Jaron Childs

Drawing Mindfully
in Charcoal & Graphite

September 7-12, 2020 (Four Teaching Days)

This class will teach students of all skill levels to approach their drawing practice mindfully. Highlighting similarities between the practices of mindfulness meditation and observational drawing, Jaron will work with students to develop a patient, open approach to drawing their subjects. The class will focus on doing away with self-criticism while still maintaining artistic rigor as a way of developing a satisfying, lifelong
relationship with drawing.

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Jaron Childs studied painting and photography at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in the US, UK, Italy, and Germany. In 2014 he was given a solo exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Childs’ paintings draw on photography’s relationship with memory to make inquiries about the place of humans in the natural world. In the quarterly journal ARTPULSE, critic Christina Schmid said of his work, “Ever so gently, Childs defies the delusions and discipline of art history’s magisterial gaze and insists on finding beauty in the humble minutiae of everyday moments and memories.” Childs resides in Tomahawk, Wisconsin.

This is a Studio Only Workshop.
Something for All Levels.

Jaron is also teaching Finding Your Voice as an Oil Painter, September 13-18, 2020.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $325
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $375
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $475
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $415
(There are 5 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
Cancellation Policy, Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary


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Workshop Itinerary

Monday, September 7 (Please note this week is different with a Monday arrval compared to our normal weeks)
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in Room and Meal Package. $25 additional for day students.)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - September 8-11
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own

Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Friday, September 11
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Saturday, September 12
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
    Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
    Tuesday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)

    Wednesday 8:00 a.m. Yoga
    Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    Thursday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
    Thursday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
    Thursday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

    Friday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.

Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’s for $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.