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Saturday Morning Cartoons and Quick Draw at Center for Living Peace

Join us every 1st Saturday of every month at 11:30am at the Center for Living Peace in Irvine, CA with our dedicated volunteer Teaching Artist, Doug Lothers. You'll watch a Chuck Jones cartoon and periodically stop to capture the moment by quick drawing one of Jones' beloved cartoon scenes. Doug will also share his approach of "classic animation" with some examples of model sheets, a drawing disc, 35mm film and animation cels. If drawing isn't your thing, just stop by and visit us! The Center for Living Peace welcomes all visitors!

Center for Living Peace, 4139 Campus, Irvine, CA 92612   www.goodhappens.org  (949) 854-5500

Join us for the first class of the year, Saturday, January 5, 2013, and every 1st Saturday of every month. All ages welcome! Bring your friend, significant other, parent or kids! 

11:30am-12:30pm, $1-$5 donation accepted

Tai Chi & Art Day Camps at the Center for Living Peace

The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and Animal Tai Chi & Qigong will present three days of Tai Chi and Art Camps at the Center for Living Peace, July 31st through August 2nd, at their facility at 4139 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA. The three days are broken into two segments beginning at 9:30 AM and concluding at 3:30 PM each day. For more information and to sign up, visit Center for Living Peace.

Artist and educator, Irene Prestinary, will be leading the three days of art camps.  Ms. Prestinary has been a visual arts educator in schools, libraries and museums for seven years. Her experience includes developing visual arts curriculum, and designing and teaching art workshops and tours for the Norton Simon Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Getty Center. Ms. Prestinary’s artwork has sold at the Bowers Gallery Store, the Craft and Folk Art Museum Store, Galería de la Raza, Museum of Latin American Art Store, and the Orange County Museum of Art Store. Her volunteer work includes art workshops for the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, Children’s Hospital of Orange, Watts Towers Art Center and Circle Painting.

The three art camps will focus on: 

Bugs Bunny Meets Marc Chagall: Art, whimsy, imagination and music, see a work by Chuck Jones and what inspired it. Create a colorful collage using materials that moved Chuck Jones.

Sceneries: See some works by Maurice Noble, animation background artist, layout designer and longtime collaborator of Chuck Jones. Create a vibrant landscape or cityscape on colored paper with oil pastels.

Composite Creatures: Is it rabbit, or is it a man? It is both! Look at some familiar and unfamiliar characters created by Chuck Jones. Design and draw your own composite creature on paper with colored pencils.

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Irene Prestinary will take your children on a unique journey through creativity. 

 

Center for Living Peace & Chuck Jones Center Unite for a Day of Creativity

This Sunday, December 4th, from 10 AM to 12 PM, let your child explore their inner creative genius with the staff of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at the Center for Living Peace, 4139 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA.  There'll be snowflake making and cartoon watching and plenty of time to draw their favorite cartoon characters or whatever they like!  Go here to register.  It's fun for the whole family!  

Chuck Jones believed that each and everyone of us is creative, we just have to find our creative spirit and let it out!  While your child(ren) are enjoying the wit and whimsy of Chuck Jones, the Center for Living Peace will also be conducting a Shambhala Meditation which you are invited to join.  Call the Center for Living Peace for more details and to register: 949-854-5500 or click here for full details.  

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Women, War & Peace, PBS Series Focuses on Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient

The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity's dear friend, Kelly Smith, of the Orange County Center for Living Peace was thrilled to hear that Leymah Gbowee of Liberia was one of this year's Nobel Peace Prize recipients.  Ms. Gbowee is the subject of the bold, new PBS five-part series "Women, War & Peace". Documentary filmmaker Abigail Disney (the grandneice of Walt Disney) and actress Geena Davis will be on hand next Wednesday, October 13th beginning at 7:30 PM at the Pacific Ballroom in the University of California — Irvine's Student Center to discuss the film where they challenge the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men's domains.  This important event is sponsored by the Center for Living Peace and will be moderated by Kelly Smith.

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Leymah Gbowee and Abigail Disney, photo Gabrielle Revere and O Magazine

Post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Yet they are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict. 

With depth and complexity, Women, War & Peace spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan and Colombia to Liberia, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security, and reframing our understanding of modern warfare.

For more details and to attend this event, click here for ticket and event information.