Become a Junior Animator!


Beginning January 9, 2017, join us once a week on Monday afternoons, from 3:30 to 5:00 PM and become a JUNIOR ANIMATOR!This eight (8) week hands-on creativity program will teach young artists (ages 8 - 14) about animation while nurturing the creative thought process and self-expression.

Techniques inspired by Chuck Jones are used to teach character development and visual story-telling. No experience necessary.

Learn to draw a variety of characters including your own unique character to star in a tale you imagine. Learn how to put your ideas into motion!


9 White Seal: Watch the film, "The White Seal" and learn how to draw Kotick.

16 Bugs Bunny: Watch Chuck drawing Bugs Bunny then draw Bugs yourself.

23 Marvin Martian: Use your imagination to place Marvin in outer space.

30 Character Development: Create a character uniquely your own.


6 Storyboard: Using story arc, imagine and draw a nine-panel comic.

13 Flip-Books: Put your story into motin by sequencing.

20 Cel Animation: Ink and paint a character onto a clear cel.

27 Cel Animation: Paint a background using perspective. 


$120 Program Pre-registration (8 classes @ $15 each)

$17 Class Pre-registration (singular, specific week)

$20 Drop-in (as space allows)

Enroll today by clicking here.

Which Artist's Work Will You Go Home with at the Red Dot Auction?


With less than two weeks until the Red Dot Auction, we wanted to share with you the stories of the artists who have donated art work (or in some cases, more than one) to this year’s Red Dot Auction. This fundraiser, now in its sixth year, benefits the programs of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. Today we feature artist Jeffrey Speiser.Jeff Speiser’s talent for art was recognized at an early age. His kindergarten report card noted that he was the “best male artist in the class.” (Thanks to his mom for holding onto his report cards for all these years). Jeff attended Cornell University where he majored in Film and Animation. During and after college, Jeff worked as an assistant animator and layout artist for Sesame Street, Reading Rainbow, MTV Animation and on the Academy Award-nominated short, The Chicken from Outer Space. Today, Jeff continues to work in design and marketing where he has completed projects for brands like Disney, The Walking Dead, Marvel Comics, the NBA, the NFL and more. Jeff lives in Celebration, FL with his wife Julie, son Connor and daughter Willow.

Will you go home with Jeffrey’s work at this year’s Red Dot Auction? Be there to find out. Ticket’s available at Pre-bidding is now available at Heritage Auctions, click here to place your bids.