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


Linda Mutti Art, 3CPS WorkshopGeneral Meeting, Artist Demo and Half Day Workshop with Linda Mutti November 9th


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 Outs

Paint out at Mike Bauer’s father’s house near Old Edna


Mike Bauer 3cps Paint-OutWHAT: 3CPS Plein Air Paint Out at Mike Bauer’s father’s house near Old Edna
WHEN: October 26th 2019
TIME:  9am to Noon

This paint-out features vineyards with autumn colors, gardens, and distant hills.  Save the date; there will be more information provided as we get closer. 


Mike Bauer 3cps Paint out 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!  Contact Jim Tyler for directions, carpools and more information (805-748-2220,


Plein Air Paint Out – Mount Hollister


3CPS Paintout Mt Holister

WHEN: Saturday, December 7th, 2019
TIME:  afternoon (exact time TBD)
WHERE:  Rock Solid Church in Morro Bay, along Highway 1

This paint-out features lovely views of Mount Hollister.  We’ll meet in the afternoon, not the morning, so that we can get late afternoon color on the mountain.  Save the date; there will be more details provided as we get closer.  Contact Jim Tyler for directions and more information (805-748-2220,

Workshops 2020

Alain Picard Workshops, March 4 – 7, 2020 

Alain Picard will be teaching two in-studio landscape workshops and one plein air workshop for 3CPS in March, 2020.
March 4: Just added. One day in-studio workshop. (Same as two day in-studio workshop).  Members $120, Non-members $155.
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 workshops run from 9:30am to 4:30pm each day.  Suitable for all levels.
(Note: 2 day Workshop and plein air workshops are full. Please call (805) 540-1470 regarding space.
Registration is open for the one day in-studio workshop.

Lorenzo Chavez, 3cps Workshop 2020Lorenzo Chavez 2 Day Plein Air and 2 day In-Studio workshops. May 20 – 23, 2020

More information to follow.  (Students can take one or both).

Registration opens November 1, 2019

Teresa Saia 3-day In-Studio workshop. September 10,11, and 12, 2020.

(More information to follow).   

Registration opens Spring, 2020

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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