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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 …

Wet Felting for Kids and Adults

fabricSaturday, February 28, 11:00am – 3:00pm

Presented by Kathy Sparks

Join fabric artist Kathy Sparks for a fun-filled afternoon creating colorful multilayered felted pieces from wool fibers. Completed pieces will be incorporated into a major fabric installation to be unveiled at the “Out of the Woods” exhibit on May 1.

Cost is $10 per person, and includes lunch. Class is limited to 10 people, so pre-registration and payment is required.  To sign up, just call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791, or email Rebecca at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com

Spring Colors Natural Fabric Dyeing Class

dyeSaturday, March 21, 1:30pm

Presented by the Boston Mountain Spinner’s Guild

Using natural plant materials, some collected locally, learn how to dye homespun fibers over an open fire with non toxic and readily available materials you may have growing on your property or stored in your pantry!

Cost is $10 per person. Pre-registration is required.

To sign up, just call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791, or email Rebecca at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com

Kate Baer Jewelry Workshop

Kate BaerSaturday, March 21, at 1:00pm

Kate Baer is an artist who celebrates the elegant geometry of nature through handcrafted jewelry. Among her designs you will find impressions of Arkansas fossils, which she uses as a reminder of our physical impermanence. Kate lives at the headwaters of the Buffalo National River in an off-the-grid straw bale home, and her jewelry is showcased at the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville.

In this jewelry workshop Kate will guide you to making your own fine silver ring complete with a beautiful stone!

Cost: $100 per person. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your place as soon as possible. Ozark Folkways can be contacted by email at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com or by phone at 479-634-3791.

Find out more about Kate’s work at www.katebaerfossils.com

Freda’s Basket Class

basketsApril 11, September 26, November 7 (all dates are on a Saturday)

Choose your own basket!

Tools:

  • Bring what tools you have on hand. (There will be
    extras to share where needed.)
  • Craft Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Small flathead screwdriver
  • Water Basin
  • Clothespins
  • Pencil
  • Old towel
  • Sack lunch

Let me know if you know what you would like to work on, or have any questions.
Cost: $15.00 plus the cost of the basket kit

As always class size is limited so be sure to reserve your space as soon as possible. Ozark Folkways can be contacted by email at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com or by phone at 479-634-3791.

Fun Family Food Safety Workshop and Lunch

cookingSaturday, April 18, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Presented by the Fun Food Scientists from Tyson Foods!

Join us for a funtastic food safety demonstration for kids and adults on Saturday, April 18, from 10:00am – 1:00pm. A interactive event complete with black-lights and foam rubber Glow Germs touching on the importance of proper food handling and safety.

Presentation is free to the public and lunch is provided courtesy of our friends at Tyson Foods. Space is limited, so call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791, or email Rebecca at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com to sign up.

Common Summer Mushrooms and Fungi of Arkansas

mushroomSunday, June 21, 10:30am-7:00pm

 

Presented by Jay Justice

 

Join us for our second workshop with renowned mycologist Jay Justice as we discover common mycological finds in the Boston Mountains! After a brief presentation in the morning, we will take a break for lunch then forage for chanterelles and other funtastic fungi in the beautiful Boston Mountains. Then we’ll gather our finds, head back to Ozark Folkways for a hands on identification workshop followed by a mushroom-centric dinner and wine.

Those of you who joined us for our first class with Jay know what a great time we had and we expect this class to fill up quickly, so pre registration is required. Please bring a sack lunch for our afternoon break.

Cost is $40 per person, which includes dinner. Pre-registration is required.

To sign up, just call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791, or email Rebecca at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com