California Sculptors Symposium
Apr
21
to Apr 28

California Sculptors Symposium

CSS is an annual, week-long program of workshops and demonstrations given by sculptors for sculptors.  Intimate hands-on sessions with expert instructors will improve your technique, inspire your designs and build your expertise.  Participants return to CSS year after year to share their passion for working with stone, wood, metal and clay.  It’s a place to learn, exchange ideas and recharge your creative batteries for both the novice and the seasoned artist.

The capstone of the symposium is a public art show & sale featuring works by all attending artists.  Visitors come from near and far to enjoy a BBQ lunch ($15 for the guests/visitors), tour the camp, meet the sculptors and shop the gallery.  The symposium also features exhibits by vendors of sculpture tools, materials and stone.  They generously attend to demonstrate their wares and answer your questions.

Camp Ocean Pines is a independent, non-profit camp and conference center, nestled in a pine forest overlooking the Pacific Ocean near the charming town of Cambria.  The camp features bunk-style cabins, tent camping sites and delicious meals served in the main lodge. The program will keep you busy, but still provides time to relax with friends, stroll on the beach and visit nearby attractions.

Whether you are returning or attending for the first time, we look forward to seeing you in April!

Instructors this year are: Matt Auvinen, Jonathan Bickart, Barbara Chesnut, Shari Tharp and Kazutaka Uchida.

Stephanie Robison - Symposium Director

Board of Directors— Ed Brooks, Shelley Johnson, Max Kelly, Francine Kirsch, Amy Kohl, LeeAnn Peterson, Stephanie Robison, and Jaime Teran.

For more information visit California Sculptors Symposium website.

Registration after March 1, 2019 has an increased fee.

Options:

  • Plan A – lodging, activities, meals, and all instruction for 7 nights - $ 995

  • Plan A (after March 1) - $ 1,025

  • Plan B – offsite lodging, all activities, meals plus all instruction for the full week - $ 890

  • Plan B (After March 1) - $ 920

  • Plan C – day rate includes 1 night's lodging, 3 meals and all instruction - $ 250

  • Plan C (after March 1) - $ 250

  • Plan D – student rate (9 units or more and must be approved by symposium director); lodging, meals, and all instruction for full week - $ 620

  • Plan D (after March 1) - $620

  • Plan E - day rate with no lodging - $150

Initial $200 deposit (except for Plan E - you must pay in full at time of registration) is required with registration and full payment is due by April 1, 2019.  There is a $100 cancellation fee if you cancel before April 1, 2019 and there are no refunds after April 1, 2019.  After your register,  you will be sent an information letter with details, which will help you prepare for the symposium.

Contact Luann Jackman for additional registration information, 805-924-4016

Visit www.californiasculptorssymposium.org/symposium director or email Stephanie at stephanie@stephanierobison.com with questions about the program.

Sunday, April 21, 2019:  Check in begins at 1:00 pm, set up work areas followed by happy hour and dinner.

Last meal is breakfast on Sunday, April 28, 2019.

 

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California Songwriting Camp
May
30
to Jun 3

California Songwriting Camp

A songwriter’s and music maker’s haven. Dive deep into your creativity! Learn from superb nationally known songwriters and musicians at the top of their field. Five days and four nights of classes, coffeehouses, and song circles. Make life-long friends and be forever changed as a songwriter.

Instructors include Rebecca Troon, Lisa Macker, Ruth Alpert, Ed Tree, Marty Axelrod, Severin Browne, Jimmy Yessian, John Stowers, Mark Dann, and Susan Marie Reeves.

The fees are:

  • On site lodging (4 nights with 11 meals):  $675 (after April 28, 2019 the fee is $715)

  • Off site lodging (11 meals included):   $588 (after April 28, 2019 the fee is $628)

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required at the time of registration.  Full payment is due 30 days prior to the camp and there are no refunds after this date.

If you have any questions about the Songwriting Camp, please contact Susan Marie Reeves at 805-708-9088 or email her at susanmariereeves@gmail.com and be sure to  check out the Songwriting Camp’s website and Facebook page. If you have questions about Camp Ocean Pines, please contact Luann Jackman at 805-924-4016 or email her at luann@campoceanpines.org.

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Camp Joy (Chinese Brush Painting)
Aug
18
to Aug 25

Camp Joy (Chinese Brush Painting)

Practice the ancient arts of Chinese Brush Painting, Calligraphy, and Japanese paper marbling with artist and teacher, Joy Harvey.  Joy has over 30 years experience to share with this limited enrollment class.  A fine arts background is recommended.  The 8-day workshop begins Sunday afternoon with the first meal being Sunday dinner and continues through the week and weekend with meals, lodging and instruction and concludes with lunch on the following Sunday.  A materials list will be sent to registered participants and specialized supplies will be available to purchase.

Fees: (Limited enrollment of 15 students;  Please contact Joy Harvey before enrolling)

  • $809 includes: 7 nights lodging, 20 meals, use of the camp, lesson plans, hands-on teaching and constructive critique.

  • $719 includes: 20 meals, lesson plans, hands-on teaching and constructive critique however no lodging on-site.

Thursday night will be a free night for attendants to visit and dine in the quaint town of Cambria (onsite dinner at Camp will be available for an additional fee taken care of while you are at Camp Joy).

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required and the balance is due at least 30 days prior to the workshop. If you decide to transfer to a different workshop there is a $50 transfer fee.

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Nature Journaling Weekend
Aug
30
to Sep 2

Nature Journaling Weekend

Deepen your experience of the natural world through close looking and reflection with artist Michelle Antonisse. We will learn the history of field journaling (recorded observations of nature) and experiment with our own practice. This is a perfect opportunity for park docents honing communication skills, scientists looking to expand their storytelling practice, teachers experimenting with pedagogies and artist leaning into their relationship with natural spaces. do not worry if you don’t fall into a previous category - this workshop is truly for anyone who wants a relaxing weekend of therapeutic deep-looking, drawing and experience with the natural world!

There will be informational lectures, sketching lessons, group activities, a field trip to observe the Elephant Seals at San Simeon, evening fireside hangs, early morning tide-pooling and of course solo time journaling in nature. Onsite lodgers will stay in cozy group cabins nestled in an ancient Monterey Pine grove. You will wake up to see families of deer tiptoeing through dappled sunlight and hear sea lions barking over softly crashing waves.

Fees:

$475 for on site lodging (includes 8 meals, 3 nights lodging, bus to and from Elephant Seal observation space, lessons and workshops on sketching and field journaling practices)

$400 for offsite lodging (includes 8 meals, bus to and from Elephant Seal observation space, lessons and workshops on sketching and field journaling practices)

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required at the time of registration and the balance is due at least 30 days prior to the workshop. No experience as an artist or naturalist is necessary. A required materials list will be sent out to registered participants.

Michelle Antonisse teaches at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), Angels Gate Cultural Center and the Norton Simon Museum. She is also a certified California Naturalist and Artist in Residence at Camp Ocean Pines. Her own art deals with the human relationship to “nature”, the process of creating narratives and ways of understanding nonhuman stories through a human lens.

