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.



The CAFAM galleries will be closed for exhibition installation May 4 - 22. The CAFAM Shop will maintain its regular hours.

Opening Reception for Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans, Chris Francis: Shoe Designer, and Fall 12: An Autobiography Considering Charles Ray’s “Fall 91”

Saturday, May 23
12:00-6:00pm: Members-only preview day
6:00-9:00pm: Opening reception
$12 entry/Free for Members

For more information email: info@cafam.org

Chris Francis in Residence

May 26 – September 6 (dates subject to change) | During regular museum hours

For the duration of Chris Francis: Shoe Designer, Chris will be relocating his shop to the museum. Stop by to view the exhibition, meet Chris, and see him in action.

Craft Night at CAFAM: Duck Tape Flowers with Mark Montano

Thursday, June 4 | 7:00–9:00pm (Galleries open 6:30-9:30pm)
*Project demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm
In the courtyard | $8/Free for Members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks) 

Make an impressive flower arrangement using your favorite Duck Tape colors and prints with Mark Montano’s easy and fun instructions.

RSVP requested to cafamjune2015.eventbrite.com

Embroidery Workshop with Ida Ferdman

Sunday, June 7 | 1:00-5:30pm | $55/$45 Members

Have you always wanted to learn to embroider, or need a refresher course to refine your skills? This workshop is a great introduction to a variety of stitches and a chance to start your own embroidered work of art (to finish at home). Participants can bring in their own design to transfer or some pre-made designs will be available to use. Both beginners and return students are welcome, and Ida will have new stitches for returning students to work on.

Advanced online registration required. Click here, or for questions, email workshops@cafam.org

Shoes into Sculptures A CraftLab Workshop: Fun for the whole family!

Sunday, June 14 | Drop in between 1:30-3:30pm | $7 adults/$5 children/ Members Free

Bring in a pair of old shoes and join shoe designer Chris Francis to take those shoes apart, learn how they are made, and turn them into a funky sculpture inspired by Chris’ exhibition.

Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective

Saturday, June 20 | 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.

Exhibition Walkthrough for Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans

Sunday, June 28 | 3:00pm | Free

Join curator Emily Zaiden for a deeper understanding of works in the exhibition and the impact of craft programs in the armed forces.

RSVP requested to rsvp@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