DEBORAH’S UPCOMING PUBLIC WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

hearthandsDeborah has followed her calling to share Touch Drawing, presenting workshops at numerous conferences and educational institutions. She has a unique way of holding space for people to dive deep into their souls. Integrating expressive arts modalities such as movement, group vocalizing, and writing, she crafts each workshop as a transformative experience. Deborah generates a sacred sound field during drawing sessions with her voice, drum, chimes and crystal bowls. More about Deborah’s workshops.

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Saturday February 18 in Seattle, Washington
25th Annual Women of Wisdom Conference February 16-20
Deborah has been involved with this seminal women’s spirituality conference since the early years. She will give a three hour Touch Drawing workshop and create interpretive Touch Drawings during the major evening events. A retrospective of her drawings created during WOW since 1995 will be projected during evening plenaries. See the Women of Wisdom Retrospective Gallery
Workshop Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Location: North Seattle Community College 
Find out more and register


Friday March 31 in Malibu
Deborah might offer a small private workshop
Contact Art for All People asap if interested

Saturday April 1 in Los Angeles
Expressive Therapies Summit – UCLA Arts and Healing
Deborah will give two half-day workshops that can be taken individually or together. The full Summit runs from March 30 – April 2. These workshops will be held in collaboration with long-time Touch Drawing practitioner and facilitator, Shemaya Blauer. CEU’s available. Deborah will also perform live Touch Drawing during the Saturday Evening Special Celebration.
10:00 – 1:00: Touch Drawing for Self­-care and Creative Renewal Full
2:30 – 5:30: Touch Drawing in Clinical Practice Still a few spaces
7:00 – 9:00: Ecstatic Drum Circle with Aleta Hayes, Arthur Hull, Deborah Koff­-Chapin
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Saturday April 22 in Rye, New York
Wainwright House 
Saturday April 22 from 10am to 5:30pm: A Deep Day of Touch Drawing
Saturday April 22 from 7pm to 8:30pm: Sacred Soulful Sound Bath – Allow the resonant tones of
gemstone enhanced crystal bowls and Deborah’s soulful vocals to envelope your being. 
Come for the Touch Drawing workshop and stay through the evening for a deep transformative time. 
Find out more and register


April 24-28 on Whidbey Island, Washington
Awake and Alive: Mindful Living with Cancer 
Whidbey Institute, Clinton
A mindfulness retreat for cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers. The retreat is open to anyone interested in learning tools to alleviate stress, improve health and increase resilience. Deborah is honored to offer an afternoon of Touch Drawing during this retreat. Guided by Erica Rayner-Horne and Diana & Kelly Lindsay
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Saturday, May 6 on Whidbey Island, Washington
Rejuvenate your soul with creative energy during the fullness of spring. We will gather in circle, tone, move, rest, write and invite our souls to take form on paper through Touch Drawing. Consider staying on Whidbey island for a weekend retreat. Register early! These day-long island workshops are popular.
Location: Deer Lagoon Grange, Langley, Washington
Time: 10am – 5:30pm
Cost: $95 includes art materials for the day, beverages and light snack. Bring your own lunch and a yoga mat or blanket to rest after lunch.  
Register Here


June 23-25 at Skalitude in Twisp, Washington 
Fairy and Human Relations Congress
This is the most highly respected gathering of people who explore ways of communication with other realms of life. Deborah will hold a two hour workshop ‘Release & Communion through Creative Expression’. She is also interpretive artist throughout the event. 
Find out more about Fairy Congress and register


July 16-21 on Whidbey Island, Washington
20th Annual Touch Drawing Gathering

This intensive retreat is designed to support you in a journey through expanding fields of awareness from personal, to interpersonal, and transpersonal. With Touch Drawing at the heart of each day, Deborah weaves deep sharing, vocalizing, movement and writing practice for a sacred expressive arts experience. Time in silence and nature balances the rich sense of creative community. People travel from all over for this signature event each year. 

The Gathering provides the deepest experience of Touch Drawing. If you are in a position to bring Touch Drawing into your area of expertise, you are particularly encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Register soon –  We are already almost 2/3 full.
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July 28-30 in Seattle, Washington
Gaianeering – The Art of Hope and Wholeness
In this three day summit we will focus on the pioneering work of forming partnerships with the multiple, circulating streams of life found throughout the interwoven dimensions of earth’s ecologies. Deborah will be interpretive artist and hold sacred space with crystal bowls & voice.
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September 22-24 near London, England (Date to be confirmed)
Likely weekend Touch Drawing workshop.
Contact us if you can help make this happen, or if you want to be notified when it is open for registration. 


October 4-8 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
12th biannual conference of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association 

Indigenous Roots of Expressive Arts Therapy:
Transformation, Social  Justice, and Social Change, Globally and Locally
Deborah is tentatively planning to attend and present a workshop. To Be Confirmed
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Friday, November 3 – Sunday November 5 in Western Massachusetts
Rowe Conference Center in Rowe, Massachusetts
This is a deep weekend retreat. Time to delve into your soul and gather seeds of inspiration through Touch Drawing. We meet in the beauty of the Berkshire Mountain foothills in an historic community chapel.
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Other events are still in process of being arranged.
Possible locations in the future are Chicago, Singapore, and/or other places.
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Webinars 
Deborah is currently focusing on options for presenting live video Touch Drawing webinars. She is open to creating a live video workshop with a group you bring together. 
Contact us if you are interested


Doing Touch Drawing anywhere, anytime, by yourself or with family, friends and colleagues
You can begin Touch Drawing using educational media (digital downloads available) & materials kits. Buy educational media and art materials

 Contact The Center for Touch Drawing or call 360-221-5745.

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