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Crossing Arts Alliance to host kids mandala painting

The Crossing Arts Alliance will offer mandala painting classes Saturday, April 14. Submitted Photo

The Crossing Arts Alliance will host two sessions of kids' programming on painting mandala stones: 10-11:30 a.m. and noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Crossing Arts Alliance in downtown Brainerd.

Using dotting tools and fine brushes, students will learn how to make a mandala pattern on smooth stones. The class is geared toward ages 5-13, but any age - even adult "kids at heart" - are welcome to attend. Younger artists will require an adult helper.

A donation of $3 per child or $5 per family for materials is requested, but no child will be turned away due to need. This class is sponsored by the Altrichter family.

Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required. Call 218-833-0416 to enroll.

Featured artist of the month

Aitkin-based artist Duane Barnhart is the Crossing Arts Alliance's featured artist for April. Meet Barnhart from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 14, to learn about his technique, the variety of mediums he works in and enjoy a collection of his watercolor paintings. Light refreshments will be served.

"Young at Art," a colorful exhibit of artwork from area students, will be on display in The Crossing Arts Gallery.

All activities are held at The Crossing Arts Alliance's new location at 711 Laurel St. in downtown Brainerd. Call 218-833-0416 or visit for more information.