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Summer Heats​ Up at Folkways!​


June 18, 2011 by wcobserver

We have been so incredibly busy at Ozark Folkways. My head is swimming with new ideas, possibilities and dreams now coming to fruition. So here we go. (Hang on to your prayer beads, Miss Muxen!)

Due in part to a generous grant from the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation, we have extended our children’s program in 2011 beyond our yearly art camp.

So what are we offering? Quilting, sewing, basket-making, knitting, art camp, fiddle camp, creative writing classes, poetry workshops, sewing classes, beginning photography classes, nature photography workshops; hang on for a second and let me catch my breath!

​I’m ok now, but what have I forgotten?

Oh yes, a summer camp for kids 11-18 that you won’t find anywhere else in the area – maybe the country – happening right here at Ozark Folkways. A week long summer camp teaching the dying art of stone masonry! The kids will learn to construct an outdoor barbeque, flowerbeds, field-stone paths and simple steps. All I can say is, if I had had the opportunity to attend a summer camp like this when I was a kid, I might now live in a huge native stone house overlooking the Ozarks, and have much bigger muscles than I have today!

​All the classes will be VERY reasonably priced, in order to serve as many kids as possible.  But class size will be small, so the only way to assure that your child can benefit is to sign them up early. A non-refundable fee of  $10 will hold a spot in any class or workshop, with the remainder of the class fee due by the first day of class or before. You may pay by cash, check or credit card.

Did I mention, we have a limited number of scholarships available based on financial need and number of children in your family? Well we do! So don’t let an opportunity pass your child by this summer without contacting me. Iif you are a little short of funds, perhaps we can help.

​We are so excited about the summer and fall at Folkways!

We continue to offer great classes for adults in quilting, knitting, woodcarving, basket-making, creative writing, and other arts and crafts of the Ozarks Region, so stay in touch with us through Facebook: or our website:

​For more information on class schedules or availability, contact me at: or 479-634-3791

The Dream Lives On!​




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