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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Community Printmaking Sessions with Holly Jerger

Tuesdays thru April 14 | 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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“Permission to Quilt” Workshop with Luke Haynes

Sunday, March 29 | 10:00am-5:00pm | $100/$80 Members

Construct your own small quilt top with artist Luke Haynes, whose work is on display in the exhibition Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters. Luke will walk you through a series of steps that will deconstruct and reconstruct used fabric and clothing into a quilt top about 30” in size. You will be working with abstract forms and learning how to harness fabrics that may be outside the normative quilting oeuvre. Please bring the following supplies or materials: - Two matching garments or matching pieces of fabric 1/2 yard or bigger and a contrast fabric that is 1/4 yard or bigger (Shirts from Goodwill are a good choice if you don’t have anything at home, and fabric should NOT be stretchy, thick, or too slippery to work with) - Rotary cutter - Sewing machine (If you don't own one, let us know and we can provide one) - Sack lunch

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


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Craft Night at CAFAM: Canvas Painting Party with Mark Montano

Thursday, April 2 | 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) 

Listen to music, relax, and paint! Designer and television personality Mark Montano will be hosting a Social Artworking© party, where everyone will receive a painting kit to make their own canvas. The program is designed for people without any painting experience, but fun for all levels of artistic abilities. There will be templates you can use or create your own image. All painting kits have been generously provided by DecoArtThis Craft Night is sponsored by Richard Erickson.

RSVP requested to cafamapril2015.eventbrite.com


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Antique Kimono and Hagire Pop-Up Market
Produced by Rinko Kimino/Japanese Culture & Style

Saturday, April 4 | 12:00-4:00pm |  A free event in the CAFAM Shop

Rinko Kimino is an established Japanese author, designer, and kimono expert who serves as a cultural ambassador by introducing goods well-known in Japan to an American marketplace. Join us for a very special pop-up event with Rinko, who will be bringing antique kimonos and obis as well as hagire, small pieces of kimono fabric ready to be imagined into something beautiful.


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The Craft of Poetry

Saturday, April 4 | 7:00-9:00pm (doors open at 6:30) | Free with museum admission

Poet Brendan Constantine curates a program of original ekphrastic works by a select group of poets in response to the exhibition Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters. Poets include Amy Gerstler, Steven Reigns, and Mandy Kahn. The poetry reading will be followed with a casual reception. Sponsored by the Ruskin Art Club.

RSVP requested to rsvp@cafam.org


CAFAM will be closed for Easter, Sunday, April 5.


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The Craft of Poetry Writing Workshop

Saturday, April 11 | 11:00am-2:00pm | $35/$25 CAFAM Members

Poet Brendan Constantine presents “Everything But The Bed,” a generative workshop for poets of all skill levels. Borrowing themes from the exhibition Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters, participants will create new poems that “stitch” together images from a variety of inspirations. "We're quilting with language" says Constantine, "and using everything but the bed!"

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


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Culver City High School Student Art Exhibition & Reception

Saturday, April 11 | 2:00–5:00pm | In the courtyard | Free with museum admission

Join us for a reception and student art exhibition of prints created through a collaboration between students from the Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) and CAFAM. This program is generously sponsored by Sony Pictures Entertainment.


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Wishes in Fabric
A CraftLab Workshop: Fun for the whole family!

Sunday, April 12 | Drop in between 1:30-3:30pm | $7 adults/$5 children/Members Free

Using artist Jonas Becker’s installation The Pile as inspiration, create a visual representation of your biggest wish using fabric and stuffing. A variety of fabrics will be available and several easy ways to make a seam will be demonstrated.


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Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective

Saturday, April 18 | 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 your projects, and good conversation. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged! To find out more about YBLA, visit yarnbombinglosangeles.com.


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Cut Along The Line: An Evening of Readings in Conjunction with The Big Read

Saturday, April 18 | 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30) | Reception with the poets to follow reading | Free

In celebration of Luis Alberto Urrea's novel Into The Beautiful North, writer Marisela Norte brings together writers Luis Alfaro, Kenji Liu, and Melinda Palacio for a reading of poetry and prose on the immigrant imagination, erasing borders, and the great divide. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. More information can be found at www.NEABigRead.org.

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RSVP requested to rsvp@cafam.org  


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Juror & Artists Discussion for Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video

Sunday, April 19 | 3:00pm | Free

Join exhibition juror Cat Jimenez, Executive Director of the Lucie Foundation, and a group of exhibiting artists for a conversation about the development of the exhibition and works on display. Participating artists are: Sohrab Akhavan, Grace Oh, Mehdi Hawaii Sardehaii, Marjan Vayghan, and Siamak Nasiri Ziba. This program is sponsored by Farhang Foundation at the Craft & Folk Art Museum.

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


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3rd Annual Vintage Marketplace

Sunday, April 26 | 12:00-5:00pm | In the courtyard | Free 

Join us for this special shopping event featuring a trove of treasures from the bounty of local collectors. Mine our annual bonanza of textiles, jewelry, clothing, and accessories—a bargain hunting paradise where you are certain to discover something uncommonly beautiful. All proceeds benefit the museum’s exhibitions and programming.


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


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Craft Night at CAFAM: Personal Assemblage Boxes with Jamie Crooke Powell

Thursday, May 7 | 7:00–9:00pm (Galleries closed this month due to exhibition installation)
*Project demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm
In the courtyard | $8/Free for Members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

Join us to create an inspiration box using the art of assemblage. Participants will use found objects, text, and collage methods to create a composition of mixed elements that form a hidden world of inspiration. These small art creations can be stashed in a pocket or proudly displayed on a shelf. Create one for yourself, or make the perfect gift for Mother's Day. Please bring in found objects to incorporate into your box. This Craft Night is sponsored by Janice Pober and Brian Higgins.

RSVP requested to cafammay2015.eventbrite.com


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

Sunday, May 10 | Drop in between 1:30-3:30pm $7 adults/$5 children/Members and all Moms Free

Make Mother’s Day even more special by constructing a handmade card for your mom, grandmother, or special woman in your life. Unique embellishments for the cards will be made with quilling and paper cut-outs.


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Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective

Saturday, May 16 | 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.


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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


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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.


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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


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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


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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.


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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.


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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