Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing

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Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing is a place to bring the family and be inspired to create. There will be tables with drawing materials for all members of the family of any artistic level to participate. Draw alongside Chuck Jones Center for Creativity teaching artist, Naylene Justis and other professionals.

We have Looney Tunes cartoons on the big screen and donuts, coffee and water to enjoy.

Although this event is free, a $5 refundable registration fee is required as space is limited. If you need to cancel, please do so no later than the week before for a full refund. All registration fees refunded upon attendance. If you would like to donate your registration fee, just let us know at the event. Thank you from the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, a California 501(c)3 non-profit public charity.

We look forward to having you at the studio.

September 21st from 10 am to noon at the Center learn to draw Marvin Martian!

Register here!

...That's all folks!

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Food for Thought - An Adult Brain Health Program
Sep
24
9:00 AM09:00

Food for Thought - An Adult Brain Health Program

The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is pleased to provide a creativity program with adult brain health in mind! The Food for Thought program is offered once a week for four weeks, and is designed to exercise memory, executive function, visual function, visual language and association through creative projects that provide every day tools to enhance cognitive function within the aging brain.

When we combine creativity with using our hands while visually engaged, we use multiple areas of our brain all at once, making vital connections. Using one’s creativity throughout a lifetime positively impacts the retention of intelligence gained from accumulated knowledge and a lifetime of experiences.

As a recipient of an Arts and Cultural grant sponsored by the Newport Beach Arts Commission, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity can offer this 4 week program for the price of $20 (cash only)! The program will take place Tuesday mornings in September, from 9am to 10:30am. The class dates are: 9/3, 9/10/ 9/17, and 9/24.

To reserve a spot: Call Oasis at 949-644-3244 or email: OASISCenter@newportbeachca.gov

Food for Thought is limited to 24 participants able to commit to the 4 week program.

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Newport Beach Art in the Park
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Newport Beach Art in the Park

Join the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at the 16th annual Newport Beach Art in the Park!

Stop by on Sept. 28 from 10 to 4pm to enjoy a festive day with the arts, have a bite to eat and mingle with the artists and craftspeople who will be exhibiting and selling their original art and fine crafts. View and purchase works by over 100 artists working in: Oil Paintings • Watercolors • Pastels • Acrylics • Mixed Media • Sculpture • Glass Art • Textiles • Jewelry • Woodcrafts • Photography and more!

The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity will have a table featuring hands-on, creative art activities for kids!

The one-day event is held on the green at the new Newport Beach Civic Center adjacent to the Newport Beach Library. Free admission and parking.

Learn more about this FREE event here!

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Storytime at Cilek Kids Room
Sep
28
11:00 AM11:00

Storytime at Cilek Kids Room

Join us from 11am to noon, for Storytime at Cilek Kids Room! This FREE creative and interactive program features live music, dance, and storytelling. We finish off the hour with a parent and child art activity that relates to the subject of the story told.

Come experience the fun benefits of quality time with your child!

• Visually analyzing literature opens channels to think critically.

• Hands-on learning develops motor skills and spatial relationships.

• Utilizing visual language enhances self-expression.

• Socialization and engagement are key components to experiential learning.

The September 28 date will feature Rainbow Fish reading & Fish Collage making.

Get your FREE tickets here!

Please be sure to choose the correct date at check out so we have you on our registration list for that event!

Cilek Kids Room SOCO

3315 Hyland Ave, Suite B

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

949-220-2503

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Chuck Jones Big Draw
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Chuck Jones Big Draw

Stay tuned for details on this year's Chuck Jones Big Draw scheduled for Sunday, October 13th from 1 to 4pm. The Chuck Jones Big Draw is the Center's fall fundraiser and your support will help sustain the Center's programs for youth, seniors, and those on the autism spectrum. 

The Chuck Jones Big Draw, a FUNdraiser for Creativity, is a family-focused event with a carnival atmosphere.   Throughout our 4,000 square-foot Center, kids of all ages collaborate and parents enjoy creativity stations for mask-making, toy-making and lots more. AND! You’ll be able to collaborate on your very own stop-motion animated short cartoon, filming the action against a giant background using some of Chuck Jones’s favorite characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, and the Road Runner. 

If you’re interested in becoming a Chuck Jones Big Draw Sponsor this year, learn more here!   

Please contact Robert Patrick at 949-386-7504 or Robert@ChuckJonesCenter.org for more information. Thank you!

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Storytime at Cilek Kids Room
Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

Storytime at Cilek Kids Room

Join us from 11am to noon, for Storytime at Cilek Kids Room! This FREE creative and interactive program features live music, dance, and storytelling. We finish off the hour with a parent and child art activity that relates to the subject of the story told.

Come experience the fun benefits of quality time with your child!

• Visually analyzing literature opens channels to think critically.

• Hands-on learning develops motor skills and spatial relationships.

• Utilizing visual language enhances self-expression.

