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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.   

 


Felt Applique Workshop with Billy Kheel

Sunday, September 28 | 1:00-5:00pm
$55/$45 Members

Join artist Billy Kheel to create funky felt applique pillows or wall hangings. Billy uses LA strip mall signs, Chinese Zodiac images, and graffiti as the inspiration for his unique approach to felt applique. Billy will teach you the basics and how to create your own personal image or statement in felt applique.

Advanced registration required. Click here or email: workshops@cafam.org

Chinese Zodiaks 6


Craft Night at CAFAM: Papermaking Workshop with Mark Montano

Thursday, October 2 | 7:00–9:00pm
(Galleries open 6:30–9:30pm)
*Project Demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm
$8/ Free for Members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)
In the courtyard

Come learn to make your own paper with celebrity crafter Mark Montano, who will lead this pulpy workshop. All participants will take home their own handmade paper samples, along with Mark’s notes for continuing the process.

Thank you to Arnold Grummer's Papermaking Kits & Supplies for their generous supply donation.

RSVP requested to cafamoctober2014.eventbrite.com.

 Papermaking


Artist Danny Scheible Demos & Trunk Shows in the CAFAM Shop in conjunction with his Tapigami installation

October 10-12

During museum hours


Craft Affair 2014

Honoring Richard Erickson and Clare Graham
VIP Cocktails, Hors d'oeuvres & Silent Auction
Saturday, October 11 | 6:00-9:00pm
Tickets: $200/each; sponsorship packages available

Celebrate the Craft & Folk Art Museum at our annual fundraiser and silent auction honoring Richard Erickson, Trustee President, and Highland Park-based artist Clare Graham. Enjoy the innovative sounds of dublab radio collective, Craftsman Brewing beer, signature cocktail by Congenial Spirits, and artisan pizzas by Urban Oven. All proceeds directly benefit the museum's exhibitions and education programming.

For tickets or information visit craftaffair.cafam.org or call (323) 937-4230 x31 


Cabinets of Wonder
A CraftLab Workshop: Fun for the whole family!

Sunday, October 12 | Drop in between 1:30-3:30pm
$7 adults/$5 children/Members | FREE

Wunderkammer is German for "cabinet of wonders", and the name for collections that came before the modern museum. Use artist Clare Graham's work as the inspiration to make your own special box to house small treasures. Feel free to bring items from home!


Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective

Saturday, October 18 | 2:00-5:00pm | Free and open to the public

Join in YBLA’s monthly meeting and be a part of their public art project at the Grand Central Market—which YBLA will transform into a Greek-inspired yarn-polis with an installation that looks at the coming together of crafters, pedestrians, and Downtown LA. This original, site-specific art piece will be unveiled in November 2014. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged! To find out more about YBLA, visit www.yarnbombinglosangeles.com.


Artist & Curator Walk-through for Clare Graham & MorYork: The Answer is Yes

Sunday, October 19 | 3:00pm | FREE

Join artist Clare Graham and curator Brooks Hudson Thomas for an engaging discussion about Graham's work, process, and the development of this exhibition.

RSVP requested to rsvp@cafam.org


Community Printmaking Sessions with Holly Jerger

Tuesdays, October 21 – November 25 | 6:30-9:30pm
Cost per session: $25/$20 Members

Whether you're a novice or expert printmaker, come join other like-minded folks for our printmaking sessions that offer space, basic supplies, and casual instruction. Materials for various relief printing processes, collograph, and monotype are on hand, and small etching presses and letterpresses are also available for use. For ages 17 years + up.

RSVP required to workshops@cafam.org


 Ghana Must Go

Trunk Show: Saturday, November 1 & Sunday, November 2 | 12:00-5:00pm
Panel Discussion: Sunday, November 2 | 3:00pm | FREE
In the courtyard

Join us for a weekend of exploring the complexities of contemporary textile and garment production in Ghana. This event will include a public conversation facilitated by Carole Frances Lung, Assistant Professor of Art at CSULA, who recently spent 6 weeks researching the varieties of textile and garment production in Ghana, and Molly Keogh, co-owner of Osei-Duro, a Los Angeles/Accra- based fashion label. An exhibition of CSULA student projects produced in Ghana will be on view, and visitors can shop all weekend from our trunk show with items from Osei-Duro and the Foot Print Textile and Art Shop, based in Tamale, Ghana.

RSVP requested for the panel discussion to rsvp@cafam.org


Craft Night at CAFAM:
Wooden Wearables with Side Street Projects

Thursday, November 6 | 7:00–9:00pm
(Galleries open 6:30-9:30pm)
*Project Demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm
$8/ Free for Members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)
In the courtyard

Join LA's mobile, artist-run Side Street Projects to make your own wearable wooden jewelry using simple tools like a hammer, scratch awl, and sanding blocks. Make either a button or necklace, and we'll show you the basics of using accessible tools to create a unique piece of wearable art to take home.

