Fall Watercolors

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Saturday, October 26, 1-4pm

Presented by Mary Alink

In this hands-on watercolor workshop with Northwest Arkansas artist Mary Alink we will explore design and techniques in watercolor painting to create simple and beautiful Fall paintings. Open to everyone regardless of skill. We will explore a variety of watercolor techniques and use of various brushes, papers, watercolors and simple tools that you already have on hand at home!

A long time resident of Northwest Arkansas, Mary’s passion for art, her deep appreciation of nature and her love of color and texture shines through in her artwork and her love for teaching.

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Tickets are $35 per person and include all materials and instruction. The event will be limited to 8 participants. Participants are encouraged to bring at least six fall leaves that are supple and preferably colorful.

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.)

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For more information, contact us at info@ozarkfolkways.org

The Good, the Bad & the Medicinal Fall Fungi of Arkansas

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Sunday, November 3, 10am-7pm

Presented by Jay Justice

This new PowerPoint presentation and foraging workshop will focus on techniques used to identify just which fall mushrooms are worth picking!

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 edible, medicinal and other mushrooms/fungi in their natural habitat.

Then we’ll gather our finds, head back to Ozark Folkways for a hands-on ID workshop followed by a tasting session.

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.

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

Holiday Leftovers: Ho-hum to Yum!

Saturday, November 9, 10am – noon

Presented by Heather Artripe

Join Chef Heather Artripe of Ozark Natural Foods for a morning full of some of the best tastes the holidays have to offer.

Heather has been teaching cooking classes at Ozark Natural Foods for over six years. With a lifelong passion for cooking and baking, Chef Heather is expert at taking a recipe or ingredient and using it in a non-traditional way to create a unique and flavorful spin!

What’s better than Holiday food? Holiday food leftovers! But after a while those leftovers get a little old. In this class we will give them a little twist and turn them into their own unique dish. In this class we will make a Thai pumpkin soup, sweet potato biscuits, smoky cranberry jam, cottage pie, and a leftovers salad with a cranberry vinaigrette.

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Tickets are $10 per person and include the tasting experience. The event will be limited to 15 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.)

For more information, contact us at info@ozarkfolkways.org

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

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Saturday, November 23, 9am – Noon

Presented by John Ford

Kick off the holidays by creating a fresh holiday wreath! This workshop includes all instruction, supplies, wreath forms, and plenty of Southern magnolia, evergreens, twigs, cones, berries and other natural botanicals, ribbons and bling to create the perfect look to usher in the holidays and welcome your holiday guests.

This is a great class to share with one or more of your friends to get into the holiday spirit! Your ticket includes your finished wreath to take home, supplies for class and Yuletide treats.

Click here to reserve your seat in this workshop!

Tickets are $45 per person and include materials and instruction. The event will be limited to 18 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.)

Having trouble ordering or paying? Click here for a step-by-step guide.

For more information, contact us at info@ozarkfolkways.org

Community Playdate

Fourth Sunday of every month, 2-3pm

For infants and toddlers, aged 0 – 4 years

We’ll read a few books, swap stories (or clothes) and hang out!

This event is free and open to the public (but you’re welcome to stick a couple of bucks in the tip jar to help support the mission of Ozark Folkways to preserve, develop, instruct, and celebrate the arts, crafts, and music of our region.)

Donate to Folkways!

Ozark Folkways is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to the preservation, development, instruction, and celebration of regional arts and crafts.

As a non-profit organization, we rely on the generosity of our community to fulfill our mission. The majority of proceeds from our gallery sales, workshops, and performances go to support the artists and craftspeople in our region. Our workshops and events are coordinated by volunteers.

Your tax-deductible investment, even as little as $5, will go directly toward fulfilling our mission and overhead such as utilities, maintenance, and improving our facilities.

Any donations are welcome! Click the “Donate” button below to help.