Iditarod dogsled races, the circus, St. Patrick’s Day, spring’s birds and flowers, and Easter are the subjects children will draw during March at the Rockland Public Library’s ongoing drawing workshops led by Catinka Knoth.

Ongoing workshops meet every Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Community Room of the Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

Participants follow along with Knoth as she demonstrates how to draw a variety of subjects for March. Husky dogs, mushers and dogsled teams are motifs from the Iditarod in Alaska, which will start March 6. Papercuts of dog teams may also be explored.

Traditionally, the circus comes to town in March, bringing acrobats, animals, clowns and tents to draw. St. Patrick’s Day has shamrocks, St. Patrick, leprechauns, pots of gold, rainbows and Celtic designs. The arrival of spring gives inspiration to draw daffodils, crocuses, tulips, birds and kites. Finally, preparing for Easter brings to mind images of decorating eggs, filling baskets and hopping rabbits.

Sponsored by local patrons Wendy and Keith Wellin, the workshops, for age 6 and up (the young at heart), are free and open to the public. Children age 10 and younger should be accompanied by an adult. All materials are provided. The workshops are hosted by Friends of Rockland Library. For more information call Jean Young, children’s librarian, at 594-0310.