Testimonials from former students:

“The workshop was really great and Id definitely do it again… I think everyone could benefit from taking it”

“I was surprised to learn that drawing is a calming activity in addition to being useful. I realized that sometimes when I am writing, photographs don’t illustrate an example as well as a drawing. Michelle is a very encouraging instructor with a well-rounded approach.”

“The field journaling workshop was the perfect retreat, providing a space to engage and reflect on the natural world more intimately, taking the time to see and note hidden details, learning methods for communicating perspective and texture and light, and sharing our observations with one another. Michelle facilitated a beautiful exchange of knowledge, sharing her own expertise of journaling methods and the abundant plant and animal life of Camp Ocean Pines, while encouraging all of us to engage all of our senses and abilities in our own observations and journaling! It was truly one of the best weekends of my life, and because of how we learned during the workshop, am able to tap back into the spirit of that weekend through field journaling in my everyday life.”

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Mosaic Garden Art Retreat
Oct
17
to Oct 20

Mosaic Garden Art Retreat

Experience why mosaic art enthusiasts of all skill levels from around the country continue to return for these fabulous retreats!  Since 2008, local mosaic artists Fred and Donnell Pasion of Passiflora Mosaics have led numerous retreats at Camp, combining their relaxed yet very informative teaching style with lots of hands-on learning.  Whether you are a curious beginner, experienced hobbyist or accomplished professional- you will be inspired in this creative environment.  The whimsical mosaic fireplace in the Crafts Lodge where you will be working, along with the rest of the colorful mosaics sprinkled throughout the property, is every artist’s haven.

You will learn: 

  • Basic mosaic design ideas and approaches that spark creativity.

  • How to successfully use different materials in your compositions.

  • All about safety and proper use of various tools to cut tile, china, glass, stone, etc.

  • Overcoming the fear of using a wet saw and other essential power tools.

  • Which adhesives are the best to use for indoor and outdoor mosaics.

  • All about grouting, from choosing the right color to getting professional results.

  • Eco-friendly mosaic-making ideas to recycle, save water and save money!

  • Plus other tricks of the trade learned over 30 years of combined experience - that’s a lot of passion for smashin’!

Individual projects to choose from include any indoor or outdoor projects that are listed on Passiflora Mosaics website (Mosaic Retreat at Camp Ocean Pines) or upon instructors’ approval, you may bring your own project to work on.  Depending on the project selection, a $10-$90 per project materials fee will apply, payable to the instructors, at the workshop.  Also, many other mosaic-ready projects, all handmade by the artists, such as 3d concrete bugs and mushrooms and lightweight weather proof forms such as birds, spheres, hearts, etc., as well as some tools and supplies will be available for purchase.

Along with the artists’ vast selection of tessera (tile, china, glass, shells, pebbles, etc.), you are also encouraged to bring your own interesting materials to personalize your project or to share with the group.

Special tour of Camp Ocean Pines (COP) Mosaics - a highlight of every COP retreat is the Saturday morning instructional tour of the Camp's mosaic fireplace, amphitheater stair risers, murals, pebble mosaics and other art on the 13 acre property.  We guarantee you will come away full of inspiration, ready to continue creating!

Several weeks prior to the workshop, registered participants will receive an informative email to help prepare for an enjoyable and successful weekend!

A minimum, of 6 artists, is needed to run the workshop.  The maximum is 20.

Fees:

4-day Option ( Arrive Thursday 4 pm thru Sunday 2 pm)

  • $617 Includes: Instruction, 3 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 9 meals.

  • $533 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and 9 meals.

3-day Option (Arrive Friday 4 pm thru Sunday 2 pm)

  • $426 Includes: Instruction, 2 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 6 meals.

  • $374 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and 9 meals.

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Connecting with Nature through Photography
Oct
18
to Oct 20

Connecting with Nature through Photography

Join wildlife photographer and naturalist Jacqueline Deely for an inspirational weekend of photography amid a spectacular coastal setting! Explore how we can connect with nature, learn about our environment and make a difference through our experiences and the images we capture.

Field activities visit nearby locations with specific goals in mind. We will take advantage of optimal light in the early morning and evening and when wildlife tends to be most active. Instruction and guidance will help you maximize the photographic opportunities we will be presented with.

Classroom sessions include illustrated presentations and discussions evolve around our own unique moments and encounters in the wild. Sharing our work allows us to delve deeper into the thought process behind our photographs and the stories they tell.

Although not required, Jacqueline recommends staying on-site at Camp Ocean Pines to enhance the overall experience. It will be a wonderful way to stay connected with nature and your fellow participants throughout the entire weekend.

All meals are included except dinner on Saturday night, which will be allow participants to visit and dine in the quaint town of Cambria. The first meal is dinner Friday night and the last meal is lunch on Sunday.

This workshop is open to anyone with a love of nature and photography. All levels are welcome however students must have a basic understanding of how to operate their own equipment. A laptop or similar device (optional) will be helpful for downloading and sharing your images.

Known for her easygoing teaching style, Jacqueline loves to share her knowledge and experiences in the wild in the hope she will inspire others. To learn more about her work, visit: www.jacquelinedeely.com.

A minimum of 8 participants is need to run the workshop.

Fees:

  • On-site lodging for two nights with five meals is $ 402

  • Off-site lodging with five meals is $ 350

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required when you register. The balance is due September 18, 2019 and will be automatically charged to the credit card you use at time of registration. You may, of course, also pay in full when you register. There is a $100 cancellation fee if you cancel before September 18, 2019. There are no refunds after September 18, 2019.

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Mosaic Garden Art Retreat
Dec
5
to Dec 8

Mosaic Garden Art Retreat

Experience why mosaic art enthusiasts of all skill levels from around the country continue to return for these fabulous retreats!  Since 2008, local mosaic artists Fred and Donnell Pasion of Passiflora Mosaics have led numerous retreats at Camp, combining their relaxed yet very informative teaching style with lots of hands-on learning.  Whether you are a curious beginner, experienced hobbyist or accomplished professional- you will be inspired in this creative environment.  The whimsical mosaic fireplace in the Crafts Lodge where you will be working, along with the rest of the colorful mosaics sprinkled throughout the property, is every artist’s haven.

You will learn: 

  • Basic mosaic design ideas and approaches that spark creativity.

  • How to successfully use different materials in your compositions.

  • All about safety and proper use of various tools to cut tile, china, glass, stone, etc.

  • Overcoming the fear of using a wet saw and other essential power tools.

  • Which adhesives are the best to use for indoor and outdoor mosaics.

  • All about grouting, from choosing the right color to getting professional results.

  • Eco-friendly mosaic-making ideas to recycle, save water and save money!

  • Plus other tricks of the trade learned over 30 years of combined experience - that’s a lot of passion for smashin’!

