Ozark Folk School
The Ozark Folk School will be in full swing March 19th through the 23rd. This is one of the biggest craft events at the Ozark Folk Center. Many different crafts are taught by the expert craft interpreters.
Have you ever wondered how pottery is made? What about tin smithing? Soap making? Tatting lace? These are just a few of the many crafts being taught this weekend. It’s a great way to pick up a cool hobby. Learn how to make beautifully scented candles that you buy in those neat candle shops. You might even start making your own at home.
Guys, I know what you’re thinking. “Crafts are for women.” Not at all. You’ll find a blade smithing class and a black smithing class as well. You don’t have to be a man to take these classes either. All of these classes are made for either gender to enjoy.
Do you like those stained glass windows you’ve seen in cathedrals and churches? Learn how those are made, then make one of your own to take home.
There are so many classes, I can’t list them all here. Check out their schedule. I bet there is one that you’ll enjoy.
In most of the classes at the Ozark Folk School, participants are hands on. This isn’t just a lecture. This is get in there and get your hands dirty. You can even take home what you made as a souvenir.
It’s not just about attending a class and learning about folk history. Although that is part of the experience, it is mostly about the sense of accomplishment when you finish your project. The instructors at the Ozark Folk School are all about sharing their craft, helping participants finish a project, and being a part of an experience that you can tell your grandkids about.
Don’t just sit there and think, “Well, I’d like to do that, but I just don’t know how.” Take that leap of faith and just do it. Classes are not expensive and the experience will live on in your memories. Plus you get to visit Mountain View, Arkansas-home of the friendliest people and the Folk Music Capital of the World.
If you miss the one in the spring, there is always the one in the fall. But why wait?
I guarantee you’ll enjoy your visit here. We hope to see you soon!
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