Judy Leventhal’s lifelong interest in masks began in early adolescence in a middle school history and social science classroom. Here, her artistic imagination was ignited, as she reviewed masks from West Africa, Indonesia, Mexico, and the Native Americas. Responding to the challenges in her adolescence, she reached out intuitively to the mask for a symbolic rite of passage into young adulthood. These events are the inspiration for the Mask Making Adventures program, and its purpose in serving young people facing a variety of challenges in today’s world. Her life experience includes a multifaced career as visual artist, consultant, academic tutor, published author, art therapist, and master’s prepared and licensed clinical social worker. She has over 25 years of Artist in Residence work experience with children and youth of diverse cultures, academic abilities, learning strengths and challenges. Currently, three of her specialty masks, Liberation, Healing Presence, and Seeds of Release, are part of Warner Brother’s 2019/2020 All American Television Series Set Design in the Slauson Café.