17th Annual California Sculptors Symposium April 21-28, 2019

Location: Camp Ocean Pines, Cambria, California

Join us in celebrating our seventeenth annual symposium at Camp Ocean Pines. The first symposium in 2003 (Central California Sculptors Retreat) introduced a program that welcomed educators, artists and students to an energetic, creative environment, in a beautiful location overlooking the Pacific Ocean. California Sculptors Symposium (CSS) continues to feature lectures and demonstrations by premier sculptors. Artists of all levels are welcome. Whether you are a seasoned professional or a novice, you will enjoy the camaraderie of creating art among like-minded people.

In a meadow near the main lodge, sculptors set up their workspace: a canopy for shade, a workbench, and tools. Compressed air and electricity are provided. Under a large communal tent, beginners gather to learn from instructors about stones, tools, and how to work safely. Clay artists work with life models. Knowledgeable vendors of sculpture tools, materials and stone are on site to help you choose what is need to begin or finish a work of art.

Camp Ocean Pines is nestled on a hilltop surrounded by a Monterey Pine forest. Curious deer keep a watchful eye as you drive into camp. Wild turkeys wander the grounds, occasionally challenging you on the trails. In the distance, you hear sea lions barking, woodpeckers pecking, and on occasion you can get a glimpse of whales migrating. The nearby town of Cambria has lovely shops, restaurants and beautiful beaches. Participants can sign-up for a private annual tour of sculpture at Hearst Castle, a short drive away.

Lodging at Camp Ocean Pines consists of environmentally friendly bunk-style cabins and tent camping sites. Three delicious meals are served every day in the main lodge. We offer discounted tuition for those that prefer to rent a hotel room or a small cottage nearby.

This is one event that you don’t want to miss!

Co-Directors: Jaime Teran & Stephanie Robison

Annual Show


On Saturday April 27 – 10am to 5pm participants show their artwork in exhibition open to the public.


Stone Sculptors Supplies

Trow & Holden Company: Fine Stoneworking Tools

Laguna Clay Company

Art City Studios & Stone Supply