• Socialization and engagement are key components to experiential learning.

The October 26 date will feature Stellaluna reading & 3D Bat construction

Get your FREE tickets here!

Please be sure to choose the correct date at check out so we have you on our registration list for that event!

Cilek Kids Room SOCO

3315 Hyland Ave, Suite B

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

949-220-2503

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Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing
Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing

  • Chuck Jones Center for Creativity (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing is a place to bring the family and be inspired to create. There will be tables with drawing materials for all members of the family of any artistic level to participate. Draw alongside Chuck Jones Center for Creativity teaching artist, Naylene Justis and other professionals.

We have Looney Tunes cartoons on the big screen and donuts, coffee and water to enjoy.

Although this event is free, a $5 refundable registration fee is required as space is limited. If you need to cancel, please do so no later than the week before for a full refund. All registration fees refunded upon attendance. If you would like to donate your registration fee, just let us know at the event. Thank you from the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, a California 501(c)3 non-profit public charity.

We look forward to having you at the studio.

November 16th from 10 am to noon at the Center learn to draw the White Seal!

Register here!

...That's all folks!

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Lil Elves Holiday Workshops
Nov
30
1:00 PM13:00

Lil Elves Holiday Workshops

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Drop off your Lil Elves (7-15 years) at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity from 1 to 3pm for an afternoon of gift making while you take time for holiday shopping in Soco’s OC Mix!

Each two hour workshop is $15 and features a fun art activity.

There are four Lil Elves workshops to pick from:

  • November 30: Birds of a Feather - Clay ornament making 1-3pm

  • December 7: Good Things Come in Small Packaged - Mini canvas painting 1-3pm

  • December 14: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Paper bending creations 1-3pm

  • December 21: Grinch Pop Art - 6”x6” canvas painting 1-3pm

Join us for one or all!

Questions? Contact Cyndi Burgess, Program Manager: Cyndi@ChuckJonesCenter.org or 949-660-7793.

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Lil Elves Holiday Workshops
Dec
7
1:00 PM13:00

Lil Elves Holiday Workshops

  • Chuck Jones Center for Creativity (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drop off your Lil Elves (7-15 years) at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity from 1 to 3pm for an afternoon of gift making while you take time for holiday shopping in Soco’s OC Mix!

Each two hour workshop is $15 and features a fun art activity.

There are four Lil Elves workshops to pick from:

  • November 30: Birds of a Feather - Clay ornament making 1-3pm

  • December 7: Good Things Come in Small Packaged - Mini canvas painting 1-3pm

  • December 14: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Paper bending creations 1-3pm

  • December 21: Grinch Pop Art - 6”x6” canvas painting 1-3pm

Join us for one or all!

Questions? Contact Cyndi Burgess, Program Manager: Cyndi@ChuckJonesCenter.org or 949-660-7793.

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Lil Elves Holiday Workshops
Dec
14
1:00 PM13:00

Lil Elves Holiday Workshops

  • Chuck Jones Center for Creativity (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drop off your Lil Elves (7-15 years) at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity from 1 to 3pm for an afternoon of gift making while you take time for holiday shopping in Soco’s OC Mix!

Each two hour workshop is $15 and features a fun art activity.

There are four Lil Elves workshops to pick from:

  • November 30: Birds of a Feather - Clay ornament making 1-3pm

  • December 7: Good Things Come in Small Packaged - Mini canvas painting 1-3pm

  • December 14: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Paper bending creations 1-3pm

  • December 21: Grinch Pop Art - 6”x6” canvas painting 1-3pm

Join us for one or all!

Questions? Contact Cyndi Burgess, Program Manager: Cyndi@ChuckJonesCenter.org or 949-660-7793.

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Lil Elves Holiday Workshops
Dec
21
1:00 PM13:00

Lil Elves Holiday Workshops

  • Chuck Jones Center for Creativity (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drop off your Lil Elves (7-15 years) at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity from 1 to 3pm for an afternoon of gift making while you take time for holiday shopping in Soco’s OC Mix!

Each two hour workshop is $15 and features a fun art activity.

There are four Lil Elves workshops to pick from:

  • November 30: Birds of a Feather - Clay ornament making 1-3pm

  • December 7: Good Things Come in Small Packaged - Mini canvas painting 1-3pm

  • December 14: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Paper bending creations 1-3pm

  • December 21: Grinch Pop Art - 6”x6” canvas painting 1-3pm

Join us for one or all!

Questions? Contact Cyndi Burgess, Program Manager: Cyndi@ChuckJonesCenter.org or 949-660-7793.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing
Jan
18
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing

  • Chuck Jones Center for Creativity (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing is a place to bring the family and be inspired to create. There will be tables with drawing materials for all members of the family of any artistic level to participate. Draw alongside Chuck Jones Center for Creativity teaching artist, Naylene Justis and other professionals.

