Born September 21, 1912: Animation legend Chuck Jones, known for his work with Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Wile E. Coyote, and one very talented musical frog.
I recently took my daughter, Sierra, to the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa, CA. It’s open six days a week and every Saturday kids of all ages are invited to “Drop In and Draw” from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
There is a large exhibit of art inspired by Jones’ cartoons, much of it for sale by the artists. Sierra enjoyed that far more than I’d have predicted.
Then we spent an hour drawing, encouraged by two highly energetic volunteer artists. I turned out a recognizable Tasmanian Devil. Sierra drew some covers for YA novels she’s been reading – and took them home to show Mom. She did let me have her turtle, where she tried to implement the lesson we were given in shading things to make them look three-dimensional.