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Sunday, 24 August 2014
September 2014 kids' drawing classes - butterflies, haying, barnyard animals, apple picking; and coloring pages!
Topic: Kids Art Class
Press Release:
September Harvests a Theme for Children's Drawing Classes at Rockland Library, 2014

Rockland - Children, and those young at heart, will explore farming, harvest, and seasonal themes in this September's ongoing drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. The "Let's Draw Together!" sessions, geared for ages six and up, also welcome adults. The library requests that children age ten and under have an adult accompany them. Classes meet every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. in the Friends Community Room. FMI - Jean Young, children's librarian, 594-0310.

September subjects include butterflies and Monarch butterfly migration; farm scenes of haying and the fall harvest; farm animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, roosters, geese, and ducks; visits to the apple orchard and apple picking; and September gardens. Each week is a different subject.

09/02 Butterflies and Monarch butterfly migration
09/09 Farm scenes of haying and the fall harvest
09/16 Barnyard animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, roosters, geese, and ducks
09/23 Visits to the apple orchard and apple picking
09/30 September gardens

Participants draw along with Knoth and experience drawing in a safe community environment. She expects students to be able to work independently for the most part. Knoth, known for her watercolors of Maine scenes and animal drawings, also gives art workshops for adults at the library. Her work may be seen at www.catinkacards.com.

Wendy and Keith Wellin sponsor the children's workshops, which are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. The Friends of Rockland Library host.

Demo drawings by Catinka Knoth to download and color:
Metamorphosis of a butterfly

Haying at Harjula's barn

Barnyard animals

Apple picking, after Carl Larsson art

Apple tree in continuous line


Posted by Catinka Knoth at 7:17 PM EDT
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Saturday, 26 July 2014
Maine Lighthouses and Boats Adult Art Workshop  Series in August  at Rockland Library, 2014
Topic: Art Class
Knoth Offers Free "Maine Lighthouses and Boats" Adult Art Workshop 
Series in August  at Rockland Library, 2014

Rockland - Catinka Knoth will teach drawing  Midcoast Maine lighthouse 
and boat scenes,  Mondays in August  at 11 am. in the Community Room, 
Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.  Led by Knoth, participants make 
their own lighthouse and boat drawings  using colored pencils and 
crayons. Each week is a different scene:
8/04        Marshall Point Light
8/11        Rockland Breakwater
8/18        Sailboats by Rockland Breakwater
8/25        Lobsterboat heads home by Marshall Pt.

Knoth offers the  workshops  free of charge with materials supplied. 
The workshops are hosted by Friends of Rockland Library and open to the 
general public. FMI Knoth at 596-0069 or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

Participants will learn in the first session how to make a drawing of 
Marshall Point Light. Knoth will show how to depict  the white forms of 
the  tower, the pylons, and the walkway, by making the "negative" 
shapes of the deep blue sea that shows behind these objects.  The dark 
turret and cap of the building will appear with the use of minimal 
strokes. Broad swaths of crayon marks and accent strokes will suggest 
the rocky shoreline. The dark green of Hupper's Island in the 
background provides further negative shapes to  define  the walkway. 
This is a subject that needs no preliminary drawing. Knoth  has taught 
students of all ages to do their own variations of this view.

Knoth paints watercolors of Maine and whimsical animal scenes, which 
she offers as cards and prints. She teaches a free weekly children's 
drawing class, sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin, at Rockland Public 
Library. For more information about Knoth's work visit 
www.catinkacards.com.

Marshall Point Light art by Catinka Knoth

   rockland breakwater and sloop watercolor, art by Catinka Knoth rockland breakwater demo drawing by Catinka Knoth

Laura B. by Marshall Pt. Light, demo drawing by Catinka Knoth


Posted by Catinka Knoth at 4:28 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 27 July 2014 3:29 PM EDT
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"Let's Draw  Up a Collection of August Maine Memories!" Children's  Drawing Workshops at Rockland Public Library, 2014
Topic: Kids Art Class
"Let's Draw  Up a Collection of August Maine Memories!" Children's 
Drawing Workshops at Rockland Public Library, 2014

Press Release:

Rockland - Children will continue exploring Maine memories this summer 
at the weekly drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public 
Library. Knoth leads children, (and adults), ages 6 and up, in 
follow-along drawings on a variety of motifs. Children age 10 and under 
should be accompanied by an adult.

Wendy and Keith Wellin sponsor the workshops, which are free and open 
to the public with all materials provided. Classes meet every Tuesday, 
4-5 pm, Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., hosted 
by the Friends of Rockland Library. FMI - Jean Young, children's 
librarian, 594-0310.

