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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.   

Chopstick Carving Workshop with Saburo Koga

Sunday, August 3 | 1:00-3:30pm
$60/$50 Members

Work with renowned Japanese woodcarver Saburo Koga and learn some basic woodcarving techniques while making a set of your own beautiful chopsticks. Saburo will introduce the characteristics of the specific kinds of wood you will choose from. All carving tools, wood, and a chopstick case will be provided.

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

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Photos by Satsuki Shibuya.

Craft Night at CAFAM:
ArtCards with Oliver I. Shipley

Thursday, August 7 | 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

Participate in LA's largest and most inclusive mail art project. Work with British media artist and educator Oliver I. Shipley to create an ArtCard inspired by your city. You'll  have the option to mail your ArtCard to LA-Artist.com for publication.

RSVP requested to cafamaugust2014.eventbrite.com

Aug Craft Night 2 Art Cards


Shapes, Lines & Color

Sunday, August 10 | Drop in between 1:30-3:30pm
$7 adults/$5 children/Members FREE

Discover the geometric shapes and colors in the wood sculptures of Stoney Lamar and build a range of 3-dimensional forms using a variety of materials.

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Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective

Saturday, August 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 and share projects you’re working on along with good conversation. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged! To find out more about YBLA, visit yarnbombinglosangeles.com.

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Mixed Media Painting & Drawing Workshop with Shrine

Sunday, August 17 | 2:00-5:00pm
$10/ Free for Members

Join artist Shrine to explore and learn more about his Empire of Love Shack and create your own artworks using paint, found objects, and drawing. Feel free to bring in the following materials to use: lids, bottle caps, aluminum cans, plastic bottles. Check out Shrine's work at Empireoflove.org.

RSVP requested to rsvp@cafam.org 

Shrine Workshop


Pickings...An Evening of Prose Poetry

Saturday, August 23 | 7:15pm
(Doors open at 6:45pm. Performance starts promptly at 7:15pm)

Free with museum admission

Writer Marisela Norte claims Shrine's Empire of Love Shack as the setting to debut “Pickings” a new collection of prose poetry related to labor, love, and Los Angeles. Norte will be accompanied by the musical stylings of Juan Perez of Quetzal and The Latin Playboys on his Turbo Diddley (handmade cigar box guitar).

RSVP requested to rsvp@cafam.org


Embroidery Workshop with Ida Ferdman

Sunday, August 24 | 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 (which may be finished 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 registration required. Click here or email: workshops@cafam.org.

Aug Embroidery

 

CAFAM's galleries will be closed for exhibition installation August 25th – September 12th. The Museum Shop will maintain its regular hours. 


**There will be no Free Admission Day in September due to exhibition installation


Craft Night at CAFAM:
Henna Designs Printmaking Workshop with Stuart Vaughan

Thursday, September 4 | 7:00–9:00pm
*Project Demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm
$8/ Free for Members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)
In the courtyard

Explore Henna designs from India and transform those traditional designs into dynamic prints on paper. Typically applied to the hands and feet for weddings and Hindu festivals, these beautiful, intricate designs represent good luck. In this workshop, participants will be inspired by Henna designs while learning the process of block printing.

RSVP requested to cafamseptember2014.eventbrite.com.  

Sept Craft Night Henna Prints


CAFAM Members' Walking Tour

*Save the Date*

Saturday, September 6 | Time TBD

Free

As a thank you to our wonderful Members, CAFAM is offering a fun and informative neighborhood walking tour. 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.


Opening Reception for Clare Graham & MorYork: The Answer is Yes and New Directions: A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Textiles

Saturday, September 13
12:00–6:00pm: Members Only Preview
6:00-9:00pm: Opening Reception

$12 entry/Free for Members

For more information email info@cafam.org.


Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective

Saturday, September 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 and share projects you’re working on along with good conversation. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged! To find out more about YBLA, visit yarnbombinglosangeles.com.


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A CraftLab Workshop: Fun for the whole family!

Sunday, September 21 | Drop in between 1:30-3:30pm
$7 adults/$5 children/Members FREE

Weave funky, woven creations on a variety of homemade looms and the world famous Rainbow Looms.

*Please note that this month's CraftLab is one week later than normal*


Craft Affair 2014:

Honoring Richard Erickson and Clare Graham
VIP Cocktails, Hors d'oeuvres & Silent Auction

Saturday, October 11 | 6:00-9:00pm
Tickets: $200/each plus sponsorship packages | In the courtyard

Celebrate with the Craft & Folk Art Museum at our annual fundraiser and silent auction honoring Trustee President Richard Erickson and artist Clare Graham. All proceeds benefit museum exhibition and education outreach programs.

For tickets or more information call (323) 937-4230 x31

 

 

 


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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