Welcome to the California Central Coast Pastel Society!


Thank you for visiting our 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.

Happy painting!

General Meeting

The next general meeting will be on Sunday, October 28th from 2 to 4pm at Jim Tyler’s house. Address: 104 Twin Ridge Drive in SLO. More Information to follow.

If you would like to learn more about us and are not a member, you are welcome to attend the General Meeting. And if you like what you see, won’t you lend your support by joining our growing group of pastel lovers?

Paint Outs

Our first paint out is at La Familia Ranch on Los Osos Valley Road, September 29, 2018 Meet-up at 9:00am. For more information on where to meet, park and paint, contact our Shows and Events Page for more information.

Dec. Date – To Be Determined

Jan. 23 – SLO Botanical Garden

Feb. 12 –  To Be Determined

3CPS is looking for volunteers to be official greeters at paint-out locations around SLO County.  Interested artists should contact Mike Bauer at mike@rmartstudios.com

Up Coming Half Day Mini Workshops and Fun: See Shows and Events

Join in one of our great workshops to further your pastel skills, or to discover pastels for the first time.  See our Shows and Events Page for more information.

  • Jim Tyler – Glenn Aulin Falls in Pastel – a three class series in November taught by Jim Tyler on November 1, 8, and 15.
  • LaVone Sterling – 1 hour demo and a half-day workshop on December 8th  See Flyer
  • Tricia Reichert – Half day Sunday workshops on October 7th, 1pm-5pm, November 11th, 1pm-5pm, December 9th, 1pm-5pm

Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival

Home, Morro Bay Bird Festival

The Goldfinch by Frabritius 1654

3CPS will have a booth at the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival in January 2019.  The details of that will be coming soon.  In the meantime, though, we’re getting together to   paint birds so that we’ll have a lot of original bird art to show and sell at the show.

These will be free, fun get-togethers with other 3CPS artists.  Bring your favorite bird photos or use some of the extras that we’ll have on hand.  Set up and start painting!

Painting Get Togethers: Wednesday, October 31st from 9:00 – noon and Monday, December 10th from 10am – 2pm

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  ♦  info@3cps.org

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