About Urban Arts OC

Urban Arts OC is a creative space welcoming artists of all ages and skill levels. We offer instruction for drawing, acrylic and oil painting, ceramics, fused glass, mixed media and more. Our team of instructors comes from a variety of backgrounds and styles, offering insight to help your personal style and creativity flourish. The Urban Arts OC studio space is available for scheduled art classes on weekdays, and can be reserved for private events, including birthday parties, paint nites, art and wine parties and corporate gatherings. 

Covid-19 Saftey Guidelines

As our community endures ongoing changes, the Urban Arts OC team of artists and instructors are working together to stay creative with safety in mind. We are now offering art classes for a variety of age groups and skill levels with precaution. Our team is also creating to go paint kits for artists who prefer to work at their own pace, available for contactless curbside pickup.

*Due to rapidly changing circumstances surrounding Covid-19, please contact us by email at urbanartsoc@gmail.com for updated information. 

*We honor all mask requirements. No adults will be permitted to enter the studio without a mask. We recommend children wear a mask during transition from one space to another but as they are seated at a safe distance from anyone else, they are able to remove them when working or creating. In addition, we take every precaution regarding the cleaning and maintenance of our studio.

*All classes must be scheduled before the time of class (no drop-ins) as we are limiting class sizes in the interest of our student safety. 

Shop To-Go Art Kits in our brand new online store!

summer art camp

Our studio has been modified, with EVERY precaution for the utmost safety of both students and staff. 
  • Campers must be 5 years or older
  • Limited to 10 campers per session
  • Each student has their own designated space and materials
  • Safety and guidance with our team of experienced instructors

Sessions available Monday-Friday during June through August:

Modified Day 9:00 AM-12:00 PM            $70 per day/$350 for full week

Full Day 9:00 AM-2:00 PM                        $90 per day/$425 for full week

Afternoons 3:30 PM-5:00 PM             $45 per class/$180 for 4 classes

Refunds are only subject to government restriction on camp operation.
kids paint too


Lynne's Story

The most important relationship you have , is the one you have with yourself

Urban Arts OC is the vision of Lynne Kaplan, a mixed media artist and longtime educator. Educated in sunny South Africa, Lynne has a degree in Fine Art and Industrial Design. Lynne Works in all mediums of paint and ceramics and is a passionate fused glass artist. She has exhibited her art around the world.

Her dream has been twofold. One being to find a space where professional mature artists can work in a creative environment. The other is to be able to have a cool Gallery and event space that could house art exhibitions and small parties. Urban Arts OC does not only cater to adults, it also caters to kids of all ages, providing a space where people can create without fear of failing. Lynne’s philosophy is that there is NO wrong in art, every piece is a masterpiece and every one of us has an inner artist.

Tracie's Story

Assistant Instructor of Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media. Tracie is a practicing artist specializing in wildlife art and illustration. 

Olivia's Story

Instructor of Fine Art,  Drawing and Painting to Children and Adults. Olivia has been with Urban Arts OC for almost three years and has recently graduated from the Laguna School of Fine Arts with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art. 

shealyn's Story

Assistant Art Teacher at Urban Arts OC. Miss Shea as the kids call her has been part of our Urban Arts family for the past two years. She is currently a Junior at College Studying Marine Ecology.