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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

March motifs, adult art programs at Rockland Library 2019

Press Release: March programs issue
For:  Community Events, Art Events, Calendar Events
Contact: Catinka Knoth 

February 22, 2019

"March Motifs" Adult Art Workshop Series with Catinka Knoth at
Rockland Public Library, 2019

Rockland - Catinka Knoth  will lead an art workshop series for adults,
on creating art around March Motifs. Participants will visit themes such as
Mardi Gras, celtic designs and greens for St. Patrick's Day; the Iditarod dog sled races;  the 'Circus Comes to Town'. Each week will be a different subject. Classes meet 11 a.m. on Mondays,  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
593-6085 or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

3/04 Mardi Gras
3/11    St. Patricks Day greens & Celtic designs
3/18   Iditarod sled dog races & husky dogs
3/25    'The Circus Comes to Town'- acrobats and animals

Knoth provides instruction and guidance in drawing and creating March motifs. Participants will work with pencil, colored pencil, crayon, and papercutting, with a focus on drawing in color.

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 work visit

Attachments: Artwork by Catinka Knoth

Mardi Gras 

March Medley!" - Children's Drawing Workshops at Rockland Public Library, 2019

Press Release: March programs issue


"Let's Draw A March Medley!" - Children's Drawing Workshops at Rockland
Public Library, 2019

Rockland - This March, children will draw Mardi Gras, the Iditarod Dog Sled Races,
St. Patrick's Day, , and the circus, at Rockland Public Library's ongoing children's drawing workshops led by Rockland artist Catinka Knoth.
Participants follow along with Knoth as she demonstrates creating a
variety of subjects for March. Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day has it's
shamrocks, St. Patrick, leprechauns, pots of gold, rainbows,  and Celtic
designs. Husky dogs, mushers and dog sled teams,
are motifs from the Iditarod Race in Alaska. The class may also
experiment with papercuts of dog teams. Traditionally March was when 'the circus comes to town', bringing acrobats, animals, clowns, and tents.

Tuesdays; 4-5pm, "Let's Draw a March Medley!", 2019

03/05   Mardi Gras
03/12   St. Patrick's Day
03/19   The Iditarod Races and Sled Dogs (3/2 to c, 9 days / last musher's arrival)
03/26   The Circus - clowns, acrobats & animals 
Local patrons, Wendy and Keith Wellin, provide the workshops free and open to the public, with all materials provided. The workshops, for ages 6 and up as well as the young at heart, offer the opportunity to make art together. Children age 10 and under need adult accompaniment. Knoth expects participants to be able to work independently for the most part. 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.

Attachments: art and demonstration whiteboard drawings by Catinka Knoth

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Cat & Pig get cabbage, digital phone drawings, 2/17/19.

National Cabbage Day! It is also National Random Acts of Kindness Day! 2/17/19. Cat & Pig have cabbage. What could they make?
Cole slaw? Sauerkraut, stuffed cabbage, cabbage rolls? Our aunt used to cure ailments with cabbage. She wrote a little book on cabbage as a healing plant. We will wait til St. Patrick's Day to stock up on cabbage.

Lots of recipe ideas here: 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Valentine swan paper cuts cards, adult art class display, 2/12/19

Template drawing:
Swan valentine papercut template art
Swan papercut pattern for kissing swans Valentine card

F = the fold. I did not leave enough room to really show the frame here, but I like to cut it w a frame. We made our  papercuts from copy paper then tipped onto either card stock or copy paper folded in half, (just dab glue in the 4 corners instead of trying to glue it all down flat). We had colored the background as desired before mounting the papercuts. Depending on which card format you go with you adjust how wide to cut the swans. And, you can use these as templates to trace around and just draw on the card.

Cat & Pig on Lincoln's birthday, digital phone drawings, 2/12/19

Monday, February 11, 2019

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Cat & Pig's Umbrella Day, digital phone drawings, 2/10/19

Glad we won't need them here today! Sun will shine today, with cold temps and strong wind. The wind wailed yesterday - like ghosts crying. Very creepy. So glad the cat could hear me call and came in for the night. He'd stayed out the night before tho I'd called for him five times. 

Tidbits about umbrellas etc here:

Friday, February 8, 2019

Cat & Pig have kites, digital phone drawings, 2/8/19

Somewhere they can fly kites on National Kite Flying Day. They are always fun to make. Here is a video on making a simple paper kite. It is a new structure to me! 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Cat & Pig on National Fettuccine (Alfredo) Day! Digital phone drawings, 2/7/19

Cat & Pig on Nat'l Fettuccine Day!  Digital phone  drawings, 2/7/19, ❤️-CK maybe linguine instead?

It's actually National fettuccine 'Alfredo' day!
There's a recipe here. I think there's also a video. Their history of the dish  is completely different than the one on the calendar of national days site.
One  recipe I found used a jar of ready made sauce. That was not much of a real recipe. It did include extra stuff though.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Year of the Pig - Chinese New Year, student adult art display, 2/4/19.

We started right in on the project without exercises. We used references of New Year Pig images and art. Some of the references are papercuts and would have been cut using a craft knife. Scissors would not be able to cut such designs within the figure. So we drew our designs using black crayon over red colored pig figures. One reference creates a pig figure by incorporating the year numerals into the figure's structure.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Cat & Pig on Groundhog Day, digital phone drawings, 2/2/19

Nice video of a backyard family of woodchucks. Narrated by the owner of the yard. It explains some things about woodchucks. I never knew they were so cute.

And,  Cat and Pig on Groundhog Day,   digital phone drawings, 2/2/19

Friday, February 1, 2019

Penguins and sports figures - adult art class, 1/28/19

We started with black and white abstraction practices. Cut a sheet of paper into quarters. Color one of these quarters black, (crayon). Cut out a variety of teardrop shapes from this black piece. Make an arrangement of the shapes on another piece. Copy that arrangement by coloring into imaginary outlines. Make another arrangement that could be a sports figure pictograph. Copy/draw it just as you did before. Make an arrangement that could be penguins. Draw that too. Final drawings - work on a full sheet and use reference photos of real penguins.

Cat and Pig on National Serpent Day, digital phone drawings, 2/1/19.

Someone asked about Boa Constrictors. They were interested in how to draw them. I have yet to try. 

Boa Constrictors grow up to 13'. They squeeze their prey and swallow it whole - as big as a pig! Skin color depends on habitat. A variety of beautiful patterns mark their skin.
Lots of good info at National Geographic: