Side note: "Forever Ambushed" is a take-off on the title of bestselling romance novel of 1944, titled, "Forever Amber". The book was eventually made into a film in 1947 by 20th Century Fox. The Chuck Jones pay stub is from the Linda Jones Clough archive.
Chuck Jones's daughter, Linda Jones Clough, will be posting weekly, material from her personal archive of writings and ephemera created by her father over the course of his lifetime. Today, she presents "Ode the Washam Wedding" a poem Chuck Jones wrote celebrating the wedding anniversary of his friend and colleague, Ben Washam. It is important to note that Chuck was intimate friends with his animators throughout his career.
Dear Artists and Friends of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity,
Preparations are underway for the Seventh Annual Red Dot Auction benefiting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, scheduled for Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, 2017.
Today we’re writing to ask you to donate a work of art to this year’s Seventh Annual Red Dot Auction.
This year we’re changing up the six sections and giving each section a broad theme. They are:
Beginning January 9, 2017, join us once a week on Monday afternoons, from 3:30 to 5:00 PM and become a JUNIOR ANIMATOR!
This eight (8) week hands-on creativity program will teach young artists (ages 8 - 14) about animation while nurturing the creative thought process and self-expression.
Techniques inspired by Chuck Jones are used to teach character development and visual story-telling. No experience necessary.
CALLING ALL JUNIOR GIRL SCOUTS!
Our Junior Drawing Creativity Workshop will gather Girl Scouts (8-11 years old) from many troops for imaginative collaboration. You'll experiment with tools as you learn to draw some of Chuck's most famous characters. You'll use your imagination to create a unique character. And you'll learn hands-on techniques that bring your character to life with shading and perspective.