• 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!


Tuesday March 26, 2024


9:00 am - 10:30 am



Creative Journaling: The Art of Focus (Tuesdays)

with Kathie MacDuff

It’s my mantra, “What you focus on grows.” Like our previous “intention” class, this concept seems to pop up time and time again. What we focus on tends to expand. When we direct our attention, energy, and efforts toward something, it often leads to growth. Our ability to focus is neutral; we can use it for our own good or to our detriment. We can focus on the problems and challenges that fill our lives or pay attention to the positive things to grow more blessings. It is another one of our superpowers: what we focus on really does grow.

In Creative Journaling, a theme is presented and participants are invited to 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 uncover their inherent creativity.  A safe and creative space is born where negativity is banished leaving only room for meaningful connection, self-expression and healing.     

Six Weeks – Online Zoom every Tuesday, March 26 – April 30, 2024
 9:00 a.m.– 10:30 a.m. PST (10:00 – 11:30 a.m. MST) 

Also offered on Thursday evenings…

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