We have Looney Tunes cartoons on the big screen and donuts, coffee and water to enjoy.

A $5 refundable registration fee is required as space is limited. If you need to cancel, please do so no later than the week before for a full refund. Thank you from the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, a California 501(c)3 non-profit public charity.

We look forward to having you at the studio.

January 18th from 10 am to noon at the Center learn to draw Bugs Bunny!

Register here!

...That's all folks!

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Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing
Feb
15
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing

  • Chuck Jones Center for Creativity (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing is a place to bring the family and be inspired to create. There will be tables with drawing materials for all members of the family of any artistic level to participate. Draw alongside Chuck Jones Center for Creativity teaching artist, Naylene Justis and other professionals.

We have Looney Tunes cartoons on the big screen and donuts, coffee and water to enjoy.

A $5 refundable registration fee is required as space is limited. If you need to cancel, please do so no later than the week before for a full refund. Thank you from the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, a California 501(c)3 non-profit public charity.

We look forward to having you at the studio.

February 15th from 10 am to noon at the Center learn to draw Daffy Duck!

Register here!

...That's all folks!

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Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing
Mar
21
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing

  • Chuck Jones Center for Creativity (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing is a place to bring the family and be inspired to create. There will be tables with drawing materials for all members of the family of any artistic level to participate. Draw alongside Chuck Jones Center for Creativity teaching artist, Naylene Justis and other professionals.

We have Looney Tunes cartoons on the big screen and donuts, coffee and water to enjoy.

A $5 refundable registration fee is required as space is limited. If you need to cancel, please do so no later than the week before for a full refund. Thank you from the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, a California 501(c)3 non-profit public charity.

We look forward to having you at the studio.

March 21st from 10 am to noon at the Center learn to draw Marvin Martian!

Register here!

...That's all folks!

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Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing
Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing

  • Chuck Jones Center for Creativity (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing is a place to bring the family and be inspired to create. There will be tables with drawing materials for all members of the family of any artistic level to participate. Draw alongside Chuck Jones Center for Creativity teaching artist, Naylene Justis and other professionals.

We have Looney Tunes cartoons on the big screen and donuts, coffee and water to enjoy.

A $5 refundable registration fee is required as space is limited. If you need to cancel, please do so no later than the week before for a full refund. Thank you from the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, a California 501(c)3 non-profit public charity.

We look forward to having you at the studio.

April 18th from 10 am to noon at the Center learn to draw Wile E. Coyote & the Road Runner!

Register here!

...That's all folks!

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Food for Thought - An Adult Brain Health Program
Sep
17
9:00 AM09:00

Food for Thought - An Adult Brain Health Program

The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is pleased to provide a creativity program with adult brain health in mind! The Food for Thought program is offered once a week for four weeks, and is designed to exercise memory, executive function, visual function, visual language and association through creative projects that provide every day tools to enhance cognitive function within the aging brain.

When we combine creativity with using our hands while visually engaged, we use multiple areas of our brain all at once, making vital connections. Using one’s creativity throughout a lifetime positively impacts the retention of intelligence gained from accumulated knowledge and a lifetime of experiences.

As a recipient of an Arts and Cultural grant sponsored by the Newport Beach Arts Commission, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity can offer this 4 week program for the price of $20 (cash only)! The program will take place Tuesday mornings in September, from 9am to 10:30am. The class dates are: 9/3, 9/10/ 9/17, and 9/24.

To reserve a spot: Call Oasis at 949-644-3244 or email: OASISCenter@newportbeachca.gov

Food for Thought is limited to 24 participants able to commit to the 4 week program.

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Balboa Island Carnival & Taste of the Island
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Balboa Island Carnival & Taste of the Island

The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is pleased to once again be participating in the Balboa Island Carnival & Taste of the Island!

Come and enjoy a fun, family-friendly event for all ages! This day-long event features live music, carnival games, amazing raffle prizes, food tasting, a pie-eating contest, a fashion walk, beer & wine gardens, and more! Stop by our table to participate in some hands-on, creative art activities! The Center will be present for the entire event, from 1 to 5pm. Come say hi and take a break to be creative!

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RSVP to this FREE event on the Facebook page here.

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Food for Thought - An Adult Brain Health Program
Sep
10
9:00 AM09:00

Food for Thought - An Adult Brain Health Program

The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is pleased to provide a creativity program with adult brain health in mind! The Food for Thought program is offered once a week for four weeks, and is designed to exercise memory, executive function, visual function, visual language and association through creative projects that provide every day tools to enhance cognitive function within the aging brain.

When we combine creativity with using our hands while visually engaged, we use multiple areas of our brain all at once, making vital connections. Using one’s creativity throughout a lifetime positively impacts the retention of intelligence gained from accumulated knowledge and a lifetime of experiences.

