Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature

Saturday, January 27, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for an opening reception and screening of Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature. A biographical film about the life of Joanne Martin, miniaturist and President of the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis.

St. Louis resident, Joanne Martin, is a miniaturist, businesswoman, museum president, Girl Scout leader, teacher, student, mother, and most of all, an indomitable human spirit. Produced by Northwest Arkansas resident Stephanie Lewis, Professor of Art and Art History and Chair of Visual Arts and Media at Northwest Arkansas Community College this is a story of how one unstoppable woman refuses to be underestimated and continuously proves her detractors wrong, ultimately creating a miniature reality around her.

Opening reception at 5:30 pm followed by film presentation at 6:00 pm and question and answer period immediately after.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome (and extremely important to our survival).

For more information, email any questions you may have to us at infoozarkfolkways@gmail.com

Music on the Meadow

Sunday, January 28, 5pm – 7pm

Presented by Winslow Squirrel Jam

Cabin fever getting to you? We can help!

Join Winslow Squirrel Jam for an evening of music in the front room at Ozark Folkways. Bring an instrument, a singing voice, or just be prepared to do a little toe-tapping and hand-clapping. The songs are all familiar favorites, and lyrics and chord symbols will be projected on the big screen; everybody is encouraged to join in!

If you like, bring a snack and a beverage; this is not a concert, but rather a gathering of friends and neighbors looking to enjoy an evening of music and good company.

Admission is free to the public, although we encourage you to drop a few bucks in the tip jar to help pay for power and heat.

Like Love and Chocolate!

Saturday, February 10, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presented by David Holcomb

Looking for a little romance in your life?

Join Winslow artist David Holcomb for an afternoon of romance, fine chocolate and champagne. (Romantic art, that is!)

David will guide participants as they express Valentine’s Day love in paint and canvas. Each person will finish the workshop with a completed painting, a treasured memento or tribute to that special Valentine. All materials will be provided, and we’ll feast on fine chocolate confections and champagne to tunes of romantic jazz to help get you in the mood!

Creating art can be a deliciously messy process, so wear loose comfortable clothes you aren’t afraid to get dirty!

Tickets are $45 per person and include materials and refreshments. Class is limited to 14 participants. Tickets are non-refundable. (In the event that you are unable to use your ticket we will make every effort to resell your ticket and refund your money, but if we can’t find someone to purchase the seat, there will be no refund.)

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 email us at infoozarkfolkways@gmail.com.

Affirmations in Clay

Saturday, February 17 and Saturday, March 10
1:00 -3:00 pm

Presented by Kathy Keene

Adults and Children ages 10 and up.

Come with a few simple images, sayings or words to focus your positive energy for 2018 in this creative two-session class!

In the first you’ll create an affirmation plaque using decorative slab building techniques. This will dry and then get bisque fired. In the second session we’ll add glass and glazes and other decorative embellishments to your piece which will then be fired a second time at a higher temperature to create your very own, permanent, one-of-a-kind work of art.

$20 for both sessions. Limited to 10 participants. Adults and Children ages 10 and up.

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 email us at infoozarkfolkways@gmail.com.

Hands-On Mushroom Workshop

Saturday, March 10, 10:00 am – noon

Presented by John Collier

Grow your own gourmet mushrooms!

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.

Class is limited to 20 participants. Cost is only $30 and includes all supplies and instruction, enough to get you started on your own home grown delicious mushroom adventure!

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 email us at infoozarkfolkways@gmail.com.

Raku with Mom

Saturday, May 5, 1:00 pm until we’re done!

Presented by Gailen Hudson

Join us for an afternoon of magic on the mountain with Gailen Hudson from The Clay Bank in Springdale. Gailen will demonstrate the ancient art of raku pottery firing and other specialized ceramic firing techniques. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bisqued pieces(high fire clay only, unglazed). No pieces of your own? Not a potter? Not a problem. We will have pieces available for purchase for you to glaze and fire and you will bring home a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece of art in this hands-on workshop.

Bring Mom along and celebrate Mother’s Day together while creating magic and memories together!

Accomplished ceramic artist with an interest in learning new techniques? Amateur or student potter of just an interest in pottery and wanting to learn more? This class is for you!

Everyone is encouraged to bring snacks and a beverage (non alcoholic) and enjoy the outdoor splendor of the scenic Boston Mountains.

$25 fee (includes glaze and firing)
Participants 18 and older please.

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 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 ozarkfolkwaysinfo@gmail.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 ozarkfolkwaysinfo@gmail.com

Folkways Winter Remodeling UPDATE

Thank in part to a generous grant form the Winslow Community Development Council, Ozark Folkways is currently undergoing an upgrade of our facilities, including gallery renovations, improvements to our indoor performance space, and the upgrading of one of the restrooms to bring it in line with the recommendations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Although we will continue to offer events, workshops, and concerts during this time, the gift shop will be closed until our grand unveiling in March. We appreciate your patience, and we look forward to seeing you again in a few weeks!

Edible, Poisonous, and Medicinal Mushrooms

Saturday, June 23, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Presented by Jay Justice

This new lecture and foraging workshop will focus on techniques used to identify which summer mushrooms are worth picking for culinary and medicinal purposes and those that are best to admire from a distance.

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 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 cofounder 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 $50 per person and include dinner. Tickets are non-refundable. (In the event that you are unable to use your ticket we will make every effort to resell your ticket and refund your money, but if we can’t find someone to purchase the seat, there will be no refund.)

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 email us at infoozarkfolkways@gmail.com.