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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!

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.

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


  • 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 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.



Earlier Event: March 9
Mosaic Workshop
Later Event: August 20
Chinese Brush Painting Workshop