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New Art Class For Kids Begins January 9!

Artables–At the Center with Gina Latora!

It begins with glue and goes from there. There will be painting — not always with a brush — your child will be surprised at the 'tools' that are used as well as the 'paint'. Adult attendance is required; please wear your painting attire!

Cost per 5-week session: $50.00 per artist, plus a $15 (cash, due at first class) material fee. Ages 1 to 12 years old welcome. These are great classes for the whole family.

Classes begin January 9, 2013. Three different sessions to choose from!

10:45-11:45A   1/9/13 -2/6/13*

12:30-1:30P     1/9/13 -2/6/13*

1:45-2:45P       1/9/13 -2/6/13*

*If a class needs to be rescheduled (due to CJCC scheduling) during the session, the make up date will be 2/13/13

Gina Latora, artist and educator, has been providing art classes for children and preschoolers in Orange and Los Angeles Counties for over seventeen years. Her "Artables" class is particularly well-suited for preschoolers, and will also captivate children of all ages. The earlier a child begins to discover the world of art, the earlier they develop self-confidence and are able to articulate visually their own ideas. Email: artablesofginalatora@gmail.com

Classes held at:

Chuck Jones Center for Creativity
3321 Hyland Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Register at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, Call Sasha Advani to register your budding artists today! 949-660-7793 x107 or email: Sasha@ChuckJonesCenter.org

Smiles Guaranteed! Chuck Jones Gallery–Tustin Now Open Saturdays

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The Chuck Jones Gallery is pleased to announce that beginning Saturday, October 29th, its Tustin, California location will be open Saturdays from 10 AM to 6 PM.  Come on by and bring this blog post with you to receive a free Chuck Jones SMILE fine art print (choose from 4 different images!)*  In Tustin, you'll find all of the art from your favorite animation studios as well as that of Dr. Seuss, Fabio Napoleoni, Markus Pierson, Eric Goldberg and of course it goes without saying, the incomparable work of Chuck Jones.  

The Tustin Gallery is conveniently located at 3065 Edinger Avenue, Tustin, between the 5 and the 55 freeways and just east of Jamboree in the Tustin Metrolink Plaza.  Call 866-ChuckJones (866-248-2556, our local number is 949-660-7791) for more details.  Stop by and say hello–we guarantee you'll leave with a smile on your face and one in your hands!  www.ChuckJonesGallery.com

*Must be present to redeem.  

Oscar Takes a Holiday!

Chuck Jones's Oscar for his 1966 short animated film, "The Dot and the Line" is seen outside the Chuck Jones Gallery in Tustin (3065 Edinger Avenue) warming up for a short trip to the frozen, blizzard-y wilds of Schaumburg, Illinois (just outside of Chicago) where he'll be making an appearance at "Chuck Jones: Frame by Frame, An Animator's Story" at Art Partners Gallery (14 S. Roselle Rd.) on Saturday, February 5th. For more information about the exhibit and to RSVP to meet Oscar, call 847-517-5757.  Don't let a little snow keep you away from this unique, fun event (there'll be cartoons!)  



Special Guests Visit the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity


Craig Kausen (center,) chairman of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity along with Linda Jones Clough (Chuck Jones' daughter) welcome Warner Bros. animation director Matt O'Callaghan (far left,) Katherine Concepcion and art director Alan Bodner (far right) to the offices of the Center in Tustin, California.

O'Callaghan is the director of the most recent Warner Bros. theatrical short cartoons (in 3-D!) "Coyote Falls" and "Fur of Flying" (with a third one in the can and ready to be released with an upcoming Warner Bros. feature!)  If you haven't seen the cartoons yet, they are excellent.  Working within a 3 minute time frame, O'Callaghan and his crew created a modern, yet traditional animated film that was long on laughs and short on, well, it was too short, it was that good!

Alan Bodner, Matt O'Callaghan and Craig Kausen pause for a photo-op in front of Chuck Jones' custom animation desk at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Orange, California.  (And yes, that's a life-size cut-out of Chuck Jones on the left.)

Chuck Jones 'draws' Matt O'Callaghan.  "Animation is life." –Chuck Jones

Alan Bodner takes inspiration from Chuck Jones' animation desk at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.  The Center is located at 131 W. Chapman (just a 1/2 block west of the Orange Plaza) in Old Towne Orange, California.  Drop-in & Draw classes are held most Saturday mornings from 9 AM to Noon. Materials charge is $10.00 for children 10 & under and $15.00 for everyone else.  Call 949-660-7793 for more information or email CreativitySeason@ChuckJonesCenter.org.  

Photos courtesy Katherine Concepcion.  

The Chuck Jones Gallery Opens in Tustin!

The Chuck Jones Gallery has opened its doors at 3065 Edinger Avenue, Tustin, California (at the Jamboree Plaza & Tustin Metrolink Station.)  Sharing the loft-like space (skylights! 18' ceilings! exposed duct-work!, festively-colored piping!) with Linda Jones Enterprises (parent company) and the non-profit Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, the gallery is poised to become a destination for local art lovers as well as visitors from around the globe. 

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Welcome!  Open the door and come in to view the finest in film art from Chuck Jones and all major animation studios as well as the SPORT Magazine Collection of fine art sports photographs.

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If what you're looking for isn't on the wall, our expert art consultants will be happy to look high & low for the perfect work of art for your collection, at home or for your office.

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Of course, we have the largest selection of art created by the legendary Chuck Jones.  From original production art used in many of his most famous cartoons to his elegant fine art & everything in-between, you'll be delighted by the selection and his unique view of life!

When you visit, you'll want to take a moment to flip through the amazing "Stroke of Genius: A Collection of Paintings & Musings on Life, Love & Art by Chuck Jones" — a thoroughly enjoyable coffee-table art book that pictures many of Jones' finest animation character oil paintings alongside his timeless quotes.

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The Chuck Jones Gallery in Tustin has a fantastic collection of original art from Disney Studios as well as 20th Century Fox (The Simpsons!) for your viewing pleasure. 

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The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM until 6 PM.  Call for more information, 714-516-9300 or 800-959-7175.  Or visit us online at www.ChuckJonesGallery.com, read our blog at Chuck Redux and the Center's blog at Now Hare This!  We look forward to your visit!