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

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
Find out more and register

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, and is co-facilitating the Saturday evening group ritual. 
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 3/4 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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Friday afternoon Sept 22 – Sunday Sept 24 near London, England
At Emerson College in East Sussex  

This will be long weekend Touch Drawing retreat.
We meet in Ruskin Hall, a beautiful space designed for anthroposophical events. 
Limited private rooms available onsite, or stay at a local BnB. All meals provided. 
Time: 2:00pm Friday, September 22 through lunch Sunday, September 24
Contact us if you have any questions. Interest is high! People are already making plans to fly in from Europe for this rare retreat. Location is a half hour from Gatwick Airport.
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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 will hold a three-hour Touch Drawing workshop on Saturday afternoon of the conference.  
Find out more and register

Friday evening, Nov 3 – Sunday Nov 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.
Find out more and register

Plan ahead for 2018
Saturday September 22 – Friday September 28 in Findhorn, Scotland 
Subtle Worlds Conference
Deborah will be interpretive artist throughout the conference. She will also offer a three-hour Touch Drawing workshop.  
Saturday, September 29 – Friday October 5 in Findhorn, Scotland 
Deborah will offer a week-long creative intensive in the legendary Findhorn Community.
More details to be announced. Contact us if you want to be notified when it opens for registration. 

Other events are still in process of being arranged.
Possible locations in the future are Chicago, Japan, Singapore, and/or other places.
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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.