Welcome to My Arts Studio!  
Here you will find a variety of art programs for children and adults.  Art Classes, Art Camps, Online Workshops, Art Retreats abroad, Paint Parties and more!   These fun art classes introduce concepts geared toward the understanding of art and the creating process while developing skills in specific areas. All of the lessons will introduce any of the following: The elements of art & principles of design, master artists, art techniques and art history. Explore drawing, painting, clay sculpture, printmaking projects and more. The classes are challenging, rewarding, creative...and lots of FUN!!!

Lucia Y. Henry

Artist - Art Instructor - Graphic Designer - Interior Designer
Certified Art 4 Healing Facilitator - Certified Therapeutic Art Life Coach

Hello! I am Lucia and I have been an artist and an art instructor for the past 25 years. I was born in Lima, Peru, and I remember always being interested in some form of creative exploration, from short story writing to theater custom design, or mural painting. I got a taste for arts education in the early 90's, when as a college arts student, I taught drawing, painting and clay to young pupils at different private schools and throughout Lima, Peru. I have been teaching from my home town in OC, California since 2002. I teach a wide variety of drawing, painting and clay sculpture classes for schools and organizations such as the Irvine Fine Arts Center, Art & Creativity for Healing, Inc., the Huntington Beach Art Center, the Yorba Linda Cultural Arts Center, private retreats, online and in beautiful places abroad. I prefer to refer to my artwork as canvas journals, as I believe that art is the most wonderful and pure form of non-verbal self-expression and I work with a variety of mixed-media techniques. My pieces are very textural, with a use of bold colors, and reflect somehow my graphic design background in the need to add text within the work, and to convey a message using lots of symbolism. My work reproduces familiar visual signs rearranged into new conceptually layered pieces. A bit surreal, my work is my final interpretation of one’s life's desires, fears, happiness, and of course passion. Let's create together!

Testimonials

“Dearest Miss Lucia,
Thank you for making "Kids Art" so much fun! I look forward every week to taking your class.”

Dulce Paloma
Irvine

"I started weekly art lessons with Lucia at age six and over the next six years she not only taught me an invaluable foundation of technical artistic knowledge and skill but also, and more importantly, a deep love for art and the creative spirit. As a past student now in her mid-twenties, I can't help but reflect on the ways in which her lessons and time has shaped me in my work as a full-time designer working in tech, an artist, and person." 

Claudia Noto
Washington

“I wanted to thank you for the wonderful experience and education your studio has provided to my family. You may not be aware, but (name) was a severly premature child. As a result, he experienced challenges in gross and fine motor skills. He never enjoyed these type of activities until he started attending My Arts Studio classes...Your passion for art was contagious and resulted in many spontaneous art projects at home for both of my children. I hope you take pride in knowing that you did a terrific job at providing quality arts education to the children in our community”

Jennifer S.
Newport Beach

“You are the best art teacher in the world!!! You are also pretty, fun and funny! I hope I'll see you soon!! I love art.”

Sahar R.
Newport Coast