down the components of brush painting to make it extremely simple. I recommend her classes

Emily King May 2022

44 ClassBento workshops attended • 24 reviews


Awesome box. The art supplies are great quality. Loved doing this and learning a new skill.

Yannie Kwai Apr 2022

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Vanessa was friendly and patient, and a great teacher. She’s also very talented and passionate about calligraphy, which made the class enjoyable. The box she sent us had good quality material which I will definitely be using in the future.

Martha Gledhill-Tuite Apr 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


I really enjoyed this class! I found it so interesting and engaging and I learned so much.

Marguerite Kik Apr 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Really great class. You really learn a skill within the lesson. I really enjoyed it and would recommend this class to have a taste of what brush lettering is.

Darcie Varapodio Apr 2022


What a wonderful class! I purchased this class as a Christmas gift for my daughter. She really enjoyed the class and her watercolour brush lettering has greatly improved. The pack that we purchased was perfect. Vanessa was a great teacher and I highly recommend this class for anyone wanting to learn a new skill.

Gai Cavanagh Apr 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Very enjoyable thank you Vanessa
I will need to practice quite a bit I
I find slow a hard concept.

Rukmini Singh Apr 2022

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Vanessa is a great patient teacher. Good intro to brush lettering with everything you need to get better on your own.

Tracy Kimber Feb 2022


I thoroughly enjoy the class today. Was very informative and will help me on my way to enjoying tarot

Lan Brown Jan 2022

16 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews


Vanessa is a calm teacher who helped me stay focused on the exercises and maintain my enthusiasm for the art of calligraphy. Thank you!

Sarah Proctor Dec 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Vanessa creates a calm and judgement-free environment where you are free to just explore colour with no expectations. The activities were great to learn more about the meaning each colour has as well as how they all work together.
The class was also a good introduction into watercolour with everything provided and Vanessa explained how everything worked.

Tina Yen Dec 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended


Very enjoyable, and a relaxing class. Just the right pace and Vanessa provides lots of extra information to take away. Thank you!

Jess Goymour Dec 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great class with Vanessa, she was very patient and happy to go over things again if needed.

Helen Barr Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This class was fantastic and highly enjoyable. We covered a huge amount in the time but it didn't feel rushed; I left feeling confident I had a really solid foundation to go away and practice, practice, practice!

Kristen Barrett Nov 2021

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 23 reviews


I enjoyed this class, the teacher made it feel relaxed, and it was a great way to zone out and focus on something fun and creative.

Painting class review by Kristen Barrett

Michelle Willoughby Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The class was very enjoyable, easy to follow and concepts well explained. A nice relaxing afternoon of creating. Thanks Vanessa.

Michelle Brown Nov 2021


Vanessa explained everything step by step and asked to see our work at different stages. It was a very interactive class.

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Michelle Brown

Ange Fairweather Oct 2021


I really enjoyed this class. Vanessa is one of the better instructors on Bento with a good setup that allows you to see both her and the work she is doing in detail. I leant a lot and it will allow me to improve my craft moving forward.

Penny Spencer Oct 2021

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews


Easy to follow class - suitable for beginners in calligraphy wishing to have a go using watercolours in lettering

Joanne Moores Oct 2021


very relaxing and great instruction

Heather Lamb Oct 2021


Calm and relaxing. Lovely materials. Encouraging and gentle. Thanks!

Rosalie Nolan Oct 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Very relaxing fun class. The time passed so quicklyI could have easily kept going!

Helen Pearson Oct 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


I really enjoyed Vanessa's class. I've never done brush lettering before, but thanks to her friendly teaching style I was able to learn the basics. I'll move on to capital letters now!

Amber Castellanos Oct 2021


It was a great class and I learned a lot in just an hour and a half. I really enjoyed it and hope to continue practicing and maybe trying another class from
Vanessa. She gave clear instructions and immediate feedback which was great.

Naomi Bradley Oct 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Loved this class! It was so enjoyable - the time went way too quickly. Vanessa is a great teacher, will look at doing more classes with her :-)

Emily H Oct 2021

36 ClassBento workshops attended • 22 reviews


Vanessa never disappoints! I’ve tried a few similar classes and Vanessa is by far the best. She timed this class perfectly, with a simple to follow workbook and instructions that are incredibly easy to follow (that can be reused for heaps of practice after the workshop).

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Emily H

Emily H Oct 2021

36 ClassBento workshops attended • 22 reviews


Although I have used brush lettering in my own time, this class was my first formal class. I found it incredibly helpful to have the letters and strokes broken down by Vanessa’s fantastic instructions and I gained significantly more experience in only 1.5 hours.

The watercolour take was such a unique take on brush lettering so no matter your experience I believe you’ll gain lots from this class!

