The wonderful folk at Tempe Center for the Arts have created a curricula for teachers and students centered around the Chuck Jones art exhibit they hosted in 2010. Titled "It Only Looks Easy" these plans are well-suited for elementary age children up to the high school level. Whether you're a teacher, student, artist, or anyone interested in learning about drawing animated characters and how artists learn to do what they do,these are definitely worth your time to explore, implement, and create! Click on "It Only Looks Easy" or the image below to check it out.
While you're making plans for your next art class or learning experience, take a look at what the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity has going on at their new, improved website, ChuckJonesCenter.org.
This past week found Craig Kausen, grandson of Chuck Jones and President of the Board of Trustees for Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, again in Tempe, Arizona, at Tempe Center for the Arts conducting workshops at the local high schools and hosting the "Paper Cup Exchange" (pictured) at TCA with over 40 local participants. On hand as a special guest was animator & creator, John Ramirez. Ramirez and Kausen also spoke to over 100 animation and digital photography students at local area high schools on Thursday and Friday to much acclaim! Friday evening, Kausen hosted an outdoor Chuck Jones Film Festival at Kiwanis Movies in the Park, where over 500 local denizens enjoyed the laughter and creativity of many of Jones' most inspired comedic masterpieces.