May 2019 – Excursion to Carrizo Plain and Jan Cooper art studio


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Morro Bay Art Association is proud to present an excursion to the Pictographs found on the Carrizo Plain, with a visit to the art studio of Jan Cooper.
Jan has been an integral part of the Carrizo Plain her entire life. With family roots reaching back generations, her watercolor collage paintings reflect the Native American pictographs found in what is now a National Monument. Jan will demonstrate watercolor collages of rock paintings and share her knowledge of the area.
Board a luxury charter in Morro Bay and travel in comfort to the Carrizo Plain. A tour guide from the Goodwin Education Center will provide a brief history. The group will then travel to the Painted Rock Parking Lot and hike approximately two thirds of a mile to Painted Rock. Although the path does not have a significant change in elevation, it is not handicapped accessible.
Painted Rock, a large U-shaped rock, features what was once an elaborate, multicolored pictograph site created by the Chumash, a Native American people who historically inhabited the coastal regions of California. Time spent within the Painted Rock alcove may be limited or canceled to protect prairie falcons or other nesting birds.
Not surprisingly, the power of this location, with it’s historical, Native American Pictographs, continues to enthrall visitors today.
Visitors will then re-board the tour van, traveling approximately thirty minutes to the studio of Jan Cooper, where lunch will be served. Guests may enjoy an opportunity to make sketches or photograph the beautiful Carrizo Plain!
Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered clothing. No cell service is available on the Carrizo Plain. Hiking portion of tour is not handicapped accessible. For additional information, email Gail Martin: or call 805-234-8766.
Pre-registration is required. Refunds will be given for cancellations made seven days prior to excursion with the exception of a $20.00 non-refundable, registration fee. Please return form to Gail Martin,
PLEASE PRINT PARTICIPATION FORM, SIGN AND RETURN TO MBAA, Attention Gail Martin, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442
WHAT: Excursion to Pictographs of the Carrizo Plain and art studio of Jan Cooper
WHERE: Bus leaves at 9am from the Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St. There is parking on Dunes, Kennedy, and Shasta, as well as in the library parking lot.
WHEN: Sunday, May 5, 2019, 9am – 5pm, lunch included.
CONTACT: (805)772-2504 or
COST: $80.00 Members or $90.00 Non-Members
or call Gail Martin 805-234-8766