Brush Lettering with Watercolours review by Emily H

Verena Antolovic Oct 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Great pace and guidance. Vanessa is a talented artist and great teacher. Suitable for everyone

Paula Hodgson Oct 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Vanessa was calming and created an enjoyable experience. A wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Kate Alden Oct 2021


It was a great interactive session, it gave me the inspiration I needed to find how to connect and strengthen my intuitive abilities. I received a gorgeous clear quartz with my word inscribed beautifully.

Amour Mah Oct 2021

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


Calm Your Mind with Watercolour Meditations With Vanessa at Bondi Letters was amazing - im so relaxed i may end up taking a nap

Calm Your Mind with Watercolour Meditations review by Amour Mah

Veronica Sternberg Oct 2021


Vanessa is such a sweet spirit… I loved the meditation that allowed me to connect and start the course in a more grounded way

Cristina Juarez Oct 2021


It was a great initiation to TAROT. Vanessa is very candid and knowledgeable. Totally recommend the course. You will definitely learn something about yourself.

Julia Cunningham Oct 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Friendly. Clear instructions. Positive and constructive feedback. Great quality equipment provided. Loved the personal touch with the name in the kit.

Angela Stone Oct 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Well paced class with easy instructions. Vanessa made brush lettering fun and feel achievable! I feel there’s lots I could do with this skill.

Yannie Kwai Oct 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


I loved the class. Vanessa is very friendly and a great teacher, and explained calligraphy in a way which was really easy to understand.

Jenny Nguyen Oct 2021

27 ClassBento workshops attended • 24 reviews


Vanessa was really lovely and kind teacher, I learnt so much from this class. How the cards take us on a journey and ultimately, it is up to us how we interpret it. I really loved this class, it has brought me much needed peace and clarity. Thank you Vanessa x

Body and Soul class review by Jenny Nguyen

Katrina Macdonald Oct 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


This is a fun class. Really enjoyed it and learned some lettering skills. Vanessa is an engaging and supportive teacher. Thank you Vanessa!

Katherine Kulakowski Oct 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


A great class to start a meditation practice based on focusing on watercolours and colours

Julia Cunningham Oct 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Very clear and methodical teaching. Good quality equipment. Vanessa was positive and friendly. Thank you

Lidia Lal Oct 2021

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Loved it and she was amazing and inspirational I love being creative and this class gave me that foundation to work on my calligraphy something I’ve lived to do for many years. I’m sure with practice I will become better! Thank you Vanessa

Doris Oliver Oct 2021


Vanessa is lovely and the class was so fun! She gives feedback to each person as you go, which is really nice, and the kits have everything you need and are really high quality. This was a really cute mother daughter activity to do together.

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Doris Oliver

Karina Corr Oct 2021

23 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews


Joined the class out of curiosity and to try something new. Vanessa’s calmness filters through and makes you feel at ease straight away. Very informative class and great guidance by Vanessa. Amazing experience, thank you.

Rachel Peat Sep 2021


Vanessa is a wonderful teacher who gave me the confidence to try my hand at calligraphy. The course was relaxed and fun and went by so quickly! The kit is perfect, I only wish I'd also purchased the gold ink!

Melissa Calman Sep 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Vanessa was lovely and very knowledgeable. The instructions were great and easy to follow. I had lots of fun.

Cynthia Tang Sep 2021


Vanessa is absolutely fantastic, personal follow up the kit. highly recommended to learn the basic thank you .Cynthia

Jo-Anne Law Sep 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Like anything new you need to begin with the basics and be patient with yourself. This is what Vanessa teaches you and then it's up to you to do the practice to master the skills. Don't be afraid to show your work as she will pickup on ways you can improve. Vanessa's class was relaxing and interactive and she has a calm, patient approach to her teaching.

Nicole Frayne Sep 2021


Most enjoyable class- time just disappeared! Can’t wait to practice what I learnt. I will book in for other classes

Sarah Francis Sep 2021


It was a great class! Thoroughly enjoyed it and Vanessa gave great feedback to help me improve!

Shane Kelly Sep 2021


Calming and enjoyable class that was a lot of fun. Thank you very much Vanessa!

Natalie Heath Sep 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Had a great time, even though I struggled! Very keen to keep practising to be able to create beautiful letters.

Brush Lettering with Watercolours review by Natalie Heath

Karina Corr Sep 2021

23 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews


Such a lovely class and learnt so much. The kit was great and Vanessa was amazing at explaining in a very calming manner.

Ashlea Curran Sep 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Was great fun, challenging when you are so ingrained to write a particular way and this makes you think differently. Practice makes perfect

Pattama Wightman Sep 2021


I really enjoyed this class. The lessons and materials were well organised. Vanessa broke down the brush lettering techniques to make it really simple to follow.

