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Claudia   Anne  Stevens   Teaching Artist

(a) Professional Preparation

  • Master’s in Art, Illustration/Painting, San Josḗ State University, CA, 1999
  • Completed a one year graduate program in Science Communications, University of California-Santa Cruz, 1991
  • Certificate in Printmaking, University of California-Santa Cruz, 1990
  • Bachelor in Fine Arts, University of California-Santa Cruz, 1989

(b) Appointments

  • 1991 One year graduate program, in Science Illustration – Professional training in biological illustration, University of California-Santa Cruz
  • 1991 Internship – Wilson Botanical Gardens, San Vito, Costa Rica, Science Illustration and Writing Graduate Course, University of California-Santa Cruz, Science Communication

(c) Teaching Experience – clients include

  • 2020 University of California Berkeley, OLLI program – Botanical Painting /  Nature Journaling
  • 2020 California State University of Monterey Bay, OLLI program – Botanical Painting / Nature Journaling
  • 1990 – Present, Artist in Residency Programs – Arts Council, Santa Cruz County Public Schools, California
  • 2018 Polar Marine Diatom Workshop – Biological Illustration Iowa Lakeside Lab, Milford, Iowa 1996 – Present

(d) Products/Publications/Exhibitions



  1. Academic Press Hand Book of Marine Mammals, p. 38, 2010 Bernd Wursig, Ph.D. and Marc Webber, Ph.D. 2010, ISBN: 978-0-12-373723-6 Page 38
  2. Introduction to Biology – College Text Archipelago Distributed Learning, various authors, 1999 Harcourt College Publications, ISBN 9781582620268
  3. Lewis and Clark Mountain Wilds, Sharon Anelia Ritter, pp. 28, 43, 51 – 56, 67, 133, 193 – 196, 251 (first page of each chapter), 2002 Idaho University Press, ISBN 0-89301-258-0
  4. Sunset Magazine, “Win the War Against Weeds”, Sharon Cohoon, pg. 100-103, April, 2001 Sunset Publishing, ISSN 0039-5404
  5. Horticulture Magazine, Volume XCV; Number 4; April 1998, “A Taste for Weeds”, pp. 68-74, Wayne Winterrowd, 1998 Horticulture Publishing, ISSN-0018-5329

7 More Relevant PUBLICATIONS

  1. Notes to Myself, Hugh Prather,1990 Bantam Books, ISBN 0-55334864-7
  2. Backpacker’s Magazine, “Season of the Sneeze”, p. 20, Dennis Scholl, 1990 Rodale PressEducational Signs (4’ by 5’) Displayed along Capitola Beach, Capitola, CA and the San Lorenzo River Park, Santa Cruz, CA, 1994
  3. Organic Gardening Magazine, “Soulful Salads”, pg. 37 – 40 Linda 1991 Eckhardt, 1989 Rodale Press
  4. Science World, “The Tongass”, pg. 3 – 9 Melissa Blouin, 1991 Scholastic Inc
  5. Micromus Varioglosus, Melissa Blouin, 1991 California Academy of Sciences, North American Neuroptera
  6. Backpacker’s Magazine, “Foraging for Seafood”, p. 16-18, Mark Sakry, 1990 Rodale Press
  7. Science World, “War in the Woods”, pg. 6-9 R, Rosie Mestel, 1991 Scholastic Inc


  • 2006 – Present one hundred wholesale accounts including: San Francisco Airport, Eastern Sierra Interpretive
    Association (ESIA), Georgia O’Keeffe Education and Retreat Center, Monterey Historic Parks
  • 2014 Salvia mellifera, Filoli Estate Gardens, Woodside, CA
  • 2013 Salvia columariae, Filoli Estate Gardens, Woodside, CA –
  • 2013 Rubus ursinus, Helen Crocker Russel Library of Horticulture, San Francisco Botanical Gardens, CA 
2013 Twenty Botanical Works, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA (Solo)
  • 2011 Twelve Botanical Works, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (Solo)
  • 2010 Ten Botanical Works, Arboretum, University at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA (Solo)
  • 2009 Local Natives, Costanoa Resort, Half Moon Bay, CA (Solo)
  • 2001 Beaufortia, Triton Museum, San Jose , CA (Invitational)
  • 1991 Sand Bottlebrush, Natural History Museum, Santa Cruz, CA
  • 1990 Tidepool, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

(e) Awards

  • 2010 Creative Work Fund, San Francisco, CA (Haas Fund and Hewlett and Irvine Foundation)
  • 1990 Presidential Fellowship, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA
  • 1990 Chancellor Awared UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA
  • 1990 – present “Artist in Schools” Residency grants Arts Council, Santa Cruz, CA

(e) Synergistic Activities

Claudia Stevens is a classically trained botanical painter and biological illustrator. Her work is widely published in books and magazines and she is also an educator for both children and adults. Through the ability to share her work with the public, in her publications and hands-on teaching, Claudia Stevens, (teaching artist) shares an educational component to her work in unison with her classes.