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Denise Clair
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  • Sarasota, FL
  • United States
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Off With Their Heads and Into Their Hearts: Facilitating Artists
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I just facilitated my first TD workshop, with a group of visual artists. I noticed that, despite my introduction of TD and my incidental prompts, some of the artists were Touch Drawing using inner…Continue

Tags: guidance, deeper, experience, inner, facilitating

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Koff-Chapin Sep 16, 2010.


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Profile Information

My interest is in
Touch Drawing Personal Use, Facilitating Touch Drawing
What brings you to an interest in Touch Drawing or SoulCards?
I totally connnected with Touch Drawing while taking a workshop from Deborah in 2006. I followed up four years later by attending the 2010 Gathering. Once again, it was an unforgettable experience. And then, at the last minute, I had an opportunity to attend the 2011 Gathering, and it was the best Gathering ever! I am a Facilitator and looking for opportunities to do Touch Drawing with others. I have a special interest in facilitating workshops for women. Contact me!
My experience applies to:
Art, Creativity, Education, Spiritual, Intuitive, Children, Teens, Aging, Health, Meditation, Family, Expressive Arts, Creative Art Therapy
Other areas of interest & experience
Visual Artist, painter of watercolors, pastels and acrylics. 5Rythyms Dancer (dancing meditation). Facilitator of Art as a Healing Practice and Art is a Way of Knowing, Open Studio Process. Social Activist and Spiritual Advisor.
BA in Arts Management from Evergreen State College. MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College. Business Management experience and education.
Have you done Touch Drawing?
How did you find out about the Touch Drawing Community?
Have you facilitated Touch Drawing?
In what setting have you facilitated?
Individual, small and large group sessions in studio, outdoors and classroom settings. I have also assisted Deborah Koff-Chapin in her facilitation of groups.
I attended the Annual Touch Drawing Gathering on Whidbey Island, Washington
2011, 2010
Share a special experience with Touch Drawing or SoulCards.
I made a dramatic realization in my own personal life as an artist while taking a Touch Drawing workshop from Deborah in 2006. It gave me the courage to work full-time as an artist.
Do you facilitate SoulCards with others?
Not yet but I plan to.
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
My life is a spiritual journey, and my personal practice includes Native American women's teachings, pantheism, Universal New Thought, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism.
City, state, zip and/or region and country
Sarasota, FL
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Seattleites, Whidbey Islanders,

I hope you can join me for some Touch Drawing on this coming Wednesday, the 24th! Present Sense Studio is a beautiful, meditative space in Wallingford where I will be teaching from 630-930. Here is the link: Check it out! Call me at 360-731-0412 for last minute arrangements!

Posted on October 22, 2011 at 5:58am

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At 6:35pm on July 22, 2011, Nancy J. Rothenberg said…

Hi Denise,

I am still in an altered space and fixed up my art room today so that I can dig in tomorrow.  Several friends are coming next week for a touch drawing session.  I miss the sanctity of the retreat center and the sweet new friends that I have made.  Already planning on next year and am recruiting some friends to come as well. Hope all is well with you.  Blessings to you, Nancy

At 11:08am on January 7, 2011, jodi mcmahon said…

Hello Denise-If I was in a days drive I would attend your Touch Drawing or Creative Play Day! Sounds like fun and would love seeing you. Wishing you much success and that 2011 is full of many creative endeavors-blessings-jodi

At 10:04pm on August 17, 2010, Karen Anne LaPointe said…
Hi Denise,
Good to hear from you. I'm in the thick of building a house and have been buried so it took me awhile to respond. Hope your reentry was good. I'm hoping when I move in to correspond more and maybe invite those of us close to each other to come and touch draw together in my soon to be studio! Hope you are doing well. I love the drawings you did for me! Thank you so much. Love, Karen
At 10:22am on July 31, 2010, Ann Johnson said…
Hi Denise,
It's possible to rearrange your study plan, so I encourage you to make that proposal. Who will you be working with this semester? I still have another week of house-sitting before I return to the Island, so I'll be in touch when I return.
At 10:18am on July 31, 2010, Regine Verougstraete said…
Hi Denise!
I am so happy to hear from you! I just realized yesterday that what I really want to do this week end is to play with colors. I will open my drawing folder from the gardering and plan to play. Keep the joy and playfulness alive as I "work".
much Love!
At 7:42pm on July 23, 2010, jodi mcmahon said…
Hi Denise-So glad to hear from you. I have been doing drawings since I arrived home. I have also been going over the drawings I did and the ones that Regine drew for me. I see new things and more answers each time. It's so exciting! I really enjoyed my time and still feel the positive energy flowing. Look forward to keeping in touch with you-love jodi
At 5:48pm on July 22, 2010, Deborah Jane Kirkpatrick said…
Hi Denise, it is good to hear from you. The Gathering was an amazing event.... and as I slowly digest every thing that took place, it's power just goes deeper. .I haven't gotten the paint out yet.... I plan to this weekend...
I am remembering your phrase of "Thank you for your patience...." instead of saying I'm sorry all the time.... and I smile when I remember your wonderful laugh. Take care, Deborah
At 10:47am on July 22, 2010, Ann Johnson said…
Hi, Denise! I am so glad to hear from you and to have Touch Drawing as a touchstone, besides Goddard! I'm doing well....Head over to PT tomorrow to house/pet-sit for 2 weeks. I'm continuing to trust and still on a search. I have just been asked to be a faculty advisor for a Prescott student in OR who is beginning her masters.

Sooo good to hear from you! Please keep in touch...... ~~~ Ann
At 8:53pm on April 3, 2010, Deborah Koff-Chapin said…
DeniIse, I am glad my facebook announcement seems to have helped you find your way here. Wonderful you can come April 17. About the Gathering - my expenses to uphold the Center for Touch Drawing are so high, the Gathering just helps us to stay afloat. I am in the early stages of developing a scholarship fund in someones name ( a special woman who has attended the TD gathering and died a couple of years ago) Its just that I haven't quite managed to get that project on the front burner yet....YOu send a good reminder.





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