As a recipient of an Arts and Cultural grant sponsored by the Newport Beach Arts Commission, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity can offer this 4 week program for the price of $20 (cash only)! The program will take place Tuesday mornings in September, from 9am to 10:30am. The class dates are: 9/3, 9/10/ 9/17, and 9/24.

To reserve a spot: Call Oasis at 949-644-3244 or email: OASISCenter@newportbeachca.gov

Food for Thought is limited to 24 participants able to commit to the 4 week program.

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Costa Mesa ARTventure
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Costa Mesa ARTventure

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The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is thrilled to once again be participating in the City of Costa Mesa’s ARTventure event at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts! Join us for a 2-day, FREE cultural art event in the beautiful, multi-tiered glass lobby of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity will be present with creative activities for all on September 7th, from 10am to 3pm.

Learn more about the event here!

Friday, Sept. 6 (5-9pm) - An amazing evening filled with art, live music, and refreshments as we celebrate the incredible talents of local artists with an opening reception and awards presentation.

Saturday, Sept. 7 (10am-3pm) - An incredible family-friendly day full of live art entertainment, including musical, theatrical, literary, culinary, and hands-on demonstration. The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity will have a table with hands-on art activities!

This free community event is organized by the Costa Mesa Cultural Arts Committee highlighting Costa Mesa's "City of the Arts" motto.

Whether you're an artist yourself or a patron of the arts, all creative minds are welcome!

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Food for Thought - An Adult Brain Health Program
Sep
3
9:00 AM09:00

Food for Thought - An Adult Brain Health Program

The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is pleased to provide a creativity program with adult brain health in mind! The Food for Thought program is offered once a week for four weeks, and is designed to exercise memory, executive function, visual function, visual language and association through creative projects that provide every day tools to enhance cognitive function within the aging brain.

When we combine creativity with using our hands while visually engaged, we use multiple areas of our brain all at once, making vital connections. Using one’s creativity throughout a lifetime positively impacts the retention of intelligence gained from accumulated knowledge and a lifetime of experiences.

As a recipient of an Arts and Cultural grant sponsored by the Newport Beach Arts Commission, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity can offer this 4 week program for the price of $20 (cash only)! The program will take place Tuesday mornings in September, from 9am to 10:30am. The class dates are: 9/3, 9/10/ 9/17, and 9/24.

To reserve a spot: Call Oasis at 949-644-3244 or email: OASISCenter@newportbeachca.gov

Food for Thought is limited to 24 participants able to commit to the 4 week program.

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Comics & Cabernet Fine Art Friday
Aug
30
6:30 PM18:30

Comics & Cabernet Fine Art Friday

Join us on the evening of August 30th from 6:30-8:30pm for a night of creative comic collaging! Guest artist Fernando Del Rosario’s award winning collection, REAL HEROES, features uniquely collaged comic book content that is sure to inspire. During this workshop, Fernando will guide you step-by-step through his process of creating your own REAL HEROES piece, a one-of-a-kind work of art. Wine tasting and a light snack will be provided. THIS EVENT IS 21 & OVER ONLY.

NO ART EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! JUST BRING YOUR CREATIVITY!

Get your tickets here!

$45 tickets are good for one person and include all necessary materials, as well as 2 beverages.

$85 tickets are good for two people and include all necessary materials, as well as 2 beverages per person.

Questions? Contact our Programs Manager, Cyndi Burgess at cyndi@chuckjonescenter.org, or call 949-660-7793 prompt 4.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing

  • Chuck Jones Center for Creativity (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing is a place to bring the family and be inspired to create. There will be tables with drawing materials for all members of the family of any artistic level to participate. Draw alongside Chuck Jones Center for Creativity teaching artist, Naylene Justis and other professionals.

We have Looney Tunes cartoons on the big screen and donuts, coffee and water to enjoy.

Although this event is free, a $5 refundable registration fee is required as space is limited. If you need to cancel, please do so no later than the week before for a full refund. All registration fees refunded upon attendance. If you would like to donate your registration fee, just let us know at the event. Thank you from the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, a California 501(c)3 non-profit public charity.

We look forward to having you at the studio.

August 17th from 10 am to noon at the Center learn to draw Daffy Duck!

Register here!

...That's all folks!

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Cartooning & Animation Summer Camp
Aug
5
to Aug 9

Cartooning & Animation Summer Camp

  • Chuck Jones Center for Creativtiy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Chuck Jones’ enthusiasm and desire to do new, wild and imaginative things allowed him to create unusual characters with his irreverent humor and groundbreaking techniques. During this two week summer camp program, we explore Chuck’s genius creative process through drawing, painting, story building and stop motion filming.

This Animation Summer Camp is sure to nurture the imagination of young filmmakers. Unique characters created by students will be brought to life through stop motion. We guide them through every step of the process: shape building, shape language, range of expressions, character grouping, contrasting characters, cel animation, story arc, storyboard, figure posing, staging a scene, sequential filming, sound and titling. Throughout this camp, students will delight in various cartoon film clips along with Chuck Jones interviews and tutorials.

