ROCKLAND — Children will draw images from February's celebrations and traditions at Rockland Public Library's ongoing drawing workshops led by artist Catinka Knoth. Participants draw along with Knoth as she
demonstrates how to draw and make motifs for Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day, President's Day, and Mardi Gras.
Ongoing workshops meet every Tuesday, from 4 - 5 p.m., in the Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., hosted by Friends of Rockland Library.
Each week is a different subject:
2/04 Chinese New Year - Year of the Rat
2/11 Valentines Day cards and papercuts
2/18 Presidents' Day
2/25 Mardi Gras
Sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin, the workshops, for age 6 and up, are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. Knoth expects participants to be able to work independently for the most part. Children age 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult.
Young artists will draw a wide range of motifs. Chinese New Year 2020 is the Year of the Rat. Participants may explore traditional zodiac papercut designs, Chinese dragons, and Lion Dancers. Valentine's Day cards often have motifs such as hearts, birds, cupids, lace, ribbons, and roses. In honor of the presidents and Black History Month, students might also explore classic portraits and scenes. Mardi Gras traditions give inspiration to create fanciful masks.
FMI: Children's librarian, 594-0310.