meet our team
Owner & Studio Teacher
in 2005, i realized my life-long dream of opening an art school for all children, including children with special needs. i have totally loved being able to spend the last 13 years growing artmix with an incredible team of art teachers, students, along with my very supportive family (including my middle son sean, seen in this picture that i got to take with him at his high school graduation last may!).
my husband and i moved to his hometown of houston in 1993, where we have lived and raised our three wonderful sons. with regards to my background, i was born in new york city, and was raised in san francisco. in 1989, i received my undergraduate degree in government and international relations from georgetown university, in washington, d.c.. i earned a master of arts education in 1996, and a master of special education in 1998, from the university of houston. i have worked in the field of art education, specifically teaching children with special needs, since 1994. in 2014, i completed the goldman sachs 10,000 small business program, here in houston.
before opening artmix, i was very grateful to volunteer for seven years with the pediatric patients at m.d. anderson cancer center through the children’s art project. since then, it has been a total joy for our artmix team to get to partner with a variety of organizations that support creativity for houston’s children, including, the houston chapter of the sunshine kids, a variety of programs serving children with autism, the bayou bend foundation, as well as schools and parks throughout the houston area.
my team and i hope to welcome you to artmix very soon!
Studio Manager & Director of Early Childhood Development
kelly joined the artmix team in 2011. she works with our team to organize and manage our classes, camps, parties and other special events. she also enjoys teaching children of all ages, especially our beginner paint with me and paint with me students, and children with special needs. kelly attended sam houston state university and graduated with an undergraduate degree in studio art and a minor in art history. she has a passion for 3-d arts, installation, and film. kelly fills the rest of her time creating her own artwork.
jessica joined our team in 2015. she enjoys teaching children of all ages, from our paint with me classes to private lessons for teens and adults. she attended trinity university and graduated with undergraduate degree in fine arts and a minor in art history. her artwork was shown in various shows around the san antonio area during her four years at trinity. jessica is passionate about painting with acrylics and oil mediums. she ofter spends her free time creating new pieces of art or hanging out with her friends.
kristina joined our team in 2017. kristina enjoys teaching kids of all ages and abilities. prior to working with us at artmix, kristina was a teacher at a school for children with special needs. she attended the university of houston-downtown, where she graduated with a bachelor of science in psychology. she has a passion for craft making and music. in her free time she enjoys outdoor activities, attending sporting events, playing softball and bike riding.