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Learn at Craft Contemporary

Craft Contemporary offers a variety of workshops and classes, art talks, readings, and participatory projects for all ages. View our chronological list of events.

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Winter 2019 Programs

April

Open Clay Studio with Eunice Lee

Thursday, April 25 | 11:00am-1:00pm

Cost per session: $45 / $35 members (includes basic materials, clay, and firing)

For beginners and experts alike, our clay studio offers a fun, open space to make, experiment, and play with clay--casual instruction available. For ages 17+.

Space is limited, advanced registration required.



The People’s Workshop
On Radical Organizing and Making: Felt Flower Workshop

Saturday, April 27 | 3:00-6:00pm
$10 / Free for members (includes materials)

Inaugural program with The People’s Workshop, a social craft collective that uses the power of making to impart social change. Learn about the emerging collective and create felt flowers representative of your community and histories for a collaborative heritage garden. 

Space is limited. Advanced registration required. Click to register.



May

CraftNight
Radical Ceramics Workshop with POT

Thursday, May 2 | 7:00–9:00pm 

$15 / Free for members (includes materials, drinks, snacks, and clay firing)

Join POT, a Los Angeles-based ceramic studio focused on creating safe and uncensored creative spaces for a clay workshop for activists, abuelas, and everything in-between. Participants will learn basic clay building techniques to create their own pot and decorate it using underglazes. 

Space is limited. RSVP requested.



ARTICLE

Saturday, May 4 | 11:00am–5:00pm | Free with admission

ARTICLE is Craft Contemporary’s latest shopping event with a focus on wearable goods. ARTICLE will feature clothing, jewelry, and more created by local makers, designers, and artists

For more information: cafamshop.org/article



Collecting Images:
A Panel Discussion

Sunday, May 5 | 3:00pm | Free with RSVP

ADVOCARTSY founder Roshi Rahnama is joined by director of Photo L.A., Claudia James Bartlett, and photography collector Paula Ely for an insightful conversation on collecting photography--including strategies for collecting work and methods for collections care. This program is sponsored by Farhang Foundation.

Space is limited, RSVP required: rsvp@cafam.org



Portraits on Metal: A Tintype Workshop
with Jason Mads


Saturday, May 11 | 11:00am -2:00pm
$80 / $70 members (includes materials and tintype)

Jason Mads teaches a unique workshop on making tintypes, a nineteenth century analog photographic process. Participants will stage portraits and work in a pop-up dark room to develop their very own tintype!

Space is limited, advanced registration required.


 
Beyond Sight:
Gallery Tour for the Visually Impaired 

Saturday, May 11 | 3:00 pm |  Free

These specially-designed gallery tours aim for a multi-sensory experience for blind or visually impaired guests to engage with art in an immersive and accessible way. Tours include verbal descriptions of select artworks. 

Space is limited, RSVP required: rsvp@cafam.org


 

Pop-Up Cards & Books with Rachel Curry
A CraftLab Family Workshop

Sunday, May 12 | 1:30-3:30pm
$10 adults / $7 children / Free for members

Build pop-up cards and books in this fun family workshop at the Craft Contemporary. Using images, magazine cut-outs, and paper, each participant will create their own three-dimensional story.

Space is limited. RSVP requested.


 
Craft Contemporary galleries will be closed for exhibition installation May 13-31. The Museum Shop will maintain its regular hours.



June

Opening Reception for The RIDDLE Effect and On the Inside

Saturday, June 1 | 6:00-9:00pm

$12 entry / Free for members
For more information email: info@cafam.org



CraftNight:
Sign Painting Workshop with Art Division

Thursday, June 6 | 7:00–9:00pm

$12 / Free for members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

Inspired by our current exhibition, On the Inside, Los Angeles-based non-profit Art Division leads a unique sign painting workshop. Participants will learn basic hand-lettering techniques and will be encouraged to use paint and text to express their messages of love, empowerment, or political unrest.

Space is limited. RSVP requested.



Craft Youth Culture:
Craft Contemporary Teen Night

Saturday, June 8 | 7:00–10:00pm | Free for teens

Join us for our first annual teen night organized and curated by Craft Contemporary’s Teen Program! Enjoy snacks, live music, and hands-on workshops designed and taught by teens for teens. Plus learn how to get involved with Craft Youth Culture!



Botanical Sculptures and Wearable Art with Karina Esperanza Yañez
A CraftLab Family Workshop

Sunday, June 9 | 1:30-3:30pm

$7 adults / $5 children / Free for members

Educator and artist Karina Esperanza Yañez leads an inventive workshop on botanical sculpture and wearable art. Using materials such as paper, felt, thread, and tape, participants will create botanical crowns, corsages, bracelets, or other wearables -- then snap a photo inside our special CraftLab floral booth!

Space is limited. RSVP requested.



Open Clay Studio with Eunice Lee

Thursdays, June 13 | 11:00am - 1:00pm

Cost per session: $45 / $35 members (includes basic materials, clay, and firing) 

For beginners and experts alike, our clay studio offers a fun, open space to make, experiment, and play with clay--casual instruction available. For ages 17+.

Space is limited, advance registration required.



The RIDDLE Effect
Members-Only Gallery Talk with curator jill moniz

Sunday, June 16 | 2:00pm | Free

Exhibition curator jill moniz leads an intimate members-only gallery discussion of The Riddle Effect. Learn about John Riddle’s work, his influence on his contemporaries and students, and his lasting impact on the Los Angeles art community.

Space is limited, RSVP required: rsvp@cafam.org



On Protest:
Alternative Modes of Protest

Saturday, June 22 | 1:00pm | Free with RSVP

When we think of protest many envision signs, chants, and marching. But protest can also be a statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something. Hear about craftivism from renowned British author and craftivist Sarah Corbett and other guests in conversation with Tatiana von Furstenberg. Creativity can be a powerful voice of protest.  

Space is limited, RSVP required: rsvp@cafam.org



Punch it! Embroider it!
A Punch Needle Workshop with Ivan Lopez

Sunday, June 23 | 12:00–3:30pm | $75 / $80 members (includes materials)

Ivan Lopez, a local fiber artist and educator, leads a meditative workshop on punch needle embroidery. Participants will practice introductory techniques and stitches while they create their own cross-stitched designs.

Space is limited, advance registration required.



Craftivism Workshop with Sarah Corbett

Wednesday, June 26  |  6 pm  |  $40 / $35 members (includes materials)

Sarah Corbrett, author of How to be a Craftivist: The Art of Gentle Protest and founder of the UK-based Craftivist Collective, leads participants in the project “A Heart For Your Sleeve #fortheloveof...” a needlework project designed to make an impact on climate change. Learn how connecting our hands, hearts, and heads can make a difference. Advance registration required.



Open Clay Studio with Eunice Lee

Thursday, June 27 | 11:00am-1:00pm

Cost per session: $45 / $35 members (includes basic materials, clay, and firing) 

For beginners and experts alike, our clay studio offers a fun, open space to make, experiment, and play with clay--casual instruction available. For ages 17+.

Space is limited, advance registration required.


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First Thursday nights from 7:00pm-9pm


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For the whole family on the second Sunday from 1:30-3:30pm


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