Learn about the simple yet profound process of Touch Drawing. Read stories and watch videos. Buy educational media & art materials to start on your own. See my workshop schedule and become a facilitator. The Annual Touch Drawing Gathering is the deepest offering of the year. Find out more

Explore the Galleries, including drawings inspired by cultural thinkers and wisdom keepers. Images are available as fine art prints, Ecards, and original art. Consider having an Inner Portrait created in person or via Skype. Articles and videos offer context in which my work developed. Find out more

Out of thousands of images, I chose 120 to create SoulCards 1&2. Simple to use in a great range of settings. All SoulCards are also available as fine art prints & Ecards. Read stories about the ways people use SoulCards, and buy your own decks. Do an online reading right now! Find out more

Interpretive Art Through the immediacy of Touch Drawing, Deborah visually portrays the content & feeling of lectures & performances. An Inner Portrait is a series of Touch Drawings that bring into form subtle dimensions of your soul. Deborah offers Sacred Sound Baths with her crystal bowls & resonant vocals.

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 instead of wiping the inked plate. Lifting the towel, I saw childlike scrawls on the underside, created by the pressure of my touch. I laughed ecstatically with this discovery! This was a precious gift; a direct mode of expression that fulfilled my longing for a more natural way to draw. I sensed it was emerging for more than my own personal use. With this realization came responsibility. Somehow, I would share this process with the world.

This site provides a rich array of resources growing out of the core experience of Touch Drawing. Check What’s New to see current activities. Sign the Mailing List to receive inspirational images, stories of how Touch Drawing and SoulCards are being used, and know if I a hold a workshop in your region. I welcome the gifts you bring to this creative process. Feel free to contact me.

With Blessings, 
Deborah Koff-Chapin


Artist and Founding director,
The Center for Touch Drawing



  • Co-Creative Spirituality Conference at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland - "Engaging with the subtle worlds isn’t simply to experience or explore the non-physical dimensions. The larger purpose is to engage the underlying wholeness that ties the physical and non-physical domains into a living, creative oneness."  —David Spangler At this turning read more...
  • The Image Emerging - Equilibrium - An Image Offering for the Equinox  I created this Touch Drawing while sitting on the beach on my island home on a late summer day. The experience when I draw can range from personal to transpersonal. I always read more...
  • Touch Drawing at Y-We Write Camp with Young Women Empowered - Young Women Empowered and Hedgebrook team up each summer for an amazing leadership and creative writing summer camp on Whidbey Island, WA. This is a weeklong exploration of young women’s voices, stories, dreams and talents. Young women ages 14-19 work with professional read more...
  • 2018 Touch Drawing Gathering Galleries - Journey through the 2018 Touch Drawing Gathering through the images below.  (Find out about the 2019 Touch Drawing Gathering, July 14-19) After a relaxed afternoon of arrivals and settling in, we do a silent land walk and gather in our opening read more...