Love Songs

Susan Shore and Michael Cockram

Emily Kaitz and Drew Pierce

Wednesday, February 14, 7 – 8:30pm

Presented by Susan Shore, Michael Cockram, Emily Kaitz & Drew Pierce

Celebrate the many sides of love as Susan Shore and Michael Cockram join Emily Kaitz and Drew Pierce to explore the power of love through song. One need not be in love or part of a couple to enjoy this show.  Many songs are irreverent and make fun of the dark side of romance and relationships, but there will be some sappy tear-jerkers as well.  A unique, fun evening is guaranteed for all.

This event is open to the public: a $10 donation is suggested at the door.  Beverages, chocolates and light snacks will be available.

Affirmations in Clay

Saturday, February 17 and Saturday, March 10
1:00 -3:00 pm

Presented by Kathy Keene

Adults and Children ages 10 and up.

Come with a few simple images, sayings or words to focus your positive energy for 2018 in this creative two-session class!

In the first you’ll create an affirmation plaque using decorative slab building techniques. This will dry and then get bisque fired. In the second session we’ll add glass and glazes and other decorative embellishments to your piece which will then be fired a second time at a higher temperature to create your very own, permanent, one-of-a-kind work of art.

$20 for both sessions. Limited to 10 participants. Adults and Children ages 10 and up.

To purchase tickets, just click the “Pay Now” button below. All tickets must be purchased prior to the workshop and the number is limited, so call today! (Ticket cost is non-refundable and is viewed as a donation to Ozark Folkways.) If you are unable to make the class, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can offer the open spot to others.




For more information email us at infoozarkfolkways@gmail.com.

Winter Tree Walk

Saturday, February 24, 9:30 – 11:30 am

Presented by Tammy Watkins

Follow ethnobotanist Tammy Watkins through the Ozark Folkways forest area and learn to identify common Ozark Mountain trees in winter, using stems, buds and other clues.

Dress for the weather and bring water (you need to hydrate even in the cold). It might be helpful to have a jeweler’s loop or small magnifying glass. Books on identifying trees in winter and common trees of Arkansas will be available for use during the walk and a few for sale if you’d like your own copy.

We will have warm drinks and a snack available at the end of the hike in the gallery.

Class size will be limited to 12 individuals. Young children (under 10 years old) must be accompanied by responsible adult.

If bad weather interferes, this class may be rescheduled. Any changes will be posted to this website as soon as possible.

This workshop is free and open to the public, but donations to Ozark Folkways will be gratefully accepted.

Music on the Meadow

Sunday, February 25, 5pm – 7pm

Presented by Winslow Squirrel Jam

Cabin fever getting to you? We can help!

Join Winslow Squirrel Jam for an evening of music in the front room at Ozark Folkways. Bring an instrument, a singing voice, or just be prepared to do a little toe-tapping and hand-clapping. The songs are all familiar favorites, and lyrics and chord symbols will be projected on the big screen; everybody is encouraged to join in!

If you like, bring a snack and a beverage; this is not a concert, but rather a gathering of friends and neighbors looking to enjoy an evening of music and good company.

Admission is free to the public, although we encourage you to drop a few bucks in the tip jar to help pay for power and heat.

Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature

Saturday, January 27, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

New Day and Time:
Saturday, March 3, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Join us for an opening reception and screening of Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature. A biographical film about the life of Joanne Martin, miniaturist and President of the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis.

St. Louis resident, Joanne Martin, is a miniaturist, businesswoman, museum president, Girl Scout leader, teacher, student, mother, and most of all, an indomitable human spirit. Produced by Northwest Arkansas resident Stephanie Lewis, Professor of Art and Art History and Chair of Visual Arts and Media at Northwest Arkansas Community College this is a story of how one unstoppable woman refuses to be underestimated and continuously proves her detractors wrong, ultimately creating a miniature reality around her.

Opening reception at 5:30 pm followed by film presentation at 6:00 pm and question and answer period immediately after.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome (and extremely important to our survival).

For more information, email any questions you may have to us at infoozarkfolkways@gmail.com

Hands-On Mushroom Workshop

We’re sorry, but this event has SOLD OUT! If you would like to add your name to a waiting list, just email us and we will let you know if a seat opens up. You may also be interested in our June 23 mushroom adventure with Jay Justice. Check it out at this link:  http://ozarkfolkways.net/edible-poisonous-medicinal-mushrooms/     Thank you!

Saturday, March 10, 10:00 am – noon

Presented by John Collier

Grow your own gourmet mushrooms!

