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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. 


Image of the Day: 14 Carrot Offering


Gentlemen!  Consider the following Valentine's Day advice from Chuck Jones:

"Hand kissing.  This is something I took up when I realized its character and intent.  A girl is a continuing thing, and it isn't because the hand-bone is connected to the arm-bone is connected to the head-bone.  The skin of a girl's hand is connected by direct route and direct wire to her lips, the hand is  like holding the end of a lariat, the business part is at the end.  So when the continental gallant kisses a girl's hand he is in effect saying what every woman wants to hear: 'I'd like to kiss your lips.' Shaking hands is just silly, whoever heard of shaking lips."  –Chuck Jones, Stroke of Genius, A Collection of Paintings & Musings on Life, Love & Art by Chuck Jones.  

14 Carrot Offering is a fine art stone lithograph, hand-pulled, one color at a time at the prestigious American Atelier in an edition of 350 examples, each hand-signed by the artist in pencil.  It was created from an original oil painting by Chuck Jones who, in turn, was inspired by a painting by Marc Chagall.