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 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. For a list of the vendors, check out the event on our Shop website.

1029_kenwiatPop-Up Demonstration: Ken Wiant

Wednesday, December 3 | 11:30am - 2:30pm | CAFAM Shop | Free

Join woodcarver Ken Wiant for a pop-up shop of his handcarved charms and spoons, and watch his carving process in action.


Objects of Desire with Jonas Becker

Wednesday, December 3 & 17  | 6:00-9:00pm | Snacks provided | Free 

What one thing would make your life better? Come think on this question and be guided by artist Jonas Becker in creating "objects of desire" that will be an integral part of the January installation "The Pile". We'd like to sew as many talismans as we can, so bring a list of your friends and family's desires if you're able.

1030_mark _altCraft 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. To start your holiday season off right, DecoArt.com have provided a free set of paints for the first 50 people in the door!

RSVP requested to cafamdecember2014.eventbrite.com

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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: Silverlake Stairs

Saturday, December 6th 10:30am-12:00pm
Free for members; members at the dual level and above may reserve guest tickets
Walk begins and ends at Café Tropical: 2900 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

As a thank you to our wonderful members, CAFAM is offering a fun and informative walking tour of Silverlake with a special focus on the public staircases found in this neighborhood. These historic staircases offer a glimpse into the past when most Angelenos navigated the city by foot, trolley, or streetcar. Many of the staircases were built in the 1920s, and were originally designed by city planners as direct shortcuts for pedestrians living in hillside communities. One of the highlights of this walk is the iconic Music Box Loop–a 133 step staircase immortalized in the Laurel and Hardy short film The Music Box. Led by Charles Fleming, Los Angeles Times writer and author of Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles.

*Please note: This is a vigorous walk that will cover various steep flights of steps. Please keep this in mind when signing up for the walk. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring plenty of water. In the event of rain, this walk will be rescheduled for a later date. This walk is approximately 2.5 miles in length. Street parking available near the cafe. Accessible via Metro Bus #2, 4, 302, 704. 

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.

1029_kristenPop-Up Demonstration: Kristen Erickson

Sunday, December 14 | 12 - 5pm | CAFAM Shop | Free

Join LA ceramicist Kristen Erickson for an afternoon demo of her process, and shop an exclusive trunk show of her latest work.

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. 

1126_eggandtheeyeThe Egg & The Eye

Saturday, December 20 | 12:00-4:00pm

Join the Women's Center for Creative Work for a very special one-day event honoring CAFAM founder Edith Wyle and the museum's previous incarnation as The Egg & The Eye., a combination gallery, shop, and omelet restaurant. WCCW will be serving up omelets and soup, along with information and archival treats from "Folk Art's High Priestess" while Los Angeles Fibershed will be demonstrating a variety of textile processes and also offering their own (holiday-gift-perfect) work for sale.

Saori Studio LA Pop-up Demonstration

Sunday, December 21 | 12:00-4:00pm | Free

Join weaver and textile artist Laura Roveda for an ongoing afternoon demonstration of the Japanese Saori weaving technique. 

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