Friday, August 17 Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Art Groove turns 12 this summer! This six-day adult program provides opportunities to deepen your artistic skills or explore new areas of expression. Creativity, learning and fun are the rules of the day.

Each day is divided into two sections. The mornings will be spent in one of the five disciplines offered by skilled instructors. You select the discipline you want at registration. The afternoon format is mini-workshops where you can sample the other disciplines or attend fun, quick workshops. And a couple of new, surprise sessions will round out the daytime schedule.

This year’s five disciplines will be led by a combination of beloved, returning instructors and a couple of new ones. Barbara Jordan will be returning this year as our Photography instructor. Kathleen Scoggin is coming back again but teaching a new class titled “Watercolor Unwrapped.” Our new instructors are Lisa Curry who will be teaching Chinese Brush Painting and Ann Blessing Gallagher with Acrylic Painting.

NOTE: Life Drawing is full.  We are no longer accepting registrations for Life Drawing.

NOTE: Watercolor Unwrapped is full.  We are no longer accepting registrations for Watercolor Unwrapped.

Some of the afternoon workshops will be led by long-time Art Groove attendee, Marcia Harris who will teach you about the Fun of Watercolor Journaling and Lin Holzinger, who will give you a hands-on Introduction to Encaustic Monotype Prints. Diane Moore will be teaching Ink Sketching and how to incorporate patterns into your sketches.  Additional afternoon workshops are also planned.

Just click on the instructors’ names to find out more about them and the workshops they will be teaching.

Evening activities include getting together before dinner for beverages, hors d’oeuvres and discussions about the day’s activities. After dinner will be Art Groove’s always fascinating “My Life as an Artist” presentations. Each instructor will take you on their life journey highlighted by evolution of their work and their story. These presentations are inspirational and give you an opportunity to learn more about the instructors and fellow attendees.

Throughout the six days of Art Groove, art will be displayed in a spirit of sharing and learning. The camp culminates on the final morning in a special “juried” exhibition of art produced during the camp.

Attendees are encouraged to combine art instruction with traditional Camp de Benneville Pines summer pleasures such as hiking, swimming, relaxing under the trees or in the Jacuzzi. Located at an elevation of 6,800 feet in the San Bernardino National Forest, the camp is surrounded by towering pines, oaks and cedars. Barton Creek is nearby and Jenks Lake is within walking distance. It is the perfect location to enjoy the natural beauty of the forest.

Delicious meals are served in Homet Lodge, with vegetarian and vegan entrees offered if requested during registration. Cabins are comfortable, if rustic, with shared bathrooms and showers. Rooms sleep 2-3 persons in bottom bunks. There are a limited number of double bed rooms available for spouses/partners of artists who want to come for a relaxing week in the mountains without participating in the art programs.

The cost for this wonderful camp is $850, which includes room and board, instruction and participation in all the activities available. A materials list for the discipline you have chosen will be provided shortly after you register. Materials will be supplied for the afternoon workshops. Non-art participating partners can register for $750. Register on or before June 30, 2018 and receive a $50 Early Bird discount off each registration!

A non-refundable $75 deposit is required at registration. All fees must be paid by no later than August 10, 2018 and no refunds will be given once camp has started.

To ensure the instructors can give individual attention to every student, class size is limited to 16 (12 for life drawing). Registration opens February 1, 2018. Mark your calendar and register early to be sure you can take the discipline you want!

For general information, contact Janet James, Executive Director, at or (909) 435-6298.

For information on art programs, contact Betsy Gilpin, Camp Dean, at or (760) 230-2515.

For information on registration and rooming, contact Laura Chamberlin, Registrar, at or (909) 794-1252.

Register!          Camper Packet

Supply Lists:

Life Drawing with Jean Krumbein

Watercolor Unwrapped with Kathleen Scoggin

Photography with Barbara Jordan

Chinese Brush Painting with Lisa Curry

Acrylic Painting  with Ann Blessing Gallagher