Welcome to Ozark Folkways

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 …

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Freda’s Basket Class – November 1st

Where: Ozark Folkways (right here!)
When: Saturday, Nov 1, 10:00am
Basket: Choose your own basket
Cost: $15.00 plus the cost of the basket kit

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.

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

Happy weaving everyone,
Freda

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Edible, Poisonous, and Medicinal Mushrooms and Fungi of Arkansas

Jay Justice

Jay Justice, mycologist


Sunday, November 2 — Lecture begins at 1:00 pm, nature walk at 2:30, dinner after 5:00 pm

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. Mr Justice will offer a presentation on wild mushrooms followed by a outdoor nature walk during which he will identify native mushrooms and — if possible — collect mushrooms to be used to prepare a dinner for participants later in the evening.

Cost is $40 per person, which includes dinner.
To sign up, just call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791.

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Cookie Decorating Class for Kids

Saturday, December 20, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Kids learn to decorate holiday cookies, which they will then get to package in a gift box and take home.

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“Art from Trash” Collage Class for kids

Saturday, January 3, 9:00 am – 12 noon

Presented by David Holcomb

Bring in that leftover holiday gift-wrapping paper, cardboard, ribbon, string, etc., and learn how to turn trash into art!  Students will create artwork from cut and torn paper and other waste, learning ways in which art can repurpose the most humble materials.

Cost is $5 per person.
To sign up, just call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791.

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Beginning Drawing for Adults

Last three Saturdays in January (January 17, 24, 31), 9:00 am – 12 noon.

Presented by David Holcomb

A three-part drawing class for adults — whether you have no art experience at all, or you practice some other art form, such as carving, fiber arts, or found object art, this course will help you get started.Click here for a complete description.

Cost is $40 per person for entire three-part course (9 hours of instruction).
To sign up, just call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791.

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Boston Mountain Sewing Group


Fourth Saturday of each month, 10:00 am – Noon

Tips and techniques for your sewing projects.
To sign up, just email classes@oliveloom.com
Cost is $5.00 per person

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Wool and Wheel Handspinners Guild


Third Saturday of each month, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Carrying on one of the great fiber arts traditions of the Ozarks.

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

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