The art of birds, blooms and berries

May 26, 2014
Artwork by: Catinka Knoth Hummingbirds are among the birds that will be serving as subjects in the adult art workshop series at Rockland Public Library.

Rockland — Local artist Catinka Knoth will lead a series of free drawing classes in June for adults on creating birds and floral or berry motif art and cards at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Classes will meet Mondays at 11 a.m. in the downstairs Friends Community Room.

Participants will create art using pencils, colored pencils, crayons and scissors, with an emphasis on drawing in color. Students do warm-up practices before working on final drawings. Knoth will give instruction and guidance. She invites students of all levels to come make art in this communal and diverse environment.

Each week will focus on a different bird and plant combination. Scheduled subjects are: June 2, hummingbirds and rhododendron; June 9, blue jays and lilacs; June 16, cedar waxwings and cherries; June 23, bluebirds, strawberries and roses; and June 30, reds, whites and blues.

Knoth provides the classes free of charge, with materials supplied. Friends of Rockland Library host the workshops, which are open to the public. For more information, call Knoth at 596-0069 or the library at 594-0310.

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 her work visit catinkacards.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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