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.

Monday December 21 – Solstice Song Bath – Live Online
6-7pm PST – 9-10pm EST 
Find out more about Deborah’s Song Baths
Monthly Song Baths at Healing Circles and Aldermarsh are canceled until further notice. This is Deborah’s first live online Song Bath. More will be scheduled soon. No charge to attend, 
Register for the December 21 Song Bath 

Saturday January 2 – A Day of Touch Drawing
This workshop is full but we set up another for January 9 – See below
8am – 3:30pm PST, 11:00am – 6:30pm EST

Live Online – Sliding scale pricing  

Saturday January 9 – A Day of Touch Drawing
This workshop is full – we will set up another for February 
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8am – 3:30pm PST, 11:00am – 6:30pm EST
Live Online – Sliding scale pricing  
Start your new year with a day of creativity and renewal in your own home. Deborah’s live workshop is now translated into zoom format in a way that works! She will hold space for morning and afternoon Touch drawing sessions. We meet in ‘circle, then dive into your own created space accompanied by Deborah’s live music including a large ceremonial drum, crystal bowls and vocal tones. Movement and writing practices enrich your experience. The group size is limited to allow for a sense of connection between participants.
NOTE: Having the right materials for Touch Drawing is essential!
Download Set Up & Materials for Touch Drawing Workshop
You can order a materials kit from the CFTD store.

January 15-17 Live Online with segments recorded for later viewing.   
Fairy & Human Relations Congress  
This joyous gathering is dedicated to developing relationship with the subtle realms of life. Deborah will offer a Song Bath and do interpretive Touch Drawing. She will also help design and hold the Saturday evening ritual. 
Find out more and register for Fairy and Human Relations Congress  

Late April 2021 – Live online at the Expressive Therapies Summit 
Touch Drawing: Authentic, Soulful Expression in Clinical & Creative Practice
Date to be announced 
11AM – 2PM Eastern time, 8AM – 11AM Pacific time
3PM – 6PM Eastern time, 12PM – 3PM Pacific time
Attend one or both – CE’s available (see below)
Team-taught by Shemaya Blauer, MSW, LCSW, Deborah Koff-Chapin, BFA, Susan Arnsten-Russell OTR/L

Touch Drawing is a method that facilitates authentic creativity in people of all ages and levels of ability. In this 3-hour online workshop, participants will be able to immerse themselves in this empowering and restorative process, enhanced by a simple writing practice that will enable them to gain insight into their drawings. Teachable and effective in clinical, creative, and educational settings, discussion will focus on how Touch Drawing can be incorporated into therapeutic work with diverse populations including hospice, in grief and trauma work, with clients on the autism spectrum, and for medical conditions such as Parkinson’s and stroke. Those who wish a more intensive experience with this process are invited to register for both the morning and afternoon workshops.
Each 3-hour session eligible for 3.0 Clock/Credit Hours: NBCC, ATCB; NASW, MFT; SWNYS, LMHC, LCAT (New York State only) Not eligible for APT Credit
Find out more about morning, afternoon workshops or both 
Not yet open for registration 

Tuesday, June 1 – Live online at the Expressive Arts Florida
Touch Drawing – Integrating it into Your Expressive Arts Practice
6PM – 9PM Eastern Time, 3PM – 6PM Pacific time 
A workshop for Expressive Arts students and professionals who are interested in facilitating Touch Drawing as part of your in intermodal work. This Touch Drawing experience will be focused on deepening your personal experience of the process, while also learning the essential elements needed to apply Touch Drawing appropriately in the settings within which you work.
Prerequisite: Participation in at least one introductory Touch Drawing workshop, familiarity with set up and supplies. You must provide your own supplies. 
Cost: $50 – Not yet open for registration
Find out more about Expressive Arts Florida

July 12-17, 2021 on Whidbey Island, Washington    
23rd Annual Touch Drawing Gathering  
The Gathering is the deepest experience I offer each year. It is oriented to people who feel inspired to bring the process into their own lives and share it with others in their unique ways. We have scheduled the next Gathering in 2021. None of us know what conditions will be like at that time. Whidbey Institute has covid-safe policies: only private rooms, number limits in indoor settings, safe food service. We will decide whether to go ahead with the 2021 Gathering in the first few months of 2021. It is not open for registration yet. 
Find out about the Touch Drawing Gathering 

October 2021 in London, England   
Kim Arnold’s UK Tarot Conference
Deborah is honored to present her new deck, Portals of Presence, at this international conference. 
Find out more about the UK Tarot Conference

Touch Drawing Webinars – Live online  
Deborah is now able to offer live video Touch Drawing workshops with quality sound for the music she creates while participants draw. Contact us if you are interested in setting up an online workshop with your own group.

Do Touch Drawing anywhere, anytime,
y yourself or with family, friends & 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.