Local artist Catinka Knoth will lead workshops on creating art for May themes such as American Wetlands Month and International Migratory Birds Day, at Rockland Public Library.

Each week will be a different subject. Classes meet 11 a.m. Mondays, in the Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Led by Knoth, participants will create their own art. 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, contact Knoth at 596-0069 or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

May 5: May baskets

May 12: Frogs, herons, & egrets

May 19: Migratory birds and warblers

May 26: Library closed for Memorial Day

Knoth will provide instruction and guidance in drawing and creating the May themes. Each week is a different subject — such as frogs, lily ponds, herons, egrets, warblers, and migratory birds. Participants will work with pencil, colored pencil, crayon, and perhaps scissors, with a focus on drawing in color.

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, which is sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin. For more information about Knoth's work visit catinkacards.com.