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Junior Art Workshops at Pearl Fincher

Tuesday afternoons, February 11 – April 8, 2014

No class March 11 (Spring Break)

Class time: 4:30-5:45pm
Tuition: $145 for non-members, $120 for museum members*
*Family memberships begin at $55.

Junior Art Workshop is the Pearl’s after-school art class for kids ages 8-12. The workshop series includes 8 classes (10 hours of instruction time) and all of the supplies needed to complete the projects. Classes begin February 11 and meet on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:45pm through April 8 (except March 11). Space is limited.

Art Projects

The Spring 2014 Junior Art Workshop will feature projects related to the Main Gallery exhibition France: Northwest Houston Collects. Projects include:

Impressionist Paintings
The students will be introduced to the style of Impressionism made famous by French artists such as Claude Monet. Using acrylic paint and canvas board, the artists will paint using the Impressionism approach and techniques.

Pinch Pot Personalities
Each student will decorate their own pinch pot with a “funny face” of their own creation. Students will use the slab, and score and slip methods with the clay. After the clay is fired, the students will decorate it with the colors of their choosing. A black wash stain and clear protective coating will then be applied.

Matisse and the Fishbowl
French artist Henri Matisse created bright, bold compositions. We will study his style and make our own interpretations of his painting of a fish bowl. We will use oil pastels and add some watercolor for some resist touches to our works.

In the Jungle
Henri Rousseau was a French artist who brought jungle landscapes to life with his vivid imagination. His tropical plants and jungle animals are explored and created in the children’s artwork. They will create a colorful composition of plant and animal shapes using Inktense pencils.

Dots Tell the Story
Through the work of French artist Georges Seurat, the students will explore the style of art called Pointillism. They will create their own pointillism masterpieces while learning and applying color theory.

Abstract Cut Outs
Henri Matisse created some brilliant abstract compositions made of bold, cut out paper shapes. The art students will experience “drawing with scissors” as they create their own cut out masterpieces.

Still Life Collage
Paul Cezanne’s view of nature through geometric shapes will be studied for this project. The students will observe object arrangements in the classroom and create their own still life compositions with the use of colorful tissue paper.

Ode to the Fleur de Lis
The famous symbol of France will be our focal point as we create a painting on canvas board using the stencil method with a splatter paint application.


The museum must receive a completed Registration Form, along with tuition payment, for each participant.

Payment may be made via phone (281.376.6322), in person, or ONLINE.

Registration Form:
Form information may be collected via phone, in person, or submitted online:

Click on the “Download Spring 2014 Art Workshop Registration Form” link below.
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For questions about classes or registration, please contact Emily Guerra at 281.376.6322 or

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