Boutique Chic!

Saturday, March 25, 10:00am-3:00pm

Join the folks from Olive Loom for a introduction to sewing fundamentals as we make a one of a kind, stunning jacket incorporating your favorite colors from a sweat shirt and your favorite fabric stash. Great to wear to the office, a night out on the town over jeans or a day at the lake. We’ll start with some sewing fundamentals incorporating how to perfectly layer multiple colors and techniques and end with a boutique chic spring jacket, a $120 value.

10am-noon Level one – Introduction to sewing machine basics, fabric cutting using a rotary cutter and sweatshirt fabric preparation

noon-1pm Lunch on your own. Brown bag it or head on over to Grandma’s House Cafe for some down home Southern Cooking

1pm-3pm Level two – Jacket construction, stabilizing knit fabrics for sewing piecing of the fabric band and introduction to using a serger

Maximum class size is 15 persons. Class cost $35 per person

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

Hands-On Mushroom Growing Workshop

Saturday, April 1, 10am-noon

Presented by John Collier

Grow your own gourmet mushrooms in your woods!

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.

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!

Goats!

Saturday, April 1, 10:00am-2:00pm

Presented by Greedy Goats

Join the folks from Greedy Goats for a fascinating introduction to goat tending. Each presentation is 90 minutes. $15 fee for each class level or $25 for both. A minimum of 10 persons required for each class and you must pre register via phone or email.

Level I: Intro to Goats 10am-11:30am

Basic needs: Breeds, Anatomy, Hooves, Goat Psychology, Diet, Nutrition, Fencing, Housing, City ordinances, Buying, and Pet-a-goat.

Lunch on your own or head over to Grandma’s House Cafe for some down home Southern Cooking, 11:30am-12:30pm.

Level II: Advanced Goats 12:30am-2:00pm

Important info: Nutrition, Minerals, Health, Parasites, Hygiene, Pasture rotation, Record keeping, Breeding, Kidding, Milking, Wethering, and Selling.

To purchase tickets, just call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791. 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

Wet Felting For Kids and Adults

Saturday, April 8, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Presented by Kathy Sparks

Join fabric artist Kathy Sparks for a fun-filled class creating colorful multilayered felted art pieces from colorful wool fibers. Anyone who has ever taken this class knows what a lively instructor Kathy is and this class is sure to fill up fast!

Once again, Kathy will teach us the basics of wet felting (also called ‘soft felting’) to create a colorful, wool art project. We will learn how to create a small wall hanging or piece of fabric which can then be sewn into clothing. This year we will felt to the tunes of Van Morrison on the boom box!

Class is limited to 15 participants. Cost is only $15 per person and includes lunch.

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

Jesse Dean: Arkansas Amplifier

Saturday, April 8, 7-9pm

Join Arkansas legend Jesse Dean on Ozark Folkway’s outdoor stage! Jesse’s edgy blues-rock originals showcase soulful bass lines, muscular lead and rhythm guitar, vibrating riffs and sultry jam.

You won’t want to miss this incredible evening of music as Jesse celebrates the release of his new CD “Arkansas Amplifier”.

Bring a lawn chair or a blanket, a cooler if you like, and a mood for music under the Arkansas skies!

Admission is free, but there will be a “tip jar” for Jesse and donations for Folkways will be appreciated (not to mention important to our survival).

Kate Baer Jewelry Class

Sunday, April 9, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Artist Kate Baer of Kate Baer Fossils will show you how to create a gorgeous artisanal silver pendant with handmade details and stones, inspired by art and nature. Each participant will leave with a unique piece of jewelry to wear home.

Kate’s designs have always served to remind us of our physical impermanence and as an inspiration to live a life of meaning and spirit.  She is a showcased artist at Crystal Bridges museum store.

Class is limited to 25 participants. Cost is only $75 and includes all supplies and instruction. Pre-registration is required by March 27.

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

An Evening with the Gentleman Outlaw

Saturday, April 29, 7-9pm

Join us for an evening with Royal Wade Kimes, the “Gentleman Outlaw”. Kimes is a two-time winner of the coveted Will Rogers Award and 2016 Best Traditional Cowboy Country Album of the Year.

Tickets are available for only $20 per person. Seating is limited, so don’t wait!

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

 

Get Pickled with Cat!

Saturday, May 6, 1:00-3:00pm

Presented by Cat Swenson

Farmer & Food Fermenting Fanatic, Cat Swenson, shares her enthusiasm for healthful & nutrient-dense fermented foods in this interactive demonstration. Learn about the care and feeding of your own amazing microbiome (your personal eco-system) with prebiotic & probiotic foods. Forget the hot & sweaty “canning” of your fresh garden veggies…try instead the ancient art of pickling food using probiotic live-cultures & fermentation

Cat’s delicious high energy presentations are always well attended. This class benefits Nourshing Traditions NWA and Ozark Folkways, both 501c3 non profit organizations benefiting the local community.

Class size is limited to 20 participants. Cost is only $20 per person.

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

Macrophotography

Saturday, May 13, 5:00-7:00pm

Presented by Kathy Collier

Explore the minute details of the natural world with macro-photography! Discuss the simple strategies and techniques that local photographer Kathy Collier uses to create close-up images of various fungi and lichens, and learn how she uses light, shadow, and composition to present her subjects in a creative way. We’ll conclude the evening with a nature walk   where you’ll have the opportunity to take your own photographs of the undiscovered micro-landscape of the Boston Mountains!

Class is limited to 20 participants. Cost is only $10 per person.

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

Street Foods of India

Saturday, May 13th, 4:00pm-7:00pm

Presented by Anjana Mukhipadhyaya

Join us in the Community Kitchen for a delicious evening with Calcutta native Chef Anjana Mukhopadhyaya. Fresh from her most recent success collaborating with the team at Khana Indian Grill on their wildly successful menu, Anjana’s culinary creations are legend and her enthusiasm contagious!

Chef Anjana will demonstrate the basics of enjoying and preparing traditional Indian street foods with an emphasis on ingredients, spices and technique. After an informative discussion on the street foods of India, Chef Anjana will prepare authentic and delicious Indian street foods including Pav Bhaji, a spicy curry of mixed vegetables cooked in a special blend of spices and served with soft buttered Pav buns, Chicken Shami Kebabs made with aromatic whole spices, fresh mint and chickpea lentil served with a spicy cilantro mint chutney, Vegetable Pakoras and Jalebis served in a cardamom scented sugar syrup.

Recipe booklets will be provided to each participant. This class is recommended for beginners and culinary connoisseurs alike. After the meal is prepared we will sit together to enjoy our makings and company together. So bring your enthusiasm and appetite for an afternoon of fun. A perfect gift for that special Mom on Mother’s Day weekend!

Cost is only $50 per person, including dinner!  (Dinner includes a selection of hearty appetizers, masala chai, dessert and beverages.) This class is limited to 20 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!

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.

Class size is limited to 30 people. Tickets are $45 per person and include dinner.

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

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. 

For register or 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