WORKSHOPS WITH THE ARTISTS & AUTHORS at the historic SILVER THATCH INN ~ Charlottesville, VA ~~~~~ writing, history, art, watercolor, watermedia, illustration, journaling, figure drawing, landscapes, weaving, pen & ink, textiles, plein air, and so much more!
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, ‘Tea &  History - Thomas Jefferson’ with author/historian Rick Britton, 1- 3 p.m.   Enjoy a proper 'Afternoon Tea' & conversation about Thomas Jefferson, our own Founding Father! Reservations please, 434.978.4686. Groups welcome! $45 PER PERSON  Join us at the Silver Thatch Inn--one of Charlottesville's most beautiful historic settings--for tea and an informal presentation by local historian Rick Britton titled "Jefferson's Greatest (Lesser-Known) Contributions." Most Americans are familiar with the three accomplishments Thomas Jefferson considered his most important: authorship of the Declaration of Independence and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and the founding of the University of Virginia. But can you name the world- shattering document he penned prior to the Declaration? What of his service in the Virginia Legislature and as Governor of the Old Dominion? Are you familiar with the importance of his post-Revolutionary War book? Come enjoy "Tea & History" at the wonderful Silver Thatch Inn! About Rick Britton: A much-sought-after speaker, Rick Britton is the author of the award-winning Jefferson: A Monticello Sampler. He also conducts tours of Civil War battlefields, illustrates maps for history books and web-sites, and organizes history programming for the Senior Center of Charlottesville.
2018 January 20, ‘Botanical Composing’ with Lara Gastinger. This one-day painting class will introduce you to the process of drawing and composing a botanical painting using fall nuts, berries, leaves, and other exquisite natural specimens to pick from. We will be using one color (sepia) and this class is perfect for beginners or for those who want to refine their painting skills. You will learn detailed dry brush watercolor techniques including brush control and layering. Paint will be provided but other basic supplies will need to be brought to the class. Contact Lara for more details. $180 to the Artist. Day Student Charge for Silver Thatch Inn $50 (continental breakfast, lunch, wine & cheese at critique). Special rates available for overnight for the class. Please contact the Inn for more information.
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