While wandering through art supply shops as a small child in Salt Lake City, Judy Dornbush was so bedazzled by the array of textured papers, beguiled by the rainbows of pens, pencils, and crayons, fascinated by color-filled tubes and jars of goo, and charmed by the assortment of soft “kitty cat” brushes, that she determined to learn how to mess with it all when she grew up. And, now she does!

Following a career on the visual arts faculties of several universities and colleges, Judy established her independent school, art is happening, where, for the past thirty-five years, she has been luring Marin County artists-of-all-ages with that myriad of wonderful, messy stuff.

Judy completed an MA in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Ceramics and Glass from UCLA; her Secondary Teaching Credential in Visual Arts is from Dominican University. At both the undergraduate and graduate levels, she furthered her early dance training in Modern, Ballet, and Folk; specialized in Creative Movement for Children; and trained in both Art and Dance Therapies. Today, she remains an active dancer.