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Children’s painting party with Lori McCarter at the Reddick Mansion

OTTAWA — The Reddick Mansion will host a children’s painting party from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24.

Lori McCarter, local artist and experienced party host, will instruct attendees as they complete their “Bunny Tails” painting.

The painting features an Easter/spring theme of bright-colored polka dots and a floppy-eared bunny.

According to McCarter, “This piece will be done with step-by-step instruction and as much help as needed to help each young artist go home with their own original piece of art to proudly display. We will focus on fun and friendship, and enjoying a spring afternoon together.”

Everything will be provided to complete the paintings that afternoon. The paintings will be done on a 11-by-14-inch wrapped canvas that will be ready to hang — no framing necessary.

Snacks and beverages will be provided, and the artists may bring a treat to share, if they like. McCarter also recommends that old clothes or a paint shirt be worn.

The class is geared for girls and boys 5-plus years old, and children under 11 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Limited spaces are available, and early registration is suggested. The cost is $35 per painter, and pre-payment is required. Call the Reddick Mansion at 815-433-6100 or register online at www.reddickmansion.org.

The Reddick Mansion, at 100 W. Lafayette St., was built in 1858, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Sites. It is open to the public for tours and also has meeting/reception rooms available for rent for special events.

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