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Located in historic (and historically funky!) Winslow, Ozark Folkways is where the art of today meets the craft traditions of generations past; and music, food, fun and family reach across generations to bring people together.

Apart from the everyday offerings of art and crafts, we have a number of special events coming up over the next few months. There’s bound to be something for you …

Ocarina Workshop


Saturday, September 23, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Presented by Kathy Keene

For ages 12 and older.

We will make an ocarina (clay whistle).

You will need to bring a tennis ball, a metal fingernail file and  a X-acto knife with pointy blade (see photo).

Cost is $15 per person (includes firing and glazing your ocarina NOTE: You will need to return to glaze your pieces.)

Class size is limited to ten students. Bring a sack lunch and beverages. There is refrigeration on site.

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, call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791 or email us at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com

Encaustic Workshop for Beginners

Saturday, October 14, 10:00am-4:00pm

Presented by Cindy Arsaga

This workshop is for people wishing to learn the basics of encaustic technique. We will focus on equipment, materials, basic techniques, safety, and health precautions.

Encaustic is an ancient technique using beeswax (or other wax medium) and damar resin. The two are combined, brought to a controlled temperature and applied in a molten state to any substrate that will accept the medium.

If you are interested in creating mixed media art, it is convenient for including found objects, papers, organic items, pretty much anything that will allow incorporation with the wax. It also works well when applied to newspaper and photographic images printed on uncoated papers as well as unglazed ceramics.

I will provide various substrates, encaustic medium, oil sticks, and items compatible with wax for inclusion in mixed media pieces. If you wish to bring some of your own items to work with please feel free to do so. The wax will not adhere to anything that resists water.

Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting wax on. Bring your own apron if you have one. I’ll provide a few.

Cost is $125 per person for this full day workshop and is limited to six. Bring a sack lunch and beverages. There is refrigeration on site.

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, call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791 or email us at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com

From​ My Mother’s Kitchen

Saturday, October 21, 5-8pm

Authentic Bengali Cooking with Anjana Mukhopadhyaya from Khana Indian Grill in Fayeteville, Arkansas.

Chef Anjana’s classes are always an exotic and delicious adventure and this one promises to top them all. Join us in the Community Kitchen as we learn the in’s and out’s of Bengali cooking with it’s use of varied spices and subtle techniques to create delicious meal you are not soon to forget!

Chef Anjana will take us through a brief history of Indian Bengali cooking with a special emphasis on family favorites and a tribute to her mother, “the best cook in the whole wide world ! Although my friends and family consider me a good cook after so many of years of experience, I still strive to replicate the food my mother makes. In this class I will demonstrate the uniqueness of Bengali cuisine, a cuisine so few are familiar with, but which gives great joy.”

“In this class, we will learn how to make Red Lentil Daal with green chillies, tomatoes and cilantro ; Spicy Fried Eggplant with turmeric ; Kopi Posto with cauliflower florets simmered in white poppy seeds paste and green chillies ; Alloo Dum with baby potatoes dipped in a flavorful sauce of cumin, coriander, tomatoes and yogurt ; Bhapa Salmon with atlantic salmon fish fillets steamed in fresh banana leaves, cloaked in smooth paste of black mustard, green chillies, salt and turmeric. The icing on the cake will be Payash which is a sweet rice pudding gently cooked in whole milk with a rich green cardamom flavor loaded with nuts and lots of love. You all are welcome to join me on this culinary journey of Bengali home cooking !”

Cost is $50 per person including instruction, full dinner, dessert and beverages and recipe booklet, and the class size is limited to 20 persons.

To purchase tickets, just click the “Pay Now” button below. All tickets must be purchased prior to the event 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, call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791 or email us at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com

Dia de los Muertos Celebration and Potluck Dinner

Saturday, October 28, 6 – 8 pm

On the Day of the Dead, people of all ages celebrate their loved ones who have passed away, participating in a festival that has roots nearly 4,000 years old. A national holiday in Mexico, Day of the Dead is celebrated on October 31st through November 2nd each year. Join us this year on Sunday , October 29th for our annual Day of the Dead potluck dinner celebration at 6 pm at Ozark Folkways.

This year in addition to our annual potluck dinner, we will open up the gallery during the day Saturday and Sunday for anyone interested in creating their own Day of the Dead Altar honoring loved ones. That evening we will share food and drink and fond memories of friends no longer with us or tributes to those among us and create fond memories !

This event is free to the public (but donations to Folkways are always welcome!)
Please bring a dish to share.

Fabulous Fall Fungi

Saturday, November 4, 10:00am-7:00pm

Presented by mycologist Jay Justice

This new PowerPoint presentation and foraging fungi workshop will focus on techniques used to identify which fall mushrooms are worth picking. 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/fungi 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 co-founder 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 $45 per person and include dinner. Tickets are non refundable.

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, call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791 or email us at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

Saturday, November 25th, 9 am – Noon

Presented by John Ford

Start the season off by creating a fresh holiday wreath! This workshop includes all instruction,supplies, wreath forms, and plenty of Southern magnolia, evergreens, twigs, cones, berries and other natural botanicals, ribbons and bling to create the perfect look to usher in the holidays and welcome your holiday guests. This is a great class to share with one or more of your friends to get into the holiday spirit!

Your ticket includes your finished wreath to take home, supplies for class, coffee and mimosas and sweet holiday treats!

Cost is $45 per person and workshop size is limited to 15 participants.

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, call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791 or email us at director@folkways.arcoxmail.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, just call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791, or email us at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com

Introducing: “OZFOLK Clay Makerspace”

clayOZFOLK Clay Makerspace, is a fully functional clay studio at Ozark Folkways

  • 3 electric wheels
  • large slab-roller
  • work area
  • community tools
  • slips & glazes
  • raku kiln
  • computerized kiln

We offer community studio space during business hours – and after hours by arrangement!

$30 per month (clay and firing for a nominal fee)

For more information, just call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791, or email us at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com