Day 1: Shape Building Drawing Techniques & Character Development

  • Shape Building: students learn how to combine shapes to create Chuck’s characters: Bugs Bunny, Daffy, Marvin Martian and White Seal.

  • Shape language: an introduction through drawing exercises that explore how shapes affect character personality.

  • Range of Expressions: drawing emotion to give your character expressions.

  • Character Grouping: create a cohesive group of characters based on theme.

  • Contrasting Characters: create a cohesive group of characters based on contrast.

  • Unique Character: students create their own character.

Day 2: A Historical Glimpse into Animation and Yes Session

  • Film Screening: various clips from Chuck Jones interviews and tutorials.

  • Cel Animation: step one, character painted onto clear acetate.

  • Cel Animation: step two, background painted on paper.

  • Film Screening: various clips from Chuck’s Animation features.

  • Story Arc: formulas and techniques for building compelling stories.

  • Storyboard: create visual narration of the group’s combined characters.

Day 3: Putting it into Motion and Creating Environment

  • Flip books: segments of storyboard are drawn onto flip books.

  • Figure Posing: articulation of characters for poses and interaction during filming.

  • Staging a Scene: painting of background, foreground and prop elements for filming.

Day 4: Filming

  • Sequential filming: introduction to stop motion application on iPad.

Day 5: Making Noise and Presentation

  • Sound: adding narration and Foley sound effects to stop motion.

  • Finale: titling, presentation and YouTube

August 5-9th, 9am - 1pm Monday through Friday

Ages 8-15 (no experience necessary)

$225 (20 learning hours and all materials included)

Get your tickets here!

Contact Cyndi Burgess, Program Manager, with questions or to enroll. Cyndi@ChuckJonesCenter.org or 949-660-7793.

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Food for Thought - An Adult Brain Health Program
Jul
30
9:00 AM09:00

Food for Thought - An Adult Brain Health Program

The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is pleased to provide a creativity program with adult brain health in mind! The Food for Thought program is offered once a week for four weeks, and is designed to exercise memory, executive function, visual function, visual language and association through creative projects that provide every day tools to enhance cognitive function within the aging brain.

When we combine creativity with using our hands while visually engaged, we use multiple areas of our brain all at once, making vital connections. Using one’s creativity throughout a lifetime positively impacts the retention of intelligence gained from accumulated knowledge and a lifetime of experiences.

As a recipient of an Arts and Cultural grant sponsored by the Newport Beach Arts Commission, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity can offer this 4 week program for the price of $20 (cash only)! The program will take place Tuesday mornings in July, from 9am to 10:30am. The class dates are: 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, and 7/30.

To reserve a spot: Call Oasis at 949-644-3244 or email: OASISCenter@newportbeachca.gov

Food for Thought is limited to 24 participants able to commit to the 4 week program.

Registration deadline: July 2nd.



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Chuck Jones Pop Art Paint Night
Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

Chuck Jones Pop Art Paint Night

Join us on the evening of July 26th from 6:30-8:30pm for a night of Chuck Jones Pop Art! Our teaching artists will guide you step-by-step through the process of painting one of Chuck’s beloved characters and help you create a colorful, one of a kind work of art using nontraditional tools. Wine tasting and a light snack will be provided. THIS EVENT IS 21 & OVER ONLY.

No art experience necessary! Just bring your creativity!

$45 tickets are good for one person and include all necessary materials, as well as 2 beverages.

$85 tickets are good for two people and include all necessary materials, as well as 2 beverages per person.

Questions? Contact our Programs Manager, Cyndi Burgess at cyndi@chuckjonescenter.org, or call 949-660-7793 prompt 4.

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Food for Thought - An Adult Brain Health Program
Jul
23
9:00 AM09:00

Food for Thought - An Adult Brain Health Program

The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is pleased to provide a creativity program with adult brain health in mind! The Food for Thought program is offered once a week for four weeks, and is designed to exercise memory, executive function, visual function, visual language and association through creative projects that provide every day tools to enhance cognitive function within the aging brain.

When we combine creativity with using our hands while visually engaged, we use multiple areas of our brain all at once, making vital connections. Using one’s creativity throughout a lifetime positively impacts the retention of intelligence gained from accumulated knowledge and a lifetime of experiences.

As a recipient of an Arts and Cultural grant sponsored by the Newport Beach Arts Commission, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity can offer this 4 week program for the price of $20 (cash only)! The program will take place Tuesday mornings in July, from 9am to 10:30am. The class dates are: 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, and 7/30.

To reserve a spot: Call Oasis at 949-644-3244 or email: OASISCenter@newportbeachca.gov

Food for Thought is limited to 24 participants able to commit to the 4 week program.

Registration deadline: July 2nd.



