Last week, Chuck Jones Center for Creativity launched a new series of after-school classes in creativity through art:  "Play with Oil Pastels."  Designed specifically for very young artists ages 5-8 and guided by experienced teaching artist, Machiko Naganuma, the classes turn children loose to express themselves through vivid, blendable oil pastels.

The mother of our youngest artist told me that her five-year-old daughter was so excited after last Thursday's class that she talked about it all week and could hardly wait to return yesterday.  (Check out the photos.  It's true–nothing works quite like basic black–lots and lots and lots of black!)

We're pleased to announce that, due to Machiko's desire to continue volunteering with the Center for Creativity, another six-week series begins on March 5.  (Two other segments will follow this fall.)  If you have children ages 5-8 and live within an easy commute of Orange, CA, here's your chance to register!  Contact us through the blog or through our website,  You won't want to miss the fun!

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