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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 / Winter 2021

Coffee-time Sip & Paint: Print your Own Gift Tags, Cards & Wrapping Paper, Friday, November 12 - 10 am - 12:30 pm

In this second "Coffee-time Sip & Paint, Celeste Johnston will teach you how to print your own gift tags, cards and wrapping paper. You'll learn how to add that special personal touch to your holiday giving with these unique hand-created tiems. No previous painting or printmaking experience is necessary.

This class costs $35, plus an additional $5 - $10 material fee that will be paid directly to the instructor. The class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building."

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Blacksmithing 101 (Beginner), One-day workshop - Saturday, November 13, 2021, 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.

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Beginner Crochet, Friday, November 19, 9 am - 2 pm
This beginner’s class will teach students the basics of crocheting with the goal of completing at least one dishcloth. Skills will include starting and creating a chain, turning, single stitch, double stitch, half double stich, creating a border, back stitch and shaping. Each student will be provided with a crochet hook and enough cotton yarn to create two 7” x 7” dishcloths: 1 in class, 1 at home.
- 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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Hemp Knotted Jewelry, Friday, December 10, 9 am - 12 pm
Fun and inexpensive, hemp knotting is used to create all types of designs that range from basic to fancy.  In this class, students will learn to make a variety of knots and will choose a design to create their own bracelet to take home.  Participants will learn to start a bracelet, overhand knot, square knot, half knot, three-part flat braid, finishing the bracelet and care of your hemp bracelet.  Students will have a choice of color for their bracelet.  This will be a “make & take” – make 1 in class and take home the materials to make 1 at home.
- Instructor: Mary Sudduth; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building".
- Maximum of 8 students.
- $30. An additional $5 -$10 material fee is payable to the instructor at the class.

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Hemp & Bead Knotted Jewelry, Friday, December 10, 1 - 5 pm
Prerequisite: Mary's morning knotting class.
Fun and inexpensive, hemp knotting is used to create all types of designs that range from basic to fancy. In this class students will advance what they learned in the first class to learn more knotting techniques along with beading. Students will need to know overhand knot, square knot, half knot, and 3-part braiding and will add the skills of alternating square knots, beading, open knotting, and four-part round braid. Choice of color and beads will be provided in class.
- Instructor: Mary Sudduth; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building".
- Maximum of 8 students.
- $30. An additional $5 -$10 material fee is payable to the instructor at the class.

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Christmas Angel, Saturday, December 11, 9 am - 1 pm
During this half-day class, you'll create a beautiful Christmas Angel on a 8" x 10" Masonite panel. After first sketching a charcoal outline of the angel over a metallic background, you'll be taught how to use pallet knives and brushes to apply acrylic paints for color. Then you'll add gesso in successive layers to create texture. You'll leave with a finished piece suitable for framing and hanging, or as the centerpiece for a wreath.
- Instructor: Janet Hockman; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building".
- Maximum of 15 students.
- $35. An additional $10 material fee is payable to the instructor at the class.

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Beginning Weaving, Three-day workshop: Saturday, Sunday and Monday, March 26, 27 & 28, 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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