Alison Burrell Sep 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This was such an enjoyable class and the teacher, Vanessa has a lovely manner. It has inspired me to practice as much as I can to improve. I'm definitely going to do more classes with Vanessa.

Kellie Noonan Sep 2021


Very clear instructions and covered all the basics in the class time.

Very enjoyable class.

Karina Corr Sep 2021

23 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews


Thank you Vanessa for a fabulous afternoon. It was a very calming and interesting class. The materials were great and I would highly recommend this class.

Tina Leung Sep 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


It was a great fun and enjoyable session! Thank you Vanessa for guiding my daughter through. She opened her eyes on painting.

Kaytee Johnstone Sep 2021


Amazing and instructive. Moved at your own pace and allowed for individual interaction and discussion.

Louise Glen Sep 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Vanessa is a lovely teacher who provided a beautifully packaged kit with easy to follow step-by-step instructions and all that you need to do the online class.
This is a lovely class to do and a beautiful skill to learn!

Lisa Pichler Sep 2021

32 ClassBento workshops attended • 20 reviews


Vanessa is a great teacher, patient and kind. We had alot of kids in the class ,including mine, and she was very good at coaching us through. This is something you have to do with practice but it was excellent tutorial to show how letters are put together.

Ka Wong Sep 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Had lots of fun in this class and learnt lots of great tips and techniques. Vanessa was great at explaining and going slow for us beginners.

Julie Roy Sep 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Nice class. Vanessa really loves what she does and is a good teacher. Her explanations were very clear and I now know the basics to continue to practice Calligraphy. Thanks Vanessa!

Anyone Can do Calligraphy review by Julie Roy

Alena Jacobson Sep 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


What a lovely activity! Suitable for teens and above. Vanessa is simply fantastic and teaches you the technique step by step

Michelle Forster Sep 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Vanessa explained the lettering and water colouring techniques very well, and she gave everyone good constructive, feedback. I really enjoyed her class.

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Michelle Forster

Charlotte Simon Sep 2021


Great fun, and a good skill to have too! Having all the supplies sent to you is a fantastic option as wellthis saves time, money, and avoids confusion. So simple!

Penny Wood Sep 2021


Very easy to follow. Learnt a lot. Made me feel confident I can do this, I just need to keep practising. It was also very a very restful and enjoyable experience. Thank you Vanessa

Jacqueline Heinrich Sep 2021

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews


Just ok probably not for me, but it was calming. Smile at everyone you see today

Wendy Alweyn Sep 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


A great interactive, introduction for beginners interested in Tarot Cards aimed at using the Cards to read your subconscious mind.

Carolyn Samsa Sep 2021


I thoroughly enjoyed this class. Vanessa is a lovely teacher, she explains the key aspects of calligraphy to get you started and then patiently guides you through all the lower case calligraphy letters. I felt comfortable asking questions and Vanessa was very happy to answer them. Vanessa's packs that she sends out for the class are beautifully and thoughtfully put together. I have also done her tarot workshop and highly recommend it for the same reasons also.

Giang Tran Sep 2021


Vanessa was a great teacher. She explained things well, was patient and able to provide individual feedback to each student which was constructive and useful. She answered all questions asked of her. Overall I very fun and engaging class.

Jessica Douglass Sep 2021

93 ClassBento workshops attended • 84 reviews


Vanessa provides a beautiful relaxing class where we can explore our inner creativity and our colourful self

Calm Your Mind with Watercolour Meditations review by Jessica Douglass

Amanda Hickey Sep 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


What a clever idea to combine colour theory and meditation and sacred geometry. Vanessa has designed a beautiful workshop and these exercises have provided insights that will improve my practice with watercolour. Thank you.

Painting class review by Amanda Hickey

Natalie O'Halloran Sep 2021

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews


Vanessa is so warm and gently guides you to use your own intuition to interprete the cards and find a more deeply personal meaning. Loved the workshop and my empowered crystal! Strongly recommended

Jessica Douglass Sep 2021

93 ClassBento workshops attended • 84 reviews


A very interesting journey into Tarot cards. I’ve never tried it before and it was fascinating to learn how it can be relevant in my life

Body and Soul class review by Jessica Douglass

Kristen Sep 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


A great class. The time flew by and I am inspired to keep practicing my calligraphy. Thanks Vanessa.

Anastasia Miralis Sep 2021


Very friendly and eat to follow. Lots of time for questions, interactive and engaging with all of us.
Thanks Vanessa

Jo Peisley Sep 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I loved this class with Vanessa. Warm, friendly and easy to follow. Vanessa makes you good about the art you are creating with encouragement and positive reinforcement. Lots of fun.

Lauren McLuckie Aug 2021


Vanessa just radiates a beautiful energy love listening to her teach her passion and help others to find guidance in the cards. Thank you I loved it!

