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 Travels
Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 9:30am–5:30pm

One-day Art Tour of Tijuana in conjunction with our PST exhibition The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, Possibility. Led by independent curator Karla Aguiniga, the trip will leave from San Diego and includes travel to Valle de Guadalupe, an emerging vineyard and culinary marvel for a tour and lunch with architect Alejandro D'Acosta. Our participants will also visit and discuss the site of the controversial border wall, meet special guests and enjoy an artist studio tour.

RSVP required: sonia@cafam.org; 323-937-4230 x 31. Fee per person: $200 members / $225 non-members (lunch included)-non-refundable; first come, first serve reservation.

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Pinch, Slab, Coil, POT! A Clay Workshop with Andres Payan
Sunday, September 24 | 1:00–5:00pm | $60 / $50 members (materials and firing included)

We are excited to announce the beginning of a robust and exciting ceramic program at CAFAM! For the inaugural celebration, join Andres Payan for a fun afternoon sipping champagne and making clay pots! Fired pots will be available for pickup at a later date.

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

CLAY LA 2017
Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1 | 11:00am–6:00pm | Free with museum admission

Our second annual sale and fundraiser showcasing emerging and established ceramic makers in the greater Los Angeles area. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and shop from some of LA’s most vibrant and dynamic makers, celebrated for their accomplishments and often-unexpected approaches to art making and design. Join us for fun air-clay making activities, music, and drinks!

Go to event page for more information.

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Saturday, October 14 | 6:00–9:00pm

The Craft & Folk Art Museum is pleased to announce CRAFT AFFAIR GALA 2017, an annual fundraising gala. Join us as we honor Los Angeles pioneer Betye Saar and for cocktails, great food, fabulous music, and a silent auction, featuring one-of-a-kind objects, experiences, and art for sale. All proceeds fund CAFAMs 2018 exhibitions and programs.

For more information: craftaffair.cafam.org

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

Handmade LA is a bi-annual sale and fundraiser at the Craft & Folk Art Museum, showcasing emerging and established makers in the Los Angeles area. Meet and shop from some of LA’s most vibrant and dynamic makers, celebrated for their accomplishments and often unexpected approaches to art and design. Join us for shopping, fun, music, and more!

Go to event page for more information.

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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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