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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Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective

Saturday, April 18 | 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 your projects, and good conversation. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged! To find out more about YBLA, visit yarnbombinglosangeles.com.


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Cut Along The Line: An Evening of Readings in Conjunction with The Big Read

Saturday, April 18 | 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30) | Reception with the poets to follow reading | Free

In celebration of Luis Alberto Urrea's novel Into The Beautiful North, writer Marisela Norte brings together writers Luis Alfaro, Kenji Liu, and Melinda Palacio for a reading of poetry and prose on the immigrant imagination, erasing borders, and the great divide. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. More information can be found at www.NEABigRead.org.

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RSVP requested to rsvp@cafam.org  


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Juror & Artists Discussion for Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video

Sunday, April 19 | 3:00pm | Free

Join exhibition juror Cat Jimenez, Executive Director of the Lucie Foundation, and a group of exhibiting artists for a gallery tour and conversation about the development of the exhibition and works on display. Participating artists are: Mehdi Hawaii Sardehaii, Marjan Vayghan, and Siamak Nasiri Ziba. This program is sponsored by Farhang Foundation at the Craft & Folk Art Museum.

Space is limited. RSVP required to rsvp@cafam.org

A reception following the talk will feature Persian hors d'oeuvres and music by the Sibarg Ensemble.


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3rd Annual Vintage Marketplace

Sunday, April 26 | 12:00-5:00pm | In the courtyard | Free 

Discover something uncommonly beautiful at CAFAM’s Annual Vintage Marketplace. This celebrated shopping event features one-of-a-kind, handmade art objects and treasures from around the neighborhood and the world. Proceeds will benefit CAFAM’s exhibitions and programs.

Supported by the Folk Art Council. Local, fair-trade ice cream provided by Peddler’s Creamery.


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The CAFAM galleries will be closed for exhibition installation May 4 - 22. The CAFAM Shop will maintain its regular hours.


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Craft Night at CAFAM: Personal Assemblage Boxes with Jamie Crooke Powell

Thursday, May 7 | 7:00–9:00pm (Galleries closed this month due to exhibition installation)
*Project demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm
In the courtyard | $8/Free for Members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

Join us to create an inspiration box using the art of assemblage. Participants will use found objects, text, and collage methods to create a composition of mixed elements that form a hidden world of inspiration. These small art creations can be stashed in a pocket or proudly displayed on a shelf. Create one for yourself, or make the perfect gift for Mother's Day. Please bring in found objects to incorporate into your box. This Craft Night is sponsored by Janice Pober and Brian Higgins.

RSVP requested to cafammay2015.eventbrite.com


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Handmade for Mom
A CraftLab Workshop: Fun for the whole family!

Sunday, May 10 | Drop in between 1:30-3:30pm $7 adults/$5 children/Members and all Moms Free

Make Mother’s Day even more special by constructing a handmade card for your mom, grandmother, or special woman in your life. Unique embellishments for the cards will be made with quilling and paper cut-outs.


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Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective

Saturday, May 16 | 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 good conversation. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged! To find out more about YBLA, visit yarnbombinglosangeles.com.


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Opening Reception for Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans, Chris Francis: Shoe Designer, and Fall 12: An Autobiography Considering Charles Ray’s “Fall 91”

Saturday, May 23
12:00-6:00pm: Members-only preview day
6:00-9:00pm: Opening reception
$12 entry/Free for Members

For more information email: info@cafam.org


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Chris Francis in Residence

May 26 – September 6 (dates subject to change) | During regular museum hours

For the duration of Chris Francis: Shoe Designer, Chris will be relocating his shop to the museum. Stop by to view the exhibition, meet Chris, and see him in action.


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Craft Night at CAFAM: Duck Tape Flowers with Mark Montano

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

Make an impressive flower arrangement using your favorite Duck Tape colors and prints with Mark Montano’s easy and fun instructions.

RSVP requested to cafamjune2015.eventbrite.com


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Embroidery Workshop with Ida Ferdman

Sunday, June 7 | 1:00-5:30pm | $55/$45 Members

Have you always wanted to learn to embroider, or need a refresher course to refine your skills? This workshop is a great introduction to a variety of stitches and a chance to start your own embroidered work of art (to finish at home). Participants can bring in their own design to transfer or some pre-made designs will be available to use. Both beginners and return students are welcome, and Ida will have new stitches for returning students to work on.

Advanced online registration required. Click here, or for questions, email workshops@cafam.org


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Shoes into Sculptures A CraftLab Workshop: Fun for the whole family!

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

Bring in a pair of old shoes and join shoe designer Chris Francis to take those shoes apart, learn how they are made, and turn them into a funky sculpture inspired by Chris’ exhibition.


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Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective

Saturday, June 20 | 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 good conversation. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged! To find out more about YBLA, visit yarnbombinglosangeles.com.


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Exhibition Walkthrough for Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans

Sunday, June 28 | 3:00pm | Free

Join curator Emily Zaiden for a deeper understanding of works in the exhibition and the impact of craft programs in the armed forces.

RSVP requested to rsvp@cafam.org


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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