Lara Ruddle Aug 2021


Great class. Clear teaching. Lovely kit provided. Be nice to have capital letter templates included without having to buy them separately (even if there isnt time to teach them in class).

Karina Corr Aug 2021

23 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews


The class was very good. Vanessa was clear in her instructions and the materials received were great. I would have liked the class to be a bit longer, so could have practiced putting the letters together with help from Vanessa.

Ella Madden Aug 2021

38 ClassBento workshops attended • 43 reviews


This class was so relaxing, I felt like I really got in the zone and could just enjoy painting and meditating without any pressure of trying to do it perfectly. It was a lovely Sunday afternoon and Vanessa is a great teacher!

Calm Your Mind with Watercolour Meditations review by Ella Madden

Wendy Alweyn Aug 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


A lovely relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I got this as a family activity and we all enjoyed the meditation and watercolour. Thank you Vanessa.

Annette Aug 2021


Relaxing and took my mind off stressful moments and enabled me to remain focused during the class.

Brian Olson Aug 2021


Vanessa was such a great instructor and it was really easy to follow along and learn how to do calligraphy. She is very direct in helping you learn how to use all the equipment and the drills make it simple to understand. I didn't know how quickly 1.5 hours could pass by doing calligraphy! We had a blast. Thanks Vanessa.

Matilda Aug 2021

78 ClassBento workshops attended • 47 reviews


Vanessa from Bondi Letters ran a wonderful introduction to modern calligraphy workshop. The workshop and kit were both fantastic.

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Matilda

Kim James Aug 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Super fun, great instructions, helpful tips and easy to follow. Can’t wait to explore the cool add-ons I ordered to see what they look like.

Brush Lettering with Watercolours review by Kim James

Lisa Pichler Aug 2021

32 ClassBento workshops attended • 20 reviews


Very enjoyable. Took this class with my daughter. The teacher was very good, easy to understand, gave lots of opportunities to ask questions and I finally understood how to do calligraphy (lots of practice ahead though). It was a centering class too! Will look for again!

Georgiana Smith Aug 2021


Such a fantastic lesson - I don’t know where the time went. Engaging and I’ve come away with skills I can now apply and practice.
Thank you!

Crystal Chuang Aug 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great class for beginners. Vanessa provides all the necessary basics you need to start doing calligraphy. She is kind and approachable which makes the class enjoyable and you know you are welcome to ask any questions.

Alison Hardacre Aug 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended


A fantastic class and we got through so much in only 90 minutes! Thank you very much

Julie Aug 2021


really good fun! highly recommended for online team fun, materials were really good as well

Marina Silva Aug 2021


The workshop with Vanessa was fantastic!
From the moment the package arrived I was blown away with the amount of attention and care she put into the beautiful package <3
The content was really enjoyable, I feel more confident and connected interpreting the tarot cards, and the experience was lovely.

Melinda Hills Aug 2021


We really enjoyed this private virtual class for our work team event. Vanessa was a great teacher, very clear. We were all able to achieve a level of accomplishment we were proud of, it was satisfying and calming!

Sarah Maynard Aug 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Really enjoyed this workshop. Great level of instruction and support whilst also allowing us to have freedom and give it a go. Would definitely recommend.

Tamarin Carter Aug 2021


This class was lovely. Despite spilling all my ink ten minutes into the class, it was absolutely worth it. Vanessa was super kind and helpful and truly talented.

Kate Christopher Aug 2021


I enjoyed the experience but I’m not sure it’s worth the $. The equipment was the best part, activities not very mindful

Mia Greer Aug 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This class was so well put together. The kits is great, and the host was so lovely :)

Jessica Neilson Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This was such an amazing workshop! I loved every minute of it. I walked away from it with such a great understanding of tarot, and I feel more confident in starting my intuitive journey. Would highly recommend this workshop to anyone who has an interest in tarot readings ✨

Denise Glavinich Aug 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Fantastic class! Great teacher! the atmosphere was great and I feel like I learned so much :)

Melanie Owens Aug 2021


Really liked the initial colour meditation, and the end painting breath exercises.
Would have preferred to paint some more free flow in meditation

Melanie Owens Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


I expected a little more free form with watercolors. Was great, but possibly a little less instruction/water colour theory and more painting in a meditative state

Crystal Chuang Aug 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great class for beginners the meanings are easy to figure out and understand. Vanessa is a great teacher, class was interactive and fun.

Tamara McGowan Aug 2021


This course was absolutely amazing! It helped understand what the cards mean to you and the journey you take when reading your cards. Thank you soo much :)

Ella Madden Aug 2021

38 ClassBento workshops attended • 43 reviews


Such a lovely class, i found brush lettering so relaxing and Vanessa was a great teacher! I will be keen to improve these beginning skills of brush lettering more and more

Louise Friend Aug 2021


I really enjoyed this class. Vanessa was warm and friendly and gave us tips to improve too. I would highly recommend this class and 90 minutes was perfect.

