meet our team
Owner & Studio Teacher
in 1993, my husband and I moved to houston, where we have raised our three wonderful sons. 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 nearly 15 years growing artmix with an incredible team of art teachers, students, along with my very supportive family.
with regards to my academic background, in 1989, i earned 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 volunteered 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
miss 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. miss 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. miss kelly fills the rest of her time creating her own artwork.
miss mary helen
miss mary helen joined our team in 2018. she enjoys working with children of all abilities. in 2018, mary helen graduated from episcopal high school here in houston, and is currently a sophomore at the university of california at davis. we are so happy to have miss mary helen on our team in the summer and during her school holidays!
ryan has worked with us for several summers and holidays. he has worked with children with special needs in several programs, including artmix studio, and as a camp counselor at aspire accessories’ camp aranzazu. ryan is a freshman in the business school at high point university in north carolina, and is earning a bachelor of science degree in international business. he will join us again over the holidays and summer breaks!