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General Meetings

Due to Covid 19 no meetings have been scheduled.


Paint Outs

We’ve got a new series of paint-outs for you.  With these locations, it’s easy to maintain social distancing while still enjoying the camaraderie of other artists.  If you’re new to plein air, this is a good opportunity to give it a try.  You don’t need a fancy set of equipment to start; chances are you already have enough.  If you have questions about equipment or the painting process, just write back and we’ll have one of our plein air artists call you to help you out! Contact Tom Frey at for questions and to RSVP.  Carpool coordination has been temporarily suspended.

Remember that masks are required in open spaces where there is a risk of close contact, so please bring your mask just in case it’s needed.

March Paint Out; Tiber Canyon Ranch:

Will Carlton and Chris Anderson, owners of Tiber Canyon Ranch, welcome 3CPS to a Paint Out at their olive orchard ranch. The property displays many acres of live oak, eucalyptus and manzanita trees, olive trees, several rustic cabins, excellent views of Edna Valley. Will indicated painters can bring a lunch/beverage and sit on their deck after painting for paintings review. A restroom will be available.

Contact Tom Frey for questions and to RSVP.

Where:  Tiber Canyon Ranch

When:  March 20, 2021

Where:  280 Ormonda Rd, San Luis Obispo

Time:  9 – 1

Two routes from SLO:

  1. From SLO, go south on Hwy 101 to Pismo Beach. Take Hinds Ave/Price Canyon Rd (exit #190B). Turn left at stop sign and go east on Price Canyon Rd. Turn right on West Ormonde Rd, drive 1.7 miles to 280 Ormonde Rd. Turn left and park by the barn.
  2. From SLO Airport (Aero Dr), head south on Hwy 227/Broad St, for 3.3 miles to Price Canyon Rd. Turn right on Price Canyon Rd and drive west for 1.6 miles. Turn left on West Ormonde Rd, drive 1.7 miles to 280 West Ormonde Rd and turn left. Park by the barn.



3CPS All Member Winter 2021 Online Show (January – April 2021)

First 3CPS Members Only Online Show! This is a 3-month exhibit.

Upcoming Online and Outdoor Workshops

 Susan Kuznitsky

“Capturing the Light in Pastels

Join award-winning artist, Susan Kuznitsky for a four-session pastel class. The focus will be on capturing the light. No matter the season or the subject, it is the light that draws us in. Whether you are a landscape painter or figurative painter you will benefit from this highly popular virtual class. Each class will be focusing on different aspects of color as well as different approaches to the underpainting.  Susan will demonstrate a variety of subjects. You will have the option to paint along from the same image or work from your own reference material. Or just watch and paint later. Demo images will be emailed prior to each class. You will get a link to each demo to download and review. There will be time for personal and constructive feedback during the four-week course. This class is appropriate for all levels of skill.  For more information about this online workshop, please check our Events page.

What:   4 Session Online Course)
When:  Thursdays, March 18, 25 and April 1,8 2021
Time:  10 AM – 12 PM PST

Cost:  $200

Each class will begin with a Power Point Presentation covering the following topics:
Week #1 – Color and Relativity – how color is influenced by what color is around it.
Week #2 – Painting ‘White’ – how to create colorful whites in your paintings.
Week #3 – High Chroma – how to use the power of strong color without over doing it.
Week #4 – Complimentary Colors – how to use opposite colors to create visual interest.

More things to be covered:
The power of the underpainting
Working from photos – what to leave in and what to leave out
Drawing tips – line, rhythm, negative shapes
Lost and found edges
Color and value
Mark making

Albert Handell

Join Albert in this exciting 4 day OUTDOOR painting workshop. In the morning demonstrations in oils and pastels you will see and learn what to select and emphasize and what to play down or even take out of your paintings in order to make a strong design statement, and then work sensibly towards finish. It will be an opportunity to see how a Master Artist works on location.

All painting and demos will be held outdoors and we typically have gorgeous weather in May but if there is inclement weather we have available a huge, airy outbuilding we will use with more than enough space. 

What:  4 Day – All Outdoor workshop in beautiful Cambria, CA & surrounding area

When:  Monday, May 10 – Thursday, May 13, 2021

Cost:  $750

Registration is open directly through Albert Handell’s website:  For questions contact Denise Schryver, workshop coordinator, at

More INformation to follow.

Lorenzo Chavez

 Plein Air workshop

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.

for more info: Denise Schryver-805.440.4579,

What:  Four day plein air workshop

When:  October 27,28,29 & 30, 2021

Cost:$625 members/$650 non-members

Click to Register

Watch for logistic information to come.

In Person Workshops

 For more information in these troubles times about all workshops, please contact us at directly or call Denise Schryver at 805.440.4579.


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