ACME Inventions Leads to "Birdseedville"


ACME Inventions came to Chuck Jones Center for Creativity yesterday and these young ladies created "Birdseedville" an entire village devoted to capturing the Road Runner. They even enlisted the assistance of one of their mothers. Over the next hour and a half and under the watchful guidance of resident teaching artist, Chris Scardino, they plotted, they planned, they re-purposed, they invented !

The 12 Principles of Animation Workshop #3 - Staging 7/20/13

The 12 Principles of Animation workshop series is a 12 part program designed to instill artists of all skill levels with the fundamentals of animation. Workshops take place once a month, and our next workshop is right around the corner! On July 20th, 2013, our 3rd workshop will take place at the Center, focusing on the effective understanding and use of staging within the realm of animation. It will be a great opportunity for artists of all backgrounds and skill levels to develop a stronger grasp of the field of animation, while having fun at the same time!

Please contact Sasha Advani for more information, or if you wish to sign up!

12 Principles of Animation: 1 - Squash and Stretch

Our brand new Animation workshop will feature 12 monthly classes featuring instruction on animation techniques. Animation Professional John Ramirez will lead a workshop discussing one of the most important principles in animation, the "Squash and Stretch". It gives a sense of weight and flexibility to drawn objects and it can be applied to simple objects like a bouncing ball, or more complex constructions like a character. A figure stretched or squashed to an exaggerated degree can have a comical effect. Many organic objects in animation have a degree of squash and stretch.Join us every 3rd Saturday of every month for a new principle! Cost: $57 per workshop, includes materials.

To register for this class, contact Sasha Advani (949) 660-7793 x107 or

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