Catinka Knoth will give a free demonstration of creating designs for holiday cards and ornaments Monday, Dec. 6 in the “Messy Art Room” studio of Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St., at 11 a.m. Attendees will see freehand stencil style painting and  papercuts and may try their hands at a follow-along Christmas design.

The demonstration will introduce a four-part Holiday Cards and Ornaments workshop that Knoth will teach Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon, Dec. 7 through 28, at Lincoln Street Center. This series uses watercolor, drawing,  papercuts, and paperfolding to create paintings and cards for the holiday season, with the focus on watercolor and drawing. Each week will be a different subject.

There is a fee for the workshops; for more information and to confirm space, call Knoth at 542-7317 or visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to