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



  • Global Earth Repair Conference – Touch Drawing Gallery - This conference brought together more than 500 earth repair practitioners, grass-roots activists, farmers, scientists, indigenous leaders and supporters to talk about the social and technical aspects of earth repair and ecosystem restoration at local, regional, state, national and international levels.… read more...
  • Conference on World Affairs – Touch Drawing Gallery -   The Conference on World Affairs, sponsored by the University of Colorado Boulder, is a premier forum for discussion of world affairs, attracting a diverse group of experts from around the world. The goal is to engage, educate, and inspire… read more...
  • 2019 Whidbey Winter Gathering Touch Drawing Gallery - THE DECISIVE DECADE SERIES: Chaos, Community, and Compassion Thursday, January 24 - Sunday, January 27, 2019 Whidbey Institute on Whidbey Island, Washington. The Whidbey Winter Gathering is an invitational leadership conference imbued with a heartfelt sense of community, spirit, and service.… read more...
  • The Parliament of the World’s Religions Touch Drawing Gallery - The World’s Oldest, Largest, Most Diverse and Inclusive Global Interfaith Event Toronto, Ontario Canada, November 1 - 7, 2018. The Promise of Inclusion, the Power of Love: Pursuing Global Understanding, Reconciliation, and Change The Parliament calls upon peoples of faith… read more...