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About Althea

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Althea Neustaedter was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has a rich education in the arts, with a BA in Illustration from the California College of the Arts and Crafts (CCA), and a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the San Francisco art University and an education in landscape painting and Art History from the Art Academy in Florence, Italy. Althea is currently a Assistant Professor of Art Education at Southern Utah University. She is an art advocate and works to bring art awareness to schools. 


2021 Teaching credentials with Fine Art Endorsement

Southern Utah University, Cedar City Utah


2015 Master of Fine Art 

San Francisco Art Academy University, San Francisco, California


2005 Bachelor of Arts in Illustration

California College of the Arts, Oakland, California

Career Highlights

  • Personal success as a professional artist, exhibiting original work in various galleries, exhibits and magazines.

  • 10+ Years of teaching youth and adults Fine Art

  • Extremely passionate and knowledgeable about Fine Art in all its forms, with a focus on teaching the fundamentals of art so that anyone has the ability to learn to be an artist.

  • Proven success in community engagement and bringing awareness to the Arts

  • Expertise in fundraising and enhancing art programs
    in schools

  • Teaching successes have included entering student’s artwork in museum galleries, securing scholarships and winning competitions

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