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Painting party at Reddick Mansion Oct. 20

Children can select Halloween, fall and Christmas-themed designs.
Children can select Halloween, fall and Christmas-themed designs.

The Reddick Mansion is hosting a children’s painting party from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Lori McCarter, artist and 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 allow each young artist to 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 wearing old clothes or a paint shirt.

The class is geared for ages 5 and older; children younger than 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

Limited spaces are available and early registration is suggested. There is a cost for the event; prepayment is required. Call the Mansion at 815-433-6100 or register at

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