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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Museums Free-For-All

Saturday, January 31

CAFAM is participating in the tenth annual “Museums Free-For-All.” Over 20 museums will open their doors and welcome visitors free of charge. This offer is for general museum admission only and does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions. For the first-time ever, “Museums Free-For-All” will partner with Metro, encouraging visitors to Go Metro to explore participating museums, many of which are a short walk away from Metro Bus or Rail. For more information, visit socalmuseums.org.


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Craft Night at CAFAM: Paper Mosaics

Thursday, February 5 | 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

Ever wonder what to do with your old tissue boxes? Katie Shiban will show you how to upcycle paper products into unexpected, colorful mosaic pendants. Feel free to bring in tissue boxes with colors or patterns you like. RSVP requested to cafamfebruary2015.eventbrite.com


Fourth Annual Benefit Trunk Show

Preview and Cocktail Reception: Thursday, February 5 | 5:00-8:00pm
Trunk Show: Friday, February 6 | 11:00am-5:00pm & Saturday, February 7 | 12:00-6:00pm
Free and open to the public

Shop four nationally recognized craft artists while supporting CAFAM at our 4th annual Benefit Trunk Show. Darwall & Murphy, Mary Donald, Terri Logan, and Chris Triola will be sharing their one-of-a-kind pieces, from sculptural jewelry to hand-dyed textiles, with 15% of all sales benefiting museum exhibitions and programming.


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Iranian Photography: Past & Present

Sunday, February 8 | 2:00pm | Free

Join Kaveh Baghdadchi, photographer and editor-in-chief of Akkasee.com (Iran’s most popular photography site) for a discussion about the history of photography in Iran, from the arrival of the camera in the Royal Court to present day. The program will be followed by a reception featuring an Iranian tea ceremony and traditional Iranian music. This program is sponsored by Farhang Foundation at the Craft & Folk Art Museum. RSVP requested to rsvp@cafam.org


Building "Blocks"
A CraftLab Workshop: Fun for the whole family!

Sunday, February 15 | Drop in between 1:30-3:30pm | $7 adults/$5 children/Members Free

Cut paper and felt to play with the geometric shapes that are combined to make quilt blocks. Use templates to try your hand at some of the most popular quilt patterns, or be inspired by the artists in our Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters exhibition and invent your own quilting traditions. Sewing materials will be available. *Please note that this month’s CraftLab is one week later than normal*


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L.A. Zine Fest 2015

Sunday, February 15 | 11:00am-5:00pm | Free entry
Location: Homenetmen Center, 3347 N. San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90065

Join our friends at L.A. Zine Fest for their annual event featuring over 100 exhibitors of self-published works, DIY workshops, and dynamic speakers. For full information visit: lazinefest.com.


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Community Printmaking Sessions with Holly Jerger

Tuesdays, February 17 – April 14 | 6:30-9:30pm (No class on March 10th)
Cost per session: $25/$20 Members

Whether you are a novice or expert printer, join other like-minded folks for our printmaking sessions that offer space, basic supplies, and casual instruction. Materials for various relief printing processes, collograph, and monotype are on hand. Small etching presses and letterpresses are also available for use. For ages 17 years + up. RSVP required to workshops@cafam.org


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Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective

Saturday, February 21 | 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 good conversation. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged! To find out more about YBLA, visit yarnbombinglosangeles.com.


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“Exploring the Male Aesthetic in Quilting” Panel Discussion

Sunday, March 1 | 3:00pm | Free

CAFAM Executive Director Suzanne Isken and exhibition artists Luke Haynes, Joel Otterson, and Ben Venom will have a conversation about their work and larger themes in the exhibition. RSVP requested to rsvp@cafam.org


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Craft Night at CAFAM: Bookmaking with Debra Disman

Thursday, March 5 | 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

Join us for an innovative, simple, and versatile book-making workshop. Debra Disman will teach you how to make a flag book, a fun form comprised of a concertina spine, front and back covers, and multiple “flag” pages. Fill it with anything you like! RSVP requested to cafammarch2015.eventbrite.com


Picturing Home
A CraftLab Workshop: Fun for the whole family!

Sunday, March 8 | Drop in between 1:30-3:30pm | $7 adults/$5 children/Members FREE

Using the work of Focus Iran artists as a departure point, we will use images and collage to make portraits of "home" - whether that's your house, a city where you used to live, or an imaginary home for the future. This program is sponsored by Farhang Foundation at the Craft & Folk Art Museum.


*Save the Date*
CAFAM Members' Walking Tour

Saturday, March 14 | Time TBD
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 fun and informative neighborhood walking tour. Location and tour details are still in the works, and will be posted as soon as they are available. RSVP required to rsvp@cafam.org


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The Pile: Artist Talk & Sewing Workshop with Jonas Becker

Sunday, March 15 | 1:00-5:00pm | Free

Artist Jonas Becker will discuss his new installation The Pile. Then work with Jonas to create your own hand-sewn desire that you can take home or contribute to the installation. RSVP required to rsvp@cafam.org


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Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective

Saturday, March 21 | 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 good conversation. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged! To find out more about YBLA, visit yarnbombinglosangeles.com.


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“Permission to Quilt” Workshop with Luke Haynes

Sunday, March 29 | 10:00am-5:00pm | $100/$80 Members

Construct your own small quilt top with artist Luke Haynes, whose work is on display in the exhibition Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters. Luke will walk you through a series of steps that will deconstruct and reconstruct used fabric and clothing into a quilt top about 30” in size. You will be working with abstract forms and learning how to harness fabrics that may be outside the normative quilting oeuvre. Please bring the following supplies or materials: - Two matching garments or matching pieces of fabric 1/2 yard or bigger and a contrast fabric that is 1/4 yard or bigger (Shirts from Goodwill are a good choice if you don’t have anything at home, and fabric should NOT be stretchy, thick, or too slippery to work with) - Rotary cutter - Sewing machine (If you don't own one, let us know and we can provide one) - Sack lunch

Advanced registration required. Click Here or email workshops@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