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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 / Summer 2022

 

Hibiscus Flower, Sunday, May 15, 1 - 5 pm
Learn how to use watercolors, acrylic inks and watercolor pencils to create a vibrant and colorful hibiscus flower on an 11" x 14" water color paper. This class is appropriate for adults of any skill level. Students will take home a beautiful finished piece.
- Instructor: Janet Hockman; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building".
- Maximum of 10 students.
- $35. All materials and supplies are provided.

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Coffee-time Sip with Art: Spring Blossoms & Flowering Trees, Friday, May 20, 10 am - 12:30 pm

This painting class has a bit of a fun twist. You will do several small paintings in acrylic on canvas. One will be to keep and one to swap. All with a theme of Spring Blossoms and Flowering Trees.

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

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Dying Wool with Kool-Aid, Friday, May 27, 9 am - 1 pm

This fun and easy class will teach students the basics of dyeing wool yarn using Kool-Aid drink mix. This "dye" produces a beautiful, color-fast way to dye wool yarn that can be used in an array of crafts.  Students will be provided with the yarn, an assortment of colors and a pattern for their finished yarn. All necessary equipment will be available for class use. Students should wear an old shirt or apron. There will be time to eat lunch at the Tavern Café if you wish.  

- Instructor: Kay Olson; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building".
- Maximum of 8 students.
- $35. An additional $20 material fee is payable to the instructor at the class.

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Drop Spinning, Thursday, June 2 and June 9, 12 Noon - 4 pm

This two-session class will introduce students to the art of spinning yarn with a drop spindle. You'll learn the basics of working with wool fiber to create beautiful and usable yarn for all manner of fiber projects.

- Instructor: Dee Smith; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building".
- Maximum of 10 students.
- $60. An additional $15 material fee is payable to the instructor at the class. This fee includes a drop spindle to keep.

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Coffee-time Sip with Art: Dads Need Aprons, too!, Friday, June 10, 10 am - 12:30 pm

Students will create a painted apron which can be gifted to Dad for his special day. Paint a plain apron with your own special words or designs to be used for grilling, tools or in Dad's workshop. Templates and designs will be available but, as always, be creative. Aprons will have pockets.

- Instructor: Celeste Johnston; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building".
- Maximum of 12 students.
- $35. All equipment and supplies will be provided. An additional $5 material fee is payable to the instructor at the class.

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Blacksmithing 102 (Intermediate), One-day workshop - Saturday, June 11, 9 am - 4 pm

Learn more skills of blacksmithing beyond the Beginner level to create your own metal projects. Members of the Tavern's Heathsville Forge Blacksmith Guild will teach you joinery, twisting techniques with mild steel, and you'll complete a project. All supplies are included in the price of $120 per student. Eight slots available. The Forge is located behind the Tavern.

You must take Beginning Blacksmithing, or have other blacksmithing experience, to be eligible to take this intermediate class.

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Intro to Basket Weaving: Laundry Basket, Friday, June 24, 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This one-day class is for those who want to learn the basics of basket weaving or refresh their knowledge. All materials are provided for the basic basket. Students will create a large laundry/multi-purpose basket using a 10” wood base and several sizes and types of natural reed. Students will use twining, start/stop weaving, attach handles, creating a rim, lashing, and shaping.  This class is suitable for beginners, but experience is helpful.


- Instructor: Mary Sudduth; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building".
- Maximum of 8 students.
- $60. An additional $50 material fee is payable to the instructor at the class.

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Beginning Woodturning, One-day workshop - Friday, July 8, 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 ice cream scoop, bottle opener or wine bottle stopper.

- Instructor: Tavern Woodworkers Guild; Classes will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building."
- Maximum of 6 students.
- $80. An additional material fee ($5 to $25, depending on selected kitchen tool) is payable to the instructor at the class.

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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.

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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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