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 Meeting

The next general meeting will be on Saturday, December 8, 2018  from 10:00 – 11:30 at Art Central. Address: 1329 Monterey Street in San Luis Obispo. More Information to follow. Treat yourself ti a One Hour Demo by VaVone Sterling!

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 next plein air paint-out will be on Saturday, November 17th from 9:00 – noon at Dinosaur Caves Park. Check the  Shows and Events Page for more information on where to meet, park and paint.

Jan. 23 – SLO Botanical Garden

Feb. 12 –  To Be Determined

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
  • Jim Tyler – “Pastel Art Bar” on Friday, January 11 from 6:30 – 9:30
  • Jim Tyler – “Pastels 101”,  Saturday, January 26 from 9:00 – 4:00.

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  ♦

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