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.


Community Printmaking Sessions with Holly Jerger

Tuesdays, February 17 – April 14 | 6:30-9:30pm (No class on March 10th)
Cost per session: $25/$20 Members

Whether you are a novice or expert printer, 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. Small etching presses and letterpresses are also available for use. For ages 17 years + up. RSVP required to workshops@cafam.org


“Exploring the Male Aesthetic in Quilting” Panel Discussion

Sunday, March 1 | 3:00pm | Free

CAFAM Executive Director Suzanne Isken and exhibition artists Luke Haynes, Joel Otterson, and Ben Venom will have a conversation about their work and larger themes in the exhibition. RSVP requested to rsvp@cafam.org

Craft Night at CAFAM: Bookmaking with Debra Disman

Thursday, March 5 | 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 us for an innovative, simple, and versatile book-making workshop. Debra Disman will teach you how to make a flag book, a fun form comprised of a concertina spine, front and back covers, and multiple “flag” pages. Fill it with anything you like! RSVP requested to cafammarch2015.eventbrite.comThis Craft Night is sponsored by Anton and Jennifer Segerstrom.

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A CraftLab Workshop: Fun for the whole family!

Sunday, March 8 | Drop in between 1:30-3:30pm | $7 adults/$5 children/Members FREE

Using the work of Focus Iran artists as a departure point, we will use images and collage to make portraits of "home" - whether that's your house, a city where you used to live, or an imaginary home for the future. This program is sponsored by Farhang Foundation at the Craft & Folk Art Museum.

CAFAM Members' Walking Tour: Evergreen Cemetery

Saturday, March 14th | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Free for Members/Members at the dual level and above may reserve guest tickets
Location: 204 Evergreen Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033 (Meet at the entrance)
Street parking available around the cemetery. Accessible via Metro Gold Line (Indiana Stop)

As a thank you to our wonderful members, CAFAM is offering an insightful and informative walking tour of historic Evergreen Cemetery. Established in Boyle Heights in 1877, Evergreen Cemetery is the oldest nondenominational cemetery in Los Angeles, with over 300,000 grave sites. This resting place features former slaves, veterans from several wars, activists, artists, and mayors. The cemetery also contains special sites like the 1888 Chinese Shrine, the World War II memorial, and much more.

Led by Sharon Sekhon, founder of the Studio for Southern California History, a nonprofit organization dedicated to critically chronicling and sharing the region’s social history in order to foster sense of place. This walk is approximately 2 miles in length. RSVP required to rsvp@cafam.org

The Pile: Artist Talk & Sewing Workshop with Jonas Becker

Sunday, March 15 | 1:00-5:00pm | Free

Artist Jonas Becker will discuss his new installation The Pile. Then work with Jonas to create your own hand-sewn desire that you can take home or contribute to the installation. RSVP required to rsvp@cafam.org

Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective

Saturday, March 21 | 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.

“Permission to Quilt” Workshop with Luke Haynes

Sunday, March 29 | 10:00am-5:00pm | $100/$80 Members

Construct your own small quilt top with artist Luke Haynes, whose work is on display in the exhibition Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters. Luke will walk you through a series of steps that will deconstruct and reconstruct used fabric and clothing into a quilt top about 30” in size. You will be working with abstract forms and learning how to harness fabrics that may be outside the normative quilting oeuvre. Please bring the following supplies or materials: - Two matching garments or matching pieces of fabric 1/2 yard or bigger and a contrast fabric that is 1/4 yard or bigger (Shirts from Goodwill are a good choice if you don’t have anything at home, and fabric should NOT be stretchy, thick, or too slippery to work with) - Rotary cutter - Sewing machine (If you don't own one, let us know and we can provide one) - Sack lunch

Advanced registration required. Click Here or email workshops@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