Education and Background
Claude holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from North Carolina Central University and a Master of Fine Arts from San Jose State University.
Claude has worked as an arts educator for youth and teens since 1984. He has taught with many Bay Area programs and institutions including the California Arts Council, Santa Clara’s Arts Connect, and the San Jose Museum of Art. Claude was also the cofounder of the Genesis Sanctuary for the Arts in San Jose. Aside from his teaching, Claude is also a working artist who shows his work throughout the Bay Area. He has been with the Community School of Music and Arts since 1993.
Along with teaching Vacation Art Camp and family-oriented painting workshops, Claude has taught a variety of courses for kindergarten- through junior high-aged students at CSMA.