South Carolina Arts Commission

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Katherine Rausch




  • Visual Art
  • Design Arts
  • Theatre

Geographical Availability

  • Upstate


Katherine earned her BFA in Advertising Design at Kendall School in 1982. She worked as an advertiser in Germany for two years. She returned to school in 2009 to Converse College where she completed 33 hours of collective studies in: Studio Art, Art Therapy, Art Ed, Theatre. The last two years she has spent working in the Theatre as a stage manager, prop master and various back stage crew positions. Katherine is currently teaching paint classes and painting commissioned pet portraits. She has painted nearly 200 portraits of dogs and cats. “I find my happiness in watching others find theirs”. Teaching painting classes has opened up her heart. The paint your pet nights are the very best. One student explained it like this “it’s like being able to pet my dog one last time with each brush stroke”. She learns so much about herself with each class she teaches. It is also wonderful watching other people learn something about themselves as they watch their pet emerge on their canvas.