• Kathie MacDuff - Biography
    Kathie MacDuff - Biography

    Kathie MacDuff is an artist, graphic designer, and journalist who captures her artistic passions within her signature program, Creative Journaling. For the past 27 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 Alberta 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 Sorrento Conference and Retreat Centre in British Columbia where she is the Associate Director, overseeing Expressive Arts programming amongst other things. She was happy to discover the Blind Bay Painters and has become a member.

    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 23 - 29, 2023



Creative Journaling: Philosophers Found

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

“Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.


Quotes are inspiring and have been an integral part of our journal classes. They originate from a variety of philosophers, past and present.

Join us as we delve beyond the words that move us to understand what may have inspired these people and the phrases that resonate with us, despite the passing of time and the differences in culture and beliefs.

In Creative Journaling, a theme is offered and participants use words, imagery, and a variety of mixed media techniques to unearth, explore, and record their unique responses, thoughts, and emotions. Participants are united in hope, support and camaraderie as they return home to their inherent creativity. A safe and caring space is born where negativity is banished leaving only room for meaningful connection, self-expression and healing.

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