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Thursday, 31 January 2008
Let's Draw Winter Animals and Scenes!"
Topic: Drawing Lesson

Polar bears, penguins, arctic foxes, snowshoe hares, snowy owls, ice fishing, and winter barns, are some of the subjects and scenes we've been drawing this January. These are my demonstration drawings for the kids' drawing class I teach at the Rockland Public Library. When I can, I'll put up some coloring pages too.

winter barn art
Winter Barn with logs after photo by Kosti Ruohomaa
rainbow trout art
Rainbow trout with polar bear!
ice fishing art
Ice fishing shacks with dog sled and penguin.
penguins art
Penguins landing on the ice.
penguins art
Penguin family.
penguin art
Emperor penguin.
snowy owl art
Snowy owl and juncos.
fox rabbit owl art
Arctic fox, snowshoe hare and snowy owl.
fox rabbit art
Arctic fox and arctic hare.
polar bears art
Polar bears sparring.
polar bears art
Polar bears and a fish.
polar bear art
Polar bear frontal view.

If kids' drawings are not showing below,  'read more' link should bring them up.




Posted by Catinka Knoth at 5:42 PM EST
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Monday, 12 November 2007
Draw Bears, Foxes, and Racoons
Topic: Drawing Lesson

These are my demonstration drawings of bears, foxes, and racoons. References were from Aesop's Fables illustrated by Arthur Rackham; Ken Hultgren; Dover silhouette art; Little Bear, by Elsa Minarik, illustrated by Maurice Sendak; and Winnie the Pooh, by A.A. Milne, illustrated by Ernest Shepard.

And, have fun with my Bear Coloring Pages!

fox and grapes art

The fox and the grapes, from Aesop's Fables, after Arthur Rackham 

Fox, after Ken Hultgren 

dancing bear art

Dancing Bear, after silhouette art 

Little Bear, after Maurice Sendak, and Pooh Bear, after Ernest Shepard

racoon art

Racoons fishing in a stream? 

racoon art

Racoon fishing, or washing its food 

Kids art

Posted by Catinka Knoth at 11:42 PM EST
Updated: Sunday, 23 December 2007 11:17 AM EST
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Wednesday, 17 October 2007
Owls and Bats Children's Drawing Class and Coloring Pages
Topic: Drawing Lesson

Here are my demonstration drawings from the kids' workshop on drawing owls and bats. Click the title links for enlargements to color and draw from.

owl art
Owl after Ed Emberly, from his Orange Drawing Book.
owl art
Flying Owl after Maurice Sendak, from The Bat Poet, by Randall Jarrell
bats art


Flying Bat and Hanging Bat coloring page, after Maurice Sendak, from The Bat Poet, by Randall Jarrell
owl art

Owl Looking at the Moon coloring page 

Inspired by Arnold Lobel's Owl at Home. I asked the kids what pictures they could remember from the book. The owl running up and down stairs, and the owl looking at the moon. Which did they want to try? The owl looking at the moon, but not dressed in a suit. I think they thought this would be easiest to draw.

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Posted by Catinka Knoth at 12:01 AM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 18 October 2007 11:33 PM EDT
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Tuesday, 25 September 2007
Cows, Pigs, and Sheep - Children's Drawing Workshop
Topic: Drawing Lesson

My demonstration drawings from a recent kids' drawing workshop - click the title links for coloring pages to draw or color. Some were drawn from old silhouette illustrations. There is a drawing after Beatrix Potter's Pig Robinson. Kippe Kuh is a Danish children's book that my grandmother Thyra Jakstein translated into German. It was read to me often - about a stubborn cow who wanders off the farm and into the city. I think she even rides a street car!

cow drawing by Catinka Knoth
Old cow coloring page
cow drawing by Catinka Knoth
"Kippe Kuh" coloring page
pig drawing by Catinka Knoth
Old pig coloring page
pigs drawing by Catinka Knoth
Pigs, after Beatrix Potter, coloring page
sheep drawing by Catinka Knoth
Ram, Ewe, and lamb coloring page
sheep drawing by Catinka Knoth
Step-by-step drawing of ram (pdf)
Kids Animal Drawings:
click the 'read more' link if it is not visible

Posted by Catinka Knoth at 12:35 AM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 25 September 2007 12:45 AM EDT
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Monday, 24 September 2007
Chickens, Roosters, and Ducks - Children's Drawing Workshop and Coloring Pages
Topic: Drawing Lesson

Here are my demonstrations from this week's kids' drawing lesson. For chickens, roosters, and duck coloring pages of the demonstrations click the links. Print them out and give a try at drawing them yourself or have fun coloring them. For references we used Chanticleer and the Fox, The Story about Ping, The Puddleducks after Beatrix Potter, and Putiput's Abenteuer, a German picture book I had as a three year old. Kids art from the workshop follows.

Rooster coloring page

Chanticleer coloring page

Mother Hen and chick (Putiput) coloring page

Ducks coloring page - Ping and the Puddleducks

Kids Drawings of Chickens, Roosters, and Ducks - Click the "read more" link if the art is not showing.Read More...

Posted by Catinka Knoth at 1:38 PM EDT
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