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Make a New Year’s Resolution: Give the Gift of Time

“The only thing you can give a child is time.” –Chuck Jones
What if that gift of time Chuck speaks of were something you could give throughout the year? The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is looking for a few, highly motivated people to help make the Center’s vision come true.
“The future belongs to the creators, the empathizers, the pattern recognizers, and meaning makers.” 
–Daniel Pink
The Center’s primary goal is to inspire the creative mind and to provide an opportunity to become more aware of the existence of creativity in an individual’s life and as a whole throughout society.
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“Humanity is going to require a substantially new way of thinking if it is to survive.”
–Sir Ken Robinson 
With the help of our dedicated staff and volunteers, the Center funds and supports a variety of programs and events to make creativity a magical part of everyone’s life. With the support of inspired and inspiring volunteers, our plans for the future will take off and become a reality.
Are we what you’re looking for?
If you want to be part of our team and have the talents we are looking for, join us and share in our vision.
  • Social Media Connectors
  • Educators
  • Legal Assistance
  • Non-profit Accounting Support
  • Website Technicians
  • Social Event Coordinators
  • Corporate Outreach Facilitators
  • General assistance volunteers
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We are looking for a few, highly motivated people to give the gift of time.
Please join us Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 6 PM to 8 PM for the opportunity to learn more about the Center, its goals, and its needs as it moves forward. Refreshments will be served.
Chuck Jones Center for Creativity
3321 Hyland Avenue, Suite A
Costa Mesa 92626
(Just west of Hyland on Sunflower)
Learn more about the Center at ChuckJonesCenter.org.
“It is not only ‘good’ to move from passive consumption to active innovation, it is vital. It is not too broad to claim that the future of mankind depends on developing our creativity ‘muscle’…like all muscles, if we don’t use it, we lose it, and many of us have not been asked to use it.”
–Chuck Jones

Planet TNEZ to Open with Red Carpet Event!

Friend, donor, and volunteer of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, Tommy Martinez, whose passion for nurturing and guiding creativity is one of the reasons why we think the world of him, is opening his Planet TNEZ on November 12th from 5 to 10 PM in downtown Anaheim (California) at 508 W. Chestnut Street.  There'll be music, art and boundless creativity–all of which warrants your participation.  

"Planet TNEZ is a creative space for artists, or anyone really, who would like to come and be able to create as well as show their work.  I call it an "Artistic Experiment of Creative Thinking and Design". My graphic design background has inspired me to express myself in more traditional and at times, non-traditional, mediums and I want to share the happiness and joy that expression brings me with you."

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If you're in the area, set some time aside to visit Planet TNEZ on Saturday, November 12th from 5 to 10 PM…walk that red carpet!  If you can't make it, please visit his online presence at www.PlanetTNEZ.com and 'like' him on Facebook.

How to Draw Bugs Bunny: The Results

Okay, we didn't set a Guinness World Record for the largest art class held in one venue at the Chuck Jones Big Draw like we hoped to, but and it's big but (!), we did set a record for the largest Chuck Jones art lesson taught in one venue!  Along with Chuck Jones on video, the Center's very own teaching artist, Christopher Scardino, led a class of 122 artists, students, and adults, teaching them how to draw the iconic Warner Bros. character, Bugs Bunny.  After the class, participants were encouraged to take their new found talent and draw on the walls of the venue.  The results were so wonderful, so delightful, so well-done, that we just had to share.  As Chris said, "you are drawing your Bugs Bunny, it may not look exactly like Chuck's Bugs Bunny, but it is yours." 

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Linda Jones Clough, Chuck's daughter, led the charge to the walls and had quickly sketched out several Bugs Bunny images.  (photo courtesy Stephen Russo)

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Muralist, actor, renaissance man, all words that describe the talented James (Jimmy) C. Mulligan.  (photo courtesy Stephen Russo)







Volunteer Tommy Martinez, graphic designer and artist, quickly sketched out an awesome looking Bugs Bunny!  Love that bent ear, so characteristic of Chuck's assertion that character dictates expression.

Even the littlest among us had something to say about Bugs Bunny and expressed themselves visually with the same care and concentration you'd expect from a professional.  It was fantastic to watch!

And just before you left the venue, artist Anna Panover's interpretation of Bugs Bunny reminded you what season it really was.