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.

Mindfulness Foundations Course

“Mindfulness Foundations Course”

Each Tuesday; April 28th-June 16th, 2020 from 6:00pm-8:30pm

Purple Cliffs Building conference Room 2nd floor; Durango, CO.  (Behind Home Depot and above Sunnyside Market).

Learn to live Mindfully.  Taught by Deborah Sussex, certified teacher with the Mindful Life Program.

Each of the 8 sessions provide thought-provoking and engaging conversation and combines the practice of meditation and the practical application of mindfulness into daily life which will help you; develop more inner peace, resiliency, and well-being. Reduce stress, improve attention, acquire more emotional balance. Respond, rather than react, to the events and people in your life. Live with more meaning, purpose, and joy. Develop insight into personal habits and patterns, enabling you to make healthier choices that support the life you want to live.  Link to Course Flier.

Regular price is $350   SPECIAL PRICING of $300 if you sign up by April 7th, 2020.

Scholarships and payment plans available. *Continuing Professional Development (CPDs) credits available for social workers, therapists, and substance abuse counselors.*Continuing Education Units (CEUs) may be available for teachers.

Maximum of 10 participants.  Minimum age 18. Sign Up by email or call 970-259-4389.


Mindful Sketching

“Mindful Sketching”

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 from 10:00am-4:00pm

The cost is $125. Prepay by April 18th, 2020 and receive the “special price” of $99 (tuition and materials included). Note; If anyone has to cancel, I do not issue refunds, rather the amount can be used towards another workshop within a one-year period.
Option to purchase materials at cost; hard bound multi-media sketch book and a special assortment of drawing utensils (total $25)

All levels welcome! Contact Deborah directly to SIGN UP  970-259-4389

If you have ever found yourself saying, “I can’t draw” or “I’m not creative” know that you can! As your advocate and founder of Creative Nature™Coaching, I believe we are all born with natural capacities to create and we all have creative potential of which we are unaware. This workshop provides a non-judgmental, supportive atmosphere of exploration in sketching. Through mindful inspired exercises such as; focused observation, calm attention, addressing thoughtful questions and exercising self-compassion, you will embrace your creative nature! As an outdoors, nature-based workshop, we find inspiration at Deborah’s home-studio in the beautiful Turtle Lake Valley just outside Durango.

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