I have lived in many places and held various positions involving creativity and therapeutic arts: New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Boston, England, Rhode Island, Philadelphia, San Diego and have finally settled in Prescott, Arizona.
I have a wonderful light-filled studio, overlooking an expanse of high desert scenery, where I offer workshops in collage, SoulCollage®, Mosaics, Shrines, Spirit Wands, Altered Books, and more. And I love leading creativity retreats in beautiful locations such as Portugal, France, the Caribbean, and Sedona.
I am a (newly retired) Board Certified, Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC). I have worked in residential recovery programs and sober living homes, with children facing challenges, and in private practice, using the arts to help people find their visual, creative voices. I taught and mentored students in the Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology program at Prescott College, and still offer creative workshops through Yavapai College’s Community Education program. As a SoulCollage® Facilitator, I lead workshops in this wonderful collage technique, which adds to my belief that art has amazing healing powers. As a SoulCollage® Facilitator Trainer, I assist others in taking this amazing process out into their communities. And as Dean of the SoulCollage® Institute, I help bring expanded teachings online.
Now I offer Creativity Coaching to artists, writers, musicians, and anyone with a creative idea who needs help getting un-stuck or finding the way forward. I enjoy using my background in this new career choice, and love to see people realize their dreams.
Testimonials for Kat Kirby’s Trainings and Workshops
Thank you, Kat, for your open heart, flexibility and knowledge. -Laura L.
Everything was perfectly presented, explained and prepared. The location and actual workshop room was perfect size, light and temperature. Bliss! -Callie N.
The flow of information and activities and sharing was perfect. Also, I appreciate all the support given. -Tatsumi
Loved it, and am very thankful for Kat’s sensitivity to our needs, which made learning easier. It was positive, with the right mix of instruction and honoring all the individual women who participated. -Aimee S.
Wonderful, gentle, informed, respectful and honoring guidance from Kat. -Katharyn M.
Kat – just keep doing what you are doing! I so appreciated your wisdom, facilitation style, genuine care for all of us! Thank you! -Bobbie A.
Kat – Thank you for your sense of play, joy and exuberance. -Michael M.
Kat is great and gifted in the way she balanced training and holding the space for all of us to expand and learn. -Sherilyn C.
Kat’s process is awesome – good and balanced coverage of practical and theoretical and business content. -Jeannel K.
Loved Kat’s energy and enthusiasm. -Amber T-B.
Very kind, clear communication; complete dedication to transmitting the content of the Training; open-hearted, generous sharing; down to earth support; holds sacred space with joy and purposeful intention. -Cheri H.
Kat is a wonderful teacher, kind, thoughtful and patient. -Cathy H.
Kat – You Rock! Masterfully choreographed retreat. Well organized, fascinating presentations and materials. -Steve McC.