Workshops and Classes

Workshop braidingThe Western Folklife Center believes that hands-on experience is the best teacher. We offer workshops during the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and the summer season in Northeast Nevada that provide participants with unique opportunities to try their hand at traditional arts such as rawhide braiding, horsehair hitching, pulled wool saddle blankets, cooking, poetry and prose writing workshops, and we have led botanizing hikes and ranch tours during the summer months. These workshops and classes are kept small so that participants can interact and get to know each other as they learn.


Workshop group working on a saddle blanketWe offer many workshops for adults and youth at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Click here for a look at the workshops that we offered during the most recent National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. For information about upcoming workshops and classes, bookmark our Calendar of Events page.