ROCKLAND — This March, children will draw Mardi Gras, the Iditarod Dog Sled Races, St. Patrick's Day, and the circus, at Rockland Public Library's ongoing children's drawing workshops, Tuesdays, 4 - 5 p.m., led by Rockland artist Catinka Knoth.
Participants follow along with Knoth as she demonstrates creating a variety of subjects for March. Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day has it's shamrocks, St. Patrick, leprechauns, pots of gold, rainbows, and Celtic designs. Husky dogs, mushers and dog sled teams, are motifs from the Iditarod Race in Alaska.
The class may also experiment with papercuts of dog teams.
The first day of Spring in 2018 is March 20; traditionally March was when 'the circus comes to town', bringing acrobats, animals, clowns, and tents, according to Knoth, in a news release.
03/05 Mardi Gras
03/12 St. Patrick's Day
03/19 The Iditarod Races and Sled Dogs (3/2 to c, 9 days / last musher's arrival)
03/26 The Circus - clowns, acrobats and animals
Local patrons, Wendy and Keith Wellin, provide the workshops free and open to the public, with all materials provided.
The workshops, for ages 6 and up as well as the young at heart, offer the opportunity to make art together. Children age 10 and under need adult accompaniment.
Knoth expects participants to be able to work independently for the most part.
Ongoing workshops meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm., Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., hosted by Friends of Rockland Library.
FMI - Jean Young, children's librarian, 594-0310.