Kids Summer Art Camp

June 29 – July 24, 2020
9am – 2pm each day

In each of the four weeks, kids will explore a new medium with a working artist in the mornings and learn about gardening and healthy eating in the afternoons by preparing a snack using fresh ingredients from the Ozark Folkways garden.

WEEK 1: (June 29 – July 3) Helen Kwiatkowski will lead kids in creating their own handmade journal and other bookbinding projects. 

WEEK 2: (July 6 – July 10) Kathy Thompson will teach drawing and collage projects.   

WEEK 3: ( July 13 – July 17 ) David Holcomb will introduce painting in various media.

WEEK 4: ( July 20 – July 24 ) Fawn Potter will present fiber arts projects, from weaving to needle point with found objects.

Each Friday, a FIELD TRIP to a local arts center will introduce children to the history and tradition of arts within our region and the country.

Week 1 Registration – $100 (5 days)
Week 2 Registration – $100 (5 days)
Week 3 Registration – $100 (5 days)
Week 4 Registration – $100 (5 days)
Full Month Registration – $300 (20 days)
Limited free lunch option available.

The 2020 Ozark Folkways Kids Summer Art Camp is funded in part by a generous investment from the Walmart Foundation.

As we monitor the status of Covid-19 in our communities, we will follow the guidelines of the CDC and WHO to determine if the summer camp will be feasible. Should the camp be canceled, all registration fees will be refunded. A decision will be made by June 1st. If the camp continues as planned, parents may request a full refund until June 15. After June 15, unless otherwise determined according to CDC or WHO guidelines, camp registration fees will be non-refundable.

Summer Mushrooms of Arkansas

Sunday, June 28, 10am – 7pm

This fungi foraging workshop and new PowerPoint presentation is designed to offer participants the opportunity to learn about many of the mushrooms/fungi that can be found in Arkansas during the summer months.We will cover many of the different kinds of commonly seen summer mushrooms such as Amanita, Boletes and Chanterelles as well as lesser known species. After a break for lunch (brown bag it or head over to Grandma’s Cafe for some down home country cooking), we will foray to some nearby forest where Jay will offer insights into the process of identifying collected mushrooms/fungi using macroscopic techniques.

Then we’ll gather our finds, head back to Ozark Folkways for a hands-on identification workshop followed by a mushroom-centric tasting experience!

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.

Tickets are $50 per person and include a tasting of various mushroom recipes.
To attend this workshop, you must register HERE


For those wishing to make it a weekend, our friends right across the street at Skyvue Lodge offer a variety of comfortable and affordable cabins and rooms with breathtaking views of the Ozark National Forest. http://www.skyvuelodge.com/

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, contact us at info@ozarkfolkways.org

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