Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts launches art school for students ages 8-12

Geared for students ages 8-12, Art Studio 101 will focus on fundamental drawing skills in which students will learn techniques including shading, proportion, texture and value while working with grey scales and creating projects experimenting with different mediums, including pencil, colored pencil, pastels and watercolors. (Courtesy Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts)
Geared for students ages 8-12, Art Studio 101 will focus on fundamental drawing skills in which students will learn techniques including shading, proportion, texture and value while working with grey scales and creating projects experimenting with different mediums, including pencil, colored pencil, pastels and watercolors. (Courtesy Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts)

Geared for students ages 8-12, Art Studio 101 will focus on fundamental drawing skills in which students will learn techniques including shading, proportion, texture and value while working with grey scales and creating projects experimenting with different mediums, including pencil, colored pencil, pastels and watercolors. (Courtesy Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts)

Registration is now open for the first session of The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts School of Art, set to launch Sept. 29.

Geared for students ages 8-12, Art Studio 101 will focus on fundamental drawing skills in which students will learn techniques including shading, proportion, texture and value while working with grey scales and creating projects experimenting with different mediums, including pencil, colored pencil, pastels and watercolors.


The inaugural fall semester will begin the week of Sept. 29 and run through Nov. 20, and class options are as follows:

  • Virtual instruction

    • Tuesdays 5:30-7 p.m. (instructor: Kiersten Rucker)



  • In-person instruction

    • Tuesdays 5:30-7 p.m. (instructor: Cat Loehr)

    • Thursdays 2-3:30 p.m. (instructor: Mel Basham)

    • Thursdays 5-6:30 p.m. (instructor: Evelyn Bouley)

    • Fridays 10:30 a.m.-noon (instructor: Karen Strole)




According to the Pearl Fincher MFA website, in-person classes are limited to four to six students to allow for social distancing, while virtual classes are limited to six to 10 students. Registration for the fall semester costs $325 for museum members and $350 for nonmembers, which covers the costs for eight classes and all materials.

To register for the fall semester of The Pearl Fincher MFA School of Art, click here. To learn more about the Museum's COVID-19-related safety protocols, click here. For more information about becoming an instructor, click here.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.