Summer 2022!!

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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Traditional Knitting for Absolute Beginners, Thursday, July 21, 12:30 - 4 pm

This beginner’s class will teach students the basics of traditional knitting. In this class, students will learn the four basic skills of knitting that can be applied to ALL knitting patterns, including casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, and binding off. Other miscellaneous information will also be covered such as: What is a skein of yarn, what is a hank of yarn, how do you choose the right needles to use and what can you make after you learn the four basic skills. Students will be provided with needles and 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 $15 material fee is payable to the instructor at the class.

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Beginning Embroidery for Botanical Art, Friday, July 22 and 29, 9 am - 12 noon

In this class, students will learn how to use embroidery stitches to produce beautiful botanical designs.  By blending threads of various colors and textures, students can render a lovely floral picture in stitches.  Simple embroidery stitches will be taught, as well as how to prepare and finish a project. Students will be provided with fabric, needles, thread and design templates, as needed.  

Students are welcome to enjoy lunch at the Tavern Café after class!  Drawing and embroidery experience is helpful but definitely not necessary.                                                                    

- Instructor: Anne McCahill; Class will be held in the "Tavern Meeting Building".
- Maximum of 6 students.
- $70, which includes all materials for this two-day 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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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.

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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.

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Coffee-time Sip with Art: Treasures from Nature, Friday, August 19, 10 am - 12:30 pm

Using natural treasures in the woods and on the beach, you will decorate picture frames or small boxes.  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 provided. An additional $5 material fee is payable to the instructor at the class.

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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.

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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.

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Blacksmithing 102 (Intermediate), One-day workshop - Saturday, November 12, 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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The Heritage Arts Classes are sponsored and supported by the Rices Hotel/Hughlett's Tavern Foundation, Inc.