Shows and Events

3CPS General Meeting (Info coming soon)



Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival

3CPS has a booth at the 23rd annual MB Winter Bird Festival Bazaar. Your are invited to show and sell original pastel artwork, plus cards and prints.The show is January 18-20, 2019 at the Morro bay Community Center. Our booth is part of a complete exhibition focusing on birds of all species. This is a non-juried show with no awards.

The paintings that we’ll display in January will be limited to an 11″ x 14″ frame size (inside frame dimension).  So think small for your bird painting:  5″x7″, 8″x10″, 9″x12″, 11″x14″.

Check out the Show Prospectus for more information and to sign up.

January 18-20, 2019

Bring-in: Thurs, Jan 17 3 to 430
Pick-up: Sunday Jan 20 4 to 5

Show Prospectus




Paint Out, HomneJan. 23 –  Our next paint out opportunity offers magnificent views of Bishop’s Peak. Come join the fun!

Bishop Peak Paint-out Flyer

Feb. 12 – To Be Determined

Contact Jim Tyler for Paint-out  Information.


January 23rd, 9am to 11am (Rain cancels)
Where: 951 Pasotiempo Drive, San Luis Obispo
Bishop Peak Paint-out Flyer.

For more information on where to meet, park and paint, contact Jim Tyler at (805) 748-2220 or

Feb. 12 – To Be Determined

Pastels 101 with Jim Tyler
We’ll complete a painting while learning all about pastels.  Every Pastels 101 class has a different scene to paint, so you can take this one more than once.  One day workshop, supplies available, $95.  If you have pastel experience then we’ll add an extra facet to your painting, like a focus on under-paintings. Contact Jim at

Saturday, January 26 from 9:00 – 4:00.
One day workshop, supplies available, $95.

Museum of Natural History, Home3CPS Exhibit at the Morro Bay Natural History Museum.

Two Worlds Meet: Living Together Along the Shore Shorelines can be freshwater, saltwater or a mixture of the two. Along the Central Coast we have all three. Our Mediterranean climate attracts both humans and animals, and the many ways we co-exist are the subject of this exhibit. If it happens here, it’s the perfect subject matter for your painting.

Spring, 2019

More info to follow.

Shows and Events, William SchniederWilliam Schneider Workshop (oil painters are also welcome) is for advanced beginners and above. You will learn:
• The secret to glowing, realistic skin tone
• How to Take advantage of the unique properties of pastel
• Power through suggestion
• One simple technique to create sparkling color
• How to avoid “unpleasant detail”
• Masterful edge control
• The key to turning the form with temperature 

Workshop Prospectus

June 19-22
Where: San Luis Obispo, CA
Class limited to 12 participants
More information to follow
Click to Register



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