Arna Delle-Vergini Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This is the perfect activity for an online class. Vanessa is a fabulous instructor. I enjoyed learning a little bit about her at the start of the class but was glad we got to just jump into the work without having to do awkward ice-breaker introductions with every participant. The big advantage of this online course is that you can see up and close what Vanessa is doing. She is passionate about her work and this comes through also. What doesn't work so well in an online environment is us showing her our work but I wonder if this is even necessary at such an introductory level. I can imagine why she would want to see it to give us feedback and encouragement but I happiest just focusing on her expertise and all that she had to offer. The course is also aptly named - I didn't believe it at first but anyone can do calligraphy - if you're prepared to put the work in. It's like any art or craft. To me this was well worth the time, money and effort.

Jessica Douglass Aug 2021

93 ClassBento workshops attended • 84 reviews


For many years I had a calligraphy pen in my craft kit and could never use it right but in this class, Vanessa really broke down the basics and for the frost time, I was able to create something with a calligraphy nib and ink (and a bit of a mess as well).

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Jessica Douglass

Sandi Grace Aug 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Great fun! Excellent teacher. First time I’ve enjoyed a class in a long time

James Dalton Aug 2021

39 ClassBento workshops attended • 34 reviews


Vanessa is such a brilliant teacher. She went nice and slow and broke everything down into simple steps. She kept checking in to see how we were going and looking at our progress. She is very encouraging of everybody. I will be taking another class run by Vanessa for sure. I found the process of writing the letters out quite relaxing and will be using this to relax in the evenings.

Anyone Can do Calligraphy review by James Dalton

Courtney Henry Aug 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended


What an amazing class! Vanessa was patient and a wonderful teacher who showed us how to write step by step. I can’t believe how beautiful my calligraphy looked by the end!

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Courtney Henry

Adell Ranger Aug 2021


A wonderful 2 hours spent learning, guided by the magical, patient and insightful Vanessa ✨
I loved learning about the tarot cards and what they can mean for me. The workshop went so quickly, was thoroughly enjoyable and felt intimate even though we were all talking to each other over our screens. The parcel Vanessa sends before the workshop has everything you need and is so special. You feel the love and magic straight away ✨

Daniel Paletz Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Fantastic session. Really insightful and welcoming - would highly recommend to anyone interested in understanding more about Tarot cards and the different ways they can help bring meaning to your life !

Jo Peisley Aug 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I loved this class so much. Exactly what I needed for some flow and creativity in Sydney lockdown. Vanessa is an excellent teacher, calm, patient, and friendly. It was lovely to connect with others all enjoying the class, living in different places.

Luisa Santo Aug 2021


Really enjoyed the modern calligraphy course with Vanessa! The pace was perfect making it a fun learning activity.

Laura Champion Aug 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Vanessa's workshop was lovely. The tarot cards were delivered in such a wonderful way was lovely opening up the parcel before the class. The class was informative and insightful, was great for a complete beginner. I look forward to gaining more experience as I use my tarot deck on a regular basis with the skills and knowledge gained from the class.

Asta Cybaite Aug 2021


I loooooved it! ❤️ Starting with meditation was a great way to settle in and ground yourself. Not only Vanessa
explained the meaning of symbolism behind major arcana in such details but also helped to link the cards to us and how they can help to serve in our daily growth. She was a great teacher and radiated with love, intention and happiness to be there and share her knowledge. Absolutely recommend to anyone - even biggest cynics!

Leilani Sombutnan Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Really informative and engaging class Would recommend to anyone interested in tarot and self discovery!

Jasmine Gray Aug 2021


Wow what a powerful and amazing 2 hours that was. Thank you to Vanessa for offering a incredible experience.

Georgie Cadwallader Aug 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Loved the class good interaction. it was easy to follow and Vanessa was a good communicator of the subject, her understanding that I was a beginner was beneficial to making instructions easy to follow.
Thank you for a great session.

Anyone Can do Calligraphy review by Georgie Cadwallader

Samantha Westheimer Aug 2021


Really enjoyable! Thought she was really great at teaching and explaining what to do well

Alicia Wandek Aug 2021

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews


Thankyou Vanessa for the mindful watercolour meditations. It was a lovely way to wind down for the night.

Erin Rigby Aug 2021


It was such a delight to take Vanessa’s class. Her energy and passion comes through so clearly, even through Zoom. The time flew by, I learnt to much and will take these leanings with me into my every day life.

Belinda Ruth Aug 2021

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Vanessa is fantastic and I absolutely loved this class. It was a perfect blend of meditation, painting instruction and mindfulness, this was everything I could have asked for. The kit arrived quickly, and had excellent materials for the course. We had a small class and Vanessa handled it well, she engaged us when needed and let us do our own thing as well. I highly recommend this class and can’t wait to do more with Vanessa! Thank you.

