Friday, March 30, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Monday, March 26, 2018
Happy Spring & Easter - student display, adult art class, 3/26/18
For final drawing I actually did a full sheet line drawing for class to follow and work from.
Friday, March 23, 2018
Circus comes to town in March - triangle acrobats and clowns, student art display, adult drawing class, 3/19/18
On quarter pieces of card stock we created figures made of triangles. Then we colored and ornamented the figures. They were to be cut out and mounted to sticks as stick puppets. But most wanted to keep their figures as cards. One person cut out the figures and tipped in as an arrangement on a larger sheet.
Free April Art Workshops for Adults, with Catinka Knoth, at Rockland Library, 2018
Free April Art Workshops for Adults, with Catinka Knoth, at Rockland
Rockland - Catinka Knoth will lead a drawing workshop series for
adults, on creating 'April Art'. Attendees will explore themes such as papercuts to celebrate fairytale author Hans Christian Andersen,
Cherry trees and the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival; spring flowers such as tulips and daffodils; and frogs. Classes meet 11 a.m. Mondays, April 2,
9, 23, & 30, (the Library closes for Patriots Day, 4/16); in the
Community Room, Rockland Public
Library, 80 Union St. Led by Knoth, participants will create their
own art. 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
Knoth will provide instruction and guidance in drawing and creating the
April themes. Each week is a different subject. Participants will work
with pencil, colored pencil, and crayon, and sometimes scissors, with a
focus on drawing in color.
4/02 Papercuts and fairy tales in honor of HC Andersen
4/09 Cherry trees and the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival
4/16 No Class - Library closed for Patriots' Day
4/23 Spring Flowers - Tulips, daffodils
4/30 Frogs and lilyponds
Knoth paints watercolors of Maine and whimsical animal scenes, which
she offers as cards and prints. She also teaches a free weekly
children's drawing class, at Rockland Public Library,
sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin. For more information about Knoth's
More art may follow
Attachments: Art/photos by Catinka Knoth
April Children's Drawing Classes with Catinka Knoth at Rockland Library, 2018
March 21, 2018
"Let's Draw April Awakenings!" - Children's Drawing Classes at Rockland
Rockland - Children will draw in celebration of Spring this April at
Rockland Public Library. Participants draw along with artist Catinka
Knoth as she demonstrates. Subjects may include fairy tale papercuts in
honor of Hans Christian Andersen's birthday; Koi kites and cherry trees for the Japanese Spring Festival; baby
animals such as bunnies, puppies, kittens, lambs, and colts; spring
peepers, birds' nests and fledglings; and spring flowers such as
crocuses, daffodils, and tulips.
"Let's Draw April Awakenings!"
4/03 Papercuts, HC Andersen fairy tales
4/10 Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival, koi kites
4/17 Spring peepers, baby animals, birds nests
4/24 Spring flowers
The ongoing workshops, sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin, for age 6
and up, (including the young at heart), are free and open to the
public. Library policy requests that children age 10 and under have an
adult accompany them. Knoth expects participants to be able to work
independently for the most part. Classes provide all materials and
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.
More art may follow...
Attachments: Demonstration art and photos by Catinka Knoth
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Friday, March 16, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
St. Patrick's Day leprechauns student group art display, adult drawing class, 3/12/18
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Sled dogs, dogsled teams, huskies - student art displays, adults & kids drawing classes, 3/5-6/18
Kids class made the abstracted papercut dogsled teams. Working with scissors can be a challenge until one has had plenty of practice - even just to hold the scissors in a functional way! Same goes for drawing tools- pencils & crayons. We did used to learn that in school....
Adults worked from reference photos.
A) a blind continuous line drawing
B) continuous line drawing
C) dark background colored in, (negative space), creates white dog
D) dark area of dog portrait
Final drawings - work from any of the reference pics as you wish, including my renditions of silhouette stencil style dogs. Wish I could find digital files of the reference photos. Had found them online ages ago. Plenty more out there to work from.
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Origami dog, 3/4/18
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Dog papercuts continue, 3/3/18
Friday, March 2, 2018
Dog papercut, red violet crayon, 3/2/18. Chinese New Year - Year of the Dog.
Try to freehand cut a dog silhouette, with one continuous line or cut.
This means the dog needs to be attached in one place - probably from wherever you started.
Start with the back paw, go up the back leg, up the rump, around the tail, (which does not need to be shaggy), around the back, up the back of the neck, around the ears, over the fore head, along the snout, around the nose and into the mouth, along the chin, down the neck, a bit of chest, around one of the front legs, now the other leg, up the rib cage, down the haunch, around the legs back to the back leg.
That back leg is attached at the paw.
Move right into the frame, (back in the direction you just came from), going all the way around the frame and back into that back paw. BUT,
keep the back paw attached so that you have two pieces of paper – the dog attached to the frame in color, and the cut-out background piece.
You can lay that colored background piece on a white back sheet. This will give you a white dog.
You can lay that background piece with the white side up onto a sheet of paper in another color - any kind that you wish.
Lots more that you can do with these!