It’s fun and easy to cultivate edible mushrooms using logs and stumps, in the moist shade of your wooded property. In this hands-on workshop with Winslow resident and mushroom aficionado John Collier, you will not only learn how to cultivate the mushrooms, but you’ll actually do it! Each participant will receive a small oak log to work with and we’ll go through the whole process of drilling, plugging, and waxing. You will have enough plugs to do your in-class log, along with extra plugs and wax to take home with you. We’ll use shiitake plugs in this workshop, as they are particularly easy to grow. You’ll learn about others varieties you can grow and receive information on where to buy plug spawn.

Class is limited to 20 participants. Cost is only $30 and includes all supplies and instruction, enough to get you started on your own home grown delicious mushroom adventure!

To purchase tickets, just click the “Pay Now” button below. All tickets must be purchased prior to the workshop and the number is limited, so call today! (Ticket cost is non-refundable and is viewed as a donation to Ozark Folkways.) If you are unable to make the class, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can offer the open spot to others.




For more information email us at infoozarkfolkways@gmail.com.

Toad Abodes

Saturday March 17, 9 am – noon
and
Saturday, March 31, 1 pm – 3 pm

Presented by Amy Leisure

Did you know that one toad can eat up to 10,000 insects over the course of a summer?

Encouraging a toad or two to take up residence in your garden is a great way to control garden pests. Toads like damp shady areas and need shelter. Why not make a cool stoneware garden home for our amphibious friends! Join Northwest Arkansas artist Amy Leisure in this two-day hand-building workshop creating in clay. We’ll build our functional and funky houses in the first class then come back two weeks later to glaze our creations. In the end you will take home a one-of-a-kind ceramic creation, a toad house that will look right at home in your garden.

Wear comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and/or stained. Aprons will also be available. Clay and tools will be provided.

Tickets are $35 per person, which includes both sessions. Class is limited to 10 participants, ages 14 and up. Pre-registration is required.

Tickets are non-refundable. (In the event that you are unable to use your ticket we will make every effort to resell your ticket and refund your money, but if we can’t find someone to purchase the seat, there will be no refund.)

To purchase tickets, just click the “Pay Now” button below. All tickets must be purchased prior to the workshop and the number is limited, so call today! (Ticket cost is non-refundable and is viewed as a donation to Ozark Folkways.) If you are unable to make the class, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can offer the open spot to others.




For more information email us at infoozarkfolkways@gmail.com.

Lidded Jars

Saturday, April 7, 10 am – 3 pm

Presented by Rodney Johnson

Join Rodney Johnson from the Boston Mountain Potters Association for a fun and informative class creating small lidded stoneware jars. Rodney will lead us through the process of creating decorative and functional jars utilizing hand building techniques.

After your pieces have dried and been fired you may take them home to paint, use the glazes available at Folkways, or bring along to the “Raku Firing with Mom” workshop on May 5 (separate registration required).

Tickets are $25 per person, which includes materials. Class is limited to 14 participants, ages 12 and up. Pre-registration is required.

Tickets are non-refundable. (In the event that you are unable to use your ticket we will make every effort to resell your ticket and refund your money, but if we can’t find someone to purchase the seat, there will be no refund.)

To purchase tickets, just click the “Pay Now” button below. All tickets must be purchased prior to the workshop and the number is limited, so call today! (Ticket cost is non-refundable and is viewed as a donation to Ozark Folkways.) If you are unable to make the class, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can offer the open spot to others.




For more information email us at infoozarkfolkways@gmail.com.

Introduction to Sri Lankan Cuisine

Saturday, April 28, 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Presented by Palika Morse

Join us for an afternoon of culinary adventure with Chef Palika Morse as we explore the subtleties of authentic Sir Lankan cooking. University of Arkansas researcher and Food Scientist Palika Morse originally hails from Sri Lanka and now calls Northwest Arkansas home. Anyone who has ever sampled her wonderful cooking is introduced to a world of exotic, spicy, layered flavors that delight the senses!

A two hour cooking demonstration in the Community Kitchen will be followed by a full course Sri Lankan dinner in the gallery. Spicy chicken curry, intricate rice dishes, flavorful vegetable dishes, Sri Lankan Cucumber Salad, exotic fruit salads and more are on the menu as we explore a cuisine shaped by Indonesian, Dutch and Southeast Asian influences.

Tickets are $30 per person and includes dinner. Class is limited to 20 participants.

Tickets are non-refundable. (In the event that you are unable to use your ticket we will make every effort to resell your ticket and refund your money, but if we can’t find someone to purchase the seat, there will be no refund.)

