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
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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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. 1, 2017)                       $ 675

Register between Nov. 2 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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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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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 - 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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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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Mosaic Workshop
Mar
9
to Mar 12

Mosaic 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 garden tour-  A highlight of every workshop is the Saturday morning tour of the whimsical, mosaic-filled home and garden of Cambria artist Elizabeth “Lizze” Shaw.

We guarantee you will come away full of inspiration, ready to continue your own creations at Camp!

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)

  • $415 Includes: Instruction, 3 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 9 meals.
  • $350 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and all meals except breakfasts.

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

  • $290 Includes: Instruction, 2 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 6 meals.
  • $235 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and all meals except breakfasts.
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Camp Crud Music Jam
Feb
10
to Feb 12

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 $155 until December 10, 2016, then the fee is $165

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Chinese Brush Painting
Jan
30
to Feb 5

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 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)

  • $600 Includes: Includes 6 nights lodging, 17 meals, use of the camp, lesson plans, hands-on teaching and constructive critique.
  • $540 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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Mosaic Workshop
Dec
1
to Dec 4

Mosaic 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 garden tour-  A highlight of every workshop is the Saturday morning tour of the whimsical, mosaic-filled home and garden of Cambria artist Elizabeth “Lizze” Shaw.

We guarantee you will come away full of inspiration, ready to continue your own creations at Camp!

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 4:30 pm thru Sunday 2 pm)

  • $415 Includes: Instruction, 3 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 9 meals.
  • $350 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and all meals except breakfasts.

3-day Option (Arrive Friday 4:30 pm thru Sunday 2 pm)

  • $290 Includes: Instruction, 2 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 6 meals.
  • $235 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and all meals except breakfasts.

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 Plein-Air
Dec
1
to Dec 4

Camp Plein-Air

Camp Plein-Air is Just Plein Fun!

It is a special place where adult plein-sir artists come together to spend the weekend painting nature in the misty ocean air with beautiful natural landscapes overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  The purpose of this camp is to bring together artists with a passion for plein-air painting and provide the opportunity to paint together and create an atmosphere for growth.

Camp Plein-Air will be at Camp Ocean Pines providing an opportunity to be at our non-profit camp.  Even if you have painted in Cambria before, this location offers new views and opportunities for landscape painting.

The environment at Camp Ocean Pines is very conducive to creativity and plain old fashion camp fun with wonderful food and comfortable, heated and modern group cabin living.  You will be surrounded by coastal forest, sunsets over the ocean, evening social gatherings in the Fireside Room and an old fashioned outdoor campfire complete with s'mores.

A minimum of 8 artists are needed to run the workshop.  The maximum is 20 artists.

Fees:

4 - day option (arrive Thursday 2 pm through Sunday 2 pm)

$240 includes 3 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 9 meals

$190 includes no lodging and all meals except breakfasts

3 - day option (arrive Friday 2 pm through Sunday 2 pm)

$180 includes 2 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 6 meals

$130 includes no lodging and all meals except breakfasts

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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Quilting Workshop
Nov
17
to Nov 20

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 $50 students)

  • $449  Full tuition includes all instruction, meals and lodging for three nights
  • $399  Off site lodging includes all instruction, lunch & dinner (no breakfasts)

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 Workshop
Sep
8
to Sep 11

Mosaic 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 garden tour-  A highlight of every workshop is the Saturday morning tour of the whimsical, mosaic-filled home and garden of Cambria artist Elizabeth “Lizze” Shaw.

We guarantee you will come away full of inspiration, ready to continue your own creations at Camp!

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 4:30 pm thru Sunday 2 pm)

  • $415 Includes: Instruction, 3 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 9 meals.
  • $350 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and all meals except breakfasts.

3-day Option (Arrive Friday 4:30 pm thru Sunday 2 pm)

  • $290 Includes: Instruction, 2 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 6 meals.
  • $235 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and all meals except breakfasts.

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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Coastal Institute CalNat Course
Aug
24
to Aug 30

Coastal Institute CalNat Course

Earn your CalNaturalist 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 CalNaturalist 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 8 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.

For more information visit our CalNat Page

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Chinese Brush Painting Workshop
Aug
21
to Aug 28

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 8-day workshop begins with dinner on Sunday 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
24
to May 1

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!

