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Monday, January 16, 2017

Papercut evergreens in snow, and polar bears - student work, adults and kids, recent January art classes, 1/03/17 & 1/10/17

We did not get too far in our 'evergreens in snow' adult class, because I had an idea for how we might be able to easily organize and redistribute the crayons. Hah! I hope the newcomers are willing to return :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

More demonstration drawings for January 2017 children's art program with Catinka Knoth, at Rockland Library.

Demonstration drawings from previous Januarys kids' art classes. May be
good size here for printing out and coloring, and/or, especially -
having a try at drawing them yourself!
Winter scenes, polar bears, penguins, and arctic animals.

January adult art workshops with Catinka Knoth at Rockland Library, 2017

Press Release

Winter Scenes January Adult Art Workshops with Catinka Knoth at Rockland 
Library, 2017
Rockland - Catinka Knoth  will lead an art workshop series for adults, 
on creating scenes such as evergreen trees in snow, lacy snow covered 
branches,  buildings in a snowy landscape, winter animals, and winter 
sports. Each week will be a different subject. Classes meet 11 a.m.  
Mondays, January 9, 25, and 30th at the Community Room, Rockland Public 
Library, 80 Union St.  (The library is closed January 16th, for  Martin 
Luther King Day.) Led by Knoth, participants will  create their own 
winter art. Each week is a different subject. Knoth provides the  
classes  free of charge, with materials supplied. Friends of Rockland 
Library host the workshops, which are open to the public. FMI Knoth at 
691-5544 or Rockland Library at 594-0310.
1/02    No class
1/09    Evergreens in snow
1/16    No class - Library closed for Martin Luther King Day
1/23   Winter scenes
1/30    Penguins & winter sports figures
Knoth will provide instruction and guidance in drawing and creating 
winter scenes of January.  Participants will work with pencil, colored 
pencil,  crayon, and sometimes papercutting, with a focus on drawing in 
Knoth creates 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 
Attachments - art, watercolor and papercut, by Catinka Knoth

Catinka Knoth
241 Broadway, Apt. B
Rockland, Maine 04841



Prints at Fine Art America

Facebook Artist Fan Page

Youtube channel:

'Catinka's expenses fund' campaign at GoFundMe:

January children's drawing workshops with Catinka Knoth at Rockland Library, 2017

 Press Release:
"Let's Draw Winter Animals and Scenes!" January Children's Drawing 
Workshops at Rockland Public Library, 2017
Rockland -  Children will draw winter animals and scenes this January, 
at Rockland Public Library's ongoing drawing workshops led by artist 
Catinka Knoth. Participants draw and create along with Knoth as she demonstrates 
how to convey a variety of subjects. Winter subjects may include arctic 
animals such as snowflakes, polar bears, penguins, snowy owls, hares, and foxes; 
houses in a snowy landscape, and winter sports. Each week is a 
different focus.
Tuesdays  4-5 p.m.  "Let's Draw Winter Animals and Scenes!"
1/03        Snowflakes
1/10        Polar Bears
1/17        Penguins
1/24       Winter Scenes and Sports
1/31       Arctic Animals
Wendy and Keith Wellin sponsor the workshops, which are free and open 
to the public, with all materials provided, and geared for age 6 and 
up, Knoth expects participants to be able to work independently for the 
most part. Library policy is that children age 10 and under  be 
accompanied by an adult. Classes meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm, in the 
Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. The Friends of 
Rockland Library host.  FMI - Jean Young, children's librarian, 
Attachments - Demonstration art and whiteboard drawings  by Catinka Knoth

Catinka Knoth
241 Broadway, Apt. B
Rockland, Maine 04841
Prints at Fine Art America
Facebook Artist Fan Page 
Youtube channel:
'Catinka's expenses fund' campaign at GoFundMe:

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Snowflake papercuts, New Year, and December holidays art from children's classes, both kids & adult work,12/20/16 - 1/3/17

The trouble with those papercut snowflakes is that kids hands are not big or strong enough to cut through the folds needed for the best overall snowflake shape. We tried an experiment. We folded the paper into a quarterfold, but then drew in a makeshift extra starpoint. We cut around the overall shape pattern. Once we had the basic flake shape, we did the little cut away triangles and diamonds or whatever we wanted. And then to open the surprise snowflake. We colored up background sheets in any way we wanted. One child made an entirely different drawing of two creatures, visible when the snowflake gets lifted. Another child used the initials I had given as
a model to write initials from as something to paste onto the artwork. This meant another child wanted to hang up initials from me but not on the work. "No, you may not!", I said. I had not made the connection of why the child wanted the initials. "My work does not go there." I said, not realizing it was already there on the other child's work. Oh, the unintended unfairnesses of life.