Learn Watercolour Painting: Anatomical Vertebrae

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Discover how to paint a human spine at this relaxing online class



2.5 hours Class size 3 to 300

label $135 - $150 (or 4 payments of $33.75 - $37.50 Afterpay)
($135 for Class with drawing only - no box, $150 for Class and box)

How it works
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Request your preferred time
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We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 2 to 4 business days for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra; 4 to 9 days elsewhere. We ship nationwide.
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Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

Not sure what to do when bored at home? Make watercolour painting your new favourite hobby with this fun and science-y online class with artist Clare Nicholson!

Be gently guided with step-by-step instructions on how to approach this image using watercolours including how to prepare the paper, mix and blend watercolours, along with different painting techniques. NDIS supported participants have particularly enjoyed this class's empathetic approach to teaching.

What you'll get:

  • Outline drawing of the Vertebrae with Vines on high-quality 300gsm watercolour paper (A4 size).
  • A carefully planned, highly informative lesson that simplifies the watercolour process from start to finish to give you skills and confidence in watercolour painting.
  • Professional advice and information about watercolour paints, paper, equipment and painting techniques.

By the end of your painting class, you'll have a unique piece of artwork for your home to display proudly!

Please note:
The 'class and drawing' kit option includes an A4 hand-drawing specifically prepared for this lesson. This will be sent to you after you purchase a ticket for the class and is intended for those who already have watercolour paints and brushes. By selecting the 'class and box' option you'll receive both the drawing and art materials for the class, as listed below. Please allow seven days for either option to arrive.

This class is perfect for a team building session!


Knowledge required
Complete beginners are encouraged to join this class, along with those with some experience.

Now that you have a full watercolour kit with brushes, you might enjoy my other anatomical watercolour classes which work out a lot cheaper. Select "Class and drawing only - no box" and I will send you a different template.

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What you'll get in your craft kit
  • A4 composition drawing of Vertebrae with Vines created by your teacher on quality 300gsm watercolour paper.
  • Quality student grade watercolour set of paints
  • Three brushes
  • Masking tape
  • Kitchen paper
  • Salt
What you'll need
  • Two large glasses of clean water
  • One plain white dinner plate – or as close to white/un-patterned as you have
  • Hairdryer
Your teacher
Clare Nicholson
Clare Nicholson

5.0 (37)

I am a Sydney-based exhibiting artist with a beautiful art studio set within a large subtropical-inspired garden in Sydney's Inner West.

My life-long passion for making very fine artworks includes sculpting, painting, drawing, and textiles. I also have a passion for teaching others, and love to support those wishing to find their own creative journey - whatever that may be or whatever shape it might take!

Unusually, my practice is multidisciplinary, so I cover many aspects of artmaking using a range of different materials and skills. For example, working three-dimensionally, my skills include sculpting and mould making. I work in materials such as clay, bronze, silver, wax, wood, aluminium, polyurethane, plaster, resin, concrete and even patillage (sugar-plate)! For two-dimensional works, I paint in oils, acrylics and watercolour. For drawing, I generally use lead pencil, pen and ink, charcoal and crayon in order to achieve great detail, but at other times, playful media, such as wire.

I hold a PhD and Master of Fine Arts (both 1st-class division equivalent) and a Graduate Diploma of Education. Along with private tuition in my studio, I've also taught in the Sculpture Department at UNSW Art and Design, within community adult education, rural and remote high schools.

My life is and has been artmaking! Come and join me for some serious fun in a friendly, inclusive, working art studio :)

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Ambra Sancin May 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Great class taught by Clare. It was so interesting to paint a subject that wasn't flowers, fruit or vases. Definitely got me thinking about the possibilities of branching out with subject matter.

Learn Watercolour Painting: Anatomical Vertebrae review by Ambra Sancin

Anna Pickert Mar 2023

14 ClassBento workshops attended


It was good fun and great to watch the artist work with watercolours. Thank you

Alicia Gilmore Jan 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Clare is a gifted artist and teacher who is able to clearly explain each step, offering suggestions and advice, making this a fun and enjoyable activity. I thoroughly recommend her lessons!

Renata Patriota Nov 2021


I had such an AMAZING TIME doing Clare’s course
I’ve done the course with my sister-in-law, who has recently moved for a far away land. Clare’s course was such a great opportunity for us to bond and chat again, while also being creative.
Clare is a very encouraging teacher and has give me the tools to come up with a painting that I’m very pleased with
Thank you, Clare ! Looking forward for our next classes

Painting class review by Renata Patriota

Georgie Tyson Nov 2021


Wow! Wow! I absolutely loved doing this class with Clare! She was so thorough and gave amazing direction to achieve different watercolour techniques. I loved having a finished product at the end that I can frame and hang. Clare was also extremely patient and was able to answer all questions - as well as giving lots of time. I will definitely be doing another of her classes. Loved it! Thank you, Clare

Painting class review by Georgie Tyson

Alix Madden Oct 2021

18 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Excellent class, Clare is so passionate and a very clear and easy to follow teacher. She always gives extra time to make sure you've got the techniques.

Learn Watercolour Painting: Anatomical Vertebrae review by Alix Madden

Rebecca Chalmers Oct 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Clare is a patient, friendly and thorough teacher. As an absolute beginner, I learnt a lot about watercolour painting and techniques. Class moved at a very reasonable pace. Clare was happy to answer questions and explained the process well. The kit was carefully packed and had a lot of great quality supplies to get started. Especially in lockdown, it's nice to sit down, be a little social, and try something new. Big thanks to Clare for sharing her knowledge!

Painting class review by Rebecca Chalmers

Liz Newnam Oct 2021

17 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Claire was amazing-- I was really hesitant to try watercolours again after not really connecting with them back in high school-- but painting with Claire's guidance, she personalised the experience and answered all of my questions along the way, and in the end had a wonderful experience. I also really like how the class works towards a work of art-- and not drilling painting just circles over and over again-- that you actually have a really lovely picture in the end to show for it-- I know mine is going into a frame on the wall. :)

Claire Cooke Sep 2021

53 ClassBento workshops attended • 52 reviews


This is my favorite class bento experience so far. I loved that the techniques were incorporated directly into the final painting. Clare provided excellent demonstrations throughout the class and was always willing to answer my questions. I can’t wait to try another class with her.

Painting class review by Claire Cooke

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