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Chuck Jones Center for Creativity Hosts Community Projects This Sunday!


Ripple Kids, a nonprofit seeking to inspire and empower kids to take action in their communities is hosting a Project Fair this Sunday, October 19, from 12 PM to 3 PM at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, SoCo and the OC Mix. A Ripple Kid is a kid who has identified an issue and has taken action to resolve it. This event will feature 10 free service projects located at several retailers addressing a variety of causes from hunger to the environment. In addition, we will have several nonprofits there to let kids know about their cause and how they can get involved.


The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity will serve as a venue for two projects – Stop Hunger Now and Project Hope Alliance. Stop Hunger Now packages meals for kids in 3rd world countries using an assembly line formation that is very energetic and engaging for the participants.  During our last event in June, we packaged 15,000 meals for kids in Vietnam. For the Project Hope Alliance project, volunteers will be assembling art supply kits for kids in need serviced by PHA. 


Please join us in welcoming Ripple Kids to the Center and come on down to participate in these worthy causes! Sunday, October 19, from noon to 3 PM. The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is located at 3321 Hyland Avenue, Suite A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Visit https://rkia.eventbrite.com to RSVP or to volunteer!

Sangria and Sceneries - Thursday, March 13 at 7pm!


Join us for Sangria and Sceneries, the next class in our Palate and Palettes series!

SANGRIA AND SCENERIES on Thursday, March 13 at 7pm

Learn to paint a landscape using the colors of the rainbow. When you complete your masterpiece, you'll have a canvas with the perfect view!

Thursday, March 13

7:00pm to 9:00pm

You bring your wine and snacks, and we provide the materials and canvas!

Where: Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, 3321 Hyland Ave, Ste A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626


1 Artist=$30.00

2 Artists=$40.00

Register today! Click here!

Questions: Sasha Advani, (949) 660-7793 x20107 or Sasha@ChuckJonesCenter.org

Our first Pinot and Picasso was a sucess!


On Thursday night (February 6, 2014), people from all around Orange County got together at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity to participate in the Center’s first-ever Pinot and Picasso.We were joined by groups of all kinds – families, couples, mothers with their daughters, and friends out for a night of fun. There were people from all skill levels – from those who haven’t picked up a brush since elementary school, to those who have missed the familiar feel of a paintbrush in their hand.

When the guests arrived, they all enjoyed wine, cheese, and other bite-sized treats to go along with their painting lesson. They were provided with a 16x10 canvas, a palette, paintbrushes, and paints, and each sat across from their partner.

The class was led by Chris Scardino, and he taught everyone how to paint basic dimensions of a human face and head. His class was loosely themed around various eras of Picasso style portraits, and everyone released their inner Picasso. They filled up their palettes with paints, and got creative with different ways to capture the personality and quirks of their partner.

Some of our guests stated that they enjoyed, “Expressing oneself. The lesson was useful. I played with colors…. and its fun to see how you see each other.” Her partner smiled and responded, “It’s a big challenge to paint something as beautiful as her.” 

A family stated, “It was good family time. I'm with my wife and kids and a student who is living with us, so it was a very enjoyable evening for us. Very relaxing. I haven't done this for 30 or 40 years and she used to do a lot of art. I'm glad I got to paint her and share a bottle of wine.”

“You just relax and drink and paint a theme like Picasso – which I’ve never done before. It’s fun and forgiving because you can kind of do anything and it doesn’t have to be accurate. Everything is set up – no stress! You come, you open a bottle of wine, and you take home your masterpiece, and hang it up on the wall.”

Drop Off & Dine - 10/12/13


Join us for our next Drop Off and Dine! Saturday, October 12 at 5:30-8:30pm


Enjoy dinner without the kids, but have them nearby! "Drop Off" your children at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and "Dine" at one of the restaurants at SoCo or the The OC Mix. Your kids will participate in various creative activities with the inspiration of Chuck Jones's animation, film, and fine art.


-Ages 4+ (must be potty-trained)


-Introductory Prices: 1 Child=$30.00, 2 Children=$35.00, 3 Children=$40.00


-They have to be your children, no piggybacks allowed!


-Parents must stay within SoCo or The OC Mix premises


-Parent will sign-in & sign-out each child and provide a cell phone number


-Dinner for children can be purchased or bring it from home


-Must register 48 hours in advance. If the program doesn't meet the minimum required, you will be given a full refund.


-Minimum 3 registered families required, otherwise program will be rescheduled


-When registering, include your child or children's names and ages in the comment box upon check out. 



Chuck Jones Center for Creativity

3321 Hyland, Suite A

Costa Mesa, CA 92626




Questions: Sasha Advani (949) 660-7793 x107 or Sasha@ChuckJonesCenter.org

Join us for Drop In and Draw this Saturday, February 23!

Stop by the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity this Saturday, February 23 for Drop In and Draw! You can grab a pencil and sketch a loveable Chuck Jones character, like Wile E. Coyote or Pepe Le Pew. Not comfortable sketching your own Chuck Jones character? Then grab a "Color Me Creative, Volume 1" coloring book, created by our own Linda Jones, the daughter of Chuck. We've compiled some of Chuck's original sketches all in one book!Doug Lothers, our volunteer teaching artist, has a background with the “classic” animation style. He can help guide you with drawing one of Chuck’s loveable characters!

Rinette Heajin, our volunteer teaching aide, can assist you with learning how to draw. She’s been studying art for over 3 years at her school and private academies.

Drop In and Draw, Saturday, February 23 from 9:30a-12:30p

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

Questions? Contact (949) 660-7793 for general questions or Sasha Advani at x107

The OC Mix Family Fair

The OC Mart Mix is hosting their monthly Family Fair Day every 3rd Saturday of every month. The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity will be participating by hosting different "Creative Stations" to give you a feel of what the Center has to offer! www.southcoastcollection.com

9:30a-3:00p, 3rd Saturday of Every Month

The OC Mart Mix....The home of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity!

3321 Hyland

Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Learn the style of Chuck Jones' "classic" animation from Doug Lothers, Teaching Artist

Learn drawing techniques and style from Tommy "TNEZ" Martinez, Creative Director and Owner of Planet TNEZ

Artables with Gina Latora -- Children can create art with string, paper, glue, cotton or whatever else Gina can think of!

Learn basic techniques of pastels with Chris Scardino, our Resident Teaching Artist

...And as always, we'll have our Drop In and Draw supplies! Our volunteers will help you think of ways of how to be creative--and we'll provide the supplies!

Everyone is welcome! Stop by and see what the Center has to offer!

Donations accepted for materials used

Questions? Contact Sasha Advani (949) 660-7793 x20107 or Sasha@ChuckJonesCenter.org