Catinka Knoth offers instruction and guidance in drawing October's autumn themes, with a focus on drawing in color, 11 a.m. most Mondays in October, (no class on Columbus Day) in the Friends Community Room of Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

Led by Knoth, participants will create their own colored drawings. Each week is a different subject: Oct. 3, apples and apple trees; Oct. 17, autumn leaves; Oct. 24, fall scenes; and Oct. 31, Halloween pumpkins.

Knoth provides the classes free of charge and open to the general public, with materials supplied; they are hosted by Friends of Rockland Library. 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 her work, visit

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