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