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.


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Activism & the Arts: A Life Journey
Gallery Talk with Dan Guerrero followed by A Conversation with
Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Alberto B. Mendoza, & Bamby Salcedo
Thursday, August 25 | 6:30pm 

Artist/educator/activist Dan Guerrero travels through decades of Mexican-American/Chicano and LGBTQ history to explore the intersection of the social and political movements in both communities. Through his own experiences, Guerrero addresses the importance of solidarity across cultural currents in this powerful presentation.

DAN GUERRERO has presented his Activism & the Arts presentation all over the country, most recently in Washington, DC at the invitation of the Smithsonian Latino Center and the Human Rights Campaign. He also tours extensively with his acclaimed autobiographical solo show ¡Gaytino! that chronicles his journey of discovery across the lines of ethnicity and gender.

Guerrero will join a panel of distinguished Latino/a leaders of the LGBTQ community In Conversation immediately following his presentation:

ALICIA GASPAR DE ALBA, PhD, Chair, LGBT Studies Program, Professor of Chicana/o Studies, English, and Gender Studies, UCLA; and a prize-winning author of novels, poetry and short fiction.

ALBERTO B. MENDOZA, Executive Director, National Association of Hispanic Journalists and founder of the National Online Honor 41 that promotes positive Latin@ LGBTQ role models from all over the country.

BAMBY SALCEDO, President and CEO of the TransLatin@ Coalition and a national and international transgender activist currently working to create a Center for Violence Prevention & Transgender Wellness.

Space is limited. RSVP required: rsvp@cafam.org

After It Happened:
A Community Set Design Workshop
with Invertigo Dance Theatre
Saturday, August 27 | 12:00–4:00pm | $40 / $30 Members

Join John Burton, Invertigo Dance Theatre set designer, in the creation of collaborative set pieces utilizing re-purposed materials. The set pieces will be used in Invertigo’s upcoming production, After It Happened, presented at the Ford Amphitheatre this September. All participants will be credited and offered discounted tickets to the production.

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

Storytelling Through Movement:
Invertigo Movement and Dance Workshop
Sunday, August 28 | 1:30–3:30pm | Free | No prior dance experience necessary 

Invertigo Dance Theatre company members and teaching artists will lead an all-ages and all-abilities workshop about using movement to tell a story and creating a unique one-time dance installation within the Gronk’sTheater of Paint exhibition space.

Space is limited. RSVP required: rsvp@cafam.org

CraftNight: Recycled Puppet Making Workshop
with Invertigo Dance Theatre
Thursday, September 1 | 7:00–9:00pm | Demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm
$8 / free for members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

Taking inspiration from the recycled materials used in Gronk’s Theater of Paint, participants will be working with Invertigo Dance Theatre set designer, John Burton, in a fun puppet making workshop. Be creative, recycle, and make your very own puppet, to bring to life in Gronk’s installation!

Space is limited. RSVP requested: cafamseptember2016.eventbrite.com

Box Collective in Residency
Sunday, September 4 | 1:00–5:00pm | Museum courtyard | Free and open to the public

For the closing day of Windfall, we will be joined by members of the Box Collective who will demonstrate several of the woodworking techniques used in the production of their works on display. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch these artists in action!

The CAFAM galleries will be closed for exhibition installation from September 5 – 23. The CAFAM Shop will remain open during regular hours.

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Printing with Bubbles
A CraftLab Family Workshop!
Sunday, September 11 | Drop in between 1:30–3:30pm
$7 adults / $5 children / free for members

BUBBLES!! How can you make these burst with even more fun? Join us for this fun workshop were you will experiment with dyed bubbles to create unique and fun patterns on paper!

Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective
Saturday, September 17 | 2:00-5:00pm | Free

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!

More information: www.yarnbombinglosangeles.com

Opening Reception: Kay Sekimachi: Simple Complexity | Works from the Forrest L. Merrill Collection & Work Over School: Art From the Margins of the Inside
Saturday, September 24 | 6:00–9:00pm

$12 entry / free for members

For more information: info@cafam.org

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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