Services & Workshops


Dorothy offers programs in arts-based learning and Biography Work in three ways:

1. Private Sessions
Private Art SessionsYou are invited to contact Dorothy for an exploratory conversation to determine if arts-based or Biography sessions can help you, and how your sessions might be shaped.

Generally, individual sessions are 60 minutes long, and clients schedule up to 10 at a time. Coaching sessions take place in Dorothy’s home in Riverdale, Toronto.

2. Group Workshops
Group WorkshopsSee the schedule of upcoming workshops for events and dates, or contact Dorothy about creating a workshop tailored to your group (non-profit, family, friends . . . ) and its needs.

Workshops can be single events of 2 to 3 hours to a full day, weekend events, or take place once a week for a period of 8 to 9 weeks. In all cases, the duration of sessions/workshops is tailored to suit client needs.

Workshop locations vary. Dorothy is available to deliver sessions and workshops in private homes and business premises.

3. Corporate Programs
Corporate ProgramsAn arts-based learning approach can be a valuable tool for retreats and meetings with goals related to leadership development, team building, and community building. The methodology allows conversations to take place at deeper levels, which can open new paths to creative decision-making.

Please contact Dorothy to discuss your goals, desired workshop content, timing and costs.


Here are a few of the workshops Dorothy offers; please check the schedule for upcoming dates and locations.

Workshops can also be created, scheduled or modified to suit client or participant needs.

All workshps include small group conversation, reflective practice, and an artistic process.

Biography Work: Creating a New Narrative in Your Life

A 5 Mornings Workshop

This workshop is part of the Summer Festival of the Arts and Education at the Rudolf Steiner Centre, Toronto

Biography is a new and growing field in Anthroposophy. By engaging in biography work, you create a fresh perspective from your life events; one that speaks to the present, and brings inspiration to move into the future. Through seeing where you are supported by universal themes and rhythms in your individual journey, you come away with a deeper sense of who you are and what you are here for.

This course includes an artistic process, biography charting, and small group work. You will go away with tools you can continue to use in your personal and professional life.

Next scheduled workshop:
Date: Five mornings, July 20 to July 24 2020, 9am – 12:30pm
Location: Rudolf Steiner Centre
Cost: $350.00
Registration: or 905 764-7570


Life Challenges: Crises or Opportunities?
A 7-Week Workshop

This workshop takes as a starting point the present moment. What is the current challenge you are meeting? How can you shift from the emotion of the challenge, feeling stress or anxiety around it, to see the “bigger picture” at work? From that vantage point, it’s possible to make a change, to move into your future in a new way.

You’ll explore how to bring clarity and objectivity to your current life situation or question. Through a guided process, you will examine other personal experiences for resonant themes and forge a new direction from your perceptions.

No scheduled workshop.

Parenting: A Choice or a Reaction?
A Half-Day Workshop

Parents have their child’s best interests at heart, but one of the best parenting gifts is to continually develop and grow ourselves as individuals. Join this Biography workshop to gain fresh perspective about your life and acquire tools for better parenting.

Next scheduled workshop:
Date: Feb. 9, 2020, 9am – 12pm
Location: Waldorf Academy, 250 Madison Ave., Toronto
Cost: $50 – $60