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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 …

Summer Mushroom ID Workshop

Presented by mycologist Jay Justice

Sunday, June 11, 9:30am-7:00pm

This new power point presentation and foraging fungi workshop will focus techniques used to identify wild mushrooms.

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), 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.

Cost is only $45 per person, including dinner! This class is limited to 30 participants

This class has sold out, so no more seats are available. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list in case there are cancellations, please call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791 or email us at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com, to add your name to the list. You will be notified before the class if a space opens up. Thank you!

Transformations: Children’s Summer Art Camp

June 12-16
Monday-Thursday 9:00am – 12:00noon
Friday 10am – 2pm

This summer art camp will engage students in a variety of processes that transform everyday objects such as fruit, vegetables, wood scraps, found objects, and plastics into new pieces of art. Students will explore the work of three artists from different periods: contemporary glass artist Dale Chihuly, mid-20th-century assemblage artist Louise Nevelson, and 16th-century fantasy artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Based on this work, they will create their own fantastical visions under the guidance of artists Tracie Slattery, Erin Chapman and David Holcomb.

Expanding on last year’s emphasis on performance art, on the final day, students will participate in a full day workshop conducted by Jonelle Lipscomb in which they will explore the actor’s tools of body, voice, and imagination, and how those tools are used in the creative process and then create short performances based on the day’s work.

Daily schedules will be: Monday-Thursday, 9am-12noon and Friday 10am-2pm, with lunch provided on Friday only. Parents and the public will be invited Friday for a potluck and final performance and exhibition of artwork beginning at 6:00pm.

Class is limited to 15 students. Cost $25 including mid morning snacks, lunch on Friday and all supplies.

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.




A limited number of scholarships are available for those in need. Please call Ozark Folkways at (479)-634-3791 for more information.

Art and Nature Camp for Kids

Monday-Thursday, June 26-29, 9:00am-11:45am each day

Hands-on fun learning about nature through art and design for kids ages 5-13. Sponsored by Washington County Cooperative Extension Service, Beaver Watershed Alliance, Washington County Environmental Affairs & Boston Mountain Solid Waste District.

This workshop will be hands-on, fun learning about nature through art and design. We’ll create collage keepsakes with an environmentally friendly message, create journals and recycled crafts, create a stream table to introduce kids to river formations, go on a nature walk and more!

Cost is $20 for the week and includes snacks. Class is limited to 20 children, ages 5-13. 

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, just 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

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