Lucy Moores Aug 2021


Vanessa’s class was fabulous. She guided us through how to use tarot cards to intuitively connect the out conscious and subconscious and invite guided reflection into each day. She explained everything throughly and it was so carefully put together. I can’t wait to use what I’ve learned to continue my self discovery!

Natalie Vu Jul 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I enjoyed the class very much. Vanessa was super helpful, and kind. Her demo and instructions are very clear and easy to follow. I love her work :) I learnt so much and can’t wait to explore and practice more on my own from what I’ve learnt today. The kit provided was also very useful.

Anyone Can do Calligraphy review by Natalie Vu

Vivi Sena Jul 2021


I had an amazing time with Vanessa’s class. It helped me to relax and tap into my creativity. Highly recommend it.

Painting class review by Vivi Sena

Mariana Uribe Jul 2021


I bought this class for my friends who were isolated for 14 days due to COVID restrictions in Sydney. They absolutely loved having the class with Vanessa!
Their words: Vanessa is so kind and lovely and guided us through an amazing meditation combined with watercolour painting techniques.
Highly recommend this class if you want to connect with yourself while having fun!

Pamela Maloney Jul 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


l definitely needed some sort of social interaction and creativity to boost my spirits after 4 weeks in lockdown, even though l was a bit hesitant about an online class. So happy l did.
Thanks to Vanessa for sharing her expertise and love of calligraphy. I have lots of spare moments to improve on my new founded techniques with ink and lettering.

Anyone Can do Calligraphy review by Pamela Maloney

Amelia Harding Jul 2021


Vanessa is an incredibly engaging and bright soul. Her ability to teach you intuitive skills is amazing. Extremely patient and super supportive Vanessa embodies the definition of a master teacher. I have done many tarot classes in the past and nothing compares to Vanessa’s class. I walked away with the confidence and knowledge to really pursue my dream of reading. Her classes are beautifully spiritual, the meditation at the beginning is so relaxing and the activities throughout the class are so interesting. I highly recommended Vanessa and can’t wait to attend more of her classes.

Vanessa Mozayani Jul 2021

27 ClassBento workshops attended • 26 reviews


This was a fabulous class to reconnect. I feel refreshed after completing the meditation and watercolour class. Learnt lots of techniques which will help calm my mind in lockdown. Highly recommend!

Painting class review by Vanessa Mozayani

Debbie Murray Jul 2021


The class was so wonderful, relaxing and powerful. Vanessa is a beautiful soul and I enjoyed connecting, relaxing and painting! Thank you! Beautiful way to end the weekend

Amanta Shankar Jul 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Such a wonderful class and teacher. So informative. This has class has certainly given me more confidence with lettering and calligraphy and encouraged me to practice on.
Thank you!

Heidi Froelich Jul 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


Vanessa made learning easy and she is encouraging. Was a fun class and loved the materials provided.

Georgia Clare-Nazer Jul 2021


I had so much fun and Vanessa was a great teacher. I learnt a lot and will definitely continue working on the skills I was given.

Heidi Kark Jul 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


I really enjoyed this class. Vanessa’s soothing voice and clear instructions allowed me to really switch off from everything else and get into the experience. I loved playing with the watercolours and just being able to experiment with a couple of different techniques. Something that I will definitely look into doing again!

Calm Your Mind with Watercolour Meditations review by Heidi Kark

Louise Ryan Jul 2021


We had a great time! A couple of my girlfriends suggested this class since we couldn’t meet up in person during lockdown. The brush lettering was fun, materials were sent on time and the class was easy to follow along with.

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Louise Ryan

Sophie Marshall Jul 2021


Vanessa was engaging and led a beautiful meditation. Have recommended to my friends. Thanks so much!

Kim Tran-Flores Jul 2021


Such a beautiful class to learning tarot, Vanessa is knowledgeable and helps guides you all the while giving you the freedom to also learn to interrupt the cards yourself. Highly recommended for anyone who is interested or fascinated by tarot cards.

Jacquie Neale Jul 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


This is the third class I have done with Vanessa! It was wonderful to do this class during lockdown, Vanessa is a great teacher and I loved just focusing on enjoying painting and enjoying the moment. Thanks Vanessa, you have made me fall in love with watercolours all over again!

Painting class review by Jacquie Neale

Jessica Douglass Jul 2021

93 ClassBento workshops attended • 84 reviews


Lovely teacher and the format of the class was excellent. The use of technology to be able to see her hands was great.

Brush Lettering with Watercolours review by Jessica Douglass

Allyson Espino Jul 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Vanessa was a great teacher! She made the class enjoyable and easy to follow along online which I thought I might struggle with.

The materials provided were great, perfect for a beginner like me learning brush lettering!

