Draw for the season with children's art class

Nov 26, 2012

Rockland — This month children will explore motifs from the traditional celebrations of December in the free drawing classes at Rockland Public Library led by Catinka Knoth.

Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, and winter solstice offer lots of imagery for creative fun. Students will draw images such as holiday wreaths, trees, gingerbread houses, ornaments and decorations, Santa Claus, toys and elves, reindeer and sleighs, gift giving and more.

Dec. 4 is gingerbread houses and holiday decorations, Dec. 11 is Christmas and Hanukkah and holiday cards and Dec. 18 is Christmas trees and winter solstice.

Class often starts with a period of guessing and brainstorming ideas for the session's drawing. Knoth then leads children age 6 and up in "follow along" drawings. She expects children to work independently and encourages adults to participate by making their own drawings. If time allows, Knoth takes group photos of the students' work at the end of class.

Classes meet every Tuesday, 4 to p.m. in the Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

Children 10 and under need adult accompaniment. The program, sponsored by Wendy & Keith Wellin, is free with all materials supplied, and hosted by Friends of Rockland Library. Contact Jean Young, children's librarian, at 594-0310 for more information.


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