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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Winter Scenes January Adult Art Workshops with Catinka Knoth at Rockland Library, 2020

Press Release 

December 29, 2019

Winter Scenes January Adult Art Workshops with Catinka Knoth at Rockland 
Library, 2020

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 6, 13, and 27th at the Community Room, Rockland Public 
Library, 80 Union St.  (The library is closed January 20th, 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 
691-1691 or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

1/06    Evergreens in snow, papercuts
1/13    Winter scenes
1/20    No class - Library closed for Martin Luther King Day
1/27     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

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Cat and Pig love the Winter Solstice and the sun's return. Digital phone drawing, 12/21/19

It, the sun, is rounding the bend at last - also a reminder that the beat goes on, no matter how much we mess things up. Our good parents will not let us burn the house down, much as we may fear. Love to all!

Monday, December 16, 2019

Christmas papercut cards - trees and Angels, adult art class student group display, 12/16/18

This lesson provokes such confusion until one gets it to work. I'll add more info on it later. We did this in a few formats.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Cat and Pig visit Monkeys, digital phone drawings, 12/14/19

Monkey digital phone drawings. I managed to convert the drawing that inverts yesterday but no such luck today. I don’t know what i had done. This is also an attempt to see if uploading here will convert it.

Cat and Pig see a Monkey, ‘touch’ drawing, 12/14/19

Cat and Pig visit Monkeys, ‘sig’ drawing, 12/14/19

Monkey drawings to convert from notes 12/14/19

It did not convert in last email.
Nor by posting here.
The work around is - upload to FB and resale from there. That will convert it. I don’t think I used to have this problem. What had changed?

Monday, December 9, 2019

Holiday cards and ornaments, adult art class, 12/9/19

Class started by practicing with two colored pencils taped together to create a double line drawing tool. One pencil should be forward of the other a bit. Practice straight lines, loops, circles, ribbon like swirleys... and curlies. Try looping around to make a wreath. We should have tried trees too.

Then we practiced imagining spheres as we drew. A simple round circle with a circumference can turn a flat disc into s sphere. Try the atom symbol. Try winding up virtual yarn to make a bigger and bigger ball of yarn. Try an orange with the peel scored. Finally try drawing a sphere by coloring in the imaginary outlines but leave a white belt as a white ribbon.

Write a simple greeting onto any spaces you want on your card.

We drew our cards on folded card stock. Either as two cards from a sheet or one full sheet. I trimmed off one end of the full sheet folded. It is a bit better proportion that way.

Here they have arranged the display of the class work into a tree shape.  

Monday, December 2, 2019

Gingerbread papercraft houses and village paper model scene. Adult art class student display. 12/2/19

Adorable paper houses village by adult art class, 12/2/19.  Class tried there best to follow my rambling instructions and inventing on the fly. In the end everyone made a paper structure. Once it is assembled, it is hard to decorate or draw on. So we stuck decorations etc onto the houses. Here they are displayed as tabletop decorations. But they are also setup to be popup cards. They can be hanging ornaments if you pull a string/loop/hanger up through the middle and cut it free from the big yard! They are so precious. Right now they are set up in the library’s Community room.

I’ll try to do or find some instructions for this later.
You need two longer panels for one set of opposing walls.
You need a set of narrower walls for the ends.
How do you lay them out as a template?
The roof can be a big extension that folds over. It can be one big piece coming off one of the big panels. Just think of all the box possibilities that you have come across. Think of how a milk carton is constructed. Think of how a bag is constructed. Think of how a paper bag is constructed. Lots of ways to go with this.

 You can form paper tabs and glue them down. You can close things up with tape either on the inside or the outside. You can make double stick tape by forming loops with your masking tape or scotch tape. We had to use masking tape. Admittedly not very elegant but it works in this situation

Here is a very rough plan. I drew it in my phon’s ‘notes’ feature. Setup the paper to have a grid. That