Individual projects to choose from include any indoor or outdoor projects that are listed on Passiflora Mosaics website (Mosaic Retreat at Camp Ocean Pines) or upon instructors’ approval, you may bring your own project to work on.  Depending on the project selection, a $10-$90 per project materials fee will apply, payable to the instructors, at the workshop.  Also, many other mosaic-ready projects, all handmade by the artists, such as 3d concrete bugs and mushrooms and lightweight weather proof forms such as birds, spheres, hearts, etc., as well as some tools and supplies will be available for purchase.

Along with the artists’ vast selection of tessera (tile, china, glass, shells, pebbles, etc.), you are also encouraged to bring your own interesting materials to personalize your project or to share with the group.

Special tour of Camp Ocean Pines (COP) Mosaics - a highlight of every COP retreat is the Saturday morning instructional tour of the Camp's mosaic fireplace, amphitheater stair risers, murals, pebble mosaics and other art on the 13 acre property.  We guarantee you will come away full of inspiration, ready to continue creating!

Several weeks prior to the workshop, registered participants will receive an informative email to help prepare for an enjoyable and successful weekend!

A minimum, of 6 artists, is needed to run the workshop.  The maximum is 20.

Fees:

4-day Option ( Arrive Thursday 4 pm thru Sunday 2 pm)

  • $617 Includes: Instruction, 3 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 9 meals.

  • $533 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and 9 meals.

3-day Option (Arrive Friday 4 pm thru Sunday 2 pm)

  • $426 Includes: Instruction, 2 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 6 meals.

  • $374 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and 9 meals.

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Mosaic Garden Art Retreat
Mar
7
to Mar 10

Mosaic Garden Art Retreat

Experience why mosaic art enthusiasts of all skill levels from around the country continue to return for these fabulous retreats!  Since 2008, local mosaic artists Fred and Donnell Pasion of Passiflora Mosaics have led numerous retreats at Camp, combining their relaxed yet very informative teaching style with lots of hands-on learning.  Whether you are a curious beginner, experienced hobbyist or accomplished professional- you will be inspired in this creative environment.  The whimsical mosaic fireplace in the Crafts Lodge where you will be working, along with the rest of the colorful mosaics sprinkled throughout the property, is every artist’s haven.

You will learn: 

  • Basic mosaic design ideas and approaches that spark creativity.

  • How to successfully use different materials in your compositions.

  • All about safety and proper use of various tools to cut tile, china, glass, stone, etc.

  • Overcoming the fear of using a wet saw and other essential power tools.

  • Which adhesives are the best to use for indoor and outdoor mosaics.

  • All about grouting, from choosing the right color to getting professional results.

  • Eco-friendly mosaic-making ideas to recycle, save water and save money!

  • Plus other tricks of the trade learned over 30 years of combined experience - that’s a lot of passion for smashin’!

Individual projects to choose from include any indoor or outdoor projects that are listed on Passiflora Mosaics website (Mosaic Retreat at Camp Ocean Pines) or upon instructors’ approval, you may bring your own project to work on.  Depending on the project selection, a $10-$90 per project materials fee will apply, payable to the instructors, at the workshop.  Also, many other mosaic-ready projects, all handmade by the artists, such as 3d concrete bugs and mushrooms and lightweight weather proof forms such as birds, spheres, hearts, etc., as well as some tools and supplies will be available for purchase.

Along with the artists’ vast selection of tessera (tile, china, glass, shells, pebbles, etc.), you are also encouraged to bring your own interesting materials to personalize your project or to share with the group.

Special tour of Camp Ocean Pines (COP) Mosaics - a highlight of every COP retreat is the Saturday morning instructional tour of the Camp's mosaic fireplace, amphitheater stair risers, murals, pebble mosaics and other art on the 13 acre property.  We guarantee you will come away full of inspiration, ready to continue creating!

Several weeks prior to the workshop, registered participants will receive an informative email to help prepare for an enjoyable and successful weekend!

A minimum, of 6 artists, is needed to run the workshop.  The maximum is 20.

Fees:

4-day Option ( Arrive Thursday 4 pm thru Sunday 2 pm)

  • $617 Includes: Instruction, 3 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 9 meals.

  • $533 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and 9 meals.

3-day Option (Arrive Friday 4 pm thru Sunday 2 pm)

  • $426 Includes: Instruction, 2 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 6 meals.

  • $374 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and 9 meals.

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Camp Joy (Chinese Brush Painting)
Feb
19
to Feb 26

Camp Joy (Chinese Brush Painting)

Practice the ancient arts of Chinese Brush Painting, Calligraphy, and Japanese paper marbling with artist and teacher, Joy Harvey.  Joy has over 30 years experience to share with this limited enrollment class.  A fine arts background is recommended.  The 8-day workshop begins Tuesday afternoon with the first meal being Tuesday dinner and continues through the week and weekend with meals, lodging and instruction and concludes with lunch on the following Tuesday.  A materials list will be sent to registered participants and specialized supplies will be available to purchase.

Fees: (Limited enrollment of 15 students;  Please contact Joy Harvey before enrolling)

  • $809 includes: 7 nights lodging, 20 meals, use of the camp, lesson plans, hands-on teaching and constructive critique.

  • $719 includes: 20 meals, lesson plans, hands-on teaching and constructive critique however no lodging on-site.

Sunday night will be a free night for attendants to visit and dine in the quaint town of Cambria (onsite dinner at Camp will be available for an additional fee taken care of while you are at Camp Joy).

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required and the balance is due at least 30 days prior to the workshop. If you decide to transfer to a different workshop there is a $50 transfer fee.

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Camp Crud Music Jam
Feb
8
to Feb 10

Camp Crud Music Jam

The Camp Crud Music Jam is an event created to encourage more musicians and friends to join together for the love of music.

Learn how to play new tunes and expand your repertoire. All levels of expertise will be present. You’ll learn jazz, swing, blues and more.  Best of all you will learn how to play well with others, a talent you can share.

Music is the language of all people. It is creative and a part of every soul.

Bring your instruments , charts and an open heart.  Join the jam.

For more information about the event, please contact Doña at Imjusducky@att.net with a subject line of CCMJ@COP2019 or visit their Facebook group Camp Crud Crudders and ask to join. For information about Camp Ocean Pines, please contact Luann at luann@campoceanpines.org.

Fee: 

2 nights lodging and 5 meals for $185.

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Pacific Songwriting Camp
Jan
24
to Jan 28

Pacific Songwriting Camp

A camp for music lovers: whether you want to explore songwriting for the first time or are a seasoned singer-songwritier, come immerse yourself in all aspects of the songwriting craft. Students and instructors make music together and learn together. This year’s teachers and coaches include: Antsy McClain, Rachel Garlin, Michael McNevin, Mare Wakefield & Nomad, Stan Dewitt, Severin Browne, Dale LaDuke, Mark Dann and Rebecca Troon.

The camp includes all classes and activities plus four nights lodging in our straw-bale constructed cabins with 11 delicious meals. Attend our many workshops and classes to focus on your musical, lyrical and performance skills or sit and write under a tree. Perform at night at “Coffeehouse” in front of a safe and supportive audience, and join in on the late-night song circles.

The camp is modeled after “SummerSongs”, an intimate twice a year songwriting camp, which has spawned countless songs and friendships. Inspired by beloved friend, singer-songwriter and teacher Penny Nichols, PSC follow in her footsteps, creating community through music and song.

The fees are:

For on-site lodging:

  • $675 Early Bird (sign up until November 30, 2018)

  • $725 Regular Fee (sign up between December 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019)

  • $750 Late Bird (sign up from January 2 until January 24, 2019)

For off-site lodging:

  • $595 Early Bird (sign up until November 30, 2018)

  • $645 Regular Fee (sign up between December 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019)

  • $670 Late Bird ( sign up from January 2 until January 24, 2019)

A deposit of $225 (or payment in full) is due at the time of registration, with balance due by December 24, 2018. Anyone who signs up prior to December 24th will be auto-charged their remaining balance on December 24, 2018.. Any enrollments after Jan. 1st will require full payment. 

There will be no refunds for cancellations made less than 30 days before the event.

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Mosaic Garden Art Retreat
Dec
6
to Dec 9

Mosaic Garden Art Retreat

Experience why mosaic art enthusiasts of all skill levels from around the country continue to return for these fabulous retreats!  Since 2008, local mosaic artists Fred and Donnell Pasion of Passiflora Mosaics have led numerous retreats at Camp, combining their relaxed yet very informative teaching style with lots of hands-on learning.  Whether you are a curious beginner, experienced hobbyist or accomplished professional- you will be inspired in this creative environment.  The whimsical mosaic fireplace in the Crafts Lodge where you will be working, along with the rest of the colorful mosaics sprinkled throughout the property, is every artist’s haven.

You will learn: 

  • Basic mosaic design ideas and approaches that spark creativity.

  • How to successfully use different materials in your compositions.

  • All about safety and proper use of various tools to cut tile, china, glass, stone, etc.

  • Overcoming the fear of using a wet saw and other essential power tools.

  • Which adhesives are the best to use for indoor and outdoor mosaics.

  • All about grouting, from choosing the right color to getting professional results.

  • Eco-friendly mosaic-making ideas to recycle, save water and save money!

  • Plus other tricks of the trade learned over 30 years of combined experience - that’s a lot of passion for smashin’!

Individual projects to choose from include any indoor or outdoor projects that are listed on Passiflora Mosaics website (Mosaic Retreat at Camp Ocean Pines) or upon instructors’ approval, you may bring your own project to work on.  Depending on the project selection, a $10-$90 per project materials fee will apply, payable to the instructors, at the workshop.  Also, many other mosaic-ready projects, all handmade by the artists, such as 3d concrete bugs and mushrooms and lightweight weather proof forms such as birds, spheres, hearts, etc., as well as some tools and supplies will be available for purchase.

Along with the artists’ vast selection of tessera (tile, china, glass, shells, pebbles, etc.), you are also encouraged to bring your own interesting materials to personalize your project or to share with the group.

Special tour of Camp Ocean Pines (COP) Mosaics - a highlight of every COP retreat is the Saturday morning instructional tour of the Camp's mosaic fireplace, amphitheater stair risers, murals, pebble mosaics and other art on the 13 acre property.  We guarantee you will come away full of inspiration, ready to continue creating!

Several weeks prior to the workshop, registered participants will receive an informative email to help prepare for an enjoyable and successful weekend!

A minimum, of 6 artists, is needed to run the workshop.  The maximum is 20.

Fees:

4-day Option ( Arrive Thursday 3 pm thru Sunday 3 pm)

  • $579 Includes: Instruction, 3 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 9 meals.

  • $479 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and all meals except breakfasts.

3-day Option (Arrive Friday 3 pm thru Sunday 3 pm)

  • $403 Includes: Instruction, 2 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 6 meals.

  • $338 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and all meals except breakfasts.

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Field Journaling Workshop with Michelle Antonisse
Nov
30
to Dec 2

Field Journaling Workshop with Michelle Antonisse

Deepen your experience of the natural world through close looking and reflection with artist Michelle Antonisse. We will learn the history and methodologies of field journaling (recorded observations of nature), and experiment with our own practice through facilitated and open ended exercises. There will be informational lectures, sketching lessons, group activities, a field trip to oberve the Elephant Seals at San Simeon, evening campfires, and of course solo time in nature. Michelle Antonisse teaches at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), Angels Gate Cultural Center and the Norton Simon Museum. She is also a certified California Naturalist and former Artist in Residence at Camp Ocean Pines. Her own art deals with the human relationship to the natural world, the process of creating narratives and of trying to understand nonhuman stories through a human lense.

No experience as an artist or naturalist is necessary however all levels welcome. A required materials list and itinerary will be sent out to registered participants.

Fees:

$350 includes 6 meals, 2 nights on-site lodging, bus to and from Elephant Seal observation space, lessons and workshops on sketching and field journaling practices.

$320 includes all the above however no on-site lodging.

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required and the balance is due at least 30 days prior to the workshop.

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Rob Appell's Quilting Workshop
Nov
15
to Nov 18

Rob Appell's Quilting Workshop

This is your chance to “Get Away and Sew”.

Rob Appell will be sharing some fantastic new quilts.  There will be a several new project ideas, plus all of our favorite techniques will be wonderful sources of inspiration.  Of course, this is your weekend, so you may work on any projects your heart desires.

Please contact Rob Appell at robappelldesigns@gmail.com for more information.

 Fees: (Limited enrollment of 45 students)

  • $479  Full tuition includes all instruction, 9 meals and lodging for three nights
  • $419  Off site lodging includes all instruction and 6 meals (no breakfasts) during the four days

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required at the time of registration and the balance is due at least 30 days prior to the workshop.  If you decide to transfer to a different workshop there is a $50 transfer fee.

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Overnight guests for Memorial service for Penelope (Penny) Joyce Nichols Rothe
Nov
4
to Nov 5

Overnight guests for Memorial service for Penelope (Penny) Joyce Nichols Rothe

This is an invitation event.

Guests who wish to stay overnight in our cabins may register here.

Dinner, the celebration, music and one night lodging is included for $91.31. Total must be paid at time of registration.

Cabins have twin size bunk beds as well as a toilet room and shower room in the cabins. You may be staying with other guests. There are 5 bunk beds in each cabin. There is no private lodging available. You will need to bring you own bedding and towels with you. If you are flying in and need us to provide a sleeping bag, please contact us and we can let you know if we have one available - we do have a few for guests.

The Celebration of Life will begin at 3 pm, with dinner at 5 pm. Music will be after dinner.

If you have questions, please contact Luann at 805-924-4016 until October 18, 2018 and Erin at 805-924-4019 from October 19, 2018 on.

