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.


CAFAM will be closed for Thanksgiving on November 23.

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Saturday, November 25 & Sunday, November 26 | 11:00am–6:00pm | Free

Handmade LA is CAFAM's bi-annual marketplace, showcasing a curated selection of one-of-a-kind contemporary craft and design creations by LA makers just in time for holiday shopping. Join us for shopping, fun, music, and more!

Go to event page for more information.

OBJECT: Pop-up Shop
Saturday, November 25 – Saturday, December 30 | Open during regular museum hours

In conjunction with the Handmade LA marketplace and current exhibition The U.S.-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility, the CAFAM Shop is hosting a pop-up by OBJECT, a Tijuana-based shop focused on Mexican contemporary design using natural and high-quality materials.

CraftNight: Downtown LA Clay Laboratory Night
Thursday, November 30 | 6:00–8:00pm | Angel City Brewery, 216 Alameda St. 90012 | $10 / Free for members (includes materials)

Play with clay during this fun air-dry clay workshop at Angel City Brewery in DTLA! Grab some clay, enjoy a pint, and experiment—no firing necessary!

Space is limited. RSVP requested: cafamnovember2017acb.eventbrite.com

Circular Knitting on a Loom Workshop with Tanya Aguiñiga
Saturday, December 2 | 1:00–4:00pm | $90 / $80 members (includes materials)

Join exhibiting artist Tanya Aguiñiga to create your own circular loom and make large-scale tubular structures and vessels. Each participant will knit one structural piece during the workshop and take their loom home!

Advanced registration required at link or email: workshops@cafam.org

CraftNight: Papercraft, a Holiday Workshop
Thursday, December 7 | 7:00–9:00pm | Demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm | $10 / Free for members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

From Polish folk papercrafts to papel picado, this special workshop turns ordinary and inexpensive paper into extraordinary decorative creations. Learn a variety of techniques and experiment to create beautiful holiday creations.

Space is limited, RSVP requested: cafamdecember2017.eventbrite.com

Upcycled Instruments with Guillermo Galindo
A CraftLab Family Workshop
Sunday, December 10 | Drop-in between 1:30–3:30pm | $7 adults / $5 kids / Free for members

Exhibiting artist Guillermo Galindo and JR Thomason lead a workshop on constructing instruments from unconventional materials, based on Galindo’s own practice of making instruments from the discards left behind by immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

Huarache Making Workshop with Pilar Agüero-Esparza
Saturday, December 16 | 12:00–5:00pm | $90 / $80 members (materials included)

Exhibiting artist Pilar Agüero-Esparza leads an afternoon workshop on designing and making leather huaraches, a contemporary Mexican sandal with pre-Columbian origins. Participants will learn basic leather working and weaving techniques to create their very own pair of sandals!

Advanced registration required at link or email: workshops@cafam.org


CAFAM will close at 3:00pm on Sunday, December 31 for New Year’s Eve.

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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


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