Meet Lori Ruml

Artist Lori Ruml

I found my love for art when I was reluctantly placed into an art class in middle school. My ever talented art teacher, and friend to this day, inspired me and gave me a love for art and for watercolor.  I continued with art classes through high school, and by the time graduation rolled around, my heart was set on teaching art.  Whoever would have thought that the chance placement in an art class would one day lead to the creation of The Art Experience?

College expanded my art world by giving me the chance to study a myriad of art forms.  After graduating with a degree in Art Education from the University of North Texas,  I received a scholarship to study in Europe for my Master’s degree and had the privilege to study watercolor with artist, Rob Erdle; graduating with a Master’s in Art Education with a concentration in watercolor.

I have taught middle school art in the public schools, private lessons, home school art seminars and community art classes. Currently, I teach at Collin College, Plano and Parks and Rec,  along with after-school art programs within the Plano school district. As the owner of The Art Experience, I also do murals, custom work, and art parties in addition to my art classes.

My interest extends to all mediums of art from acrylic, oil, and watercolor to sculpture and pottery. I have also had the honor of learning from Renaissance style painter, Frank Covino, focusing on oil painting in classical styles.

Getting to work in a variety of mediums means things never get dull.  My favorite part of creating art experiences is watching someone’s eyes, someone’s smile, someone’s face as they gain confidence in their abilities, realize their potential, and they find their world begin to open with possibilities.

My love is art but my passion is teaching.

Covino Art Classes
Artist Teaching
  • BFA Art Education
  • M.A. Art Education
  • Minor in Computer Cognitive Systems
  • Scholarship to Art in Europe program for M.A.
  • Trained in Renaissance Oil techniques
  • Teaching 25+ years
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."
Albert Einstein

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

~Mahatma Gandhi
Wish Night Art

Make a Wish

Creating art with Wish kids makes my heart happy. We sell their art to raise funds that grant more wishes! We would love your help. If you want to get involved with the Wish kids and the Make a Wish mission, you can visit them at Make a Wish North Texas.

VALA Board Member

The Visual Arts League of Allen was created to promote our vital and vibrant artistic community. Check out the VALA site and maybe join us for our next meeting, workshop, and art show!

VP of Art in Education
and PTA Volunteer

Volunteering with anything art related through the PISD PTA programs such as Reflections, Fine Art's Day, and organizing Family Art Night.

You can contact Lori at:


text 469.231.5932 or call and leave me a message