Dissolved in Light: Deconstructing Edouard Vuillard

Edouard Vuillard, “The Striped Blouse”

Saturday, April 21, 1:00 – 4:00pm

This will be a three-hour art workshop for adults, presented by David Holcomb.

Participants will use the post-impressionist painting techniques characteristic of French artist Edouard Vuillard (b. 11 November 1868 – d. 21 June 1940) to create a painting of a still-life in an interior, exploring pattern, intense color, and forms defined by areas of markmaking rather than by line and tone.

We will explore the differences between tone and line, and examine the use of “optical mixing” (applying daubs of unmixed color side by side directly on the canvas to produce intermediate colors rather than mixing the colors together on the palette and then brushing them onto the surface). We will also examine the concept of the “picture plane”, and the movement away from rigorous Renaissance perspective that led to many of the innovations of twentieth century art.

Participants should be able to use a paintbrush, but the workshop does not require any other prior art training or experience. The finished painting will be theirs to keep.

Tickets are $50 per person and include materials. Class is limited to 14 participants. Tickets are non-refundable. (A class like this requires us to buy materials in advance, so 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.

Music on the Meadow

Sunday, April 22, 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!

Most of the jammers have only been playing their instruments for a couple of years or less, so this is not a group that is going to intimidate a beginner — at the same time, experienced players will find themselves in a welcoming environment where their ability is recognized and appreciated. There’s something for everybody.

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

Introduction to Sri Lankan Cuisine

It looks as though this event has SOLD OUT, so no more seats are available. We do sometimes get last-minute cancellations that make additional spots available, so if you would like to be added to a waiting list, just email us and let us know. Thank you!

Saturday, April 28, 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Presented by Palika Morse

Join us for an afternoon of culinary adventure with Chef Palika Morse as we explore the subtleties of authentic Sir Lankan cooking. University of Arkansas researcher and Food Scientist Palika Morse originally hails from Sri Lanka and now calls Northwest Arkansas home. Anyone who has ever sampled her wonderful cooking is introduced to a world of exotic, spicy, layered flavors that delight the senses!

A two hour cooking demonstration in the Community Kitchen will be followed by a Sri Lankan tasting experience in the gallery. Spicy chicken curry, intricate rice dishes, flavorful vegetable dishes, Sri Lankan Cucumber Salad, exotic fruit salads and more are on the menu as we explore a cuisine shaped by Indonesian, Dutch and Southeast Asian influences.

Tickets are $30 per person and includes tasting session. Class is limited to 20 participants.

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

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.

Participants 18 and older please.

$25 fee, which includes glaze and firing. Tickets are non-refundable. (A class like this requires us to buy materials in advance, so 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 Succulents with Style

Tuesday, May 8, 6pm-8pm

Presented by Becky Pratt

Interested in how to grow and take care of succulents? Ready to make a great gift for Mom for Mother’s Day? A beautiful, low maintenance planter for your home or deck? Come join us for a creative evening of botanical design with Becky Pratt .

Owner and driving force behind Becky’s Flower Farm in Lincoln, Becky is a local authority on cottage garden plants, native and non native flowering perennials and low maintenance succulents.

A selection of unique vessels and plants will be provided and each participant will go home with a one of a kind succulent garden. Becky will also have a selection of blooming plants available for sale. Great gifts for Mother’s Day!

Tickets are $45 per person and include all materials. Class is limited to 12 participants.

Tickets are non-refundable. (For events like this we have to buy materials 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

Lidded Jars

Saturday, May 12, 10 am – 3 pm

Presented by Rodney Johnson

Join Rodney Johnson from the Boston Mountain Potters Association for a fun and informative class creating small lidded stoneware jars. Rodney will lead us through the process of creating decorative and functional jars utilizing hand building techniques.

After your pieces have dried and been fired you may take them home to paint, use the glazes available at Folkways, or bring along to the “Raku Firing with Mom” workshop on May 5 (separate registration required).

Tickets are $25 per person, which includes materials. Class is limited to 14 participants, ages 12 and up. Pre-registration is required.

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

Ozark Folkways Spring Fling

Saturday, May 12, 6 – 9 pm

Help us celebrate the arrival of Spring with live music, delicious snacks and desserts, and a tour of our freshly remodeled gallery spaces!

We are excited about the changes and the upgrades we have accomplished thanks to generous contributions, grants, and remarkable volunteer energy. Our gallery will be dedicated to a show of works by Folkways volunteers and Board members. You are invited to select your top three favorites and the winners will receive special prizes.

This event is free, but donations to support our mission to preserve, develop, and celebrate our regional arts and crafts are always welcomed.

Fermentation Workshop – Get Pickled with Cat!

Saturday, May 26th 1pm-3pm

Presented by Cat Swenson

A fermentation workshop for adults

In this workshop, Cat Swenson, Fermenter-in-Chief for Great Ferments will demonstrate how to make your own kraut & other pickled vegetables. You’ll follow along step-by-step and leave this class with your own ready to ferment Jar o’ Kraut.

Cat will also demonstrate how to make your own milk kefir (like “drinkable yogurt” but with a lot more probiotics) and each participant will get kefir grains (starter cultures). In addition to learning how to make this healthier version of modern pickles & yogurts, you’ll also have the warm & fuzzy feeling you get from supporting two of your favorite local non-profits (Ozark Folkways & Nourishing Traditions NWA).

Class is limited to 30 participants. Cost is $20 per person, which includes starter cultures and all ingredients to make your own jar of kraut.

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

Bushwhacking 101: The Art of Survival

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.)

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

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

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

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