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. 

Express your creativity

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. 

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. 

Our current offerings include summer art camp sessions, art classes for children and adults, private events are more.


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, and Practices the use of Art Therapy for healing with her Students .  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.

Nikol (Niki) Petkova

Lead art instructor at Urban Arts OC. Born in Bulgaria and raised in sunny Southern California, Nikol is a multidisciplinary artist with a BFA in Illustration with an Entertainment Design Emphasis from LCAD. She is classically trained in fine art, drawing and painting, as well as educated in the entertainment art industry standards (games, film, animation, digital art). She specializes in figure drawing, animal drawing, creature design, and fantasy art, but loves exploring all avenues of interest in the art world.


Kaitlyn was born in Japan, and was raised in England and California. She is a versatile artist and designer with a BFA in Illustration in Entertainment Design from Laguna College of Art and Design. She is trained as a classical fine artist as well as an entertainment industry artist, and has a passion for animation, games, and film. Kaitlyn loves painting the figure, designing whimsical landscapes, and imagining fun stories and characters. She also enjoys finding new ways to express herself through arts and crafts.