Learn at the Craft & Folk Art Museum

The Craft & Folk Art Museum 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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Open Clay Studio with Eunice Lee Ceramic Wall Hangings
Thursday, July 26 | 11:00am–1:00pm | Cost per session: $40 / $30 members (includes basic materials, clay, and firing)

Drop by for a fun, open space to make, experiment, and play with clay! Work on your own creative project or follow Eunice Lee’s instruction as she teaches how to design and create a ceramic wall hanging. Ages 17+

Space is limited, advanced registration required: workshops@cafam.org


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Living Flowers: An Ikebana Flower Arranging Workshop
Saturday, July 28 | 2:00–4:30pm | $60 / $50 members (includes materials and flowers)

Experience the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging, called ikebana. Led by the Ohara Ikebana School of LA, this introductory course teaches how to create a personal flower arrangement according to the principles and philosophies of this meditative art form.

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

Space is limited, advanced registration required, click here.


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Meditation and Sound in the Gallery: A Sacred Mandala Sound Bath with Grace Oh
Sunday, July 29 | 7:00pm | $30 / $25 members

Artist and sound healer Grace Oh, leads a guided sound bath in the gallery featuring the exhibition Bamboo. This guided meditation includes breathwork and the healing vibrations of crystal singing bowls, chimes, and tuning forks. Please bring your own yoga mat and optional pillow and blanket.

Space is limited, advanced registration required, click here.


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CraftNight: Weaving Nature / A Basket Weaving Workshop
Thursday, August 2 | 7:00–9:00pm | Demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm | $10 / free for members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

Taking inspiration from the current exhibition Bamboo, this introductory workshop on basket weaving includes basic instruction and natural materials for participants to make their own basket.

Space is limited, RSVP requested: cafamaugust2018.eventbrite.com


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Open Clay Studio with Andres Payan / A Clay Sgraffito Workshop
Thursday, August 9 | 12:00–3:00pm | $45 / $35 members (includes basic materials and firing)

Drop by for a fun, open space to make, experiment, and play with clay! Work on your own creative project, or follow Andres Payan’s instruction on constructing with slabs and basic techniques of sgraffito to create images and patterns by carving onto clay! For ages 17+

Space is limited, advanced registration required: workshops@cafam.org


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Bamboo Wind Chimes and Hanging Sculptures / A CraftLab Family Workshop
Sunday, August 12 | 1:30–3:30pm | $10 adults / $7 children / free for members

Explore the possibilities of bamboo in this unique workshop. Using various pre-cut bamboo pieces, palm rope, and bamboo strips, learn different ways to work with the material to make your own small sculptures, wall hangings, or windchimes!

Space is limited, RSVP requested: cafamlabaugust2018.eventbrite.com


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Introduction to Perfume Blending: A Workshop with The Institute of Art and Olfaction
Saturday, August 25 | 1:00-4:00pm | $80 / $70 members (includes materials)

The Institute of Art and Olfaction leads an introductory workshop on perfume blending. Participants will create their own scent samples and leave with a 4ml spray vial of a new scent and formula.

Space is limited, advanced registration required, click here.


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Indigo Dye Workshop with Mimi Haddon
Sunday, August 26 | 1:00–4:00pm | $85 / $75 members (includes materials)

Artist Mimi Haddon will teach techniques of working with indigo, one of the oldest pigments used for textile dyeing. Learn basic shibori, a manual resist dyeing and pattern making technique, and experience the magic of indigo-color oxidation in this exciting workshop.

Space is limited, advanced registration required, click here.


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Japanese Wood Carving Workshop with Yo Takimoto
Saturday, September 1 | 2:00pm–4:00pm | $55 / $45 members (includes materials)

Japanese master carver, Yo Takimoto leads a meditative workshop on kikezuri, a special Japanese wood carving style. Yo will help each participant select a piece of wood from his personal collection, which includes ancient wood samples from parts of the US and Japan. Each participant will “let the wood speak” and slowly carve to reveal its form.

Space is limited, advanced registration required, click here.


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CraftNight: Fiber Wall Hanging & Dip-Dye Workshop with Mimi Haddon
Thursday, September 6 | 7:00–9:00pm | Demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm | $10 / free for members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

Artist Mimi Haddon guides this inventive workshop on fiber and rope wall hangings. Learn different roping, tying, and knotting techniques to create a fiber wall hanging. Finish it off with a dip-dye to add a splash of color.

Space is limited, RSVP requested: cafamseptember2018.eventbrite.com


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CLAY LA: VIP Preview & Brunch
Saturday, September 8 | 10:00–11:30am | $20 (includes complimentary food, drink, and museum admission)

Be the first to shop this year’s CLAY LA ceramic marketplace and snatch that ceramic piece you’ve been dreaming about! VIP guests get early access to the marketplace and enjoy complimentary cocktails and delicious snacks.

Advanced tickets available soon.


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CLAY LA
Saturday, September 8 & Sunday, September 9 | 11:30am–6:00pm | Free with admission

CAFAM’s annual ceramic marketplace and fundraiser features emerging and established ceramic makers in the greater Los Angeles area. CLAY LA is the leading marketplace to find innovative and inventive makers and ceramic objects. Celebrate clay and local artists during this fun weekend of shopping, clay workshops, music, and drinks!



Galleries will be closed for exhibition installation from September 10 – 28 and the CAFAM Shop will maintain its regular hours.


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Introduction to Glassworking and Glassblowing with Kazuki Takizawa
Sunday, September 16 | 11:00–2:00pm | KT Glassworks, 5025 W Jefferson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA | $85 / $75 members (includes materials and furnace fee)

Step into the hot shop and work with glassblowing artist Kazuki Takizawa at KT Glassworks during this unique introductory workshop. Learn molten color mixing techniques and basic glassblowing to create a solid glass paperweight and one other small glassblown form. Works will be available for pick-up at a later date.

Space is limited, advanced registration required, click here.


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Opening Reception for Merion Estes: Unnatural Disasters, Sherin Guirguis: Of Thorns and Love, and Daydreaming by Uzumaki Cepeda
Saturday, October 6 | 6:00–9:00pm

Celebrate the opening of three new solo exhibitions by LA artists Uzumaki Cepeda, Merion Estes, and Sherin Guirguis.

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


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Craft Night

First Thursday nights from 7:00pm-9pm


CraftLab Workshops

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


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