Center for Creativity and Laguna College of Art & Design to Offer Classes
Costa Mesa, CA: The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, in collaboration
with the Laguna College of Art & Design animation department, is proud to
offer its first portfolio development workshop for aspiring animators. This
summer, sixteen high school students who are interested in studying the art of
animation will have a chance to develop their skills and prepare a portfolio
specifically for submission to art schools offering animation programs.
will be taught by Larissa Marantz, a character designer for Nickelodeon,
children’s book illustrator and professor at Laguna College of Art &
Design. Participants will learn the basics of character design, appeal,
observational drawing, and personality development inspired by the artistic
approach of legendary animation director Chuck Jones, who helped create such
classic cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote and Pepé Le Pew.
Ideal candidates will have had some previous
art instruction, but have not had an opportunity to take animated-related
classes. The cost of the four-week course is $500 and it will be held at the
Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at 3321 Hyland Avenue in Costa Mesa on
Mondays through Thursdays 9AM-1PM from July 8th though August 1st.
Interested students may contact Lindsay Farr at Laguna College of Art &
Design by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (949-376-6000) to enroll.
The principles for creating memorable
characters embodied in the work of Chuck Jones remain relevant today whether
applied to hand-drawn, computer-generated or stop-motion animation. Young
artists definitely won’t want to miss this opportunity to follow in the
footsteps of an animation master.
About the Center: The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity was founded in
1999 by four-time Academy Award recipient and legendary animation creator and
director, Chuck Jones. The Center’s vision is to inspire the innate creative genius within each person that leads to
a more joyous, passionate, and harmonious life and world.
are important goals, particularly in today’s world, when arts education is
practically non-existent; we are
dedicated to re-invigorating the creative spirit and we are doing it
through art classes, exhibitions, lectures, and film festivals, all of which
spring from the material in the Chuck Jones archive. Jones was a determined
saver and his writings, art, and other ephemera from a nine-decade life, along
with his philosophy of guiding and nurturing instruction, form the basis of our
About Laguna College of
Art & Design: Founded
in 1961 as the Laguna Beach School of Art, LCAD has grown to include five
undergraduate majors and a graduate department. We offer a Bachelor of Fine
Arts degree in Drawing and Painting, Illustration, Graphic Design, Animation,
and Game Art. The graduate program awards a Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and
is one of an elite number of institutions that has both regional accreditation
from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (www.wascweb.org) and national accreditation by the
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (www.nasad.arts-accredit.org). We get especially high marks for
our use of technology and the liberal arts in the art and design curriculum.
Our graduates are career-ready and receive assistance from the Office of Career
Services and its many contacts in the art market and industry. Being an hour
from Los Angeles puts you close to museums, galleries, the entertainment
industry, and graphic design studios. Our faculty includes experienced
professionals in their field; all are accomplished educators.