California Sculptors Symposium (CSS) is a 501c3 established in 2003 to promote education in sculpture. This annual, week-long, symposium is held in beautiful Cambria, California. The camp is nestled in a rural setting, next to the ocean away, from the distractions of daily life. This educational event is non-discriminatory and non-judgmental bringing together about 50-60 attendees and 6-8 professional instructors each year. Throughout the week, lectures and demonstrations on design, technical topics, and professional trade information are aimed at increasing the sculptors’ creativity and expertise. We invite students, artists of all levels are, and the general public to gain a better understanding of how sculptures are created. It is a stimulating environment where participants come together to learn and share their enjoyment of working with stone and other media.

The first symposium in 2003 introduced a program that welcomed educators, artists and students to an energetic, creative environment overlooking the Pacific Ocean. CSS continues to feature lectures and demonstrations by premier sculptors. Instructors are experienced in stone carving, wood carving, fibers, life drawing and teach general to advanced sculpting techniques. At the end of the symposium, CSS puts on a juried art exhibition, those in attendance can display up to three artworks; this one-day exhibition is held onsite at Camp ocean Pines. We hope you will join us for a fantastic week.

2019 Instructors – coming soon!