the backyard EXPERIENCE & Chuck Jones Center for Creativity teaming with Harper College
Three organizations, one goal: allow children to free their imaginations
By: Harper College
"The results of last summer's InZone classes brought to light the higher-level results that we have been looking for in our program. The instruction the students received was excellent and the results that we are able to see brought their art work to a level that was unrealized previously. We look forward to this being a long-term relationship for both the InZone program and for our adult students as well." says Scott Cashman, Harper College Continuing Education Manager for Personal and Cultural Enrichment.
Available at the Harper College InZone program for kids ages 11-14 beginning June 10th Bugs Bunny's Mix It Up and Paint like a pro class. The kids will enjoy learning drawing, painting, and collage techniques through color, tools, texture, shape and brush strokes. The next class starts July 8th called Acme Inventors and the Third Dimension. Create and build simple machines like Acme Road Runner Catching Device and more. The third-class starting July 22nd is Sylvester Presents Cartooning and Jr. Animator. During this class, the kids are able to put together their own flip book, create an animation cell, and learn the basic techniques of Chuck Jones animation. Classes run through August 2, and take place anywhere from 9am – 12pm at the backyard EXPERIENCE/ 3MA Studios. Campers will be bused daily from Harper Campus, and then returned. For more information, you can visit this link to the 2019 Harper College InZone catalog: https://ce.harpercollege.edu/
"I am so excited to be partnering with Harper College for this InZone program for a second year. I really enjoyed working with the kids and watching their creativity grow through the sessions last year. I cannot wait to continue with this program and bring more creativity and imagination to the Harper College students." Ben Olson, Teacher and Director of the backyard EXPERIENCE.
About The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity Chicago
In our quest to inspire Imagination & Creativity we partnered with the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, Orange County. Using Chuck Jones philosophies and his classic Looney Tunes characters, we provide a variety of programs and events for the general public, education, child life services in healthcare and special needs.
We teach our students, both young and young of heart, to nurture the creative genius that exists in all of us. We connect both left and right sides of the brain in exercising creativity to solve problems, foster innovation and build mental health. As we share similar missions, we are proud to be the first Chuck Jones Center for Creativity charter dedicated to re-invigorating the creative spirit.
About the backyard EXPERIENCE
The backyard EXPERIENCE is a 501(c)3 non-profit focusing their efforts in four primary areas that include education, healthcare, community, and special needs. Their central belief is that "imagination and creativity can accomplish anything in any principle". They work with children of all ages and different backgrounds in numerous artistic settings, hoping to give them a chance to find themselves and grow as young artists. In order to get those creative juices flowing, they host an assortment of programs, from drop-in drawing sessions to concerts to art gallery events.
About the Harper College InZone Program
Harper College's Inzone program offers a variety of schedule-flexible summer classes targeted at kids who want to maximize the amount of opportunities they have to learn, and have fun while doing it. While creating artistic masterpieces, playing different sports, writing their own stories, and so much more, children ages 8-14 can meet new friends and make memories that will last a lifetime. Plus, the InZone environment is extremely unique and jam-packed with different program-options, as well as completely secure for each participant, as safety is of the utmost value and importance at all times.