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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Community Printmaking Sessions with Holly Jerger

Tuesdays, October 21 – November 25 | 6:30-9:30pm
Cost per session: $25/$20 Members

Whether you're a novice or expert printmaker, come 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, and 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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Ghana Must Go

Trunk Show: Saturday, November 1 & Sunday, November 2 | 12:00-5:00pm
SK Kakraba: Saturday, November 1 | 3:00pm | Free
Panel Discussion: Sunday, November 2 | 3:00pm | Free

Join us for a weekend of events exploring the complexities of contemporary textile and garment production in Ghana. This event will include a public conversation with Molly Keogh + Maryanne Matthias, founders of Osei-Duro, a Los Angeles/Accra based fashion company, Carole Frances Lung, Assistant Professor of Art at CSULA, who recently spent 6 weeks researching the variety of textile and garment production in Ghana, and Kenya Miles of Traveling Miles Studio. The panel will be hosted by Ruti Talmor, Media Studies professor and anthropologist at Pitzer College. The weekend will also host an exhibition of CSULA student projects which were produced in Ghana, and a two day trunk show featuring products by Osei-Duro, Foot Print Textile and Art Shop, and Traveling Miles Studio.

RSVP requested for the panel discussion to rsvp@cafam.org


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Craft Night at CAFAM:
Wooden Wearables with Side Street Projects

Thursday, November 6 | 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 LA's mobile, artist-run Side Street Projects to make your own wearable wooden jewelry using simple tools like a hammer, scratch awl, and sanding blocks. Make either a button or necklace, and we'll show you the basics of using accessible tools to create a unique piece of wearable art to take home.

RSVP requested to cafamnovember2014.eventbrite.com


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Fluff to Fiber
A CraftLab Workshop: Fun for the whole family!

Sunday, November 9 | Drop in between 1:30-3:30pm
$7 adults/$5 children/Members | Free

Experience the joy of transforming raw fiber into your own colorful design through the process of wet-felting. Please bring a large bath towel! We will be joined at the museum by members of LA Fibershed, who will be demonstrating how raw wool is spun into yarn. 


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Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective

Saturday, November 15 | 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.


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Codes & Collage Workshop with Guillermo Bert

Sunday, November 16 | 12:00-3:00pm
$45/$35 Members

New Directions artist Guillermo Bert will lead this unique workshop merging technology with hands-on collage techniques. Bert will discuss his Encoded Textiles series which combine contemporary bar codes and indigenous design methods to share the stories of native peoples. He will then introduce you to barcode technology that you will embed into a personal collage that acts as both a visual interpretation of your ideas and can be scanned to reveal words, poetry, or related text. If you have one, please bring your phone or other mobile device for barcode scanning.

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


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Artist Danny Scheible Demos & Trunk Shows in the CAFAM Shop in conjunction with his Tapigami installation

November 21-23

During museum hours


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Panel Discussion for Clare Graham & MorYork:
The Answer is Yes

Sunday, November 23 | 3:00pm | Free

Join four prominent figures from LA's design and decorative arts community for an insightful investigation of Clare Graham's body of work. Panelists Oliver Furth, Mallery Roberts Morgan, Gerard O'Brien, and Mayer Rus share Graham's passion for collecting and will discuss their enthusiasm for his work, each with distinct points of view that promise a lively conversation. Clare Graham and curator Brooks Hudson Thomas will also be present.

RSVP requested to rsvp@cafam.org


CAFAM will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday, November 27


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Holiday Marketplace

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.


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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.


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Holiday Décor with Mark Montano

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

RSVP requested to cafamdecember2014.eventbrite.com


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Artist Danny Scheible Demos & Trunk Shows in the CAFAM Shop in conjunction with his Tapigami installation

December 5-7

During museum hours


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CAFAM Members' Walking Tour: Silverlake Stairs

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. 

RSVP required to rsvp@cafam.org


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Tapigami Workshop with Danny Scheible

Sunday, December 7 | 2:00-4:00pm
$40/$30 Members

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.

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


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Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective

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.


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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.


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Food Glorious Food
A CraftLab Workshop: Fun for the whole family!

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.


CAFAM will be closed for the Christmas Holiday on Thursday, December 25

CAFAM will be closed for the New Year Holiday Thursday, January 1

There will be no Craft Night in January due to the New Year holiday.

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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