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Intermediate and Advanced Painting Class with Robert Richert


Learn from one of the best!The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is now hosting Intermediate and Advanced painting classes for adults previously experienced in acrylic or oil painting. Students will work with our talented Teaching Artist Robert A. Richert, who is a realist painter. Robert earned a BA degree in illustration and biomedical art at Cal-State, Long Beach. He has been a professional artist for 33 years and his paintings hang in fine art galleries around the country. During his early career Robert specialized in wildlife subjects. In 1982 he won the California Duck Stamp contest and in 2002 he was awarded the Connecticut Duck Stamp.  Today Robert specializes in acrylic paintings of California seascapes and landscapes, and several have sold for over five figures.

For the first class, please bring 3-5 pieces of your artwork or images from your portfolio. The actual artwork is preferred. The process will begin with a 30 minute consultation. Robert will evaluate your skill level and understanding about the fundamentals of painting. Fundamentals include: color theory, composition, perspective, light and form, structure and space, drawing skills, brush strokes, and more. This will allow Robert to teach around your established skill set and provide you with constructive, positive feedback. During classes students are allowed the option to begin a brand new piece or bring a painting in progress.

Take advantage of the opportunity to further hone your paintings skills and build greater confidence in your abilities under the tutelage of a professional!  

Classes will take place at the Center each Monday from 7:30-9:30PM. The class contains 6 sessions spread over 6 weeks; September 21st – October 26th. The total cost for the 30 minute consultation and the 6 week session is $299. Supplies will not be provided; each student must bring his or her own brushes and paints and take them home at the end of every class. Minimum 5 students required. 30 minute consultation required before first day of class! Contact (949) 660-7793 x107 or to book your consultation today!


We are making Monster Bookmarks!


Join us at Drop in and Draw tomorrow (Saturday May 23rd) at the center! We will be making these fun monster bookmarks that slide on the corner of your page as well as having drawing, coloring, tracing on light tables, and an animation station! This event is open to all ages and free :) Stop by anytime from 9:30am to 12:30pm. What better to way to spend your Saturday morning than doing art!

Check out Darrell J. Park at Center for Living Peace for Saturday Morning Cartoons & Quick Draw on 4/6/13 at 11:30am


Join Bugs Bunny, Marvin the Martian, Wile E. Coyote & the Road Runner along w/all their friends for Saturday Morning Cartoons!... 'And have FUN drawing too! We'll watch & explore the magical world of Chuck Jones, legendary director & animator!The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity inspires joy and innovation in people of all ages, energizing them to transform their lives, their communities, and society as a whole.  The best way to tap into the creative energy that dwells inside us is to trust our minds  & hands, NOT overthink the process.  Whether it's watching a cartoon or your child at play, we hold onto these moments through pictures, sounds & feelings, in which we store away as brilliant memories.  Chuck Jones would do the same thing, only he would recall those memories and express them through his art. Chuck Jones cartoons & drawing!... 'And of course, FUN!

"I try never to talk down to a child, no matter how young, not because he might lose something by my doing so, but because a child's mind is like a bud. It will open, but not under the kind of liquid it often receives." - Chuck Jones

About Darrell J. Park

"Art opens up a whole new world of possibilities, once where there was a blank piece of paper, now exists a line...

Your line. A unique line that was brought into creation by you, the artist. This is your "world," where you can freely create & express yourself, find your own voice." - DJ Park

'With grass-skirt roots from Hawai'i, Darrell J. Park, grew up doodling on pieces of scratch paper. He attended the Academy of Art, San Francisco, where Mr. Park received his formal training in classical animation & illustration. Mr. Park also has degrees in commercial art, graphic design & photography. In 1998, Mr. Park met Chuck Jones while Mr. Jones was attending a gallery opening in San Francisco. By the fall of 1999, Mr. Park was mentoring with Mr. Jones at his corporate headquarters in Southern California. Since that first meeting, Mr. Park has worked closely with the Jones family to help promote the Chuck Jones Legacy til present.

