California Central Coast Pastel Society (3CPS)


We want to welcome you to our California Central Coast Pastel Society (3CPS) website! Here you will find lots of information about our organization, its members, the latest pastel news and events. We hope you enjoy your visit, and come back often to stay informed. Feel free to contact us about anything related to soft pastel art. More in depth information about all 3CPS activities is available in the current 3CPS Newsletter. The Shows and Events Page contains a list of upcoming shows, events and requirements.  Thanks for visiting!

Happy painting!

General Meetings


General Meeting, artist Demo and Half Day Workshop with Otto Sturke.

Date:  July 27, 2019
Where:  Nipomo Community Presbyterian Church, 1235 N. Thompson Ave., Arroyo Grande (yes, Arroyo Grande, not Nipomo)
Time: 10am to 11:45am

Half-day afternoon workshop $50  Workshop Registration /Closed
Workshop Time: 1:00 – 500pm

Otto will do a 90-minute demo (+/-) during the general meeting, which runs from 10am to 11:45am. The demo is free and the public is welcome. Then in the afternoon he is offering a half-day workshop.  As a representational artist, Stürcke seeks to find common ground between the contemporary and the classical.  Greatly influenced by the Dutch Masters, Sturke aims to depict the personal, the emotional, and the quiet elegance in his paintings through light, shadow, and texture. In recent years, Strurke has garnered recognition and various awards for his works:  View Bio


Linda Mutti Art, 3CPS WorkshopGeneral Meeting, Artist Demo and Half Day Workshop with Linda Mutti


Central Coast artist Linda Mutti is a highly accomplished pastelist whose many awards include Master Circle, Distinguished Pastelist and Associate of Distinction Member of American pastel societies.  Her paintings are held in collections across the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe.  Even better, she’s coming here to show you how it’s done!  This workshop is landscaped based but can be applied to other genres.


Linda Mutti, 3CPS WorkshopWhen: Nov. 9, 2019
Where: Nipomo Community Presbyterian
1235 N. Thompson, Arroyo Grande
Time: 10:00 AM 90-Min. Demo – Free! 
Public is welcome!

Workshop: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 
Cost: $50 3CPS Members, $65 Non-members
Click Here for Online Workshop Registration 

See Flyer for more information.


Paint Out


3CPS Paintout Pismo BeachWHAT: 3CPS Plein Air Paint-Out at Pismo Beach
WHEN: July 13, 2019
WHERE: Meet Up at the beginning of the Pismo Pier
TIME: 9:00 AM – ’til whenever you stop (usually when everyone gets hungry).

See you there? The more, the merrier!

New to plein air?  C’mon, give it a try!  We may be able to provide a mentor if you’re interested.  And if you’d like to get a head start, just sketch the above scene in your studio and concentrate on pastels while you’re on site!

Alain Picard Demo & Workshop, March 4 – 7, 2020 

Alain Picard will be teaching two landscape workshops and doing a demo for 3CPS in March, 2020.
The dates are as follows:
March 4: Two hour demo open to the public.  Cost TBD.
March 5-6: Two day studio workshop. Members $225, non-members $260. View Flyer
March 7: One day plein air workshop.  Members $120, Non-members $155. View Flyer
The workshop runs from 9:30am to 4:30pm each day.  It is suitable for all levels.
(Note: 2 day Workshop is nearly full. Please call (805) 540-1470 regarding space.

Be a part of the growing California Central Coast Pastel Society. Click here to join!

For more information about the activities on this page visit the Shows and Events page.


California Central Coast Pastel Society (3CPS)  ♦  P.O. Box 13933, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406  ♦

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