Lucia Y. Henry

Mixed Media Artist

Art Instructor

Since a young age I have been involved in the arts.
I was born in Lima, Peru, and I can 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 an arts student, I taught drawing, painting and ceramics to young pupils at different private schools throughout Lima, Peru. 
My passion have always been the fine arts or “artes plasticas”, but my parents decided that graphic design was a more “realistic” career. Fortunately for me, I was taught the graphic arts in the “old school” way, no computer graphics, but watercolor illustration, figure and portrait painting, color separation (by hand!), the use of gouache, acrylics, and all of the wet and dry media of my dreams!
I now enjoy continually participating in a wide range of studio art classes at different art organizations, schools, colleges, and art retreats.
I have been teaching art throughout Orange County as My Arts Studio, Inc. since 2002. I opened an art school under the same name in 2005, located in Newport Beach CA, which I had to close after three wonderful years, due to the high overhead costs and the recession.  I have also taught art classes for schools and organizations such as the Irvine Fine Arts Center, Art & Creativity For Healing, Inc., the Huntington Beach Art Center, and currently teach a wide variety of drawing, painting and clay sculpture classes for the Recreation Programs of many cities in Orange County, California.
I hope you enjoyed visiting my website, looking at my artwork, perhaps taking one of my classes.

“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 (age 7)

Newport Coast


“Dearest Miss Lucia,

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

Dulce Paloma's Mom

(age 4)



Jennifer S.

Newport Beach


“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”