art classes in the public schools

How You Can Change the Life of a Child


Did you know that arts education aids students in skills needed in life and the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate, the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative?And that youth who participate in arts and creativity learning are:

Four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement

Four times more likely to participate in a math and science fair

Three times more likely to win an award for school attendance and four times more likely to perform community service.*


Did you know that in spite of the facts, funds for arts education have been slashed?  School funding for after-school programs of all types have been cut. 

Currently, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity provides our successful and transformative art-making programs to schools who have the funding, such as Huntington Beach, Irvine and Tustin. 

BUT we want to be able to offer our programs to all area schools, especially those serving low-income, at-risk youth,  who have no funding for after school programs, such as Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Compton and many more. It is up to us to fill this crucial gap in arts education. And that is why we're writing to you today.

We offer seven after school programs designed to nurture creativity in various forms of art-making for young students.

These are the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity After School Enrichment Programs:

Exercise Your Genius                         

Be a Junior Animator

Paint Like Picasso                              

Planet X and The Third Dimension

Daffy’s Lasting Impression                 

Let’s Have Fun Cartooning

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Programs are one hour in length, for 6 to 8 weeks (determined by each school) and are offered fall through spring.  Each program reaches 18-24 students.  Our approach is process-driven …. the fun & discovery is in the hands-on activities, not the final product.  These programs teach techniques that enhance each student’s ability to visually articulate personal expression. We provide a trained and qualified Teaching Artist, a Teaching Assistant and all materials for a one-hour program for 8 weeks for 18-24 students for the cost of $300. This is only $12.50 per student. 

Will you help make a difference?    Please donate today. 



Yes!   I wish to support Back to School Art Enrichment Programs by making a tax- deductible contribution to The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.

Your generous support will provide the following:

_____   I wish to support two students in one after school class with a donation of $25.00  

_____   I wish to support four students in one after school class with a donation of $50.00  

_____   I wish to support one student for a 6- week program with a donation of $75.00  

_____   I wish to support two students for a 6- week program with a donation of $150.00  

_____   I wish to sponsor one after school class for twenty four students with a donation of $300.00  

_____   I wish to sponsor twenty four students for an entire 6-week program with a donation of $1800.00  

_____   I wish to sponsor twenty four students for an entire 8-week program with a donation of $2400.00  

For a donation of $1,000 or more, you may designate a school or school district. Please contact Programs@ChuckJonesCenter to make those arrangements.



The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, a public charity founded in 1999 in Orange County California, fosters and teaches creative thinking, the thinking behind problem-solving. Creativity is like a muscle in your brain- it needs exercise to get and stay healthy. The Center serves as a “gymnasium for the brain”.  Exercise your genius!

Thank you for your generous support to the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, a nonprofit public charity, tax ID #45-982522. 

*(Study by Stanford University and Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching)

Master Class--How to Draw the Grinch


On Monday, November 16, Chuck Jones Center for Creativity teaching artists, Denise Dion-Scoyni and Laura Black, headed up a series of "Master Art Classes" at Sowers Middle School in Huntington Beach. The Center worked with the HBCUSD to bring these programs to over 550 students that day, and more to come in the months ahead. The classes will be offered to all elementary and middle school students in the HBCUSD. It is no small task to lead classes that large and through seven periods, but the Center's teaching artists were assisted by our capable and talented program assistant, Olivia Otsuki, and all of the classes went smoothly. "I found Sowers to be a wonderful school: passionate teachers, receptive and respectful students and a terrific campus," said Denise. "The seven hours seemed to have passed in the blink of an eye. We saw great results and termendous satisfaction from students leaving with their Grinch compositions."

Laura Black spent time discussing career options in the arts with students as "tying lessons to career paths is part of the common core education focussed on by the HBCUSD and I found the students and teachers receptive and interested in careers in the arts as well as in animation."

The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is thrilled to be able to bring the creative philosophies and genius of Chuck Jones to students and educators throughout Orange County -- and beyond. Call our Program Director, Sasha Advani, for more information about how to bring "Master Art Classes" offered by the Center to your school today at 949-660-7793 x 107 or by writing

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