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Sep
6
to Sep 9

Mosaic Garden Art Retreat

Experience why mosaic art enthusiasts of all skill levels from around the country continue to return for these fabulous retreats!  Since 2008, local mosaic artists Fred and Donnell Pasion of Passiflora Mosaics have led numerous retreats at Camp, combining their relaxed yet very informative teaching style with lots of hands-on learning.  Whether you are a curious beginner, experienced hobbyist or accomplished professional- you will be inspired in this creative environment.  The whimsical mosaic fireplace in the Crafts Lodge where you will be working, along with the rest of the colorful mosaics sprinkled throughout the property, is every artist’s haven.

You will learn: 

  • Basic mosaic design ideas and approaches that spark creativity.
  •  How to successfully use different materials in your compositions.
  • All about safety and proper use of various tools to cut tile, china, glass, stone, etc.
  • Overcoming the fear of using a wet saw and other essential power tools. 
  • Which adhesives are the best to use for indoor and outdoor mosaics.
  • All about grouting, from choosing the right color to getting professional results. 
  • Eco-friendly mosaic-making ideas to recycle, save water and save money!
  • Plus other tricks of the trade learned over 30 years of combined experience - that’s a lot of passion for smashin’!  

Individual projects to choose from include any indoor or outdoor projects that are listed on Passiflora Mosaics website (Mosaic Retreat at Camp Ocean Pines) or upon instructors’ approval, you may bring your own project to work on.  Depending on the project selection, a $10-$90 per project materials fee will apply, payable to the instructors, at the workshop.  Also, many other mosaic-ready projects, all handmade by the artists, such as 3d concrete bugs and mushrooms and lightweight weather proof forms such as birds, spheres, hearts, etc., as well as some tools and supplies will be available for purchase.

Along with the artists’ vast selection of tessera (tile, china, glass, shells, pebbles, etc.), you are also encouraged to bring your own interesting materials to personalize your project or to share with the group.

Special tour of Camp Ocean Pines (COP) Mosaics - a highlight of every COP retreat is the Saturday morning instructional tour of the Camp's mosaic fireplace, amphitheater stair risers, murals, pebble mosaics and other art on the 13 acre property.  We guarantee you will come away full of inspiration, ready to continue creating!

Several weeks prior to the workshop, registered participants will receive an informative email to help prepare for an enjoyable and successful weekend!

A minimum, of 6 artists, is needed to run the workshop.  The maximum is 20.

Fees:

4-day Option ( Arrive Thursday 3 pm thru Sunday 3 pm)

  • $579 Includes: Instruction, 3 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 9 meals.
  • $479 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and all meals except breakfasts.

3-day Option (Arrive Friday 3 pm thru Sunday 3 pm)

  • $403 Includes: Instruction, 2 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 6 meals.
  • $338 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and all meals except breakfasts.
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Coastal Institute California Naturalist Course - Summer 2018
Aug
19
to Aug 26

Coastal Institute California Naturalist Course - Summer 2018

Earn your UC California Naturalist certification on the beautiful Central Coast of California, near Morro Bay.  Rich with natural science wonders in forest, field, and shore, you will learn the required natural history basics of the CalNat program with a marine science flourish.  

The Coastal Institute California Naturalist Program at Camp Ocean Pines is led by Chris Cameron, Executive Director of the camp, along with passionate expert naturalists and professors in the area.  This immersion program includes 7 days of field trips and lectures from enthusiastic leaders with decades of experience in the field.  Food, lodging, materials, and field trip transportation is included in the cost.

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Chinese Brush Painting
Aug
19
to Aug 26

Chinese Brush Painting

Practice the ancient arts of Chinese Brush Painting, Calligraphy, and Japanese paper marbling with artist and teacher, Joy Harvey.  Joy has over 30 years experience to share with this limited enrollment class.  A fine arts background is recommended.  The 8-day workshop begins Sunday afternoon with the first meal being Sunday dinner and continues through the week with meals, lodging and instruction and concludes with lunch on Sunday.  A materials list will be sent to registered participants and specialized supplies will be available to purchase.

Fees: (Limited enrollment of 15 students;  Please contact Joy Harvey before enrolling)

  • $765 includes: Includes 7 nights lodging, 21 meals, use of the camp, lesson plans, hands-on teaching and constructive critique.
  • $705 includes: All instruction, no lodging and lunch and dinner (14 meals), lesson plans, hands-on teaching and constructive critique.
Thursday night will be a free night for attendants to visit and dine in the quaint town of Cambria.
A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required and the balance is due at least 30 days prior to the workshop.  If you decide to transfer to a different workshop there is a $50 transfer fee.
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California Songwriting Camp
May
31
to Jun 4

California Songwriting Camp

A Songwriter’s and Music Makers Haven

Dive deep into your creativity

Learn, grow, expand

Formerly known as Summersongs West, our newly named CA Songwriting Camp was founded in 2003 by our dear friend, singer/songwriter/teacher/mentor, Penny Nichols.  Penny built a songwriter’s community and family that spans across the states and created a safe haven for creative inspiration and artistic growth. 

CA Songwriting Camp is a retreat from the hectic hubbub of everyday life. You will dive deep into your creativity. Camp is an uplifting experience for songwriters of ALL levels — whether you’ve written 100 songs, are looking to write your best song, or haven’t written one…yet! Our musical community continues to cherish Penny’s vision of a “music camp for grown-ups”,  which allows each person’s artistry to shine and for us all to gather to have fun, sing, create, dance, learn, and share our hearts. 

Join us at camp to listen and learn from nationally-known touring artists; our teachers are handpicked and are among the very finest of songwriters and instructors. Each day we offer a variety of workshops to strengthen and hone your craft as a songwriter/musician.  We encourage collaboration among attendees and teachers for writing, singing and performing.

Every evening we have concerts, coffeehouse performances, song circles, and jams, which go late into the night. Being at CA Songwriting Camp is an exciting, life expanding experience.  Located on 13 acres of pristine coastline, Camp Ocean Pines is nestled in Cambria, CA, above the cliffs along the Pacific Ocean.  Come connect with your own passion and creativity and you’ll have the opportunity to make life long friends and be a part of an ever-growing musical community with folks from all corners of the globe. You will study  and harmonize with some of the world’s best songwriters and musicians and have a fabulous, fun, inspiring time!!

The fees are:

On site lodging (4 nights with 11 meals):  $650 (after April 24, 2018 the fee is $700)

Off site lodging (11 meals included):   $570 (after April 24, 2018 the fee is $620)

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required at the time of registration.  Full payment is due 30 days prior to the camp and there are no refunds after this payment.

We do need a minimum of 50 participants for this camp.

If you have any questions, please contact Luann Jackman at 805-924-4016 and be sure to  check out the songwriting camp website.

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2018 California Sculptors' Symposium
Apr
22
to Apr 29

2018 California Sculptors' Symposium

CSS is an annual, week-long program of workshops and demonstrations given by sculptors for sculptors.  Intimate hands-on sessions with expert instructors will improve your technique, inspire your designs and build your expertise.  Participants return to CSS year after year to share their passion for working with stone, wood, metal and clay.  It’s a place to learn, exchange ideas and recharge your creative batteries for both the novice and the seasoned artist.

