DEBORAH’S UPCOMING PUBLIC WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Deborah 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
Sacred Song Baths – Live online coming soon
Find out more about Deborah’s Song Baths
Monthly Song Baths at Healing Circles and Aldermarsh are canceled until further notice. I will soon offer live online Song Baths. Sign the mailing list to be notified.
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.
Saturday December 19 – A Day of Touch Drawing The date for this is changing – likely Jan 3 or 9 – to be confirmed very soon.
Live Online – Sliding scale pricing
Give yourself a day of creativity and renewal in your own home. Her live workshop is now translated into zoom format in a way that works! Deborah 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.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE WORKSHOP AND REGISTER
January 15-17 2021 Live Online
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 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
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
Do 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.