creating columns in a region on fixer theme

I feel like a total idiot, but I just cannot figure out how to create more than one column in a region with the Upfront editor. I am trying to recreate something like the 2 column structure that is laid over the hero/banner image on the homepage of http://www.vivaciouscoaching.com. I have googled and google and hunted, and I am just not finding a setting for columns. Thank you!