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Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing
Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing

  • Chuck Jones Center for Creativity (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing is a place to bring the family and be inspired to create. There will be tables with drawing materials for all members of the family of any artistic level to participate. Draw alongside Chuck Jones Center for Creativity teaching artist, Naylene Justis and other professionals.

We have Looney Tunes cartoons on the big screen and donuts, coffee and water to enjoy.

Although this event is free, a $5 refundable registration fee is required as space is limited. If you need to cancel, please do so no later than the week before for a full refund. All registration fees refunded upon attendance. If you would like to donate your registration fee, just let us know at the event. Thank you from the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, a California 501(c)3 non-profit public charity.

We look forward to having you at the studio.

July 20th from 10 am to noon at the Center learn to draw Bugs Bunny!

Register here!

...That's all folks!

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Food for Thought - An Adult Brain Health Program
Jul
16
9:00 AM09:00

Food for Thought - An Adult Brain Health Program

The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is pleased to provide a creativity program with adult brain health in mind! The Food for Thought program is offered once a week for four weeks, and is designed to exercise memory, executive function, visual function, visual language and association through creative projects that provide every day tools to enhance cognitive function within the aging brain.

When we combine creativity with using our hands while visually engaged, we use multiple areas of our brain all at once, making vital connections. Using one’s creativity throughout a lifetime positively impacts the retention of intelligence gained from accumulated knowledge and a lifetime of experiences.

As a recipient of an Arts and Cultural grant sponsored by the Newport Beach Arts Commission, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity can offer this 4 week program for the price of $20 (cash only)! The program will take place Tuesday mornings in July, from 9am to 10:30am. The class dates are: 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, and 7/30.

To reserve a spot: Call Oasis at 949-644-3244 or email: OASISCenter@newportbeachca.gov

Food for Thought is limited to 24 participants able to commit to the 4 week program.

Registration deadline: July 2nd.



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Designer Camp
Jul
15
to Jul 19

Designer Camp

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The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is pleased to announce we will be hosting Designer Camp—the only comprehensive and collaborative design-based summer camp for young creatives—in our classroom space this summer.

This camp gives students the rare opportunity to engage and learn through hands-on workshops, informative talks from working designers, and behind-the-scenes tours of studios and galleries. Designer Camp also partners with non-profit organizations, allowing students to design for social good. 

Designer Camp offers students to explore the exciting worlds of Art, Beauty, Branding, Fashion, Interior Design, Merchandising, Photography, Set Design, Styling, Trend Forecasting, and much more!  

No design experience is necessary, just a passion to learn. Learn more and sign up here!

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Bugs Presents: Mix it Up
Jul
11
11:30 AM11:30

Bugs Presents: Mix it Up

Join us for a 6 week course on Thursdays in July at the Center!

Students explore art making through projects that exemplify the 6 elements of art: line, shape, value, space, texture, and color. Projects include drawing, painting, and collage.

$155 fee is for six classes, Thursdays from July 11th to August 15th, 11:30-1pm. Ages 12-15 years.

Tickets available here!

Contact Cyndi Burgess, Program Manager, with questions or to enroll. Cyndi@ChuckJonesCenter.org or 949-660-7793.

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Road Runner Presents: Maker Studio
Jul
11
10:00 AM10:00

Road Runner Presents: Maker Studio

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Join us for a 6 week course on Thursdays in July at the Center!

Students explore art making with math and science. Measuring tools are used to create projects that include linear perspective, grid enlargement, and radial designs.

$125 fee is for six classes, Thursdays from July 11th to August 15th, 10-11am. Ages 7-11 years.

Tickets available here!

Contact Cyndi Burgess, Program Manager, with questions or to enroll. Cyndi@ChuckJonesCenter.org or 949-660-7793.

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White Seal Presents: Junior Animator
Jul
10
11:30 AM11:30

White Seal Presents: Junior Animator

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Join us for a 6 week course on Wednesdays in July at the Center!

Students learn drawing techniques inspired by Chuck Jones through character development and visual storytelling. Stories come to life with storyboard, flip books, cel painting, and stop motion animation.

$155 fee is for six classes, Wednesdays from July 10th to August 14th, 11:30-1pm. Ages 12-15 years.

Tickets available here!

Contact Cyndi Burgess, Program Manager, with questions or to enroll. Cyndi@ChuckJonesCenter.org or 949-660-7793.

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Wile E. Presents: Acme Inventor
Jul
10
10:00 AM10:00

Wile E. Presents: Acme Inventor

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JOIN US FOR A 6 WEEK COURSE ON WEDNESDAYS IN JULY AT THE CENTER!

Students are introduced to simple machines through fun, constructive projects that include: chain reactions, kinetic art forms, sculpture, and mobiles.

$125 fee is for six classes, Wednesdays from July 10th to August 14th, 10-11am. Ages 7-11 years.

Tickets available here!

Contact Cyndi Burgess, Program Manager, with questions or to enroll. Cyndi@ChuckJonesCenter.org or 949-660-7793.