To purchase tickets, just click the “Pay Now” button below. All tickets must be purchased prior to the workshop and the number is limited, so call today! (Ticket cost is non-refundable and is viewed as a donation to Ozark Folkways.) If you are unable to make the class, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can offer the open spot to others.




For more information email us at infoozarkfolkways@gmail.com.

Raku with Mom

Saturday, May 5, 1:00 pm until we’re done!

Presented by Gailen Hudson

Join us for an afternoon of magic on the mountain with Gailen Hudson from The Clay Bank in Springdale. Gailen will demonstrate the ancient art of raku pottery firing and other specialized ceramic firing techniques. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bisqued pieces(high fire clay only, unglazed). No pieces of your own? Not a potter? Not a problem. We will have pieces available for purchase for you to glaze and fire and you will bring home a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece of art in this hands-on workshop.

Bring Mom along and celebrate Mother’s Day together while creating magic and memories together!

Accomplished ceramic artist with an interest in learning new techniques? Amateur or student potter of just an interest in pottery and wanting to learn more? This class is for you!

Everyone is encouraged to bring snacks and a beverage (non alcoholic) and enjoy the outdoor splendor of the scenic Boston Mountains.

$25 fee (includes glaze and firing)
Participants 18 and older please.

To purchase tickets, just click the “Pay Now” button below. All tickets must be purchased prior to the workshop and the number is limited, so call today! (Ticket cost is non-refundable and is viewed as a donation to Ozark Folkways.) If you are unable to make the class, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can offer the open spot to others.




For more information email us at infoozarkfolkways@gmail.com.

Bushwhacking 101: The Art of Survival

Saturday, June 9, 10 am – 5 pm

How to survive a zombie apocalypse! For kids and parents!

Kids age ten and up with a parent are invited to learn traditional survival skills like fire making and shelter building with Matthew Tate and B.J. Latta from American Survival Company and The Discovery Channel’s Bushcraft Build-off. Learn wilderness survival skills essential to survive a Zombie Apocalypse or your next camping trip!

Please bring gloves, a brightly colored bandanna, fixed-blade knife, folding saw (if you have one), note pad and pencil, insect repellent and a sack lunch.

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Cost for this workshop is $100 for the day, which includes one child and one guardian. Tickets are non-refundable. (In the event that you are unable to use your ticket we will make every effort to resell your ticket and refund your money, but if we can’t find someone to purchase the seat, there will be no refund.)

To purchase tickets, just click the “Pay Now” button below. All tickets must be purchased prior to the workshop and the number is limited, so call today! (Ticket cost is non-refundable and is viewed as a donation to Ozark Folkways.) If you are unable to make the class, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can offer the open spot to others.




For more information email us at infoozarkfolkways@gmail.com.

Edible, Poisonous, and Medicinal Mushrooms

Saturday, June 23, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Presented by Jay Justice

This new lecture and foraging workshop will focus on techniques used to identify which summer mushrooms are worth picking for culinary and medicinal purposes and those that are best to admire from a distance.

Our morning presentation will be followed by a lunch break (brown-bag it or head over to Grandma’s Cafe for some down-home Southern cooking) and an afternoon foray in the Ozark National Forest to observe and collect mushrooms in their natural habitat. Then we’ll gather our finds, head back to Ozark Folkways for a hands-on identification workshop followed by one of our ever popular soup to nuts mushroom-centric feasts!

Jay Justice is a retired epidemiologist who formerly worked at the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. He is a cofounder and scientific advisor for the Arkansas Mycological Society (1982) and a scientific advisor to the Cumberland Mycological Society as well as a chief mycologist for the Missouri Mycological Society

As anyone who has attended one of Jay’s workshops in the past knows, these informative (and delicious!) events fill up quickly. Tickets are $50 per person and include dinner. Tickets are non-refundable. (In the event that you are unable to use your ticket we will make every effort to resell your ticket and refund your money, but if we can’t find someone to purchase the seat, there will be no refund.)

To purchase tickets, just click the “Pay Now” button below. All tickets must be purchased prior to the workshop and the number is limited, so call today! (Ticket cost is non-refundable and is viewed as a donation to Ozark Folkways.) If you are unable to make the class, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can offer the open spot to others.




For more information email us at infoozarkfolkways@gmail.com.

Introducing: “OZFOLK Weaver’s Makerspace”

weavingLearn the ancient art of weaving at Ozark Folkways in Winslow, Arkansas.

Teach yourself or join our Makerspace for $30 per month and learn to weave with a fellow artist!

Membership includes:

  • one 50-minute lesson per month
  • unlimited questions via email
  • use of studio space during business hours (or after hours, by arrangement)
  • additional lesson for $30 each

For more information email us at infoozarkfolkways@gmail.com