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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.  


The Craft of Poetry Writing Workshop with Brendan Constantine

Saturday, April 19 | 12:00–3:00pm
$30/$20 Members

In conjunction with Timothy Washington: Love Thy Neighbor, poet Brendan Constantine presents 'Sitting Ducks' an interactive poetry workshop. Drawing from Washington's incredible facility for cultural narrative through assemblage, the class will generate new poems from a variety of sources. No experience or existing work is required, however participants are encouraged to bring any existing unfinished work. Got a 'broken' poem in a drawer? A few lines on a Post-It note? Bring it all or just bring yourself.  

Advanced registration required. To register click here or email: workshops@cafam.org. 

Tim Washington Talk


Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective

Saturday, April 19 | 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 www.yarnbombinglosangeles.com.

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CAFAM will be closed for the Easter holiday on Sunday, April 20th


2nd Annual Vintage Marketplace

Saturday, April 26 | 12:00–4:00pm
Free

In the Courtyard

Come and join us for this great opportunity to find unique folk art and textile pieces from our museum founder Edith Wyle’s personal collection, as well as the Folk Art Council Members’ handpicked items from around the world. There will be great deals on an assortment of jewelry from the CAFAM shop, unique clothing, artisanal hand-made baked goods, and much more! Proceeds support CAFAM's exhibitions and programs. 


The Craft of Poetry Public Reading

Sunday, April 27 | 4:00pm
Free with museum admission

Join us for a closing event to celebrate the Timothy Washington: Love Thy Neighbor exhibition and hear new poems written in response to the exhibition from our workshop participants and guest poets.

RSVP requested to rsvp@cafam.org


CAFAM's galleries will be closed for exhibition installation April 28th – May 16th. The Museum Shop will maintain its regular hours.


Craft Night at CAFAM
Felt Animal Patches with Billy Kheel

Thursday, May 1 | 7:00–9:00pm
(CAFAM galleries open at 6:30pm)
*Project Demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm
$8/ Free for Members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

In the Courtyard

Join artist Billy Kheel to make funky patches that will be ready to sew on your favorite jacket, backpack, etc. Participants can choose from a variety of animal designs and customize them as much as they want! Templates will be provided for the patch designs as well as all other materials, but feel free to bring in any felt scraps you have.

Tickets available at cafammay2014.eventbrite.com or can be purchased at the door.  

May Craft Night Patches


Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective

Saturday, May 10 | 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 www.yarnbombinglosangeles.com.


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

Sunday, May 11 | Drop in between 1:30–3:30pm

$7 adults/$5 children/Members & All Moms FREE

Take your mom out to celebrate her day and spend the afternoon crafting paper flowers into a beautiful, long lasting bouquet for her.

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Opening Reception for A Sense of Balance: The Sculpture of Stoney Lamar, Darío Escobar: Broken Circle, and Empire of Love Shack

Saturday, May 17
12:00–6:00pm: Members Only Preview
6:00pm: Gallery Talk with artist Darío Escóbar and curator Alma Ruiz
6:30pm: Gallery Talk with artist Stoney Lamar and curator Andrew Glasgow
7:00-9:00pm: Opening Reception
$12 entry/Free for Members

For more information email info@cafam.org 


Introduction to Paper Cutting with Kaitlynn Redell

Sunday, June 1 | 1:00–5:00pm
$70/$60 Members

Gain a great foundation in paper cutting as artist Kaitlynn Redell teaches you various cutting techniques, how to create a template, and how to work with a variety of papers. You'll be able to work from your own image/drawing or use existing templates. Participants are welcome to bring in their own papers or flat materials to use – please keep your items within the range of 6x6” to 11x14” in size and make sure they can be cut with an exacto knife.

Advanced registration required. To register click here or email: workshops@cafam.org


Meet & Make: Craft Night at CAFAM

Bohemian Fabric Bracelets with Mark Montano
Thursday, June 5 | 7:00–9:00pm
(Galleries open at 6:30pm)

*Project Demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm

$8/ Free for Members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)
In the Courtyard

Combine dyed and basic fabric strips into colorful, textured bracelets or cuffs. There will be several colors of dye to choose from along with wire, beads, and other decorative materials. Feel free to bring in your own fabric remnants as well. 

Tickets available at cafamjune2014.eventbrite.com or can be purchased at the door.


Making Reflections

A CraftLab Workshop: Fun for the whole family!
Sunday, June 8 | Drop in between 1:30–3:30pm
$7 adults/$5 children/Members FREE

Using Darío Escobar's installation Broken Circle as a reference, construct reflective wall panels and window hangings using shiny and transparent materials like foil, plastic, and mirror.


Community Printmaking Sessions with Holly Jerger

Tuesdays, June 17–July 29 | 6:30–9:30pm
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

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Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective

Saturday, June 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 www.yarnbombinglosangeles.com


CAFAM Members' Walking Tour

*Save the Date*
Saturday, June 28

Free

Location and tour details are still in the works, full information will be posted as soon as it is available.

RSVP required to rsvp@cafam.org 


L.A. Signs – Felt Applique Workshop with Billy Kheel

Sunday, June 29 | 1:00–5:00pm
$70/$60 Members

Based on the famous and sometimes crazy Toy District signs in downtown Los Angeles, make your own L.A. sign pillow or wall hanging via felt applique. Templates for a variety of signs will be provided and you can combine them or make new words for your own piece while learning felt applique techniques.

Advanced registration required. To register click here or email: workshops@cafam.org


CAFAM will be closed for our Annual Shop Inventory on Tuesday, July 1st


CAFAM will be closed for Independence Day Friday, July 4th


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Join us every month for:

Etsy Meet & Make Workshops

First Thursday nights from 7:00pm-9pm

CraftLab Workshops

For the whole family on the second Sunday from 1:30-3:30pm