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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

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Registration begins December 15, 2015

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


  • 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 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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