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Drop In and Draw at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity

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After spending the morning cleaning out the garage, Linda Jones Clough, daughter of Chuck Jones and trustee of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, needed to do something 'creative' so she made her way over to the Center's new space at South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa for the Saturday morning, "Drop In and Draw" led by the Center's teaching artist, Christopher Scardino. 

Most Saturday mornings you'll find the Center set-up for drawing with all sorts of materials with which to express your creativity; pencils, craypas, glitter & glue, crayons, colored pencils, marker pens, ink pens, and plenty of paper. The Center's talented teaching artist, Christopher Scardino, will guide you and your children to new heights of creativity.

Find your creative genius on Saturdays from 10 AM to 1 PM at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, 3321 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA. A nominal donation to cover the costs of materials is suggested. For more information, email Pam Marsden, Program Director, Pam@ChuckJonesCenter.org. 

Creativity at Vital Link

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, (April 13th-15th), the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity hosted a booth full of activities, artwork, and character galore at the Orange County Youth Expo’s Vital Link’s STEM & DMA Showcase 2012 (Science Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Digital Media Arts). 

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Chuck Jones Center’s head teaching artist, Chris Scardino beautifully spearheaded the presentation and programs at the event. 

One of the masterful by-products of this 3-day endeavor was this inspired work created by dozens of participants (young and young-at-heart) throughout the weekend. 


This turned out be a truly inspired, imaginative, and collaborative event!

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We heard from other attendees that the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity's booth was filled with participants every single day of the event. And although there were robots, video games, science projects, and other 'high tech' booths to explore, our simple booth–filled with paper and pencils–elicited the most positive response from the children (and some of the adults.)

"All you can give a child is time." –Chuck Jones

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Who doesn't like to draw? 

Harvest Productions Donates to the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity!

Yesterday, our friends from Harvest Productions stopped by our headquarters in Tustin and donated several roles of canvas and pallets of fresh, unused, snow white paper for use at the Center's art classes.  We've been working with Maryann and John Doe of Harvest since 1994 and their passion for creating art is evident in their generosity.

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Lisa Timmons, Production Manager for Linda Jones Enterprises, Jenny Coulston of Harvest Productions and Craig Kausen, Chairman of the Board of Trustees (and Chuck Jones' grandson) of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity mug for the camera as they unload Harvest's very generous gift.

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Jason Coulston of Harvest Productions assists Craig Kausen with a pallet of white paper.

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Chris Scardino, one of the teaching artists at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, gives Craig an oil painting demonstration on a remnant of canvas from one of the rolls of unused canvas donated by Harvest Productions.

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 Thank you, Harvest Productions for the wonderful gift!  Many young artists will benefit!  

From left: Chris Scardino, Craig Kausen, Jenny Coulston, Jason Coulston, and Lisa Timmons in their jaunty Center baseball caps.

Photos courtesy Mr. Travis Do.