City artist Catinka Knoth will demonstrate drawing and painting scenes of September in Maine, with a focus on buildings, Mondays, Sept. 12 and 19, at 11 a.m.; and Sept. 26 at noon at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

Led by Knoth, participants will make their own barn, schoolhouse, and farmhouse drawings in color. The workshops are free and open to the general public, with materials supplied, hosted by Friends of Rockland Library.

Knoth will demonstrate painting another version of her 2001 watercolor, “Haying at Harjula’s.” She will lead students in drawing several scenes of iconic Maine buildings, offering guidance in simple aspects of the principles of perspective. Scenes of well-known buildings from St. George and South Thomaston along the St. George peninsula will provide the subjects for the classes. Each week will focus on a different building including a barn, a former schoolhouse and a typical Maine farmhouse.

Knoth paints watercolors of Maine and whimsical animal scenes, which she offers as cards and prints. She 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 For more information on the free classes, call Knoth at 596-0069 or the library at 594-0310.

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