The capstone of the symposium is a public art show & sale featuring works by all attending artists.  Visitors come from near and far to enjoy a BBQ lunch, tour the camp, meet the sculptors and shop the gallery.  The symposium also features exhibits by vendors of sculpture tools, materials and stone.  They generously attend to demonstrate their wares and answer your questions.

Camp Ocean Pines is a private non-profit camp and conference center, nestled in a pine forest overlooking the ocean near the charming town of Cambria.  The camp features bunk-style cabins, tent camping sites and delicious meals served in the main lodge. The program will keep you busy, but still provides time to relax with friends, stroll on the beach and visit nearby attractions.

Whether you are returning or attending for the first time, we look forward to seeing you in April!

Stephanie Robison and Jaime Teran - Symposium Co-Directors

Board of Directors— Ed Brooks, John Johnson, Shelley Johnson, Max Kelly, Francine Kirsch, Amy Kohl, Stephanie Robison, and Jaime Teran.

For more information visit www.californiasculptorssymposium.org

Registration after March 1, 2018 has an increased fee.

Options:

  • Plan A – lodging, activities meals, and all instruction for 7 nights - $895
  • Plan A (after March 1) - $920
  • Plan B – offsite lodging, all activities, lunch and dinner plus all instruction for the full week - $790
  • Plan B (After March 1) - $820
  • Plan C – per day rate includes 1 night's lodging, 3 meals and all instruction - $240
  • Plan C (after March 1) - $265
  • Plan D – student rate (9 units or more);  lodging, meals, and all instruction for full week - $524
  • Plan D (after March 1) - $549
  • Plan E - per day rate with no lodging - $150

Initial $200 deposit (except for Plan E) is required with registration and full payment is due by April 1, 2018.  There is a $50 cancellation fee however there is no refund after March 25, 2018.  After your register,  you will be sent an information letter with details, which will help you prepare for the symposium.

Contact Luann Jackman for additional registration information, 805-924-4016

Visit www.californiasculptorssymposium.org/symposium director with questions about the program.

Sunday, April 22, 2018:  Check in begins at 1:00 pm, set up work areas followed by happy hour and dinner.

Last meal is breakfast on Sunday, April 29, 2017.

 

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Wilderness First Aid Course
Apr
14
to Apr 15

Wilderness First Aid Course

This Wilderness First Aid Course will run from 9 am-6 pm on Saturday April 14 and Sunday April 15.  The course will be led by an instructor from 4Points Expeditions and participants will leave with their SOLO Wilderness First Aid certification.  

Registration includes lunch both days.  Please note, lodging is NOT included.  Participants can camp in the area (San Simeon Creek Campground is ~6 miles north) or find accommodation in Cambria.

The fee for this course is $240.

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Mar
8
to Mar 11

Mosaic Garden Art Retreat

Experience why mosaic art enthusiasts of all skill levels from around the country continue to return for these fabulous retreats!  Since 2008, local mosaic artists Fred and Donnell Pasion of Passiflora Mosaics have led numerous retreats at Camp, combining their relaxed yet very informative teaching style with lots of hands-on learning.  Whether you are a curious beginner, experienced hobbyist or accomplished professional- you will be inspired in this creative environment.  The whimsical mosaic fireplace in the Crafts Lodge where you will be working, along with the rest of the colorful mosaics sprinkled throughout the property, is every artist’s haven.

You will learn: 

  • Basic mosaic design ideas and approaches that spark creativity.
  •  How to successfully use different materials in your compositions.
  • All about safety and proper use of various tools to cut tile, china, glass, stone, etc.
  • Overcoming the fear of using a wet saw and other essential power tools. 
  • Which adhesives are the best to use for indoor and outdoor mosaics.
  • All about grouting, from choosing the right color to getting professional results. 
  • Eco-friendly mosaic-making ideas to recycle, save water and save money!
  • Plus other tricks of the trade learned over 30 years of combined experience - that’s a lot of passion for smashin’!  

Individual projects to choose from include any indoor or outdoor projects that are listed on Passiflora Mosaics website (Mosaic Retreat at Camp Ocean Pines) or upon instructors’ approval, you may bring your own project to work on.  Depending on the project selection, a $10-$90 per project materials fee will apply, payable to the instructors, at the workshop.  Also, many other mosaic-ready projects, all handmade by the artists, such as 3d concrete bugs and mushrooms and lightweight weather proof forms such as birds, spheres, hearts, etc., as well as some tools and supplies will be available for purchase.

Along with the artists’ vast selection of tessera (tile, china, glass, shells, pebbles, etc.), you are also encouraged to bring your own interesting materials to personalize your project or to share with the group.

Special tour of Camp Ocean Pines (COP) Mosaics - a highlight of every COP retreat is the Saturday morning instructional tour of the Camp's mosaic fireplace, amphitheater stair risers, murals, pebble mosaics and other art on the 13 acre property.  We guarantee you will come away full of inspiration, ready to continue creating!

Several weeks prior to the workshop, registered participants will receive an informative email to help prepare for an enjoyable and successful weekend!

A minimum, of 6 artists, is needed to run the workshop.  The maximum is 20.

Fees:

4-day Option ( Arrive Thursday 3 pm thru Sunday 3 pm)

  • $579 Includes: Instruction, 3 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 9 meals.
  • $479 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and all meals except breakfasts.

3-day Option (Arrive Friday 3 pm thru Sunday 3 pm)

  • $403 Includes: Instruction, 2 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 6 meals.
  • $338 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and all meals except breakfasts.
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Feb
9
to Feb 11

Camp Crud Music Jam

The Camp Crud Music Jam is an event created to encourage more musicians and friends to join together for the love of music.

Learn how to play new tunes and expand your repertoire. All levels of expertise will be present. You’ll learn jazz, swing, blues and more.  Best of all you will learn how to play well with others, a talent you can share.

Music is the language of all people. It is creative and a part of every soul.

Bring your instruments , charts and an open heart.  Join the jam.

For more information please contact: Paul at Guitarpaul2@aol.com or visit their Facebook group Camp Crud Crudders and ask to join.

Fee: 

2 nights lodging and 5 meals for $157 until January 4, 2018, then the fee is $167

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Coastal Institute California Naturalist Course - Winter 2018
Jan
29
to Feb 5

Coastal Institute California Naturalist Course - Winter 2018

Earn your UC California Naturalist certification on the beautiful Central Coast of California, near Morro Bay.  Rich with natural science wonders in forest, field, and shore, you will learn the required natural history basics of the CalNat program with a marine science flourish.  

The Coastal Institute California Naturalist Program at Camp Ocean Pines is led by Chris Cameron, Executive Director of the camp, along with passionate expert naturalists and professors in the area.  This immersion program includes 7 days of field trips and lectures from enthusiastic leaders with decades of experience in the field.  Food, lodging, materials, and field trip transportation is included in the cost.

