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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 in our shop, we also provide a range of classes, workshops, and special events. Scroll down on this page to see what’s coming up: there’s bound to be something for you!

Bushwhacking 101: The Art of Survival

This event has been postponed until further notice. Please keep an eye on this page for the new date and time.

Saturday, June 9, 10 am – 5 pm

How to survive a zombie apocalypse! For kids and parents!

Kids age ten and up with a parent are invited to learn traditional survival skills like fire making and shelter building with Matthew Tate and B.J. Latta from American Survival Company and The Discovery Channel’s Bushcraft Build-off. Learn wilderness survival skills essential to survive a Zombie Apocalypse or your next camping trip!

Please bring gloves, a brightly colored bandanna, fixed-blade knife, folding saw (if you have one), note pad and pencil, insect repellent and a sack lunch.

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Cost for this workshop is $100 for the day, which includes one child and one guardian. 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.)


For more information call us at 479-634-3791 or email us at info@ozarkfolkways.org

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 mushroom-centric tasting experiences!

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 tasting session. Tickets are non-refundable. (For events like this we have to buy materials, food, and other items in advance of the workshop, expenses that we can’t recoup if we provide refunds. 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 call us at 479-634-3791 or email us at info@ozarkfolkways.org

Summer Art Camp For Kids

“Wildwood Village”, Summer Art Camp for kids aged 5-12
June 25-29, 9:00am – 12:00noon each day

Presented by Erin Chapman and Tracie Slattery

During the course of the week, through a series of guided activities, students will design and build a a make-believe village.

The fun will begin with students learning the basic concepts, planning and designing their houses, and collecting materials.

Students will then create three-dimensional characters to inhabit their houses under the direction of artist Madison Woods, and develop stories for their characters.

By Friday, each student will have designed, built, and decorated a “Wildwood Home” to be incorporated into the village, complete with inhabitants; the Wildwood Village itself will be situated among the trees bordering the meadow behind the Ozark Folkways building.

Community and parents will be invited to a twilight pot-luck/wiener roast on Friday evening, during which students will give guided tours through the village.

Cost is $30 per child (limited to 16 participants)

The morning activities will include a snack-break midway through the session. Snacks and materials will be provided.

Tickets are non-refundable. (For events like this we have to buy materials, food, and other items in advance of the event, expenses that we can’t recoup if we provide refunds. 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.)

Click here to purchase a seat in this weeklong event.

Herbal Salve Making

Saturday, July 14, 1pm-3pm

Presented by Jenny Dietzel

This informative 2-hour class teaches the participants how to make an herbal salve.

Salve is made from herbs soaked or simmered in oil with beeswax added to help it harden. It is a great way to get an herb onto the skin and is recommended for cuts, scrapes, stings, bites and rashes as well as other conditions like dry lips or skin. Learn how to make a simple salve from a single healing herb or combine herbs into a formula for their synergistic effects. Many of the ingredients can be grown in your own yard or window boxes. (Some of them grow everywhere already!)

The recipe demonstrated in the class makes a good sized batch for sharing.

Class is limited to 24 participants. Class fee is $20 and everyone gets a free jar of either original or lavender salve to take home with them.

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 us at 479-634-3791 or email us at info@ozarkfolkways.org

Edible, Poisonous, and Medicinal Mushrooms of Summer

Sunday, July 22 10:00am-7:00pm

Presented by Jay Justice

This 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 mushroom-centric tasting experiences!

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 tasting session. Tickets are non-refundable. (For events like this we have to buy materials, food, and other items in advance of the workshop, expenses that we can’t recoup if we provide refunds. 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 call us at 479-634-3791 or email us at info@ozarkfolkways.org

Introducing: “OZFOLK Clay Makerspace”

clayOZFOLK Clay Makerspace, is a fully functional clay studio at Ozark Folkways. Our studio includes:

  • 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 call us at 479-634-3791 or email us at info@ozarkfolkways.org