"art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."
-Thomas Merton, No Man is an Island
Making art is a way of life for me! I have more than 20 years teaching experience and love sharing my passion and knowledge with people of all ages. I have been art-ing since my youth. I am skilled at using many mediums, making exploring ideas with you fun!
I studied art at the University of Michigan and have learned from other wonderful teachers, students and life itself. Living in central Oregon offers breathtaking inspirations for my musing. Artistic expression is fun and connects us with our peace and joy.
We all have an inner artist, let me take you on your artventure!
"Benjamin, Nevada City, Ca."
"Judy possesses a heart felt enthusiasm for the creative process that is instantly motivational to child and adult alike. By applying her own talents and skills as an artist, she provides a strong foundation of technique that is readily accessible to the pupil. She likewise encourages the unique vision of the individual to blossom by establishing an environment wherein artistic self expression is valued and respected. Through investing belief in the capabilities of every pupil, she demonstrates that the artistic process has the ability to build confidence, and ultimately transform lives."
"Jody, Nevada City, Ca."
"I had the pleasure of working with Judy in the early days at the Nevada City School of the Arts where she developed and taught many wonderful art projects for our arts integrated curriculum. Judy is a gifted teacher, who with her enthusiasm, warmth and joy brightens up any room. She glows with a spark of creativity that is contagious for kids and adults alike!"
Nevada City School of the Arts
(K-8 public charter school)
Nevada City, CA
"Serena, Bay Area, Ca."
I've had the pleasure of seeing Judy Fuentes teaching in action on many occasions as her friend and fellow artist. She is kind, encouraging, and thoughtful instructor. She is also a very talented artist! Any student would enjoy her nurturing company and her funky spirit. I know I have learned some really important art skills from this amazing lady!