Katherine Engen is the sole proprietor of Valley Ridge Art Studio. Valley Ridge Art Studio provides coursework and resources devoted to bringing the intrinsic life-affirming qualities of physically creating art to a diverse audience, including artists, writers, teachers, librarians and craftspeople.
Katherine is a primarily a book artist who enjoys exploring multiple mediums. She has taught workshops on bookmaking and papermaking, has served as an art juror for the Percent for Art Program for the State of Wisconsin in 2004 and other art venues. She is a consultant to other artists interested in exploring book arts.
Katherine is co-founder of the Bone Folders’ Guild in Madison, Wisconsin. Her books have been on exhibit at Kohler Art Library, Madison, Wisconsin, Golda Meir Library in Milwaukee, the River Arts Gallery in Prairie du Sac, and the Canterbury Inn, Madison, Wisconsin. As the owner of Valley Ridge Art Studio, Katherine has worked with artists and writers to develop a wide variety of creative workshops in Book, Paper, Photography, Mixed Media and Writing Arts since 1999.