Ramona Art Guild will feature well-known artist Susan Bainbridge at its demonstration meeting in Ramona Library, 1275 Main St., on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
The guild will also host a spaghetti dinner that night as a scholarship fundraiser. A $5 donation is suggested.
The artist’s goal for the meeting is to show people how to put the fun back into their projects.
Winner of numerous awards, Bainbridge enjoys painting and photographing wild and domestic animals, with commissioned pet portraits in homes throughout the country. The Ramona resident’s second love is working with children, both as a business and as a volunteer for 30 years.
A graduate of Saint Andrew’s University in North Carolina, she is one of the few art teachers who also practices her craft.
Bainbridge developed an art camp at which she teaches every summer in Poway and Scripps Ranch. Photos from these programs are on her websites at www.artstart1.com and www.artstart1.blogspot.com.
“For the past 23 years of teaching, I have seen the results that happen when one expands a child’s world and offers them new possibilities,” she said.
In addition to her teaching, Bainbridge volunteers with the Ramona Art Guild and Ramona Open Studios Tour organizing exhibits, maintaining websites and writing newsletters.