Artist Claire Vassort will lead a workshop in Beginning Silk Painting this weekend at Townsend Atelier, 201 W. Main St. Suitable for teens and adults of all experience levels, the class will cover the basic techniques of the water-resist method and color mixing. Participants will create practice samples as well as one or two wearable scarves. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $165, and all materials are included. Register online at www.townsendatelier.com or call 266-2712.