Friday, August 16 Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Art Groove turns 13 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.

This year’s five disciplines will be led by a combination of beloved, returning instructors and a couple of new ones. Abbey Chamberlain will be our Art of Photography instructor, Lin Holzinger will lead Introduction to Encaustic Painting, Morgan Miller, III, will teach Color Linoleum Block Printing, Kathleen Scoggins will lead Creating Exciting Collage and Jean Krumbein returns for her fifth year as our Life Drawing instructor.

Some of the afternoon workshops will be led by long-time Art Groove attendees, Marcia Harris who will teach you about Watercolor Journaling and Susan Pierce returns to lead the ever-popular Rock Painting and Mosaics. Diane Moore’s workshop is titled Ink Sketching.  Lisa Curry’s Chinese Brush Painting and Karen Krugman’s Alcohol Ink workshops round up the line-up so far. In addition, each module instructor will give an afternoon workshop.

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.

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Delicious meals are served in Homet Lodge, with vegetarian,vegan and gluten-free 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, 2019 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 9, 2019 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. Registration opens February 9, 2019. 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) 794-2928.