Link to: Claudia Stevens – Arts Council Santa Cruz County

Upcoming Class:

Claudia Stevens Nature Journaling – Botanical Drawing
October 22 – December 1, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:00


To secure your spot go to PayPal, click “Send & Request”


Please send check for $75 to:
Claudia Stevens
P.O. Box 2435
Aptos, CA 95001

In this course, students will learn a step-by-step methodology to develop their work. Good foundational skills are offered. Each week students will study a new local native plant and complete a sketch. This course brings art to science while inviting students to have fun developing fine art skills. Topics include the art of seeing / drawing, laying out accurate plant structure, watercolor pencil and gouache tips, the art of taking field notes and researching general ethnobotany, creating dimension and depth, and dry brush painting with layering. A material list will be provided. All levels welcome!

Claudia Stevens is an award-winning botanical artist, plant enthusiast and teacher rooted in a love of nature. Her work has displayed at Stanford University, Fioli Estate, The Helen Crocker Russel Library of Horticulture, San Fransisco Botanical Garden, natural history museums and elsewhere. Her work has been published in numerous books and magazines.

This is a livestream Course

• Classes stream live at the scheduled day amd time
• Classes are not recorded
• The Zoom link to attend class will be
• Course materials will remain available to view and enjoy
• One-on-one instruction available after the workshop

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Lafayette, Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 10:30 AM

Iowa State University
Biological Illustration

Past Classes:

  • Nature Journaling, University of California, Berkeley, 3/31 – 5/19, 2021
  • University of California Berkeley –  Olli Program – Nature Journaling – Mar 30 – May 17 Meeting every Wednesday 2:30 -4:00 PT

Iowa State University
Biological Illustration
Ames, IO
8/6, 8/9

Friday, July 12, 2019
Saratoga, West Valley College 9:30 AM
Cupertino, SC Valley Audubon, 12:00 PM
Palo Alto, Environmental Volunteers Eco Center, 2:30 PM

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Tiburon, Belvedere-Tiburon Library, 10:00 AM
San Francisco, Building 989 in the Presidio, 12:30 PM


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