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!

Denise Schryver, President, 2021

From the President’s easel……Fall 2021


3CPS is grateful for your membership and your participation in the current online show.

On this website you can see where we’ve been painting plein air, find upcoming paint-outs, demos, workshops (both in person and virtual). Our growing pastel society is filled with engaging, talented people.

If you have any questions please email to:

Be well and Happy Painting!

Denise Schryver

President, California Central Coast Pastel Society, 3CPS


California Central Coast Pastel Society Presents

2021 All Member Fall Show


September 1- December 31st

Beginners to Professional Artists!


 Click Here to View Show

Tom Frey, For the Love of Color, 12x9, $300

For the Love of Color by Tom Frey, 12×9, $300

Upcoming Workshops

For more information in these troubled times about workshops, please contact Denise Schryver at

Lorenzo Chavez Four Day Plein Air Workshop in the beautiful

Central Coast of California and the Surrounding Areas


Click here to register

Lorenzo Chavez

“Pacific Impressions” by Lorenzo Chavez

Lorenzo Chavez

October 27,28,29 & 30, 2021

What:  Plein Air Workshop with Lorenzo Chavez

Cost:  $625 members/$650 non-members

Where:  Four days of painting under the tutelage of renowned artist, Lorenzo Chavez. Two days painting on a private organic farm in the beautiful Adelaide area near Paso Robles, CA followed by two days painting on the stunning coast in Montana de Oro state park, Los Osos, CA.

Hosted by California Central Coast Pastel Society- 3CPS.  For more information contact Denise Schryver-805.440.4579,  or visit our Shows and Events page.

 Visit Lorenzo’s website to view more information about his workshops.  Lorenzo Chavez Workshops

General Meetings


Watch for Uncoming Meetings!  We have a bunch of great ideas for the coming months

Paint Outs

3CPS September Paint Out in beautiful Arroyo Grande

(This one was really fun.  Info on the October one coming soon!)

3fos September Paint Out

What:  3CPS September Paint Out

Date:  Saturday, September 11, 2021

Where: Home of Franny and Mike Fairbrother

Address:  104 Appy Way, Arroyo Grande

Time:  9am to noon

Tom Frey’s  friends, Franny and Mike Fairbrother, have invited us for a morning session at their home and property in Arroyo Grande. They have a large acreage studded with old oaks, open fields and a beautiful home and garden, all available as subjects. There’s also a wonderful old truck close by for those interested. Some photos above taken in late July when it was overcast, so it may be sunny. Bathroom will be available. Please let Tom know if you plan to attend (

3cps September paint out
3cps Sempter paintout
3cps September Paint Out

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


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

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