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Pepe Le Pew Presents: Paint Like the Pros
Jul
9
10:00 AM10:00

Pepe Le Pew Presents: Paint Like the Pros

JOIN US FOR A 6 WEEK COURSE ON TUESDAYS IN JULY AT THE CENTER!

Students will enjoy learning painting techniques through the use of color color and brush strokes. Projects include color mixing, still life, use of traditional and non-traditional tools, and more.

$125 fee is for six classes, Tuesdays from July 9th to August 13th, 10-11am. Ages 7-11 years.

Tickets available here!

Contact Cyndi Burgess, Program Manager, with questions or to enroll. Cyndi@ChuckJonesCenter.org or 949-660-7793.

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Food for Thought - An Adult Brain Health Program
Jul
9
9:00 AM09:00

Food for Thought - An Adult Brain Health Program

The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is pleased to provide a creativity program with adult brain health in mind! The Food for Thought program is offered once a week for four weeks, and is designed to exercise memory, executive function, visual function, visual language and association through creative projects that provide every day tools to enhance cognitive function within the aging brain.

When we combine creativity with using our hands while visually engaged, we use multiple areas of our brain all at once, making vital connections. Using one’s creativity throughout a lifetime positively impacts the retention of intelligence gained from accumulated knowledge and a lifetime of experiences.

As a recipient of an Arts and Cultural grant sponsored by the Newport Beach Arts Commission, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity can offer this 4 week program for the price of $20 (cash only)! The program will take place Tuesday mornings in July, from 9am to 10:30am. The class dates are: 7/9,7/16, 7/23, and 7/30.

To reserve a spot: Call Oasis at 949-644-3244 or email: OASISCenter@newportbeachca.gov

Food for Thought is limited to 24 participants able to commit to the 4 week program.

Registration deadline: July 2nd.



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Kitty Presents: Storytime
Jul
8
10:00 AM10:00

Kitty Presents: Storytime

Join us for a 6 week course on Mondays in July at the Center!

This parent and child creative experience couples visual arts and literature. A book is read aloud and followed by a hands-on project that relates to the story. Kids will enjoy a sing-along and leave with an art project created with the help of their parent.

$85 fee is for six classes, Mondays from July 8th to August 12th, 10-11am. Ages 15 mos. to 3.5 years.

Tickets available here!

Contact Cyndi Burgess, Program Manager, with questions or to enroll. Cyndi@ChuckJonesCenter.org or 949-660-7793.

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Dream Big Family Art Day
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Dream Big Family Art Day

Join us on June 15th for an inspiring day full of art and creative family activities hosted by SOCO & The OC Mix! Just in time for Father's Day, Dream Big Family Art Day is a free event chock-full of family friendly fun. 

Start at The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity with our Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing from 10am to Noon. Kids can learn to draw and color Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner while watching the antics of these beloved characters in classic cartoons. 

Then join Christa Mae for Storytime at Cilek Kids' Room from 12:30 to 1:30! This parent-child experience is perfect for toddlers 15 months to four years old and features a read-aloud story about dreaming and a live sing-along performance, followed by an art project related to the story. Goodie bags provided for all!

Next, head over to The SOCO Farmers' Market to enjoy a wonderful selection of refreshments offered by the Farmers' Market food & drink vendors from 1:30 to 2pm.

The last stop is back to The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, where our nurturing teaching artists will lead kids and parents in creating paintings that express their wildest dreams from 2 to 3pm. 

What better way to celebrate Father's Day than some quality, creative time together? You can enjoy all the fun for a $5 registration fee, refundable with your attendance. Come join us and DREAM BIG!

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National Cartoonists Society Festival
May
18
to May 19

National Cartoonists Society Festival

The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity is thrilled to be a part of the inaugural NCSFest, a celebration of comics and cartoon art from all over the world hosted by The National Cartoonists Society! Based on the comic art festivals that are hugely popular in Europe, the festival will be held over the weekend of May 17-19, 2019, in the city of Huntington Beach, California.

Hundreds of the world’s most celebrated creators are expected to attend the three-day event, participating in seminars, exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions and signing sessions, the vast majority of which will be free to the public. Downtown Huntington Beach will be the setting, with all events staged beachside, on the iconic pier, at the city’s Arts Center and library and in local hotels and businesses, all within easy walking distance.

Stop by the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity Family Zone at 5th & PCH on May 18th or 19th to participate in some creative, ACME-inspired endeavors of your own! With activities including chalk mandala drawing with the Low Tide Aliens, step-by-step lessons on drawing Looney Tunes characters, & adding your unique character to the Chuck Truck, it’s sure to be a blast for the whole family.

To learn more about the event, visit the NCS Fest website.

We hope to see you there!