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Jan
29
to Feb 4

Chinese Brush Painting - January/February

Practice the ancient arts of Chinese Brush Painting, Calligraphy, and Japanese paper marbling with artist and teacher, Joy Harvey.  Joy has over 30 years experience to share with this limited enrollment class.  A fine arts background is recommended.  The 7-day workshop begins Monday afternoon with the first meal being Monday dinner and continues through the week with meals, lodging and instruction and concludes with lunch on Sunday.  A materials list will be sent to registered participants and specialized supplies will be available to purchase.

Fees: (Limited enrollment of 15 students;  Please contact Joy Harvey before enrolling)

  • $675 Includes: Includes 6 nights lodging, 17 meals, use of the camp, lesson plans, hands-on teaching and constructive critique.
  • $615 Includes: All instruction, no lodging and lunch and dinner (11 meals), lesson plans, hands-on teaching and constructive critique.
Thursday night will be a free night for attendants to visit and dine in the quaint town of Cambria.
A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required and the balance is due at least 30 days prior to the workshop.  If you decide to transfer to a different workshop there is a $50 transfer fee.
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Pacific Songwriting Camp (formerly SummerSongs)
Jan
25
to Jan 29

Pacific Songwriting Camp (formerly SummerSongs)

Pacific Songwriting Camp is a songwriter’s dream for all levels, newcomers to experts, 18 years of age and older.  Whether you want to explore songwriting for the first time or are a seasoned singer/songwriter, immerse yourself in all aspects of the songwriting craft.  Students and instructors make music together and learn together.  The camp includes four days of lodging, all classes and activities, 11 hot, delicious meals (with vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc. options) starting with dinner on Thursday, and ending with breakfast on Monday.  Take workshops and classes that interest you, focus on your musical, lyrical, and performance skills.  Perform at night at “Coffeehouse” in front of a safe and supportive audience, and join in on the late night song circles.  The venue is a beautiful 13 acre retreat center on the California coast.  This camp is inspired by Summer Songs West, an intimate gathering of around 70 participants, which has profoundly touched many lives and has spawned countless songs and friendships.  This camp is inspired by our beloved friend, singer-songwriter, and teacher, Penny Nichols.  Her spirit and legacy continues on with these camps, to create art and community through music and song.


Fees:

Early Bird (sign up by Nov. 25, 2017)                       $ 675

Register between Nov. 26 and Dec. 24, 2017          $ 725

Late registration (Dec. 25 on)                                $ 750


Deposits and Payment Terms and Conditions:

A deposit of $350 (or payment in full) is due at the time of registration, with balance due by Jan 1, 2018. Anyone who signs up prior to Jan. 1st will be auto-charged their remaining balance on Jan 1st. Any enrollments after Jan. 1st will require full payment. 


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Mosaic Art Retreat and Workshop
Nov
30
to Dec 3

Mosaic Art Retreat and Workshop

Experience why mosaic art enthusiasts of all skill levels from around the country continue to return for these fabulous retreats!  Since 2008, local mosaic artists Fred and Donnell Pasion of Passiflora Mosaics have led numerous retreats at Camp, combining their relaxed yet very informative teaching style with lots of hands-on learning.  Whether you are a curious beginner, experienced hobbyist or accomplished professional- you will be inspired in this creative environment.  The whimsical mosaic fireplace in the Crafts Lodge where you will be working, along with the rest of the colorful mosaics sprinkled throughout the property, is every artist’s haven.

You will learn: 

  • Basic mosaic design ideas and approaches that spark creativity.
  •  How to successfully use different materials in your compositions.
  • All about safety and proper use of various tools to cut tile, china, glass, stone, etc.
  • Overcoming the fear of using a wet saw and other essential power tools. 
  • Which adhesives are the best to use for indoor and outdoor mosaics.
  • All about grouting, from choosing the right color to getting professional results. 
  • Eco-friendly mosaic-making ideas to recycle, save water and save money!
  • Plus other tricks of the trade learned over 30 years of combined experience - that’s a lot of passion for smashin’!  

Individual projects to choose from include any indoor or outdoor projects that are listed on Passiflora Mosaics website (Mosaic Retreat at Camp Ocean Pines) or upon instructors’ approval, you may bring your own project to work on. Depending on the project selection, a $10-$90 per project materials fee will apply, payable to the instructors, at the workshop.  Also, many other mosaic-ready projects, all handmade by the artists, such as 3d concrete bugs and mushrooms and lightweight weather proof forms such as birds, spheres, hearts, etc., as well as some tools and supplies will be available for purchase.

Along with the artists’ vast selection of tessera (tile, china, glass, shells, pebbles, etc.), you are also encouraged to bring your own interesting materials to personalize your project or to share with the group.

Special tour of Camp Ocean Pines (COP) Mosaics - a highlight of every COP retreat is the Saturday morning instructional tour of the Camp's mosaic fireplace, amphitheater stair risers, murals, pebble mosaics and other art on the 13 acre property.  We guarantee you will come away full of inspiration, ready to continue creating!

Several weeks prior to the workshop, registered participants will receive an informative email to help prepare for an enjoyable and successful weekend!

A minimum, of 6 artists, is needed to run the workshop.  The maximum is 20.

Fees:

4-day Option ( Arrive Thursday 3 pm thru Sunday 3 pm)

  • $490 Includes: Instruction, 3 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 9 meals.
  • $425 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and all meals except breakfasts.

3-day Option (Arrive Friday 3 pm thru Sunday 3 pm)

  • $340 Includes: Instruction, 2 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 6 meals.
  • $285 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and all meals except breakfasts.
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Rob Appell's Quilting Workshop
Nov
16
to Nov 19

Rob Appell's Quilting Workshop

This is your chance to “Get Away and Sew”.

Rob Appell will be sharing some fantastic new quilts.  There will be a several new project ideas, plus all of our favorite techniques will be wonderful sources of inspiration.  Of course, this is your weekend, so you may work on any projects your heart desires.

Please contact Rob Appell at robappelldesigns@gmail.com for more information.

 Fees: (Limited enrollment of 45 students)

  • $449  Full tuition includes all instruction, 9 meals and lodging for three nights
  • $399  Off site lodging includes all instruction and 6 meals (no breakfasts) during the four days

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required and the balance is due at least 30 days prior to the workshop.  If you decide to transfer to a different workshop there is a $50 transfer fee.

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Mosaic Art Retreat and Workshop
Sep
14
to Sep 17

Mosaic Art Retreat and Workshop

Experience why mosaic art enthusiasts of all skill levels from around the country continue to return for these fabulous retreats!  Since 2008, local mosaic artists Fred and Donnell Pasion of Passiflora Mosaics have led numerous retreats at Camp, combining their relaxed yet very informative teaching style with lots of hands-on learning.  Whether you are a curious beginner, experienced hobbyist or accomplished professional- you will be inspired in this creative environment.  The whimsical mosaic fireplace in the Crafts Lodge where you will be working, along with the rest of the colorful mosaics sprinkled throughout the property, is every artist’s haven.

