Touch Drawing Gathering Schedule

This schedule is a generic version. It is subject to change to meet the needs of the group.

• Thomas Berry Hall is open at all hours for Touch Drawing
• Special interest groups will be arranged for mealtimes
• Deborah is available for one-on-one conversation at mealtimes
• ’Earth Nest’ available during quiet times    

Sunday

 
2:00-5:30pm Arrive, settle in, explore the land and meet each other
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Opening session: Meditative land walk, meet each other through movement, and talking circle. First Touch Drawing session – Stay as long or as short a time as you would like

Monday

 
7:30-8:00am Optional movement/meditation with Maureen Freehill in Sanctuary
8:00-9:00am Breakfast
9:00am Deeper demonstration and discussion about Touch Drawing & drawing session with live music. Reflection & writing with drawings
12:00-3:00pm Lunch, rest and personal time
3:00pm Movement/sound practice and Touch Drawing
6:00pm Dinner
7:30pm Witness drawing with partners, small and large group sharing

Tuesday

 
7:30-8:00am Optional movement/meditation with Maureen Freehill in Sanctuary
8:00-9:00am Breakfast
9:00am Inner Portrait – intuitive drawing session; witness with partner
12:00-3:00pm Lunch, rest and personal time
3:00pm Meet in Sanctuary for deep group sharing of Inner Portraits
6:00pm Dinner
7:30pm Attunement to nature through movement & drawing. Preparation for silence.
9:00pm on Begin silent time. Dream Drawing for ‘late night’ people

Wednesday

 
5:00-9:00am Dream Drawing for ‘early morning’ people
7:30-8:00am Optional movement/meditation with Maureen Freehill in Sanctuary
8:00-9:00am Silent breakfast; Pick up bag lunch
9:00-2:00pm Personal time on the Chinook land or Whidbey State Park old growth forest and beach; drawing, writing, being. Bag lunch.
2:00-5:00pm Meet in Sanctuary while remaining in silence. Reflection, writing and movement with drawings. Group sharing circle.
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Coloring and mounting drawings

Thursday

 
5:00-7:30am Optional Early morning Dream Drawing
7:30-8:00am Optional movement/meditation
8:00-9:00am Breakfast
9:00am Open studio time to continue mounting and coloring images and drawing
12:00-3:00pm Lunch, rest and personal time
3:00pm Labyrinth walk and Touch Drawing with planetary focus. Reflection circle.
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Celebrational photographic portrait sessions
7:30pm Long Dance – Improvisational movement, drumming, singing and drawing in sacred mandala space. Focus on integration and visioning.

Friday

 
5:00-8:00am Optional early morning Dream Drawing
7:30-8:00am Optional movement/meditation
7:30-8:30am Breakfast
9:00am Small groups and/or private time for settings intentions. Group sharing. Closing ceremony with empowerment of each person’s intentions.
12:00pm Lunch and goodbyes for those who are departing
1:00-3:00pm Clean up party. Learn to care for TD materials
3:00-6:00pm Visit the seaside village of Langley with great shops and beach.
6:00pm Pizza Dinner on Deborah’s Langley front porch– (share cost)
8:00pm Last shuttle to airport hotel for morning flight or red-eye flight
Extra night stay at Whidbey Institute available by arrangement some years.