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Monday, 27 January 2014
February Children's Drawing Workshops at Rockland Public Library 2014
Topic: Kids Art Class
"Let's Draw February's Celebrations!" - Children's Drawing Workshops at Rockland Public Library

Chinese New Year horse art by Catinka Knoth

Valentine papercut art by Catinka Knoth

Mardi Gras masks art by Catinka Knoth

Press Release: Rockland -  Children will draw images from February's celebrations and traditions at Rockland Public Library's ongoing drawing workshops led by artist Catinka Knoth. Participants draw along with Knoth as she demonstrates how to draw  subjects for  Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day,  Mardi Gras, and President's Day.  Each week is a different subject:

2/04    Chinese New Year Season - Year of the Horse
2/11    Valentine's Day cards & papercuts
2/18    Mardi Gras masks
2/25    Presidents

Sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin,  the workshops, for age 6 and up, are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. Knoth expects participants to be able to work independently for the most part. Children age 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Ongoing workshops meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm, Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.,  hosted by Friends of Rockland Library.  FMI - Jean Young, children's librarian, 594-0310.

Young artists will  draw a wide range of motifs. Chinese New Year 2014, celebrated for 15 days, is the Year of the Horse. Participants may explore papercut  designs, Chinese dragons, and Lion Dancers. Valentine's Day cards often have motifs such as hearts, birds, cupids, lace, ribbons, and roses. Mardi Gras motifs include masks, King cakes, doubloons, jazz instruments, jester, tricorn hat, and beads.


Posted by Catinka Knoth at 6:48 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, 30 January 2014 6:13 PM EST
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