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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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Spring 2024

 

Coffeetime Sip and Paint: March into Spring Friday, March 8, 10 am - 12:30 pm

Create a botanical painting of a shamrock or favorite spring flower. Students will draw (botanically correct specimen) and transfer it to watercolor paper,and then paint.

- Instructor: Celeste Johnston; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building".
- Maximum of 10 students.
- $35. All equipment will be provided but a small material fee of $5 will be payable directly to the instructor. 
Stroll over to the Tavern after class for a bite to eat.

This Class is now FULL. Click here for the Waitlist.

 

 

Quilting for Beginners, Two-Day Class, March 22 and 23,  9 am - 4 pm

Come to this easy quilt class for beginners and catch the excitement of making something from scratch. Learn how to use a rotary cutter and machine piece. Must have your own sewing machine, plus several other quilting tools. Then choose from a number of available coordinating fabric bundles and thread sufficient to make a 64" x 75" quilt. Click below for complete details. 

- Instructor: Jannette Jackson; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building".
- Maximum of 8 students.
- $55.
There is also a $60 materials fee, to be paid to the instructor on the day of class. Time will be provided for you to stroll over to the Tavern Café for lunch.

Click Here to Register for this Class and More Information.

 

 

Seahorse Fantasy: Acrylic Painting Class, Friday, April 5,  9:30 am - 4 pm

Have fun painting your own beautiful undersea scene with your choice of shells and colors.  Students will use acrylics and metallic acrylics to create this fascinating undersea world.

- Instructor: Janet Hockman; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building".
- Maximum of 10 students.
- $35. 
All supplies and equipment will be provided.  There is a $10 materials fee, to be paid to the instructor on the day of class. Time will be provided for you to stroll over to the Tavern Café for lunch.

Click Here to Register for this Class and More Information.

 

 

 

Blacksmithing 101 (Beginner), One-day workshop - Saturday, April 6, 9 am - 4 pm

Learn the basic skills of blacksmithing to create your own metal projects. You will learn tapering, tempering and hardening of mild steel and make a punch or chisel to use in another project you will complete. All supplies included in price of $120.00 per student. Classes are held in Dan's Forge, which is located behind the Tavern. Only 8 students can be registered per class session and all students must be 16 years old or older. 

Click Here to Register for Blacksmithing 101

 

 

Coffeetime Sip and Paint: Neurographic Art Friday, April 19, 10 am - 12:30 pm

Back by popular demand! Create a unique, personalized work of art using a technique that is also a form of art therapy! Developed by a psychologist in 2014, this art process engages both our emotional and aesthetic intelligence in order to produce a calming piece of art. We think you will find the process and the resulting work to be both soothing and beautiful. Prompts provided by the instructor help to express emotions through lines and color. For those who took this class in January, the instructor will be providing new promopts. No drawing or painting experience needed.

- Instructor: Celeste Johnston; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building", which is located directly behind the Tavern.
- Maximum of 10 students.
- $35. All equipment will be provided but a small material fee of $5 will be payable directly to the instructor. 
Stroll over to the Tavern after class for a bite to eat.

Click Here to Register for this class and more information.

 

 

Beginning Woodturning, One-day workshop - Friday, April 26, 9 am - 4 pm

In this introductory class, students will gain an understanding of the skills necessary to safely use spindle gouges and embellishing tools while operating a woodturning lathe. Partipants will turn a handle for one of several kitchen tools, such as an antique pepper grinder, honey dipper, ice cream scoop, bottle opener or wine bottle stopper.

- Instructor: Tavern Woodworkers Guild; Classes will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building."
- Maximum of 5 students.
- $80. An additional material fee ($5 to $25, depending on selected kitchen tool) is payable to the instructor at the class.

This Class is Now FULL. Click Here for the Waitlist.

 

 

Blacksmithing 101 (Beginner), One-day workshop - Saturday, May 4, 9 am - 4 pm

Learn the basic skills of blacksmithing to create your own metal projects. You will learn tapering, tempering and hardening of mild steel and make a punch or chisel to use in another project you will complete. All supplies included in price of $120.00 per student. Classes are held in Dan's Forge, which is located behind the Tavern. Only 8 students can be registered per class session and all students must be 16 years old or older. 

Click Here to Register for Blacksmithing 101

 

 

Coffeetime Sip and Paint: Birds, Butterflies and Blooms Thursday, May 9, 12:30 - 3 pm

Students will learn to draw and paint birds, blooms and butterflies using images which they have. The instructor will help participants transfer images to paper or canvas to paint. Students will have a choice of watercolor or acrylic paints. All supplies are included.

- Instructor: Celeste Johnston; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building", which is located directly behind the Tavern.
- Maximum of 10 students.
- $35. All equipment will be provided but a small material fee of $5 will be payable directly to the instructor. 
Stroll over to the Tavern prior to class for a bite to eat.

Click Here to Register for this class and more information.

 

 

Sourdough for Beginners, May, 11, 10 am - 4 pm

Learn how to make a beautiful and delicious loaf of sourdough bread.Along with a foundational understanding of sourdough, you will go home with your own batch of sourdough starter to begin your sourdough journey.   

- Instructor: Barbara Hoxsie; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building".
- Maximum of 12 students.
- $60. All equipment and supplies are included.
Time will be provided for you to stroll over to the Tavern Café for lunch.

Click Here to Register for this Class and More Information.

 

 

Decorative Woodburning, Saturday, May 25, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Learn the decorative art of woodburning. During this class, you will spend the day learning tips and techniques, then experimenting so that you can complete two works of art, suitable for framing. Open to all levels of experience. Those who wish to can go to lunch at the Tavern Café! 

- Instructor: Penny Mace; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building", located behind the Tavern.
- Maximum of 8 students.
- $60. An additional $10 material fee is payable to instructor at the class.

Click here to register for this class and more information.

 

 

Coffeetime Sip and Paint: Compelling Composition Friday, June 14, 10 am - 12:30 pm


Participants will make several thumb nail sketches to learn how to manipulate focal points in their work, then enlarge their favorite, and draw and paint their selection. Students will have a choice of watercolor or acrylic paints. All supplies are included.

- Instructor: Celeste Johnston; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building", which is located directly behind the Tavern.
- Maximum of 10 students.
- $35. All equipment will be provided but a small material fee of $5 will be payable directly to the instructor.
Stroll over to the Tavern after class for a bite to eat.

Click Here to Register for this class and more information.

 

 

Beginning Weaving, Three-day workshop: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, August 9, 10 & 11, 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.
- $225 for the 3-day class.

Click Here to Register for this Class and More Information.


 

 

 


 

 



 

 


 

 

 



 

 

 



 



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

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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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