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Fall/winter-themed children’s painting party at the Reddick Mansion

OTTAWA — The Reddick Mansion will host a children’s painting party from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Lori McCarter, local artist and experienced party host, will instruct attendees as they complete a collection of seasonal paintings.

Each child will choose three patterns for their projects. They will pick from a Halloween, a fall or a Christmas theme or they can mix them all up.

According to McCarter: “Each painting 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 pieces of art to proudly display. We will focus on fun and friendship and enjoying an autumn afternoon together.”

Everything will be provided to complete the paintings that afternoon. The finished paintings will be a set of three — each individual painting will be completed on a 5-by-5-inch wood square with painted edges — 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. To register, call the Reddick Mansion at 815-433-6100 or register online at

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