• 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!


Sunday July 28, 2024 - Saturday August 03, 2024


$325 program/activities

Creative Journaling: Space for Silence

Join Kathie MacDuff, Sorrento Retreat and Conference Centre’s very own Artist in Residence and come explore the topic of silence.

Silence ends up being another controversial topic; a state some people avoid like the plague while others eagerly embrace it. Let’s see if we can find some even ground and try to understand what (consciously and unconsciously) exists on both sides.

Embracing silence takes intention, and another kind of slowing down so that we can make the connection to what our soul longs for.

Nourishing ourselves so that we can nourish others may mean welcoming silence into our lives on a regular basis. At the very least, we’ll come away with a better understanding of what silence can achieve in our lives.

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