Sunday - Saturday July 17 - 23, 2022

Creative Journaling: Potpourri Play

with Kathie MacDuff

Creative Journaling: Potpourri Play

Course is FULL – put your name on the waiting list by calling 250-675-2421 or emailing

Instead of exploring one theme for the week, let’s have fun looking at a mixture of topics each day. We’ll connect with things that affect our body, mind and spirit in order to soothe those parts of us that might be stressed. In so doing, (and through shared Wisdom) we may pick up on new ways to live a more creative life in line with what we value. Kathie will be bringing out the Gelli Plates to work on both in and outside your journals! If you have one, bring it along. 

In Creative Journaling, a theme is presented and participants use words, images and a variety of mixed media techniques to unearth, explore and record their responses, thoughts and emotions. This program unites participants in hope, support and camaraderie as they journey towards creativity and spirit. In this safe creative space, negativity is banished leaving only room for meaningful connection, self-expression and healing.

Basic kit/supply list: Pencil, pen, permanent marker (s), journal (I will bring some of the ones I have made for $15), notepaper or a note book, ruler, eraser, UHU Glue Stick(s), spray bottle/mister for water, old credit or gift card, self-healing cutting board,  xacto knife, scissors, baby wipes and paper towels. Please do bring any of your favourite materials such as coloured pencils, markers etc. Specifics for each class will be sent closer to the time but please do not purchase anything new for these programs.

Kathie MacDuff is a trained journalist and a self-taught artist. For the past 28 years, she has been teaching courses in watercolour, mixed media, paper arts and creative journaling. She conducts weekly classes in Calgary at the Good Shepherd Art Studio; at Wellspring, a cancer supportive care community where she is the Expressive Arts Team Lead and for other health centers and studies. Her vision is to facilitate journaling experiences that encourage connections, validate emotions and nourish the soul.