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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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Summer 2022!!!

Beginning Weaving, Three-day workshop: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, August 5, 6 & 7, 2022, 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.

CLASS IS NOW FULL. Click Here to be placed on the Wait List.

 

Decorative Woodburning, Tuesday, August 9, 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.

- Instructor: Penny Mace; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building", located behind the Tavern.
- Maximum of 9 students.
- $60. An additional $5 material fee is payable to instructor at the class.

Click here to download our registration form.



 

Intermediate Knitting: Zig-Zag Lace Scarf, Thursday, August 18, 12:30 - 4 pm

Make this delicate Zig Zag Lace scarf in time for fall. Made with Araucaria Yarn, inspired by ancient Chilean crafts from hand painted natural yarns (provided). You will learn how to read a knitting pattern and how to follow a knitted chart in this class. Bring number 8 knitting needles and a row counter (or paper & pencil) to class.
   
Students will be provided with yarn. Students are welcome to enjoy lunch at the Tavern Café before coming over to class!               

- Instructor: Kay Olson; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building".
- Maximum of 8 students.
- $35. An additional $10 material fee is payable to the instructor at the class.

Click Here to Register for this Class and more information.

 

Coffee-time Sip with Art: Handmade Paper with Seeds and Herbs, Friday, September 16, 10 am - 12:30 pm

Make your own cards by first making the paper from plant fibers and then decorating them with herbs.  By incorporating seeds into the wet paper, the cards can be planted, thereby being a double gift for someone special. The plants that will sprout from the seeds embedded in the handmade paper.  Materials provided, feel free to bring objects you might want to add.

- Instructor: Celeste Johnston; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building".
- Maximum of 10 students.
- $35. All equipment and materials will be provided.

Click Here to Register for this Class and more Information.

 

Blacksmithing 101 (Beginner), One-day workshop - Saturday, October 8, 2022, 9 am - 4 pm

Learn the basic skills of blacksmithing to create your own metal projects from the Tavern's Heathsville Forge Blacksmith's Guild. 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 the price of $120 per student. Eight slots available. The Forge is located behind the Tavern.

Click Here to Register for this Class and more Information.

 

Blacksmithing 101 (Beginner), One-day workshop - Saturday, November 12, 9 am - 4 pm

Learn the basic skills of blacksmithing to create your own metal projects from the Tavern's Heathsville Forge Blacksmith's Guild. 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 the price of $120 per student. Eight slots available. The Forge is located behind the Tavern.

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.

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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