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.   

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. Limited edition Pickings zines will be available for sale.

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. 

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: Chavez Ravine

Saturday, September 6th I 10am - 12pm

Free for Members; members at the dual level and above may reserve guest tickets


As a thank you to our wonderful members, CAFAM is offering a walking tour of Chavez Ravine, the current site of Dodger Stadium, as well as the surrounding area. This walk will wind through public stairways, passing through one of the newest parks along the LA River and offering a look the Solano Canyon neighborhood - the last surviving remnant of the original Chavez Ravine community that was evicted during the construction of Dodger Stadium.


Led by Dan Koeppel, author and founder/organizer of The Big Parade, a two-day walk held every May in Los Angeles.


Walk begins at the Chinatown Metro Gold Line station: 901 N. Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Parking lots and street parking are available near the train station. Accessible via Metro Gold Line to Chinatown Gold Line Station. This walk is approximately 3 miles in length.


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.

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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.

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*


Felt Applique Workshop with Billy Kheel

Sunday, September 28 | 1:00-5:00pm

$55/$45 Members

Join artist Billy Kheel to create funky felt applique pillows or wall hangings. Billy uses LA strip mall signs, Chinese Zodiac images, and graffiti as the inspiration for his unique approach to felt applique. Billy will teach you the basics and how to create your own personal image or statement in felt applique.

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

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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