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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CraftNight: Cinco de Mayo Piñata-Making Party

Thursday, May 5 | 7:00–9:00pm | Museum courtyard (Galleries open 6:30pm–9:30pm)
*Project demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm
$8 / free for members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)


Learn to make your very own piñata using papier-mâché techniques in celebration of Cinco de Mayo! Make, mingle, and enjoy a beer with chips and salsa!

Space is limited. RSVP requested: cafammay2016.eventbrite.com


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Anthropological Anthology
A CraftLab Family Workshop with Lisa Occhipinti!

Sunday, May 8 | Drop in between 1:30–3:30pm
Special free event in celebration of The Big Read L.A.


Discover the significance of books as cultural objects! Join artist and author Lisa Occhipinti to create a multi-author book. Taking inspiration from Ray Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit 451, participants will create their own pages using writing, drawing, collage, and other creative forms. These pages will later be bound into a handmade hardcover tome by Lisa!

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


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The CAFAM galleries will be closed for exhibition installation from May 9 – 27. The CAFAM Shop will remain open during regular hours.


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Gronk: Behind the Scenes

Members-only special event | Thursday, May 19 & Tuesday, May 24 | 1:00-3:00pm

Meet legendary Los Angeles artist Gronk as he installs his solo exhibition Gronk’s Theater of Paint! Members are invited for a special behind the scenes tour of CAFAM led by Exhibitions Curator Holly Jerger, where they will have the opportunity to see the upcoming exhibition installations in progress.

Become a member by May 15 to participate in this special member benefit.

RSVP required by May 17 to rsvp@cafam.org


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Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective

Saturday, May 21 | 2:00–5:00pm | Free and open to the public

Join 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


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Opening Reception:
Gronk’s Theater of Paint & Windfall by Box Collective

Saturday, May 28 | 6:00–9:00pm | $12 entry / free for members

More information email info@cafam.org


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CraftNight: Build-A-Monster Workshop with Mark Montano

Thursday, June 2 | 7:00–9:00pm | Museum courtyard (Galleries open 6:30pm–9:30pm)
*Project demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm
$8 / free for members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)


What would happen if your craft supply box was brought to life by a mad science experiment gone wrong?! Create a craft monster by experimenting with buttons, beads, felt, markers, yarn, googly eyes, and other materials and mixed media techniques. Various monster shapes will be available for you to pick from, stuff, and bring to life!

Space is limited. RSVP requested: cafamjune2016.eventbrite.com


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Explorations in Wood
A CraftLab Family Workshop

Sunday, June 12 | Drop in between 1:30–3:30pm | $7 adults / $5 children / free for members

Utilizing reclaimed wood, like the works in the Windfall exhibition, learn a number of ways to manipulate the surface and texture of wood to make your own small sculptures, wall hangings, and other wood creations!


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Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective

Saturday, June 18 | 2:00–5:00pm | Free and open to the public

Join 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



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Reclaimed: Sustainability & Design
Panel Discussion with Box Collective

Sunday, June 19 | 11:00am | Free

Members of the Los Angeles-based Box Collective discuss current and emerging practices around sustainable furniture design. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Windfall by Box Collective.

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


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Indigo & Cochineal
A Natural Dye Workshop with Mimi Haddon

Saturday, June 25 | 1:00–4:00pm | $80 / $70 members (materials included)

Work with artist Mimi Haddon in exploring the basic techniques of using two of the oldest pigments for textile dyeing. Experience the magic of indigo-color oxidation and learn more about the crimson-dye-producing insects that create cochineal in this exciting natural dye workshop.

Advanced registration required, click here email: workshops@cafam.org


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Member Event: Artist & Curator Talk for Gronk’s Theater of Paint

Sunday, June 26 | 11:00am | Members-only event

We invite our members to this intimate gallery talk with legendary L.A. artist Gronk and curator Holly Jerger. Learn about Gronk’s history, process, and the development of his site-specific theatrical exhibition.

Space is limited. RSVP required: 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