Catinka Knoth will teach drawing Midcoast Maine lighthouse and boat scenes most Mondays in August at 11 am. in the Community Room of Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Participants will create art using colored pencils and crayons.

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, the pylons and the walkway, by making the "negative" shapes of the deep blue sea that shows behind these objects. The dark turret and cap of the building will appear with the use of minimal strokes, while broad swaths of crayon marks and accent strokes will suggest the rocky shoreline. This is a subject that needs no preliminary drawing.

Knoth gives 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: Aug. 1, Marshall Point Light; Aug. 8, Rockland Breakwater; Aug. 15, sailboats by Rockland Breakwater; and Aug. 22, lobster boat heading home by Marshall Point. There will be no class Aug. 29.

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

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