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.


 

CAFAM will be closed for Thanksgiving on November 23.


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HANDMADE LA 2017
Saturday, November 25 & Sunday, November 26 | 11:00am–6:00pm | Free

Handmade LA is CAFAM's bi-annual marketplace, showcasing a curated selection of one-of-a-kind contemporary craft and design creations by LA makers just in time for holiday shopping. Join us for shopping, fun, music, and more!

Go to event page for more information.


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OBJECT: Pop-up Shop
Saturday, November 25 – Saturday, December 30 | Open during regular museum hours

In conjunction with the Handmade LA marketplace and current exhibition The U.S.-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility, the CAFAM Shop is hosting a pop-up by OBJECT, a Tijuana-based shop focused on Mexican contemporary design using natural and high-quality materials.


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CraftNight: Downtown LA Clay Laboratory Night
Thursday, November 30 | 6:00–8:00pm | Angel City Brewery, 216 Alameda St. 90012 | $10 / Free for members (includes materials)

Play with clay during this fun air-dry clay workshop at Angel City Brewery in DTLA! Grab some clay, enjoy a pint, and experiment—no firing necessary!

Space is limited. RSVP requested: cafamnovember2017acb.eventbrite.com


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Circular Knitting on a Loom Workshop with Tanya Aguiñiga
Saturday, December 2 | 1:00–4:00pm | $90 / $80 members (includes materials)

Join exhibiting artist Tanya Aguiñiga to create your own circular loom and make large-scale tubular structures and vessels. Each participant will knit one structural piece during the workshop and take their loom home!

Advanced registration required at link or email: workshops@cafam.org


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CraftNight: Papercraft, a Holiday Workshop
Thursday, December 7 | 7:00–9:00pm | Demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm | $10 / Free for members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

From Polish folk papercrafts to papel picado, this special workshop turns ordinary and inexpensive paper into extraordinary decorative creations. Learn a variety of techniques and experiment to create beautiful holiday creations.

Space is limited, RSVP requested: cafamdecember2017.eventbrite.com


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Upcycled Instruments with Guillermo Galindo
A CraftLab Family Workshop
Sunday, December 10 | Drop-in between 1:30–3:30pm | $7 adults / $5 kids / Free for members

Exhibiting artist Guillermo Galindo and JR Thomason lead a workshop on constructing instruments from unconventional materials, based on Galindo’s own practice of making instruments from the discards left behind by immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.


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Huarache Making Workshop with Pilar Agüero-Esparza
Saturday, December 16 | 12:00–5:00pm | $90 / $80 members (materials included)

Exhibiting artist Pilar Agüero-Esparza leads an afternoon workshop on designing and making leather huaraches, a contemporary Mexican sandal with pre-Columbian origins. Participants will learn basic leather working and weaving techniques to create their very own pair of sandals!

Advanced registration required at link or email: workshops@cafam.org


 

CAFAM will close at 3:00pm on Sunday, December 31 for New Year’s Eve.


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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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