February celebrations in drawing at children's workshop

Jan 27, 2014

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

Feb. 4 — Chinese New Year Season, Year of the Horse

Feb. 11 — Valentine's Day cards and papercuts

Feb. 18 — Mardi Gras masks

Feb. 25 — Presidents

Young artists will draw a wide range of motifs. Chinese New Year 2014, celebrated for 15 days, is the Year of the Horse. Participants may explore papercut designs, Chinese dragons, and Lion Dancers. Valentine's Day cards often have motifs such as hearts, birds, cupids, lace, ribbons, and roses. Mardi Gras motifs include masks, King cakes, doubloons, jazz instruments, jester, tricorn hat, and beads.

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 to 5 pm, Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., hosted by Friends of Rockland Library. For more information, contact Jean Young, children's librarian, 594-0310.

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