October 21st – 23rd

Program Cost:


Notes on Fee:

This fee covers the program, meals, and your choice of basic housing.

For this program, there is an additional $50 cost for a Touch Drawing Kit (unless you already have one).

For details on basic housing, housing upgrades, additional nights, or shuttle service, please review this registration form, refer to Rowe’s website, or contact the office.

If you are a member, please log into your account to register with special members-only pricing.

About The Program

Check out Deborah’s video introduction to this program (previously offered 11/3-5 2017, hence the date on the video title).

Immerse yourself in the soul-stirring process of Touch Drawing! It is a simple yet powerful way to create drawings through the touch of your fingertips on paper. The body, psyche, and spirit can speak directly through this process. Place a sheet of paper over paint and move your hands upon it. Lift the page to see impressions of your touch on the underside. In one sitting, you can create a series of images depicting each step in a transformational journey.

This weekend will offer a spacious time for deep exploration. Deborah holds a safe and sacred space while you draw, with gentle drumming, crystal bowls, and soulful voice. Interior time to draw and write will be balanced with group sharing, vocal toning and movement. You will have an opportunity to bring a few drawings into fuller expression through coloring and mounting. If you lack artistic confidence, Touch Drawing can catalyze your creativity. If you have experience with visual art, it deepens your source of inspiration. If you are a therapist, teacher, social worker, coach, or spiritual director, or if you work in healthcare or hospice, you will be encouraged to bring Touch Drawing into your work.

Meet the Presenter

Deborah Koff-Chapin

Deborah Koff-Chapin

Deborah Koff-Chapin has been developing Touch Drawing since it came to her in an inspired moment in 1974. She teaches the process internationally. Deborah is creator of SoulCards 1 & 2, Portals of Presence, and SoulTouch Coloring Journals. She is the author of Drawing Out Your Soul and The Touch Drawing Facilitator Workbook. Deborah has been an Interpretive Artist at numerous conferences, including The Parliament of the World’s Religions. She holds a BFA from Cooper Union. Deborah has served on the board of the International Expressive Art Therapy Association and is founding director of the Center for Touch Drawing. She also offers Song Bath Sanctuary free online most Sunday evenings.