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Take the Lead Teen Summit

Take the Lead 2010

Hundreds of high school students participated in TAKE THE LEAD at the 14th Annual Teem Summit on Friday, March 12, 2010 at California State University, Fullerton.  It was the larges youth conference of its kind in Southern California.  TAKE THE LEAD is designed to promote volunteerism, develop leadership skills and increase awareness of social trends at the local, state and national levels.  Students participated in over 20 interactive workshops focusing on service, leadership and civic engagement. 

One such workshop, "Litter-ally, It's Art! Creating Socially Conscience Art," was hosted by Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.  Led by Craig Kausen, grandson of Chuck Jones and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of CJCC, Kausen led a spirited group of high-schoolers in an art class that utilized found objects (we call it 'obtainium'), assisting him was Program Director for CJCC, Pamela Marsden.  To learn more about TAKE THE LEAD, please click here.  

Some comments from participants in the CJCC workshop:

"[It was the] perfect place to be you, even if you aren't into art.  The speaker was funny and really great!"  

"This was a fantastic class!  I doubt any [other] class was more fun than this one."

"It was fun!  We got to use our creativity!"


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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