• 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 August 06 - 12, 2023



Come Home to Watercolour: an introduction

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

Of all the painting processes, watercolour painting is known for its inherent delicacy and beauty. This program is for anyone wanting to explore watercolour for the first time and perhaps for those looking for a brush-up (pun intended) on the basics. Together, we will review materials, explore techniques, study colour theory and the importance of values and then take what we’ve learned and create some art. If time allows, we may even give ‘plein air’ (painting from nature out-of-doors) a try.

Bring your watercolours and some paper if you have them. If you don’t, supplies will be available so you can decide if watercolour painting is for you before making the investment. Some supplies will be on hand for purchase.

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