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Chuck Jones Center for Creativity Art Program Decorates for the Holidays!

On Sunday, November 7th, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity held an art program for 6 Orange County, California Girl Scout Troops (a total of 26 girls!)  Our teaching artists (all volunteer) Jamie Sugarman and Elisa Hastings led the girls through several processes, one of which was "Litter-ally It's Art" where they created multi-dimensional sculptures from found and recycled objects.  


Another part of the day was spent reversing colors in Chuck Jones artwork to create a new mood and to experience how color can affect one's emotional perspective.

Ms. Sugarman, a former Disney caricature artist, led a group of nine girls in a session where they decorated the windows of not only the Center, but also two adjacent businesses, the restaurant "Byblos" and the children's vintage clothing store, "Hope Chests."





All-in-all it was a great way to spend a Sunday!  

Photos courtesy Vicki Woods, Girl Scout Troop leader and member of the Chuck Jones Council for Creativity, the volunteer community ambassadors for the Center.  If you would like to volunteer at the Center, please contact Pam Marsden, Program Director at 949-660-7793.  

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.

To read the full article, click here 

How Do You Use Your Creativity?

Hands web

How do you use your creativity every day?  We'd like to know!  Drawing on your creative impulses may solve problems, produce positive results and make your day an exceptional one.

Abstract hands web 

Even when a situation you may be facing at work or in your personal life seems too complex or abstract to be solved easily, drawing on your creativity can help you work through issues step-by-step, producing results that allow you to move forward and succeed.  Let it bubble up and see where it leads you!

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The photos accompanying today's post are from the most recent Girl Scouts class held this past Saturday at the Center's facility in Orange.  As you can see, the young artists were free to create images in a variety of media (based on found objects/recycled materials,) each one producing a work of art that expressed their creativity and their personality.

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And it's true, we would like to hear your stories about how you use your innate creativity in your daily life.  Please leave a comment to this post and give us the details.  We look forward to the conversation! 

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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