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 Black History Month. Each week is a different subject:
2/05 Valentines Day cards and papercuts
2/12 Presidents' Day
2/19 Chinese New Year - Year of the Pig
2/26 Black History Month
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.
Ongoing workshops meet every Tuesday, 4.- 5 p.m., Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., hosted by Friends of Rockland Library.
FMI - Jean Young, children's librarian, 594-0310.
Young artists will draw a wide range of motifs.
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.
Chinese New Year 2019 is the Year of the Pig.
Participants may explore traditional zodiac papercut designs, Chinese dragons, and Lion Dancers.
Attachments: whiteboard demonstration drawings and art by Catinka Knoth