Artist Retreat and Journal Making at City Art, Columbia SC

March 16th & 17th, 2018 • 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
with a break for lunch

“We see human thought and feeling best and clearest by seeing it through something solid that our hands have made.”
– Eudora Welty

Join me for a weekend “artist retreat” at City Art and create among the galleries. This will be a dive into a contemplative exploration of your creative soul through painting, writing and drawing, with the end product of a hand sewn artist journal to continue your journey after our time together. We will explore with painting with acrylic paste papers, watercolor, Sumi and walnut inks, photo transfers and more.
This will be a wonderful opportunity to step outside of time without phones (we will bravely check them at the door) and daily life distractions and to bridge mindfulness with artistic process. This creative retreat in the heart of the City is open to all levels and disciplines.
Kathryn Van Aernum holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction in Visual Arts from Naropa University, the premier educational institution combining contemplative practice with academic rigor.
While primarily known as a photographer, and photo blogger, Kathryn is also an accomplished watercolorist, mixed media and book artist. The Arthur and Meta Jaffe Rare Book Collection at Florida Atlantic University acquired one of her one-of-a-kind artist book on the history of the name Katherine for its permanent collection. Click here to see.
Her work has appeared in juried competitions, group and solo exhibits in Key West, FL; Boulder, CO; Fort Collins, CO; Ann Arbor, MI; and Columbia, Spartanburg and Lake City, SC. and is in many private collections throughout the US.
She also is a creativity coach and can do great Katherine Hepburn imitation.

2 Day Fee $235 – some supplies included (bookboard, arches wove paper and bookbinding needles and thread and a few other goodies). Click here for supply list. If you have questions you can PM on Facebook @kvanastudios, or email me at

For registration visit this link.