The Urban Easel was established in late 2014 when partners Jay Ybarra and Rachel Cox decided to go into business together! Their vision for the space is one where all are welcomed and encouraged to grow in their artistic abilities. Learning music and arts can help transform the way we learn and are both stress relievers. The Urban Easel has a gallery area where you can view art from five local artists, two music areas for lessons, and a classroom area where art and paint parties are taught.



Paint Parties

BYOB Paint Parties are held every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening. All parties are artist lead and include step by step painting instructions. Check out our paint party calendar and call to sign up!

Private Paint Parties

Bring in groups of 8 or more for a private party any night of the week! Choose from our current gallery of paintings offered or choose your own theme! 

Parties at your Home or Office

Let us transform your space into an art gallery and teach you and your guests, family, or employees how to paint step by step style!


Host a fundraiser for a loved one, a charity, or your school at The Urban Easel and a large portion of the proceeds go back to the group!

Kids Birthday Parties

Fun and carefree birthday parties are a blast! We take care of the mess and you enjoy the party with your child! They pick the theme, we teach the kids how to paint it! Cake and presents are welcome!

Open Studio 

Every Saturday ar one, kids and parents are welcome to join Open Studio. Kids can be dropped off or parents can stay. Choose from a panting in our classroom or tell us what you want to paint!

Life Drawing

Live model drawing. Learn to draw lights and shadows. Call to reserve your seat.

Private Art Lessons

Private lessons are avaiable for kids and adults at all skill levels. Contact us to find the right teacher for you!

Group Art Lessons

Tuesday at 10:15am - Pam Hatch 

Tuesdays at 7pm - Jay Ybarra

Fridays at noon- Jay Ybarra

Have a group and want a different day/time? Call!

Sewing Lessons

Learn to sew every Wednesday at 7. Bring your machine, learn from the demo, and work on your project!


Artistic expression classes for those with all levels of autism.

Special Needs

Bring in a group of special needs kids or adults or come for private lessons. 

Workshops and Adult Open Studio

Check the workshops tab for upcoming events and for more in depth studies in art! 

Music Lessons

Piano, guitar, and percussion lessons avaiable. Call for times and availability!