On my last day in art school on May 20, 1974, I was helping a friend clean up in the printshop. Following a playful impulse, I laid the paper towel upon the inked surface and moved my fingertips upon it. In those moments, my psyche opened to a new creative force with a great sense of potential. These moments have served as a touchstone as the years have unfolded.

Let’s honor the 50 year mark together! This page offers several ways you can participate. Come to the live zoom celebrations this Sunday or Monday. Write a blog post about your experience with Touch Drawing. Read the posts of others. View video conversations with respected colleagues, illuminating Touch Drawing from various points of view. To simply offer your blessings or a few words about the process, scroll to the bottom of this page to write a comment.

Join a Live Celebration on Zoom

Whether you have done Touch Drawing or not,  please join us! We will welcome stories and blessings, but there will not be a requirement to speak. We will include a musical meditation along with a time for creative process. Be prepared with a candle plus Touch Drawing materials or other creative medium like a journal. If you can’t make it to a live event, you can view them later in the video section of this page. We will post the recordings on this page soon.

View Recent Conversations with Colleagues

We explore facets of Touch Drawing from various points of view.
Check back again as more conversations will be added over the coming weeks.

Share Your Own Stories and Images 

We would love to read stories of how Touch Drawing has affected your life, or ways you have shared it with others. To contribute a blog post, click on the link below. Return to this page in the coming days to see what others have posted. If you prefer to write a simple statement, scroll down to the comment section on the bottom of this page. 

Offer a Brief Comment Here 

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Kolin Lymworth

    “Fifty years of fingertip alchemy, channelling the ‘faces’ of the infinite. Touch drawing has invited so many into artful attunement and witnessed some of the great communitas moments of our time ! Well done!”

  2. Robert Maldonado

    Dear Touch Drawing Community,

    Congratulations on celebrating the 50th anniversary of Touch Drawing! This milestone is a testament to the profound impact that this unique art form has had on countless lives over the past five decades.

    Touch Drawing has inspired creativity, healing, and self-discovery in a way that words alone cannot express. Your dedication to fostering a space where individuals can explore their inner worlds and express their emotions through art is truly commendable.

    May the next 50 years bring even more growth, inspiration, and joy to the Touch Drawing community. Here’s to celebrating this remarkable journey and looking forward to many more years of artistic exploration.

    Warmest regards,

    Robert Maldonado
    Fairhope, AL

    1. Aleah Chapin

      As Deborah Koff-Chapin’s daughter, Touch Drawing has been part of my life since the moment I was born. Over the years, as I’ve made my own pathway in the arts, I’ve grown to truly appreciate how lucky I am to have a mother as an artist. The fact that Touch Drawing is more than just a technical art form, but a process to go deep and bring out images to help us better understand ourselves, each other and the world, has had an enormous impact on me in many ways. Also watching my mom navigate a career in the creative field and have such an impact over the course of 50 years, shows me what is possible with dedication, hard work and a commitment to a greater purpose. Congratulations Mom, and thank you!!! 🧡

  3. Birgitt

    Congratulations on 50 years of Touch Drawing and the beautiful impact you have in the world. I have not yet taken a session with you, yet appreciate the cards you make available for emailing. I have benefitted from the Sound Bath Sanctuary, with great appreciation to you.

    Birgitt Williams
    North Carolina

  4. Deborah Koff-Chapin

    Welcome to the celebration of 50 years of Touch Drawing!

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