Workshops & Classes

As your teacher, we and share ideas and concepts, inspire creativity, and ignite artistic growth. My workshops, classes and retreats are ongoing, hosted at various venues, and include the option for private lessons at my home studio.

Mindful Sketching

“Art & Loving Kindness”

Sunday, May 19th, 2024 from 2:00pm-4:30pm (2 1/2 hours)

Location:  Create Art & Tea in downtown Durango.

Directions: 1015 Main Ave (across from Carver Brewing CO)


The cost is $79 (includes all supplies)  All levels welcome!

All levels welcome! Contact Deborah directly to SIGN UP  218-235-8828

Questions contact Deborah Sussex 218-235-8828  [email protected]

Learn about Loving Kindness (Metta) practice and how we can apply this age-old philosophy to our creative and personal lives.  Individuals will discover resonating Metta phrases and create artwork to support their meaning.  Our art-making will be very free-form, abstract if desired, and otherwise more on the relaxed, “doodling” end of the spectrum. Whatever supports a non-judgmental and open mind!

All supplies will be provided (paper, markers, colored pencils, collaging materials).  However, if you want to bring any of your own supplies feel free to do so such as, watercolors, mark-making tools and collaging materials.

Deborah Sussex has enjoyed a livelihood as a professional photographer, artist and creative enthusiast. She is a certified teacher with the Mindful Life Program and a certified Creativity Coach. In all aspects of her teaching and coaching, she emphasizes that;

“I am your advocate, I help creative people overcome obstacles and become the authentic, productive and confident artists they are worthy of being. I will facilitate a collaborative relationship which is a non judgemental source of support and compassion, which encourages resourcefulness, honors accountability, and cultivates happiness, healing and wisdom through a meaningful creative life.”

Private Lessons at the Artist's Studio

“Private Lessons at the Artist’s Studio”

Have the Artist’s undivided attention and together you can explore the world of pastel painting or photography on whatever level you desire.  Working out of the Artist’s home studio, you are exposed to the various “tools of the trade” and work side by side with an experienced professional and passionate teacher!

2 hour lesson = $85

Group of 3 (2 hour) lessons = $240

Group of 6 (2 hour) lessons = $450

Group of 9 (2 hour) lessons = $630

Contact Deborah