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Friday, January 16, 2015

February children's drawing workshops with Catinka Knoth at Rockland library, 2015

Press Release:
"Let's Draw February's Celebrations!" - Children's Drawing Workshops at
Rockland Public Library

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 Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras, and President's Day. Each week is a different subject:

2/03 Valentine's Day cards & papercuts
2/10 Chinese New Year Season - Year of the Sheep, Ram, Goat, starts
2/17 Mardi Gras masks,
2/24 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. Valentine's Day cards often have motifs such as hearts, birds, cupids, lace, ribbons, and roses. Chinese New Year 2015, which starts 2/19, is celebrated for 15 days. It is the Year of the Sheep. Participants may explore traditional papercut designs, Chinese dragons, and Lion Dancers. Mardi Gras motifs include masks, King cakes, doubloons, jazz instruments, jester, tricorn hat, and beads. In honor of the presidents, students will explore classic presidential portraits.

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