The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity will be participating in Vital Link/OC Youth Expo's STEM and DMA showcase this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 13-15 at the Orange County Fairgrounds.
Vital Link’s mission is to be the link between business and education to prepare students for the successful transition to a meaningful career.
On Sunday, March 25th, one of the local Orange County Brownie troops, along with their parents and group coordinator, made the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity the place to be. As part of their troop assignment, the girls were learning about marine conservation and the Center's resident teaching artist, Christopher Scardino, used Chuck Jones's 1974 television special, "The White Seal" to guide them to a better understanding of the importance of taking care of our planet. The troop members also learned how to use watercolor effectively. A fun time was had by all!
The awesome folk at Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, Arizona, produced a four-lesson curricula titled, "It Only Looks Easy" when they hosted a Chuck Jones art exhibit in 2010. These plans are available for free, by clicking on "It Only Looks Easy". Each lesson is easily adaptable to your needs. Check it out today!
Christopher Scardino, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity's resident teaching artist was filmed for Pencils.com's Studio 602 blog drawing the Chuck Jones character, Kotick, the White Seal. Read the article here (or click the above image) and view the video. A special shout-out to our friends at Pencils.com for their continued interest in the Center's programs!
The perfect way to enjoy a Satruday: Turner Classic Movies will be honoring Chuck Jones's centennial year with a film retrospective on Saturday, March 24th. Click here for the play list and times. You'll be treated to a panoply of Jones's most cherished cartoons, starring your favorite Looney Tunes characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Road Runner, and Pepe le Pew. Make some popcorn and stay up late to watch his only feature film, "The Phantom Tollbooth" and look for him in a cameo role!