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MIXED MEDIA MINI BOOK Saturday, June 8 | 10 AM - 12:30 PM

Mixed Media Mini Book
Mixed Media Mini Book by Christen McNelley


Adults and children 12+

Any skill level, no prior experience needed

In this mixed media workshop we will spend 2.5 hours together, exploring different ways of mark making, painting and collage to turn a single sheet of paper into your own mini book with just a little folding and cutting.

These mini books can be used for zines, greeting cards, vision boards, etc. and provide a way to free up your own art practice. The possibilities are endless!

You'll get to complete your own mini art book to take home, along with other handmade papers to inspire you to continue creating these mini pieces of art. 

The following supplies are provided:

  • Paper

  • Paint

  • Brushes

  • Mark Makers

  • Stencils

  • Scissors

  • Glue and glue sticks

  • Markers

  • Collage materials

  • Collage text 

Helpful Tips:

Wear something you don’t mind getting paint on.

There is no right or wrong, we are exploring mark making and creating with a renewed sence of childlike wonder. 

CLASS DATE: Saturday, June 8, 2024

10 am – 12:30 pm

PRICE: (including supplies)


Bud's Creative Arts Center

5325 Old Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN



Christen McNelley is a mixed media artist living and working out of Chattanooga, TN. She has been making things as long as she can remember. As a child, her great aunts were super creative women and always let her work right along side them. From pot holder weaving to clay sculpting and acrylic painting, nothing was ever off limits. This sparked a love of exploring all types of mediums and watching an idea be born into existence. 

After raising a family and spending 12 years as an ER trauma nurse, Christen found art again and in a lot of ways, art saved her. She creates in a wide variety of mediums from paper mache, photo props and living canvas to watercolor and resin work. She most often creates intuitively and loves to explore new ways to mix mediums to create texture, depth, intrigue, and maybe even a hidden message or two.  Recycling and upcycling old materials to give them a new life both inspire and motivate her.


Christen has taught fluid arts and intuitive creating workshops. She has shown her art at pop ups, at ClearStory, in her shop at Vinterest Southside, at Wanderlinger Art Galllery and is a member of AVA.  Her passion is sharing creativity and the value of honoring our most authentic selves, allowing ourselves to create without judgement and bring a joyful creative practice into our lives. 

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”

-Pablo Picasso 

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