Thanks again for your patience and guidance Vanessa!

Hayley Warden Jul 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful class with Vanessa! Mindful watercolour painting is the perfect Sunday afternoon, lockdown activity.

Brittany Welch Jul 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Lots of fun would love more lined paper over the water paper but over all fantastic.

Brittany Welch Jul 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Loved it would lol be upper letter and number too or even an option for add on for the class to make it 2 hours if I chose number

Deirdra O'Keeffe Jul 2021


Loved this! Was an absolute beginner and it was well paced and explained. Thank you!

Judie Burke Jul 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Really enjoyed Vanessa’s class today. It was a great start for a beginner and enough info to keep practising.

Jacquie Neale Jul 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


I really enjoyed this class! Vanessa is great teacher and she patiently explained the techniques in calligraphy and helped us learn this new skill. It was very relaxing too! I highly recommend her class!

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Jacquie Neale

Jenita Porter Jul 2021

18 ClassBento workshops attended • 14 reviews


Thank you SO MUCH Vanessa! I had the best time in my class. I’ve had a brain tumor and my deficits mean I can’t actually feel my fingertips so it was definitely a challenge but Vanessa made it so easy for me to learn and try, I look forward to doing more classes in the future. Thank you again! I highly recommend this to anyone who is creative and wants to try something new :)

Mia Lovecchio Jul 2021


I highly recommend this class to everyone! It was absolutely beautiful, especially whilst in lockdown. Vanessa is the most beautiful teacher who listens and guides you in a way that helps you reach where you need to go. She is truly magical.
She teaches you ways to reach your higher self, with mediation and learning how to decipher the meanings of the tarot cards, in your own special way.
The tarot itself brought me clarity, peace, and joy. I am going to use this in my everyday practice. The box of goodies she sent in the mail is so gorgeous! It includes a notebook, pen, crystal, and of course the tarot deck.
I can't thank Vanessa enough! Do this workshop

Beth Pastore Jul 2021

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


Great class. Great instructor. Enjoyed the relaxing nature of working with the watercolours. ⭐️
Looking forward to taking more classes with Vanessa.

Vasiliki Triantaflaros Jul 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Very informative, relaxing and nicely paced class.
Received a beautiful package with all materials required for class.

Jodi M Jul 2021

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews


A wonderful creative and relaxing artistic classI loved the meditation and learning more about colour combinations in a small group. Vanessa is a lovely teacher and explained all the steps clearly and it was easy to follow, thank you.

Sal Letts Jul 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I loved it, it was relaxing and empowering. I would do another class by Vanessa. Thank you

Angie Martin-Pham Jul 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Thoroughly enjoyed the class with Vanessa. She’s got a great way of explaining the techniques needed to control the pressure and watercolours along with the water flow. I ended this class feeling completely relaxed and happy and a love of brush lettering and watercolours

Anni Dean Jul 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Such a relaxing way to spend time on a cold and rainy day.
Thank you so much Vanessa for making lockdown fun.
Bright beautiful watercolours are provided and you are shown how to write gorgeous rainbow lettering in a relaxed atmosphere.

Jennifer Sauniere Jul 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


It was fun doing. It would be nice to have practise sheets more quickly after the class

Julia Goyen Jul 2021


Such a fun activity to add to my lockdown hobbies. You get sent everything you need in advance and the teacher is great! Worked a treat via zoom.

Lauren Lee Jul 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended


absolutely loved Vanessa’s brush lettering class. she has a beautiful energy and patience when she teaches. I did it together with my partner and we both had a good laugh together. we’ll be back for more for sure!

Angie Martin-Pham Jul 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


I absolutely loved our workshop! Vanessa explains everything so well and patiently answers all the questions that arise. Her passion for her art is obvious in her words, tones and expressions. Thank you Vanessa for such a beautiful and relaxing workshop.

Heather Ng Jul 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


What a wonderful activity to do in lockdown! Vanessa was a great teacher and I thoroughly recommend this class to anyone wishing to get back in touch with their creativity.

Natalie Weeks Jul 2021


Vanessa is so lovely. She is very good at what she does. Her beautiful little package she sends with materials is perfect Now to keep practicing so I can write beautiful words with water colours.

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Natalie Weeks

Jacquie Neale Jul 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


I really enjoyed Vanessa’s class! Vanessa gave very clear and easy to follow instructions on Brush lettering techniques and gave great feedback as we went through the class. Her gentle and kind manner made everyone feel at ease and I really enjoyed the online class. I highly recommend her class! Thanks Vanessa!

Brush Lettering with Watercolours review by Jacquie Neale

Alexandra Chambers Jul 2021


Vanessa was really lovely and helpful. It was a lot harder than I expected but Vanessa was really attentive to each of the participants and made sure we were all keeping up and had out questions answered if we needed.
I'm going to keep practising now!

