Children will draw images from February’s celebrations and traditions at the Rockland Public Library’s ongoing drawing workshops led by artist Catinka Knoth.

Participants draw along with Knoth as she demonstrates how to draw subjects from Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras and possibly President’s Day. Valentine’s Day cards may include hearts, birds, cupids, lace, ribbons and roses. Mardi Gras motifs include masks, king cakes, doubloons, jazz instruments, jesters, tricorn hats and beads. Chinese New Year 2010, celebrated for 15 days, is the Year of the Tiger and starts on Valentine’s Day this year. Subjects may include papercut tiger designs, Chinese dragons and lion dancers. Knoth said participants may bring in related books and pictures as possible reference material for the demonstrations. Knoth also reminded people that this class is also for the young at heart.

Sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin, the workshops, for age 6 and older, are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. Children age 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Ongoing workshops meet every Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Community Room of the Rockland Public Library. For more information call children’s librarian Jean Young at 594-0310.