August themes  will include subjects such as: Maine lighthouses and 
boats, Maine birds such as puffins, eagles, ospreys, chickadees, Maine 
farms with blueberry farming and belted galloways;  and a Maine country 
fair. Each week is a different theme.
8/05        "Let's draw Maine lighthouses and boats!"
8/12        "Let's draw Maine birds!"
8/19        "Let's draw Maine farming scenes!"
8/26        "Let's draw a  Maine country fair"

Knoth believes that everyone can draw if they keep their minds and eyes 
open, and that drawing by 'following along' allows one to discover new 
ways of interpreting subjects. She expects participants to be able to 
work independently for the most part. Knoth, known for her watercolors 
of Maine scenes and animal drawings, also gives art workshops for adults. Her work may be seen at www.catinkacards.com



Demonstration whiteboard drawings by Catinka Knoth:

Owls Head Light demo drawing by Catinka Knoth

Owls Head Lighthouse coloring page - demo drawing by Catinka Knoth
Maine birds demo drawing by Catinka Knoth

Maine birds coloring page coloring page - demo drawing by Catinka Knoth
Maine farm demo drawing by Catinka Knoth

Maine farming coloring page - demo drawing by Catinka Knoth
Country fair demo drawing by Catinka Knoth

Country Fair coloring page - demo drawing by Catinka Knoth
Food booths demo drawing by Catinka Knoth

Food booths coloring page - demo drawing by Catinka Knoth

Click links to download larger size demo drawings as coloring pages.
Owls Head Lighthouse coloring page - demo drawing by Catinka Knoth
Maine birds coloring page coloring page - demo drawing by Catinka Knoth
Maine farming coloring page - demo drawing by Catinka Knoth
Food booths coloring page - demo drawing by Catinka Knoth
Country Fair coloring page - demo drawing by Catinka Knoth


Posted by Catinka Knoth at 4:02 PM EDT
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Monday, 14 July 2014
Beach Roses Coastal Scenes Inventions - lesson
Topic: Art Class
Beach Roses scenes inventions: student drawings & exercises, and demo art. Adult art class, 7/14/14

Draw lines of repeated marks. 
Draw two waving lines like paths - of  varying paths. Place the marks, one kind to a line, on the lines like a necklace. 
Re-create those lines, those necklaces without the guidelines. 
Make two largish organic shapes, with an outline, and fill them in with one of your marks - a different mark for each shape. Re-create those shapes using the marks, but no outline, and no outlining with marks either. 
Re-create those shapes again coloring them in with green, leaving white spaces where there would be flowers, so you're really just filling in the background -  and again no outlines. 
Final drawing: draw a margin around the edge of the paper so that you stay off the edges. Do a very quick continuous line drawing of an imaginary landscape. Color it in quickly - use marks if you like, symbol marks, calligraphic marks.

beach roses exercises

beach roses scene  crayon drawing by Catinka Knoth

BW demo drawing

beach roses scenes student exercises

beach roses scenes student art


Posted by Catinka Knoth at 2:14 PM EDT
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Friday, 27 June 2014
"Let's Draw Maine Memories of July!" Children's Drawing Workshops at Rockland Public Library, 2014
Topic: Kids Art Class

"Let's Draw  Maine Memories of July!" Children's Drawing Workshops at Rockland Public Library, 2014

Press Release:

Rockland - Children will explore drawing Maine memories this July at the weekly drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library. Children ages 6 and up follow along with Knoth in drawing a variety of motifs. July themes  will include subjects such as: favorite  cats & dogs from Maine books; Rockland -  buildings & landmarks of a Maine town;  marine mammals - harbor seals, whales, porpoises;  and classic Maine scenes.

Students follow along with Knoth as she demonstrates drawing a variety of motifs. Knoth gears the classes for age 6 and up, including the young at heart. She expects participants to be able to work independently for the most part. Children age 10 and under need adult accompaniment, according to Library policy.

7/01    Let's draw favorite Maine cats!
7/08    Let's draw favorite Maine  dogs!
7/15    Let's draw Rockland - landmark scenes of a Maine town!
7/22    Let's draw marine mammals!
7/29    Let's draw  classic Maine scenes!

Wendy and Keith Wellin sponsor the ongoing workshops, which are free and open to the public, with all materials provided.  Classes meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm, Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., hosted by the Friends of Rockland Library. FMI - Jean Young, children's librarian, 594-0310.

Demonstration Drawings:

Cat of Strawberry Hill Maine drawing demo sm

Nellie Lighthouse Dog at Marshall Point drawing demo

marine mammals dolphins drawing demo

marine mammals harbor seals drawing demo

marine mammals whales drawing demo

Rockland scenes train station drawing demo

Rockland scenes Victorian at Lincoln & Summer Sts. drawing demo

Maine coastal floral scene drawing demo


Posted by Catinka Knoth at 12:54 AM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 3 July 2014 12:39 PM EDT
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