• Kathie MacDuff
    Kathie MacDuff

    Kathie MacDuff is an artist, graphic designer and journalist who captures her artistic passions within her signature program, Creative Journaling. For the past 26 years, she has been teaching creative journaling as well as courses in watercolour, mixed media and a wide assortment of paper arts including book binding.

    She is the Expressive Arts Team Lead at Wellspring Calgary where she’s been a regular facilitator offering many and varied courses over the past fourteen years in person and on Zoom. She was a forerunner instructor with the Tom Baker Cancer Center leading to the establishment of their Medicine in Art initiative and was involved with a year-long research program with the Primary Care Network Pain Clinic studying the effects of creativity on pain and depression.

    She facilitated classes at the Good Shepherd Art Studio in Calgary since its inception in 2006 to 2022 and is a regular guest instructor and speaker at many retreat and conference centres throughout Alberta and British Columbia.

    Most recently, she relocated to British Columbia where she works as Associate Director of the Sorrento Conference and Retreat Centre overseeing Expressive Arts programming amongst other things.

    Her vision is to facilitate creative experiences that encourage connections, validate emotions, and nourish the soul. She finds fulfillment of these goals thanks to the wonderful people she gets to hang out with!

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Sunday - Saturday July 09 - 15, 2023



Artist Trading Cards

$400/week. Course fee $150 plus the $250 Activity Fee

Artist trading cards (ATCs) is a conceptual art project initiated by  Swiss artist M. Vänçi Stirnemann in 1997. He called it a Collaborative Cultural Performance. Artist trading cards are 2.5 by 3.5 inches in size, the same format as sports trading cards. They are unique works or small series, signed and dated on the reverse by the artist, exchanged and collected by others. They are not to be sold and can be created with any medium or material. Join us as we create a collection using a variety of approaches (watercolour, mixed media, collage and more) that, once learned, can be applied to any of our creative pursuits.

We may even create a structure to store our ATCs. ATC’s make unique gifts, can be attached to the face of greeting cards or postcards or framed individually or as a group.

Over the course of the week, we will create, trade and finally collaborate on a group project to mark and celebrate Sorrento Centre’s 60th Anniversary incorporating this summer’s theme of Homecoming. What does ‘homecoming’ mean to you? What imagery does it evoke? Be ready to share your responses!

Download a poster: [PDF[PNG] [JPG]