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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A grange hall and apple picking - student art displays, adult and kids' drawing classes, 9/26 &27/16

Drawing the St. George Grange we had some basic perspective lessons. Then we worked from our photo reference, not yet shown here, to depict the actual Grange Hall.

For the kids Apple drawing or Appletree lesson class we did a border and drew some marks and designs as a little warm up before making the picture. The scene was an apple tree drawn with a continuous line, with lots of loops and curly cues. Loops colored red are like apples in the tree. There were bushels of apples, apple drops and apple pickers to draw, and maybe a pie on a checkered table cloth. Someone drew a kitchen with all the fixings for making apple pie and cookies.

Monday, September 26, 2016

October Children's Drawing Classes with Catinka Knoth, at Rockland Public Library, 2016



Subject: October Children's Drawing Classes with Catinka Knoth, at Rockland Public Library, 2016

Press Release:
Fall and Halloween Themes for Free October Children's Drawing Classes at Rockland Library, 2016

Rockland - Children, and those young at heart, will explore fall and Halloween themes in the ongoing drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. The "Let's Draw Together!" workshops, geared for ages 6 and up, also welcome adults. Library policy requests that children 10 and under have an adult accompany them. Classes meet every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. downstairs in the Friends Community Room.

October's subjects may include: autumn leaves and trees; pumpkin patches and scarecrows; owls, bats, and cats; haunted houses; and a spooky Halloween with Jack-O-Lanterns, witches, goblins, and more.

10/04   Autumn leaves and trees
10/11   Pumpkin patches and scarecrows
10/18   Owls and bats and cats
10/25   Spooky Halloween with Jack-O-Lanterns, haunted houses, witches, goblins, and more.

The workshops, sponsored by local patrons Wendy and Keith Wellin, and hosted by Friends of Rockland Library, are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. Participants draw along with Knoth's demonstrations. She expects students to be able to work independently for the most part. Knoth, a Rockland artist, is known for her watercolors of Maine scenes and animal drawings. Her work may be seen at www.catinkacards.com. For more workshop information, call Jean Young, children's librarian, at 594-0310




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Catinka Knoth
241 Broadway, Apt. B
Rockland, Maine 04841
207-596-0069, 207-691-5544

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Prints at Fine Art America

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October Adult Drawing Workshop Series with Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library, 2016


Subject: October Adult Drawing Workshop Series with Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library, 2016

Press Release  
Autumn Themes Free October Adult Art Workshop Series with Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library, 2016

Rockland - Catinka Knoth offers drawing October's autumn themes, with a focus on drawing in color, 11 a.m. Mondays, in October, (no class Columbus Day 10/10), in the Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Led by Knoth, participants will create their own colored drawings of apple motifs; fall leaves; autumn landscape scenes; and Halloween pumpkins. Knoth provides the classes free of charge and open to the general public, with materials supplied, and Friends of Rockland Library hosting. FMI Knoth at 691-5544 or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

Knoth will provide instruction and guidance in drawing October fall themes. Each week is a different subject, as follows:

10/03   Apples and apple trees
10/10   No Class - Library closed, Columbus Day
10/17   Autumn leaves
10/24   Fall scenes
10/31   Halloween pumpkins

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 at Rockland Public Library, sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin. For more information about Knoth's work visit www.catinkacards.com.

attachments: art by Catinka Knoth









Catinka Knoth
241 Broadway, Apt. B
Rockland, Maine 04841
207-596-0069, 207-691-5544

Website:

Blogs:

Prints at Fine Art America

Facebook Artist Fan Page 

Youtube channel:

'Catinka's expenses fund' campaign at GoFundMe:

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Apple Stovetop dessert experiment #4. Apple mini cake! Sunday, September 25, 2016

Cream together butter sugar cinnamon.
Add five heaping teaspoons cutlery teaspoons flour, with pinch of salt and c. 3/8 cutlery teaspoon baking powder.
Mix that dry stuff well.
Cut it in with the butter sugar cinnamon mix.
The apple has been prepared separately. Either a small tart apple is good in little pieces or a medium apple from which you have taken away or eaten one quarter. Keep the skin on!
Take a bit of butter and work that into the apples.
Work apple pieces into the dry flour butter mixture.
Add liquid! I threw some water into the remains of a mayo jar so I could clean it out a bit and used that as my liquid so I don't know how this will turn out. Neither do I know how much I used.
Mix it up quickly - don't want the flour to turn glutenous.
Butter your little tart pan.
Put the batter in it.
Set it in whatever place you will cook it - I used my stovetop rig, (see previous posts).
I cooked for an hour because I was doing stovetop.
Now we'll see how this tastes!
(Ingredients are about the same as in the previous posts)

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Apple dish/cake/pie dessert experiment #3?, Saturday, 9/24/16, afternoon

This experiment has something like a biscuit as the crust, (we hope), then the sliced apples, and then the butter/sugar/cinnamon mixture spread and daubed all over the top. The hoped for biscuit was a batter. We will see see how well it cooked or whether it burned. Cooked in my stovetop rig for about 50 minutes. It has cooled about 1/2 hour before this pic, so it already looks different than when I first took it off the heat. The stovetop 'rig' is just as in the other experiments. Now let me taste it!

My apple bough watercolor,
here on my FineArtAmerica page/shop as prints in different sizes:
apple bough watercolor art


and, on my Etsy as a digital download to print and fold at home!
Apple Bough watercolor frenchfold notecard printable by CatinkArts

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Middle of the night apple tartlette

Same as last night - except
I used a different bread - sliced yeast dinner roll.
Spread the butter/sugar/cinnamon mixture on the bread instead of dotting it.
More careful of the time. At least I know it cooked for 45-50 minutes.
I cannot say yet whether it burned or not.
And, I have not tasted it yet

Apple tartlette experiment - bread crust!

Burnt again - but still very tasty. Single serving dish. Baked in my stovetop cast iron frying pan oven invention. Butter the dish. Layer pieces of bread, (about 1" size), as a crust. I used pieces of a Portuguese roll. Mix up some butter, sugar, and cinnamon and dot onto the bread. Next time i will spread it on the bread before tearing up the bread. It may be easier and better distribution. Then spread little chunks of an apple - still greenish small Macintosh in this case. Dot the rest of the butter-sugar-cinnamon mixture onto the apples.
The mixture was c. 1 T. butter, 2 heaping t.'s sugar, and (?) 1/4 t. Cinnamon. I am guessing amounts since i do it all by eye.
The little tart goes into aluminum commercial pie tin into the fry pan. Put tinfoil loosely over this. Cover with another pie tin. Cover the whole fry pan. Cook on the stove top at low heat - just at that edge where things brown but don't burn right away. If you cook too long, yes, it will burn. I was busy with something, so this did burn, but not so badly that it was a deep burn, or that it did not taste good. Neither do i know how long i cooked it for or how soon it can be ready. It is the apples that need to get soft so that the juices really soak down through. Next time I'll try to mind better. I could not resist to eat a bit before getting the pic. The whole reason for making this is that i don't really like the apples when they are still too green. These are just a bit too early. But it is supposed to be a bad apple season here this year. So I bought some now at the supermarket - the somewhat local tote kind.

Though this was made with smallish pieces of bread, they did form a crust from the butter mix and juices dripping down through. I trimmed what you see here into half the tartlette and could pick it up in my hand to eat. It stayed together.

And some apples in a tree where I have not been apple picking for several years. An apples watercolor as a frenchfold notecard to download, print out, and fold. In my Etsy shop
https://www.etsy.com/listing/250717952/apple-bough-watercolor-frenchfold