RSVP requested to cafamnovember2014.eventbrite.com


Fluff to Fiber
A CraftLab Workshop: Fun for the whole family!

Sunday, November 9 | Drop in between 1:30-3:30pm
$7 adults/$5 children/Members | FREE

Experience the joy of transforming raw fiber into your own colorful design through the process of wet-felting.Please bring a large bath towel!


Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective

Saturday, November 15 | 2:00-5:00pm
Free and open to the public

Join in YBLA’s monthly meeting to find out what your local guerrilla knitters are up to, share projects you’re working on, and enjoy good conversation. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged! To find out more about YBLA, visit www.yarnbombinglosangeles.com.


Codes & Collage Workshop with Guillermo Bert

Sunday, November 16 | 12:00-3:00pm
$45/$35 Members

New Directions artist Guillermo Bert will lead this unique workshop merging technology with hands-on collage techniques. Bert will discuss his Encoded Textiles series which combine contemporary bar codes and indigenous design methods to share the stories of native peoples. He will then introduce you to barcode technology that you will embed into a personal collage that acts as both a visual interpretation of your ideas and can be scanned to reveal words, poetry, or related text. If you have one, please bring your phone or other mobile device for barcode scanning.

Advanced registration required. Click here or email workshops@cafam.org.


Artist Danny Scheible Demos & Trunk Shows in the CAFAM Shop in conjunction with his Tapigami installation

November 21-23

During museum hours


Panel Discussion for Clare Graham & MorYork: The Answer is Yes

Sunday, November 23 | 3:00pm | FREE

Join four prominent figures from LA's design and decorative arts community for an insightful investigation of Clare Graham's body of work. Panelists Oliver Furth, Mallery Roberts Morgan, Gerard O'Brien, and Mayer Rus share Graham's passion for collecting and will discuss their enthusiasm for his work, each with distinct points of view that promise a lively conversation. Clare Graham and curator Brooks Hudson Thomas will also be present.

RSVP requested to rsvp@cafam.org


CAFAM will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday, November 27


Holiday Marketplace

Saturday, November 29 | 12:00-5:00pm | FREE
In the courtyard

Join the CAFAM Shop for this annual holiday shopping event featuring some of our favorite Los Angeles makers as well as vendors of beautifully-crafted Fair Trade gifts from around the world. Support local artists and the Craft & Folk Art Museum while you enjoy music, refreshment, and good cheer.


 Craft Night at CAFAM: 
Holiday Décor with Mark Montano

Thursday, December 4 | 7:00–9:00pm
(Galleries open 6:30-9:30pm)
*Project Demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm
$8/ Free for Members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)
In the courtyard

Craft along with designer and television personality Mark Montano as he showcases decorative ornaments for the holidays and guides you in making your own

RSVP requested to cafamdecember2014.eventbrite.com


Artist Danny Scheible Demos & Trunk Shows in the CAFAM Shop in conjunction with his Tapigami installation

December 5-7

During museum hours


CAFAM Members' Walking Tour

*Save the Date*
Saturday, December 6 | Time TBD
Free for all Members/ Members at the dual level and above may reserve guest tickets

As a thank you to our wonderful Members, CAFAM is offering a fun and informative neighborhood walking tour. Location and tour details are still in the works, full information can be found at cafam.org as soon as it is available.*In the event of rain, the walk will be rescheduled for a later date

RSVP required to rsvp@cafam.org


Tapigami Workshop with Danny Scheible

Sunday, December 7 | 2:00-4:00pm
$40/$30 Members

Tapigami is the art of sculpting with masking tape. Armed with a pair of scissors, tape, and imagination, join artist and Tapigami creator Danny Scheible to learn the techniques of creating shape, texture, and form with masking tape. Danny has been teaching his unique artform for the last ten years, most notably at Pixar Animation Studio's Big Art Studio and as the artist-in-residence at the Exploritorium in San Francisco. To see more of Danny's work visit tapigami.com.

Advanced registration required. Click here or email: workshops@cafam.org.


Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective

Saturday, December 13 | 2:00-5:00pm
Free and open to the public

Join in YBLA’s monthly meeting to find out what your local guerrilla knitters are up to, share projects you’re working on, and enjoy good conversation. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged! To find out more about YBLA, visit www.yarnbombinglosangeles.com.


Food Glorious Food
A CraftLab Workshop: Fun for the whole family!

Sunday, December 14 | Drop in between 1:30-3:30pm
$7 adults/$5 children/Members | FREE

Food is an essential element of the holiday season and has long been used not only for eating, but for decorating! Learn how to make your own fragrant ornament from oranges and cloves (called a pomander) and make traditional popcorn and cranberry garlands for trees, windows, or wherever you please.


CAFAM will be closed for the Christmas Holiday on Thursday, December 25

CAFAM will be closed for the New Year Holiday Thursday, January 1

There will be no Craft Night in January due to the New Year holiday.

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Join us every month for:

Craft Night

First Thursday nights from 7:00pm-9pm

CraftLab Workshops

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