Local artist Catinka Knoth will give a series of free drawing classes on depicting Maine lighthouse and boat scenes Monday mornings in July at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Classes meet in the downstairs Friends Community Room at 11 a.m.

Participants will learn in the first session how to make a drawing of Marshall Point Light. Knoth will show how to depict the white forms of the tower, pylons and the walkway by making the "negative" shapes of the deep blue sea that shows behind these objects. She has taught students of all ages to do their own variations of this view.

Led by Knoth, participants make their own drawings using colored pencils and

crayons. Each week is a different scene: Aug. 11, Rockland Breakwater; Aug. 18, sailboats by the breakwater; and Aug. 25, a lobster boat heading home by Marshall Point.

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, call Knoth at 596-0069 or the library at 594-0310. For more information about Knoth, who also teaches a free weekly children's drawing class at Rockland Public Library sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin, and her work, visit catinkacards.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.