March medley at children's drawing workshop
Rockland — This March, children will draw the Iditarod Dog Sled Races, St. Patrick's Day, spring, and the circus, at Rockland Public Library's ongoing drawing workshops led by Rockland artist Catinka Knoth.
Participants follow along with Knoth as she demonstrates creating a variety of subjects for March. 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. St. Patrick's Day has its shamrocks, St. Patrick, leprechauns, pots of gold, rainbows, and Celtic designs. The first day of spring 2014 is March 20. Traditionally March was when the circus comes to town, bringing acrobats, animals, clowns, and tents.
March 4: The Iditarod Races and sled dogs
March 11: St. Patrick's Day
March 18: Spring
March 25: The Circus
Sponsored by local patrons, Wendy and Keith Wellin, the workshops, for age 6 and up, and the young at heart, are free and open to the public. All materials are provided. 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 to 5 pm., in the 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.