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You are invited to visit the last surviving 1700's structure of its kind in Virginia's Northern Neck!

The story of this tavern and its relationship to the development of Northumberland County and Virginia's Northern Neck reflects what happened in countless court house villages throughout Virginia and the nation.

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Fall 2021

Beginning Watercolor Class with Pen & Ink, Four-Week Workshop - Wednesday, September 8, 15, 22 and 29 - 1 to 4:00 p.m. 

Learn basic watercolor techniques, plus strokes and techniques for incorporating pen and ink. Taught by Celeste Johnston, this 4-session class costs $115.

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Jam Jar Basket Class, Sunday, September 26, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
  This half-day class is for those who want to learn the basics of basket weaving and this adorable basket is a great way to be introduced to basket weaving!  At 3x5” in size, it will hold 2 small jam jars or other treats. Students will learn basic basket weaving vocabulary as well as how to create a base, weave around a pre-made handle, start stop weaving technique, squaring up, lashing, and rimming. Participants will be given a choice of natural reed or natural with a color accent. This class is suitable for ages 10 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult. If both child and adult each wish to make their own basket, please register each person separately.

- Instructor: Mary Sudduth; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building".
- Maximum of 8 students.
- $30. An additional $5 material fee is payable to the instructor at the class.

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Beginning Weaving, Three-day workshop: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 1, 2 and 3, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This three-day class is an introduction to the process of handweaving on a floor loom. All materials and equipment are provided, and no previous weaving experience is required. Students will be provided with ample support from two experienced instructors as well as current members of the Tavern Spinners & Weavers Guild.

- Instructor: Tavern Spinners & Weavers Guild; Classes will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building."
- Maximum of 10 students.
- $175 for the 3-day class.

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Napkin Basket Class, Friday, October 15, 9 am - 2 pm
Create a basket to hold your favorite holiday luncheon napkins. This class is suitable for beginners or newer weavers and will cover creating a base, shaping, triple twining/triple arrow weave, making a rim, lashing, decorating an open bottom, and start-stop weaving. Students will have a choice of natural reed basket or natural with a red, green, or blue accent.

- Instructor: Mary Sudduth; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building".
- Maximum of 8 students.
- $30. An additional $10 - $15 material fee is payable to the instructor at the class.

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The Heritage Arts Classes are sponsored and supported by the Rices Hotel/Hughlett's Tavern Foundation, Inc.

Heritage Art Classes

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Contact Information

RH/HT Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 579
73 Monument Place
Heathsville, VA 22473

Phone: 804-580-3377

Located on Route 360 behind the old courthouse.


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