“On my last day in art school in 1974, I had a creative awakening. In a moment of playful exploration, I moved my fingertips on a paper towel that was intended to wipe an inked plate. Lifting the towel, I saw childlike scrawls had appeared on the underside from the pressure of my fingertips. I laughed ecstatically with this discovery! I had received a precious gift; a direct mode of expression that fulfilled my longing for a more natural way to draw. I sensed it would also help others open to their creative source. With this realization came a sense of responsibility. Somehow, I would share this process with the world.”
Learn about the simple yet profound process of Touch Drawing. Read stories of how people are using it in a vast range of settings. We provide all the educational media & art materials to start on your own. See my schedule of workshops and learn how you can facilitate Touch Drawing. The Annual Touch Drawing Gathering is the deepest offering of the year.
See a vast array of images in the Galleries. View series that reflect transformative processes, and drawings inspired by leading authors and wisdom keepers of our time. Images are available as fine art prints, ecards, and original art. Consider the possibility of an Inner Portrait created for you, in person or via Skype. Read articles and interviews to get a sense of the context in which my work developed.
Out of thousands of images, I selected 120 for intimate use as SoulCards 1 & 2. All SoulCards are also available as Fine Art Prints & Ecards. Read stories of the many ways people use SoulCards, and purchase your own decks. Do you own online reading right now!
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DEBORAH’S RECENT POSTS
- International Expressive Art Therapy Association Conference 2017 - INDIGENOUS ROOTS OF EXPRESSIVE ARTS Transformation, Social Justice and Social Change The International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) and the Winnipeg Holistic Expressive Arts Therapy Institute (WHEAT) collaborated to co-host the IEATA 12th Biennial Conference. It was held in Winnipeg, read more...
- Mo Golden of Art Kitchen Interviews Deborah - Mo Golden interviews artist, Deborah Koff-Chapin about her creative process. This is the first of two videos, so check out the next one too. This video series is funded by the viewers. If you want to contribute and enjoy awesome read more...
- SoulCards Thriving for 22 Years - Little did I know when I published SoulCards in 1995, how deeply rooted they would be-come in lives of so many. In my travels to teach Touch Drawing and draw at conferences, I meet many people. Often someone will come read more...
- Drawing During Drumming w/Arthur Hull at Expressive Therapies LA Summit - This was memorable - doing Touch Drawing in the center of who-knows-how-many drummers, percussionists & dancers! We also had a group of Touch Drawers around the edge of the circle - my long-time friends Katrina Plato, Shemaya Blauer and Mukti Khanna. The evening read more...