Aziza Mims, Director, Lead Art Instructor
Art has always been much more than a hobby for me. Art is life. I am passionate about creating my own art and cultivating the artistic gifts within others.
I grew up in Houston and attended the High School for Performing and Visual Arts and Jesse H. Jones Vanguard High School. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from Howard University in Washington, D.C. My artwork has been featured in exhibits in Washington, D.C., Austin, and Houston. I have taught art programs for the City of Austin and consulted as an interior designer in Houston, TX.
As a child, my parents fostered my love of art and design. I was blessed to attend art classes at The Community Artist Collective under the direction of Michelle Barnes, engage in summer camps at Glassell School of Art, and compete in Architecture & Design competitions in Lille, France. These experiences of my youth continue to inspire and motivate me as an art instructor today.
My primary mission in life is to help young people realize the beauty within themselves and the world around them. The aim of my summer art camp is to expose campers to new and exciting methods of creating visual art and ignite their minds to pursue their God-given talents.
My husband and I have six wonderful children and live in Third Ward. I am a Girl Scout Troop Leader. I am also a proud member of Jones Memorial UMC, Blue Triangle Quilt Guild, Jack and Jill of America, Houston Chapter, and the Spouses of Houston Barristers. During the school year, I teach Art PreK-8th grade and recently won Teacher of the Year!