Sculpting on the Central California Coast

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Join this Week of Sculpture Next to the Pacific

Whether you are a stone sculptor, wood carver or work in clay The California Sculptors’ Symposium a great opportunity to create, learn, and bond with other sculptors.

Since many sculptors work on their own, this can be a very unique opportunity to be surrounded by a supportive group of like-minded artists. Not to mention the beautiful environment where you can work outdoors in the pines, close to the Pacific, in the art community of Cambria, California.

 California Sculptors' Symposium Camp Ocean Pines

Every year at the end of the symposium there is a show of the work that has been created, or started. This show is open to the public and often there are 300-400 visitors who come to see the results.

California Sculptors' Symposium Sculpture by the Sea Show

There are many different teaching sessions, whether you want to try something new or fine tune a skill.

The 2016 California Sculptors’ Symposium takes place on –

Sunday April 24, 2016  to Sunday May 1, 2016

at Camp Ocean Pines in Cambria, California.

This year’s instructors and workshops include

Matt Auvinen, Design, Systems & Proportions; abstract stone

Jean Cherie: Figurative Clay

Rollie Grandbois: Design, Systems & Proportions; Abstract Stone

Stephanie Robison: Beginning Stone/Basic Hand Tools, Power Tools 101

John Thompson: Wood Carving

David Young: Clay/Drawing Session

Shelley Rogers: Clay/Drawing Session

What if I’ve never sculpted before?

Beginners are welcome!  Our teachers are delighted to teach the basics to get you going with as much (or as little) instruction as you prefer.

What should I expect?

Expect to have fun, meet great people, and learn something.  The entire week is designed with a beautiful arc that allows people to get comfortable, get busy, and let loose.  It is very relaxing to sculpt by the sea.  It’s a workshop paradise.

4 different plans are available ranging from a per day rate to full plan with meals and lodging. Plans for those with off-site lodging, and a discounted rate for students are also available. In addition there are 3 scholarships available.

California Sculptors' Symposium

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photo credit: Tayler Enerle

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