Program Offerings

Paper Mache

 Location: Keewaydin Farms, 15270 Haucke Ln, Viola, WI 54664

Dates: Sat, Sept 23rd & Sun, Sept 24th, 2023  

Time: 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM 


In this workshop, Mexican folk artist, Gabriela Marvan, will teach participants an introduction to the cartoneria (a technique similar to paper mache). Students will make a skull using basic forms, modeling newspaper, and covering with layers of paper with engrudo (the glue used with this technique is made with flour and water). We will make a Calavera (decorated skull) with assorted elements such as flowers or butterflies. The calavera will be part of an exhibition at the 3rd annual Día de los Muertos Celebration on October 7th.

We love working with paper mache because it incorporates the recycling and reusing of materials and the artistic outcomes are endless. We hope this workshop inspires local artists to explore the medium of paper mache.



Email with any questions. 




Cost $100 + $45 materials fee  


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Hammock Forest Book Club

Location: Keewaydin Farms

15270 Haucke Ln, Viola, WI 54664

Dates: April through October


In 2023, Driftless Curiosity will be adding a new adult program which combines the peaceful atmosphere of the Hammock Forest with the thought-provoking catalyst of journeying through a book together.

The beauty of the Hammock Forest Book Club is that you can choose your own adventure. Once you join the group, you have access to read in the Hammock Forest for the season. You can choose your own book or coordinate with the club to select, read, and discuss a common book on Sunday afternoons.

The annual club fee is $25.

Members may choose to purchase their own books or check them out from the library.

Members are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks.

We ask that visitors help to keep the forest clean and take their trash with them.

No dogs please 🙂

Email if you have questions about this program or you would like to coordinate with the club to read a common book.

Kinship with Moon


 Location: Keewaydin Farms, 15270 Haucke Ln, Viola, WI 54664 and Madison location TBD (alternatively) 


May – Full Moon 5/5
June – Full Moon 6/2
July – Full-ish Moon 7/28
August – New Moon 8/18
September – Full Moon 9/29
October – New & Full Moon 10/13 &10/27
November – New Moon 11/10
December – New Moon 12/15

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM unless otherwise specified through email 


Driftless Curiosity is partnering with Nature’s Good Company to bring you monthly mindful outdoor experiences through the Kinship with Moon series. Colleen Robinson is a new Driftless Curiosity board member, owner of Nature’s Good Company, and certified Mindful Outdoor Guide.

“Guided time in nature, when we allow ourselves to be beckoned, helps us reconnect to an ancient and special way of knowing on the land. We can move from seeing a “wall of green” to exploring and appreciating the intricacies and miracles within that greenscape. Together with the wellness benefits we receive, this bolsters and inspires our resolve to care for the natural world”. – Colleen Robinson

Participants may choose to register for a single event or the full series.

Visit the link below to learn more about Nature’s Good Company.

Moon Photo Credit: Dougal Walker