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Red Dot Auction IX
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Red Dot Auction IX

The Red Dot Auction, now in its ninth year, continues to be the charity art experience of the year in Orange County. A fundraiser for the programs of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, the Red Dot Auction calls to artists from around the globe to submit, anonymously, a work of art that is then becomes part of the silent auction.  With over 100 works of art to bid on, using your "Red Dot" has never been so much fun! Tickets available at Red Dot Auction!

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Red Dot IX LA Sneak Peak
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Red Dot IX LA Sneak Peak

You’re invited!

The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity will be holding a special, sneak peak of this year’s Red Dot auction at Open the Portal Animation Studio in LA! Stop by and enjoy raffles, Chuck Jones cartoons & rare footage, collaborative art projects, snacks, a cash bar sponsored by Barley Forge Brewing Co., and more.

Plus, the event will include pre-bidding on a curated collection of exclusive artwork from Nick Park, Eric Goldberg, Byron Howard, Dan Bowden, Jeff DeGrandis, Bill Plympton, and other heavy hitters!

  • When: Saturday, April 27th from 6 to 10 pm

  • Where: Open the Portal - 147 N Avenue 18, Los Angeles

Entry is free with LA Sneak Peak ticket -register here!

We hope to see you there!

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Mission Viejo Family Art Day
Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

Mission Viejo Family Art Day

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Join our teaching artists for a free and open to the public family art day at the Mission Viejo Potocki Center for the Arts! We'll be guiding you and yours through play sheets, name totems, a Food for Thought program, and Totem building with magic nuudles.

After participating in some family art activities, pop into the gallery to check out the new Chuck Jones art exhibit! Titled "Character: Chuck Jones, Artist and Animator", the exhibit explores the relationship between Jones's figure drawings and paintings and his work in animation. The exhibit will be on view through the end of May.

Come on by and exercise your genius!

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Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing

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Saturday Morning Cartoons & Drawing is a place to bring the family and be inspired to create. There will be tables with drawing materials for all members of the family of any artistic level to participate. Draw alongside Chuck Jones Center for Creativity teaching artist Naylene Justis and other professionals.

We have Looney Tunes cartoons on the big screen and a fabulous array of goodies provided by the SoCo Farmers’ Market, including fresh fruit, pupusas, honey stix, pastries, chips and salsa, and more. The market runs until 2pm, so be sure to stop by after joining us and check out all the available offerings!

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Although this event is free, a $5 refundable registration fee is required as space is limited. If you need to cancel, please do so no later than the week before for a full refund. All registration fees refunded upon attendance. If you would like to donate your registration fee, just let us know at the event. Thank you from the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, a California 501(c)3 non-profit public charity.

We look forward to having you at the studio.

April 20th from 10 am to noon at the Center learn to draw the White Seal!

...That's all folks!

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Paint Your Pet
Apr
11
3:30 PM15:30

Paint Your Pet

National Pet Day is right around the corner! What better way to celebrate your favorite furry friend than by painting their portrait? Throughout the day, we at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity will be offering two hour workshops for animal lovers who would like to paint their beloved pets. No experience necessary, just bring a portrait of your pet! Our nurturing teaching artists will provide the materials and guide you through the creative process.

Plus! We will be raffling off an exclusive Chuck Jones work of art and donating 100% of the proceeds to Priceless Pets, a new no-kill shelter right here in Costa Mesa. You can purchase raffle tickets separately, and you don’t have to be present to win.

Puppy Love -  print available in raffle!

Puppy Love - print available in raffle!

Two sessions will be offered on April 11th:

  • Afternoon Session from 3:30pm - 5:30pm

  • Evening Session from 6:30pm-8:30pm & includes wine tasting. 21 and over.

$35 Afternoon Session tickets are good for either 1 adult, 1 adult & 1 child, or 2 children.

Click here to buy tickets!

Questions? Contact Cyndi Burgess, Programs Manager: Cyndi@ChuckJonesCenter.org or 949-660-7793.

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Chuck Jones Big Draw
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Chuck Jones Big Draw

Come and exercise your creative genius at the Spooktacular Chuck Jones Big Draw! It's a family-friendly afternoon with creativity stations throughout the Center. You'll build toys, decorate trick-or-treat bags, make dancing skeletons and flying bats, make stop-motion animation and light table drawing, color murals, write and sing your very own song, and paint wooden sugar skulls, design and build masks, plus much more!

Tickets are available at www.ChuckJonesBigDraw.org!

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Chuck Jones Baseball Big Draw! Chicagoland
Jun
1
4:30 PM16:30

Chuck Jones Baseball Big Draw! Chicagoland

Let your imagination run "chuck-amuck" at the Chuck Jones Baseball Big Draw creativity extravaganza! This is an experiential and creative event for toddlers to your crazy grandma that lets you play with color, canvas, Chuck Jones's Looney Tunes characters, cactus (take a left at Albuquerque) and more. Step up to the plate and join us for an unforgettable event for the whole family.  Post-Game FIREWORKS brought to you by Wintrust Community Banks!

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