Mr. Park also operates his own company: "Toona Sandwich - art, design & print"

He also performs stand-up comedy in the Hollywood & Santa Monica Area. (i.e. - The Comedy Store, Hollywood)

"A dot can be the beginning of a line, or the end of one... (But by then it's called a "period.") - DJ Park


For more details, visit or contact or (949) 660-7793 x107

Artist Jorge Pacheco To Be Spotlighted at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity on Saturday, February 16, 2013


Please welcome guest artist, Jorge Pacheco, to the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity on Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 10am-2pm. He's bringing over 26 years of experience as a cartoonist, comic book artist, caricaturist, and children's book illustrator to the Center.

Like comic books? Jorge's worked with DC Comics, Archie Comics and Marvel Comics.

Interested in illustrating children's books? Jorge's done it! Some of his illustrations include "Children In Motion" by Bettyjoe Cooper and "The Official Princess Rule Book" by Lisa name a few!

Thought of creating your own comic strip? Jorge's done it! Check out his syndicated comic strip "CEO Dad".


Come down to the Center and meet Jorge. He'll be ready with pencil and paper to sketch with you, show you a few tricks and guide you to find your own creativity!

About Jorge Pacheco

Jorge has been a professional Cartoonist/Illustrator the past 26 years and  a graduated of the Joe Kubert School of Comic Book  Arts. Mr. Pacheco has worked for almost every major comic book company, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Tokyopop, and Zenescope Comics and was staff artist for Harvey Comics from 1990-1995. He has drawn many famous licensed characters, such as Casper the Friendly Ghost,The Flintstones, Bullwinkle and Rocky to name a few. He also worked for Jim ( Garfield) Davis and had his own syndicated strip CEO Dad. Mr. Pacheco has also illustrated 6 children's books. And was a guest speaker at the Charles Schulz museum and is very excited to be a part of the team at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity! For more about Mr. Pacheco please check out his website

Questions? Contact Sasha Advani: or (949) 660-7793 x107

Join us for Drop In and Draw this Saturday, February 9!

Stop by the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity this Saturday, February 9 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 sketchings all in one book! Not hot on drawing or coloring? How about crafting a Valentine's Day card? We'll provide some V-Day materials so you can create a card for your Valentine.Anh Tran, one our creative and artistic volunteers, will help guide you in finding your creativity! She's a graduate from Cal State Long Beach and has fieldwork experience in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture and Recycled Art. Her professional experience includes Pottery Instruction, Graphic Design, participation in a Mural Project in Stanton, CA and an illustration collaboration with musician Sean Nemey.

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

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

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

Saturday Morning Cartoons and Quick Draw at Center for Living Peace on 2/2/13

Join us every 1st Saturday of every month at 11:30am at the Center for Living Peace in Irvine, CA with our dedicated volunteer Teaching Artist, Doug Lothers. You'll watch a Chuck Jones cartoon and periodically stop to capture the moment by quick drawing one of Jones' beloved cartoon scenes. Doug will also share his approach of "classic animation" with some examples of model sheets, a drawing disc, 35mm film and animation cels. If drawing isn't your thing, just stop by and visit us! The Center for Living Peace welcomes all visitors!Center for Living Peace, 4139 Campus, Irvine, CA 92612  (949) 854-5500

Join us this Saturday, February 2, 2013, and every 1st Saturday of every month. All ages welcome! Bring your friend, significant other, parent or kids! 

11:30am-12:30pm, $1-$5 donation accepted

Saturday Morning Cartoons and Quick Draw @ The Center for Living Peace 1/5/13

Come visit us at the Center for Living Peace for Saturday Morning Cartoons and Quick Draw with Doug Lothers. Watch a Chuck Jones cartoon and appreciate the process of classic animation. Doug will "Show 'n Tell" some of the tricks of the classic trade; he'll bring in model sheets, a drawing disc, 35mm movie film, and animation cels.11:30a-12:30p

Donations accepted

Center For Living Peace

4139 Campus Drive

Irvine,California  92612