Welcome to Christine Mix’s Educational Page
for Residencies, Library Programs,
Presentations, and Workshops for Children Of All Ages!
Currently listed on the Vermont Arts Council Teaching Artist Roster for 2017,
Currently listed on the Vermont Department of Libraries
for the Summer Reading Program 2017, Build a better World!
Where children and teens build their own worlds through illustrations, cartoons or graphic novels!
Along with Cartoon and Illustration Programs, I offer a variety of library and community programs for children and families, such as Creative Drawing, (where children of all ages discover they can draw through shapes, lines, & experimentation of media), Watercolor Painting for Beginners, Drawing Programs, (various themes include, still life, landscapes, drawing with grids, fantasy creatures, animals, & character development and sketching), Glow in the Dark Art, (great for holidays or learning about things that glow, such as stars, plants and creatures), Make Your Own Creatures or Animals Crafts, and Creating Your Own Game Boards & Pieces, which are available year round, and can be geared towards any theme or age group.
For current 2017 art camps, library programs, events and news… follow Christine Mix on Facebook at:
and Twitter #ChrisMixArt
PAL member of the SCBWI, CBIG-NYC, Gallery at the Vault, Springfield, VT., Vermont Arts Council and NEFA.
About the Cartoon, Illustration, and Story Art Programs:
Through old fashioned drawing, cartoon and animation tricks, children get to weave their imagination with literacy and art. Children learn how to visualize their own stories, or their favorite classic tale, and turn those ideas into sketches and illustrated stories! Everyone has the ability to create, somewhere deep down inside them, and by applying one’s imagination to a visual picture of a story, the imagination process can be integrated into all subjects, curriculum’s, in education, as well as, the community. Finding the joy of creating and sharing art, in a fun environment, not only helps students gain confidence, while learning to express themselves, it also opens doors to the heart and adventure, that the child or adult never thought possible.
Equipment required by the school or library, (varies on programs):
1. Lap top and LCD projector for Power Point Presentations and/or Elmo Camera
2. White projection screen or clear white wall (approx. 4 ft. X 4ft.).
3. White board, Chalk board or Flip chart with white paper, chalk or colored markers
4. All art supplies, paper, pencils, pens, markers, erasers, rulers, paint, brushes, etc… (varies with each programs needs.)
5. For large groups over 50 or in auditoriums, a Sound P.A. will 0be needed.
6. If possible, light boards for transferring / tracing drawings.
A little about the Artist…
Christine has taught cartoon, watercolor, drawing, craft and a variety of art programs at Frog Hollow, Southern Vermont Arts Center & the Winged Studio Arts in Manchester Vt., the Middlebury Studio School, Middlebury, Vt., Main Street Arts, Saxton’s River, Vt., the Gallery at the Vault, Springfield, Vt., along with several library programs through out Vermont, between 2004 and 2017.
Thanks to a grant through the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment of the Arts, Christine has just finished an amazing
Arts Residency at the Windham Elementary School, in Windham, Vt., where children connect with their
local history through poetry, writing and drawing… lot’s of drawing!
“This experience was so valuable for the students in Windham on so many levels. It was one of the most engaged weeks I have ever had with the students in 13 years of teaching here. Christine was a great teacher, was well prepared, and fully engaged both during the week she was here, but also before and after as well helping with planning and the final celebration. I would not hesitate to have her back again for another artistic experience.”
Mickey Parker – Jennings, Principle / Teacher, Windham Elementary School, Windham, Vt., April 2017
To learn more about the residency, visit Chris’s blog at: http://chrismixillustrator.blogspot.com/
Exhibits & Shows:
Christine’s illustrations, have been exhibited at the Chaffee Art Center’s, “When the Wind Bears Go Dancing,” an Exhibit of Children’s Book Illustrations, 2010, Winter and Autumn Member shows, 2011 and 2013, Rutland, Vt., Tilbury House Publisher’s “One of Us / Powered by Girl Exhibit” at the Book Culture, NYC, for the Book Expo America, 2010, as well as, the Southern Vermont Center, South Londonderry Free Library, Mary Canfield Free Library, the Dorset Library, 2000-2009 and the Middlebury Arts Walk, 2010 – 2014. In 2015, her illustrations have been exhibited at the South Londonderry Library, The Master Story Teller’s Exhibit, (CBIG), Poe Park Museum, in Poe Park, Bronx, NY., the Fairytales Exhibit (CBIG) at the Brooklyn Library, Brooklyn, N.Y. and the Fur & Feather Exhibit at the Great Hall, in Springfield, Vt. Her work is currently on display at the South Londonderry Free Library, in S. Londonderry, Vt., through May, 2017.
Published Illustrations & Stories:
Christine’s children’s illustrations have appeared in several Vermont newspapers and journals, Stories for Children Magazine, Back to School Issue, 2012, SCBWI’s Bulletin in 2005, 2009, 2010 and so far, one children’s book, Write Out of the Oven! by Josephine Waltz, published by Teacher Ideas Press / Greenwood Publishing, in 2005.
Write Out of the Oven! Received a nice review from the Parents Choice Foundation Bon Appetite Reading List
She also has one short true story Standing Up, published, May 2007, in Chicken Soup for the Child’s Soul Character-Building Stories to Read with Kids Ages 5-8, and is currently working on some of her own children’s stories. Click on Chris’s Books Page for more details and ordering info!
Contact Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information regarding fees, programs or to request a brochure.
Resume, brochures and references are available by request.
You can also visit Chris’s Teaching Artist profile through
the Vermont Arts Council’s Teaching Artist Roster, in the New England Foundation of the Arts,
Creative Ground, at http://www.creativeground.org/profile/christine-mix