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Girl Scouts Get Creative at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity

Vicki Woods wrote the following article for the Los Angeles Examiner's online newspaper.  A volunteer member of the Chuck Jones Council for Creativity, she has been a tireless advocate for the Center and its programs.  

 Walking through Old Town Orange a few years ago, I saw a sign in a window that caught my eye. Art classes it said. Chuck Jones it said. I jotted down the info and took it home. Then I called a few friends. Hey, there are some cool, really inexpensive classes for art down in Old Town Orange. I'll pick up my daughter and yours after, if you will drop off. Well anyway a few of us ended up at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativityand loved it. More than that our children loved it; and that's all it took to get me hooked. I grew up watching Loony Toons. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Roadrunner, Coyote, etc, etc, etc.. Sharing the joy that was brought to me by those cartoons was wonderful, but when I saw the philosophy Chuck himself had about people and their potential I fell in love with the whole concept.

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Chuck Jones Center Welcomes the Girl Scouts!

On Saturday, April 10 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM , Girl Scout Troops 734, 1172 and 1462 from around Orange County descended on the Chuck Jones Center for their first art badge-earning art class.  Led by teaching artist, Chris Scardino,

the girls spent the first part of their morning scouting Old Town Orange's Plaza for the existence of three-dimensional art.  Finding plenty of examples was no problem, with stops at the Plaza's fountain and the Martial Arts Center's windows.  



Enjoying the brief history of art around the world, the Brownie group used this opportunity to learn about creating art as a bridge project to becoming cadets.  Once back at the Center's dedicated space (131 W. Chapman,) the girls worked on a variety of art projects including learning to fold origami cranes, led by Cheryl Posner, the Executive Director of the Center.


Another project involved creating inspirational mobiles from found objects:



Other student artists developed new ways of communicating visually by designing and building sculptures from recyclables as others got their hands dirty molding figurines from clay.


All in all, Saturday at the Center inspired all of the participants (adults included!) and everyone left with a feeling of renewed creative energy; feeling hopeful, happy, and at peace. 


If this sounds like something you would like your child to participate in, please contact Pamela Marsden, Program Director for the Chuck Jones Center, 949-660-7793 or via email: Pam@ChuckJonesCenter.org. 


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