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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CraftNight: Ceramic Wall Hangings with Gopi Shah
Thursday, March 1 | 7:00–9:00pm | Demonstrations at 7:00 & 7:30pm | $10 / free for members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

Join local ceramic artist Gopi Shah for a fun evening of making ceramic wall hangings! Using a variety of pre-fired beads, coils, bells, and countless ceramic pieces, learn to thread, tie, and string your own wall hanging.

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. Email: workshops@cafam.org for waitlist.


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An Old-Fashioned Craft-Cocktail Workshop with Bar Mattachine
Sunday, March 4 | 2:00pm–5:00pm | $80 / $70 members (includes ingredients, tools & spirits)

DTLA's Bar Mattachine leads a special mixology workshop teaching three variations of crafting an Old-Fashioned cocktail. Participants will create their own drinks, taste test each cocktail, and get their own toolkit to make drinks at home. Take-home toolkit includes strainer, shakers, bitters, and cocktail-mixing spoons.

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


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Open Clay Studio with Eunice Lee
Thursday, March 8 & 15 | 11:00–1:00pm | Cost per session: $40 / $30 members (includes basic materials and clay)

Drop by for a fun, open space to make, experiment, and play with clay! Whether you’re a beginner or clay expert, our open studio offers space, basic supplies, and casual instruction. Supplies include clay, underglaze, and surface decoration tools. Firing will be provided. For ages 17+.

Advanced registration required, email: workshops@cafam.org


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Wheel Throwing Workshop with Wayne Perry
Saturday, March 10 | 1:00–4:00pm | $55 / $45 members (includes clay and firing)

Join Melting Point: Movements in Contemporary Clay exhibiting artist Wayne Perry for an introductory wheel throwing ceramic intensive! Learn the techniques of wedging, throwing, and trimming hand-thrown clay forms on the wheel.

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. Email: workshops@cafam.org for waitlist.


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Tiny Terrariums: A CraftLab Family Workshop!
Sunday, March 11 | Drop in between 1:30–3:30pm | $7 adults / $5 children / free for members

It’s a small world! Using a variety of organic materials, soil, and plants, make your own tiny terrarium garden. Explore different indoor plants, maintenance, and how to propagate them in this miniature botanical workshop.


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Introduction to Perfume Blending: A Workshop with The Institute for Art and Olfaction.
Thursday, March 15 | 5:00–8:00pm | $80 / $70 members (includes materials)

Join the Institute of Art and Olfaction for an introductory workshop on perfume blending. All participants will create their own scent samples and leave with a 4ml spray vial of a new scent and formula.

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


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Clay Wearables: A Ceramic Jewelry Workshop with Alyson Iwamoto
Saturday, March 24 & Saturday, April 7 | 1:00–3:00pm | $70 / $60 members (includes materials and firing)

Join ceramic artist Alyson Iwamoto to learn how to make clay jewelry and wearables, ranging from pendants, beads, brooches, and necklaces. The possibilities are endless!

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


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Wayne Perry in Residence
Sunday, March 25 | 1:00pm–4:00pm

Melting Point artist Wayne Perry will be on site with his pottery wheel, throwing clay and sharing his unique approach to ceramics, community art making workshops, and public art.


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Curator Walkthrough of Melting Point: Movements in Contemporary Clay
Sunday, March 25 | 2:00pm | Free

Join us for an engaging curator walkthrough of Melting Point: Movements in Contemporary Clay. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the artists and clay practices currently expanding and redefining the field of ceramics.

Space is limited, RSVP required: rsvp@cafam.org


 

CAFAM will be closed for Easter on Sunday, April 1.


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Annual Spring Marketplace
May 5 & 6 | 11:00am–6:00pm | Free with admission

The Spring Marketplace is an annual shopping event overseen by the CAFAM Shop. The event will feature some of our local contemporary craft and design community in Los Angeles. Come look and shop for unique jewelry, art, textiles, housewares, and other beautiful handcrafted items. All just in time for Mother’s Day.

Accepting vendor applications until March 11.


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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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Find out how you can volunteer with the museum, or at our events and openings.