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Folk Kids

March 18 - 22, 2013

Projects both new and old will be presented in this week of Folk School with the emphasis on fun and learning by doing. The age for participation is 8 to 12 and the cost is $15/day for the 5 days, payable when you register. You can sign up for one day or all five.

The fee includes all materials and a T-shirt that we will tie-dye ourselves. There will be a class on paper folding, one on how to weave, another on Ozark Games and yet more fun learning & playing simple rhythm instruments. The Young Pioneer programs of pottery & corn shuckery will also be part of your learning and doing enjoyment. The week will need to have at least 6 participants to run, so invite a friend and see if you can sign up to come and have fun with us at the Ozark Folk Center Folk Kids Folk School.

The age for participation is 8 to 12 and the cost is just $15/day for the 5 days. (does not include lodging)

We need to know what size t-shirt your child wears so we can order them for tie-dyeing.

The maximum number of children in the Folk Kids class is 10. Registration Deadline is 3-1-13 and this class needs a minimum of 6 kids to make.



Instructor: Mary Gillihan

As the Seasonal Interpreter at the Ozark Folk Center Mary Gillihan is also the director of our Young Pioneers and Folk Kids programs at the Ozark Folk Center. Mary Gillihan leads this Folk Kids Folk School and loves doing so, since she is a kid at heart herself! Mary has learned from years of experience, that education can be fun and that making things oneself, can often be the best learning tool. Ms. Gillihan has been at the Ozark Folk Center since 1974 and has started many of the programs for youth that are at the Park. She started out as the “schoolmarm”, went on to create Youth Week and now runs the three Day Camps at the Folk Center and does hands-on programs in the Young Pioneer sessions. Mary works with teachers who bring their classes to the Park and helped write a Student Guide for pre or post programming for these groups.