You will learn: 

  • Basic mosaic design ideas and approaches that spark creativity.
  •  How to successfully use different materials in your compositions.
  • All about safety and proper use of various tools to cut tile, china, glass, stone, etc.
  • Overcoming the fear of using a wet saw and other essential power tools. 
  • Which adhesives are the best to use for indoor and outdoor mosaics.
  • All about grouting, from choosing the right color to getting professional results. 
  • Eco-friendly mosaic-making ideas to recycle, save water and save money!
  • Plus other tricks of the trade learned over 30 years of combined experience - that’s a lot of passion for smashin’!  

Individual projects to choose from include any indoor or outdoor projects that are listed on Passiflora Mosaics website (Mosaic Retreat at Camp Ocean Pines) or upon instructors’ approval, you may bring your own project to work on. Depending on the project selection, a $10-$90 per project materials fee will apply, payable to the instructors, at the workshop.  Also, many other mosaic-ready projects, all handmade by the artists, such as 3d concrete bugs and mushrooms and lightweight weather proof forms such as birds, spheres, hearts, etc., as well as some tools and supplies will be available for purchase.

Along with the artists’ vast selection of tessera (tile, china, glass, shells, pebbles, etc.), you are also encouraged to bring your own interesting materials to personalize your project or to share with the group.

Special tour of Camp Ocean Pines (COP) Mosaics - a highlight of every COP retreat is the Saturday morning instructional tour of the Camp's mosaic fireplace, amphitheater stair risers, murals, pebble mosaics and other art on the 13 acre property.  We guarantee you will come away full of inspiration, ready to continue creating!

Several weeks prior to the workshop, registered participants will receive an informative email to help prepare for an enjoyable and successful weekend!

A minimum, of 6 artists, is needed to run the workshop.  The maximum is 20.

Fees:

4-day Option ( Arrive Thursday 3 pm thru Sunday 3 pm)

  • $490 Includes: Instruction, 3 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 9 meals.
  • $425 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and all meals except breakfasts.

3-day Option (Arrive Friday 3 pm thru Sunday 3 pm)

  • $340 Includes: Instruction, 2 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 6 meals.
  • $285 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and all meals except breakfasts.
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Sep
11
to Sep 12

Pastors Retreat

Chris Cameron, executive director at Camp Ocean Pines, has been a pastor and knows the work of providing spiritual leadership to others can be exhausting.  So he is providing pastors the use of the camp as a free quiet retreat in September. Any pastor from any religion or denomination is welcome to enjoy 2 days, 1 night, and 4 meals at Camp Ocean Pines in Cambria, beginning Monday lunch, ending Tuesday lunch, September 11-12, 2017.  NO program, no speaker, no agenda.  Just come, relax, read, pray, meditate.  If you want to, you can talk to other folks and make new friends - but that can be "work" so it is optional!  We have 10 cabins with bunk beds for 100 people.  This retreat is totally free as our service to pastors.  To be completely honest, we know your mind will be working on bringing other groups to camp - so in that way it is a "marketing" event.  But there will be no staff instructions other than when meals are served, which cabin you are in, and how to be safe at camp - NO sales pitch.  Registration required so we know how much food to provide and we don't overbook.  No more than 3 pastors from one church.

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Chinese Brush Painting Workshop
Aug
20
to Aug 27

Chinese Brush Painting Workshop

Practice the ancient arts of Chinese Brush Painting, Calligraphy, and Japanese paper marbling with artist and teacher, Joy Harvey.  Joy has over 30 years experience to share with this limited enrollment class.  A fine arts background is recommended.  The 7-day workshop begins Monday afternoon with the first meal being Sunday dinner and continues through the week with meals, lodging and instruction and concludes with lunch on Sunday.  A materials list will be sent to registered participants and specialized supplies will be available to purchase.

Fees: (Limited enrollment of 15 students;  Please contact Joy Harvey before enrolling)

  • $689 Includes: Includes 7 nights lodging, 21 meals, use of the camp, lesson plans, hands-on teaching and constructive critique.
  • $629 Includes: All instruction, no lodging and lunch and dinner (14 meals), lesson plans, hands-on teaching and constructive critique.
Thursday night will be a free night for attendants to visit and dine in the quaint town of Cambria.
A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required and the balance is due at least 30 days prior to the workshop.  If you decide to transfer to a different workshop there is a $50 transfer fee.
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California Sculptors Symposium
Apr
23
to Apr 30

California Sculptors Symposium

CSS is an annual, week-long program of workshops and demonstrations given by sculptors for sculptors.  Intimate hands-on sessions with expert instructors will improve your technique, inspire your designs and build your expertise.  Participants return to CSS year after year to share their passion for working with stone, wood, metal and clay.  It’s a place to learn, exchange ideas and recharge your creative batteries for both the novice and the seasoned artist.

The capstone of the symposium is a public art show & sale featuring works by all attending artists.  Visitors come from near and far to enjoy a BBQ lunch, tour the camp, meet the sculptors and shop the gallery.  The symposium also features exhibits by vendors of sculpture tools, materials and stone.  They generously attend to demonstrate their wares and answer your questions.

Camp Ocean Pines is a private non-profit camp and conference center, nestled in a pine forest overlooking the ocean near the charming town of Cambria.  The camp features bunk-style cabins, tent camping sites and delicious meals served in the main lodge. The program will keep you busy, but still provides time to relax with friends, stroll on the beach and visit nearby attractions.

Whether you are returning or attending for the first time, we look forward to seeing you in April!

Paul Lagattuta and Stephanie Robison - Co- Symposium Directors

Board of Directors— Ed Brooks, John Johnson, Shelley Johnson, Francine Kirsch, Amy Kohl, David Kupczyk, Paul Lagattuta, Victor Picou, Stephanie Robison, and Kevin Woods.

For more information visit www.californiasculptorssymposium.org

Registration after March 1, 2017 there is an additional $25 fee

Options:

  • Plan A – lodging, activities meals, and all instruction for 7 nights - $895
  • Plan A (after March 1) - $920
  • Plan B – offsite lodging, all activities, lunch and dinner plus all instruction for the full week - $790
  • Plan B (After March 1) - $815
  • Plan C – per day rate includes 1 night's lodging, 3 meals and all instruction - $240
  • Plan C (after March 1) - $265
  • Plan D – student rate (9 units or more);  lodging, meals, and all instruction for full week - $524
  • Plan D (after March 1) - $549
  • Plan E - per day rate with no lodging - $150

Initial $200 deposit (except for Plan #) is required with registration and full payment is due by April 1, 2017.  There is a $50 cancellation fee however there is no refund after March 25, 2017.  After your register,  you will be sent an information letter with details, which will help you prepare for the symposium.

Contact Luann Jackman for additional registration information, 805-924-4016

Visit www.californiasculptorssymposium.org/symposium director with questions about the program.

Sunday, April 23, 2017:  Check in begins at 1:00 pm, set up work areas followed by happy hour and dinner.

Last meal is breakfast on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

 

 

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