Creative Women's Co. | Chicago Retreat

Big arching antique windows overlooking River North set the mood for the location of Creative Women's Co. Chicago Retreat at the Freehand Hotel. A handful of laughing women were putting together swag bags full of goodies from local creatives to give the women coming in from out of town for the retreat.

I was lucky enough to spend the weekend with those incredible women - seminars filled with talks about setting boundaries in your life and business by Heather Vickery of Vickery & Co., calligraphy sessions to learn how to express emotion through words led by Justine Hwang of It Just Flows, and group dancing to feel connected to your body taught by Christine Reed of Design Dance. Yeah, it was amazing.

Thanks again to Ari of Chykalophia for inviting me to be the photography partner for the retreat and to all the amazing women who I met and connected with. Can't wait to see what y'all do. :)

 L'Oreal Thompson Payton and Ari Krzyzek at Creative Women's Co. Chicago Retreat at Freehand Hotel
 Workshop led by Ponderlily for Creative Women's Co. Chicago retreat in River North
 Ponderlily workshop for Creative Women's Co. Chicago Retreat at the Freehand Hotel in River North
 Chair at the Freehand Hotel in the Penthouse suite
 Dance class taught by Design Dance for Creative Women's Co. Chicago Retreat at the Freehand Hotel
 Aerial yoga led by Eat Stretch Nap in River North Chicago for Creative Women's Co.
 Flowers left for guests at the Freehand Hotel for Creative Women's Co. Chicago Retreat
 Yoga class led by for  Kathmandu Yogi  Creative Women's Co. Chicago Retreat at Freehand Hotel in River North
 Heather Vickery of Vickery & Co. speaking at Creative Women's Co. Chicago Retreat at Freehand Hotel in River North

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Katharine Hannah

Chicago, IL

Katharine’s work has graced the walls of institutions such as The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Harold Washington Library of Chicago, and local galleries such as Dreambox Gallery, Siragus Gallery and Blick Art Materials. She has also been featured on websites such as the Huffington Post, Phlearn, Fstoppers, Tigress Magazine for Girls, Bitchtopia, and Golden Boy Press.

In addition to photography, Katharine has been a mentor and educator in the arts since 2013. She has worked with students in various organizations and projects over the last two years, including Hive Chicago’s PROjectUS initiative and Digital Youth Network’s Digital Diva’s and Chicago City of Learning programs.