Silk-painting workshop held Tuesdays |

Silk-painting workshop held Tuesdays

Provided to the Tribune Participants in the ongoing silk-painting open workshop taught by Addie Chernus and sponsored by the Tahoe Art League gather in front of their work.

Tahoe Art League is sponsoring an ongoing silk-painting open workshop at the Art Building on Lake Tahoe Boulevard, next to the Visitor Center. This workshop has been offered by Tahoe Art League to the people of South Lake Tahoe for almost a year.

The workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday, except holidays. It is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to stop by and see what is going on. Students need to bring their own silk-art supplies and reference materials. Most of the materials can be purchased at the Lake Tahoe Community College bookstore. A supply list is available at the workshop.

The silk workshop is guided by Addie Chernus and Dorothy Davis, who are local residents and professional silk artists. In this workshop, the students and teachers work together.

Chernus also will teach Silk Painting, Art 139E, during the winter quarter at Lake Tahoe Community College. The class will meet from 1 to 4:50 p.m. each Friday starting Jan. 11. Chernus has been teaching silk art for more than 10 years and has been a silk-art teacher at LTCC for six years. The class is for beginning to advanced students with no prerequisites. The goals for the students are to learn and have fun.

Students in Art 139E will use professional dyes in a variety of ways – painting from still-life setups, a model, a Tahoe scene from a slide and a two-sided wall hanging. Drawing skills are not necessary, only the desire to learn, play and enjoy the process of placing dyes on silk. Register online by visiting or visit the campus. For more information, e-mail Chernus at, or visit her Web site at

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