Catinka Knoth will give a series of free drawing classes on depicting Maine coastal floral scenes Mondays at 11 a.m. in the Community Room of Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Participants will create art using pencils, colored pencils, crayons and scissors, with an emphasis on drawing in color.

Knoth will give instruction and guidance. She invites students of all levels to come make art in this communal and diverse environment. Each week will offer a different scene to explore: July 11, Lupine at Mosquito Harbor; July 18, Oriental Poppies in an Early Summer Garden; and July 25, Rosa Rugosa – Beach Roses by Marshall Point Light.

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.

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

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