Victor Picou and Paul Lagattuta, Symposium Co-Directors

Board of Directors—Shelley Rogers, Francine Kirsch, Chris Fletcher, Kevin Woods, Amy Kohl, David Kupczyk, Michele Pricey, Ed Brooks, Victor Picou and Paul Lagattuta

For more information visit www.californiasculptorssymposium.org

Registration begins December 15, 2015

Registration after March 1, 2016 there is an additional $25 fee

Options:

  • Plan A – lodging, activities meals, and all instruction for 7 nights - $870
  • Plan A (after March 1) - $895
  • Plan B – offsite lodging, all activities, lunch and dinner plus all instruction for the full week - $770
  • Plan B (After March 1) - $795
  • Plan C – per day rate includes 1 night's lodging, 3 meals and all instruction - $230
  • Plan D – student rate (9 units or more);  lodging, meals, and all instruction for full week - $510

Initial $200 deposit is required with registration and full payment is due by April 1, 2016.  There is a $50 cancellation fee however there is no refund after March 25, 2016.  Upon registration,  you will be sent an information letter with details, which will help you prepare for the symposium.

Contact Luann Jackman for additional registration information, 805-927-0254

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

Sunday, April 24, 2016:  Check in begins at 1:00 pm, set up work areas followed by happy hour and dinner.

Last meal is breakfast on Sunday, May 1, 2016.



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Quilting Workshop
Mar
31
to Apr 3

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.

Limited enrollment of 50 students

Fees:

  • $449  Full tuition includes all instruction, meals and lodging for three nights
  • $399  Off site lodging includes all instruction, lunch & dinner (no breakfast)
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Mosaic Workshop
Mar
10
to Mar 13

Mosaic 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 garden tour-  A highlight of every workshop is the Saturday morning tour of the whimsical, mosaic-filled home and garden of Cambria artist Elizabeth “Lizze” Shaw.

We guarantee you will come away full of inspiration, ready to continue your own creations at Camp!

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 4:30 pm thru Sunday 2 pm)

  • $415 Includes: Instruction, 3 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 9 meals.
  • $350 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and all meals except breakfasts.

3-day Option (Arrive Friday 4:30 pm thru Sunday 2 pm)

  • $290 Includes: Instruction, 2 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 6 meals.
  • $235 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and all meals except breakfasts.
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Chinese Brush Painting Workshop
Feb
21
to Feb 28

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 8-day workshop begins with dinner on Sunday 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.

Cost: (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.

 

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Camp Crud
Jan
29
to Jan 31

Camp Crud

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, Guitarpaul2@aol.com

Fee:

2 nights, 5 meals @ $130/person

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Mosaic Workshop
Dec
3
to Dec 6

Mosaic Workshop

Join Fred & Donnell Pasion of Passiflora Mosaics for a fun-filled 3 or 4-day (your choice) weekend retreat.  The new 4-day option allows for more flexible work sessions or for other activities such as beach pebble collecting or strolling Cambria shops.  You will enjoy their relaxed and informative teaching style as you work in the inspiring atmosphere of the mosaic-filled Arts & Crafts Lodge overlooking the ocean.

Along with the artists’ vast selection of materials, participants are also encouraged to collect and bring their own interesting finds such as tile, china, glass, pebbles, shells, jewelry, knick knacks, found objects, etc., to use or share.  Also available for purchase will be special inspiration pieces from the artists’ collection or interesting stones and fossils from the camp store, as well as a colorful selection of custom stained glass.
Project choices include any Indoor or Outdoor projects listed on the instructors’ workshop page or upon instructors’ approval, participants may bring their own project(s) to work on.
Note: A $10-$75 per-project material fee will be charged, payable to the instructors, depending on project selections.

Cost:

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

  • $385 Includes: Instruction, 3 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 9 meals.
  • $320 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and all meals except breakfasts.

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

  • $270 Includes: Instruction, 2 nights lodging in dorm-style cabins and 6 meals.

  • $215 Includes: Instruction, no lodging and all meals except breakfasts.

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Quilting Workshop
Nov
19
to Nov 22

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.

Limited enrollment of 50 students

 Cost: 

  • $429  Full tuition includes all instruction, meals and lodging for three nights
  • $379  Off site lodging includes all instruction, lunch & dinner (no breakfast)
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