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.
Saturday, November 29 | 12:00-5:00pm | Free
In the courtyard
Join the CAFAM Shop for this annual holiday shopping event featuring some of our favorite Los Angeles makers as well as vendors of beautifully-crafted Fair Trade gifts from around the world. Support local artists and the Craft & Folk Art Museum while you enjoy music, refreshment, and good cheer. For a list of the vendors, check out the event on our Shop website.
Wednesday, December 3 | 11:30am - 2:30pm | CAFAM Shop | Free
Join woodcarver Ken Wiant for a pop-up shop of his handcarved charms and spoons, and watch his carving process in action.
Wednesday, December 3 & 17 | 6:00-9:00pm | Snacks provided | Free
What one thing would make your life better? Come think on this question and be guided by artist Jonas Becker in creating "objects of desire" that will be an integral part of the January installation "The Pile". We'd like to sew as many talismans as we can, so bring a list of your friends and family's desires if you're able.
Thursday, December 4 | 7:00–9:00pm
(Galleries open 6:30-9:30pm)
*Project Demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm
$8/ Free for Members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)
In the courtyard
Craft along with designer and television personality Mark Montano as he showcases decorative ornaments for the holidays and guides you in making your own. To start your holiday season off right, DecoArt.com have provided a free set of paints for the first 50 people in the door!
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During museum hours
Saturday, December 6th 10:30am-12:00pm
Free for members; members at the dual level and above may reserve guest tickets
Walk begins and ends at Café Tropical: 2900 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
As a thank you to our wonderful members, CAFAM is offering a fun and informative walking tour of Silverlake with a special focus on the public staircases found in this neighborhood. These historic staircases offer a glimpse into the past when most Angelenos navigated the city by foot, trolley, or streetcar. Many of the staircases were built in the 1920s, and were originally designed by city planners as direct shortcuts for pedestrians living in hillside communities. One of the highlights of this walk is the iconic Music Box Loop–a 133 step staircase immortalized in the Laurel and Hardy short film The Music Box. Led by Charles Fleming, Los Angeles Times writer and author of Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles.
*Please note: This is a vigorous walk that will cover various steep flights of steps. Please keep this in mind when signing up for the walk. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring plenty of water. In the event of rain, this walk will be rescheduled for a later date. This walk is approximately 2.5 miles in length. Street parking available near the cafe. Accessible via Metro Bus #2, 4, 302, 704.
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Sunday, December 7 | 2:00-4:00pm
Tapigami is the art of sculpting with masking tape. Armed with a pair of scissors, tape, and imagination, join artist and Tapigami creator Danny Scheible to learn the techniques of creating shape, texture, and form with masking tape. Danny has been teaching his unique artform for the last ten years, most notably at Pixar Animation Studio's Big Art Studio and as the artist-in-residence at the Exploritorium in San Francisco. To see more of Danny's work visit tapigami.com.
Saturday, December 13 | 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 enjoy good conversation. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged! To find out more about YBLA, visit www.yarnbombinglosangeles.com.
Sunday, December 14 | 12 - 5pm | CAFAM Shop | Free
Join LA ceramicist Kristen Erickson for an afternoon demo of her process, and shop an exclusive trunk show of her latest work.
Sunday, December 14 | Drop in between 1:30-3:30pm
$7 adults/$5 children/Members | Free
Food is an essential element of the holiday season and has long been used not only for eating, but for decorating! Learn how to make your own fragrant ornament from oranges and cloves (called a pomander) and make traditional popcorn and cranberry garlands for trees, windows, or wherever you please.
Saturday, December 20 | 12:00-4:00pm
Join the Women's Center for Creative Work for a very special one-day event honoring CAFAM founder Edith Wyle and the museum's previous incarnation as The Egg & The Eye., a combination gallery, shop, and omelet restaurant. WCCW will be serving up omelets and soup, along with information and archival treats from "Folk Art's High Priestess" while Los Angeles Fibershed will be demonstrating a variety of textile processes and also offering their own (holiday-gift-perfect) work for sale.
Sunday, December 21 | 12:00-4:00pm | Free
Join weaver and textile artist Laura Roveda for an ongoing afternoon demonstration of the Japanese Saori weaving technique.
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First Thursday nights from 7:00pm-9pm
For the whole family on the second Sunday from 1:30-3:30pm