Natasha Naickar Jul 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I really enjoyed the class and will definitely take more classes by Vanessa in the future.

Grace Choi Jul 2021


I bought this workshop for my husband and he absolutely loved it! He said Vanessa was super patient and very encouraging. Thank you Vanessa - he's now going to keep himself busy during lockdown! :) x

Robyn Dennewald Jul 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Vanessa did a great job explaining the background & process for this class. Very enjoyable class.

Billie Jun 2021


It was a lovely class, relaxing, happy, restful, the most fun you could have in a wonderfully calm and relaxed atmosphere, feel great for having done it would highly recommend it. Think Vanessa is a wonderful teacher

Anastasia Jun 2021


Vanessa's voice immediately put me at ease and her calm demeanor made this class an enjoyable experience. She is very patient and has a deep knowledge of colors and how to calm your mind. A truly wonderful experience.

Annie Jun 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I loved this class It was a way to just stop and focus on what was in front of us with paint, paper and colour. Vanessa gave us such a lovely class. The box we received before the class was beautifully presented and felt like it was put together with a lot of care and love.
Vanessa is very sweet and easy to listen to, she showed us how to mix colours and just enjoy putting them down. I am not an artist but I love colour and it was great to learn how to mix them. Now, after Vanessa's class, I am sitting and playing with colour without guilt - It gives me joy and is relaxing, Thanks Vanessa and I can't wait to do another of your classes - even now I look at what we coloured and makes me smile and I feel a quiet spot inside. I really loved this class.

Calm Your Mind with Watercolour Meditations review by Annie

Amanda Jun 2021


I really enjoyed this class. It was very calming and relaxing. A perfect time out from a busy lifestyle.

Carer Vmch Jun 2021

104 ClassBento workshops attended • 104 reviews


Vanessa is a wonderful teacher - she is very patient and her warm & caring personality shines through in her instructions. Everyone was able to successfully recreate the wonderful rainbow pattern, and they all looked amazing.
Vanessa loves what she does, and you can tell. The ladies all had such a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon, and loved learning some techniques on how to relax and take time out for themselves.
Thank you Vanessa! :-)

Deanne Black Jun 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


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

Penny Milton Jun 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


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

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


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

7 ClassBento workshops attended


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


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

Carol Austin May 2021


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

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


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


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

27 ClassBento workshops attended • 24 reviews


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 class review by Jenny Nguyen

Laureen Pye Feb 2021


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

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


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

104 ClassBento workshops attended • 104 reviews


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

3 ClassBento workshops attended


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


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

104 ClassBento workshops attended • 104 reviews


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


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

Carer Vmch Dec 2020

104 ClassBento workshops attended • 104 reviews


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

15 ClassBento workshops attended • 16 reviews


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

Lyn Purdy Dec 2020


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


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


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


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

Carer Vmch Nov 2020

104 ClassBento workshops attended • 104 reviews


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

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


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 tricks and helping us along the way with eternal patience. I could not recommend this workshop more, I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to attend.

Beau Bruce Nov 2020


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

53 ClassBento workshops attended • 52 reviews


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

Bronwyn Sheldon Nov 2020

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 16 reviews


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

Ellena Oakes Nov 2020

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


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


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


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


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


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


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

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


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

Sue Stimpson Sep 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


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


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 class review by Madeline Beattie

Lindsay Fisher Sep 2020


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


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

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


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 practicing. I felt like the time was flying during the workshop! I got a lot of personalised tips from Vanessa and she really made us all excited about brush lettering. I highly recommend this workshop, whether in-person or online.

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Adrienn Demeter - Sydney

Michelle Breton Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


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


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

Ellena Oakes Aug 2020

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


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

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


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

15 ClassBento workshops attended • 16 reviews


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 class review by Tegan Webb

Abigail Haynes Aug 2020

36 ClassBento workshops attended


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


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

Emily Hall Aug 2020


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

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


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 when the next one is! Can’t wait to do another one with Vanessa from Bondi Letters!

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Nikki Zeng - Sydney

Claire Rooney Jul 2020


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

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


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

104 ClassBento workshops attended • 104 reviews


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 • 13 reviews


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 • 13 reviews


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

Stephanie Dietz Jun 2020


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

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews


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 class review by Manja Rhijn

Vindu Palihakkara Jun 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


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 class review by Vindu Palihakkara

Jenni Morel Jun 2020


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


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


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


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


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

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


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 class review by Icy Icaro

Pamela Klioufis May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


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


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

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


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

Charmaine Montgomery May 2020

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 12 reviews


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

Brush Lettering with Watercolours review by Charmaine Montgomery

Leanne Bentley May 2020


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


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

Anonymized Customer May 2020

41 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


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

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


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


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


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


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


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

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


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


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


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


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.