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Paint to Support Project Wildlife

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If you’re looking for a way to have some fun and support a good cause, you should check out Wildlife Wonder. The event pairs a paint lesson with support for Project Wildlife, a local nonprofit that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for wildlife in San Diego County. At the event, you’ll paint your favorite animal through guided instruction with a professional artist. 15% of each Wildlife Wonder class sign-up will be donated to Project Wildlife.

You’ll paint on a 11″x14″ canvas using a pre-drawn sketch of your animal of choice, and all painting supplies will be provided. Beginners are encouraged to try it out with friends or family. The fundraiser will be on Sunday, August 13th from 10am-1pm at the Mangelsen Gallery in La Jolla. The cost is $55 per person, and you can sign up here. The class is led by a local artist by named Lovejoy, an energetic and genuine soul that will make you feel at ease if you’re a beginner. Lovejoy states that 80% of her students are painting newbies, and she’s very comfortable walking through the process with all levels of painters.

When you sign up for the class, leave a note for Lovejoy and tell her your favorite animal (or the animal you would like to paint). She’ll sketch the animal for you, and all you’ll need to do is paint it! If you have a specific photo in mind that you would like to use as the inspiration for your painting, send her a copy and she’ll work it up as a sketch. During the class, you’ll learn about shading and brush strokes, and you’ll get to ask Lovejoy all of your painting questions.

Since 15% of your order will be donated to Project Wildlife when you sign up, it’s good to know what the nonprofit stands for. The mission of Project Wildlife is to improve the quality of life for local wildlife and the community as the primary resource for animal rehabilitation and conservation education.

Since 1972, Project Wildlife’s dedicated staff and volunteers have given injured, orphaned and sick wild animals a second chance at life. This commitment to helping wild animals has grown tremendously and Project Wildlife is now one of the largest wildlife rehabilitation organizations in the country. Our medical staff and volunteers help 8,000-10,000 birds and mammals each year and have cared for more than 320 species to-date.

Project Wildlife is a critical community resource for residents and businesses in San Diego County, one of the most biologically diverse areas in the United States with the greatest number of endangered species.

We hope you get a chance to meet Lovejoy, take a class, and do some good for the community on August 13th!

Address of Mangelsen Gallery: 7916 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037

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Lauren lives in OB with her French bulldog, Elvis Presley. She loves laughter and the great outdoors. You can contact her at lauren@sdentertainer.com.

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