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.

Chris Francis in Residence

Through September 6 (dates subject to change) | During regular museum hours

For the duration of Chris Francis: Shoe Designer, Chris has relocated his shop to the museum. Stop by to view the exhibition, meet Chris, and see him in action. Click here to view Chris Francis' up-to-date schedule. 

CraftNight at CAFAM:
Felt Objects Inspired by the L.A. River with Billy Kheel

Thursday, September 3 | 7:00–9:00pm | In the courtyard
*Project demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm (Galleries open 6:30–9:30pm) 
$8/free for members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

Join artist Billy Kheel to make small felt objects in response to his “Imagining the Future of the L.A. River” project. Kheel was inspired to create an installation representing the broad range of wildlife, debris, and other remnants found in the L.A. River over the years. Participants will imagine and create objects that have flowed or will eventually flow in the river.

RSVP requested to cafamseptember2015.eventbrite.com

Service: Songs for Soldiers

Sunday, September 6 | 4:00pm

The Craft in America House Band will perform an evening of music at CAFAM for the closing reception of Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans, co-presented by Craft in America. The concert includes songs ranging from traditional folk and country, to more contemporary takes on service, military, and war songs.

The CAFAM galleries will be closed for exhibition installation from September 7– 25. The CAFAM Shop will maintain its regular hours.


Basket Weaving Using L.A. Palm Trees
A CraftLab Workshop: Fun for the whole family!

Sunday, September 13 | Drop in between 1:30–3:30pm | $7 adults/$5 children/free for members

Have you ever wondered where all the palm trees in Los Angeles came from? Join us for a workshop that will teach you how to weave your own palm-leaf-basket and learn about the history of palm trees in Los Angeles. A CAFAM Field Guide to palm tree identification will be provided to participants.

Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective

Saturday, September 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 yarnbombinglosangeles.com.

Opening Reception for Paperworks, Binh Pho: Shadow of the Turning, and Cathy Weiss: Love and Light

Saturday, September 26

12:00–5:00pm: Members-only preview & Smithsonian Day
6:15–7:00pm: Artist talk with Binh Pho
7:00–9:00pm: Reception $12 entry/free for members

For more information email: info@cafam.org

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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