Deborah Koff-Chapin, creator of Touch Drawing®, shares her personal journey using this expressive process in a film made in 1993, and updated with an additional three-minute documentary of a live workshop, plus a 15-minute TED-style talk recorded in 2015.
The video begins as Deborah creates several Touch Drawings through the movement of her fingers on the page. In picture and word, she recounts the inspiring story of her discovery of Touch Drawing, noting its varied therapeutic uses. She also discusses how important it has been for her to train others in this versatile method. Viewers see how to do Touch Drawing and are helped to understand how it becomes a modality for deep inner work and insight. It is evident that Touch Drawing can be used by therapists in a wide range of settings, and with children as well as adults.
Deborah shows that Touch Drawing may be used by art therapists with both clients who are not confident about making art and skilled artists. The use of the hands directly drawing on paper is described as opening gateways to the soul. Those who experience Touch Drawing often connect with their own spirituality and find that it can become a way to receive responses to questions and intentions.
Interweaving themes include the relationship between creativity, personal health and community. The video closes with a powerful sequence of images and original music.
This video was created in 1993. It has been updated with an additional three-minute documentary of a live workshop, plus a fifteen-minute TED-style talk recorded in 2015.
“More than an art form, Touch Drawing is a powerful therapeutic tool for soul work. Koff-Chapin invites us to plunge into the well of our depths, demonstrating the technique while sharing her story as an artist… (An) amazing journey.” —NAPRA ReVIEW
Total Running Time: 1 hour, 17 minutes, 34 seconds