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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CAFAM Travels
Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 9:30am–5:30pm

One-day Art Tour of Tijuana in conjunction with our PST exhibition The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, Possibility. Led by independent curator Karla Aguiniga, the trip will leave from San Diego and includes travel to Valle de Guadalupe, an emerging vineyard and culinary marvel for a tour and lunch with architect Alejandro D'Acosta. Our participants will also visit and discuss the site of the controversial border wall, meet special guests and enjoy an artist studio tour.

RSVP required: sonia@cafam.org; 323-937-4230 x 31. Fee per person: $200 members / $225 non-members (lunch included)-non-refundable; first come, first serve reservation.


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Found Object & Assemblage Sculpture Workshop
with Monica Wyatt
Saturday, August 19 | 12:00–2:00pm | $55 / $45 members (included materials)

Assemblage artist Monica Wyatt leads a unique workshop exploring the history and process of found object and assemblage art. Taking inspiration from legendary artist Betye Saar, explore this art form and create your own sculptural keepsake.

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


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Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective
Saturday, August 19 | 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!

More information: www.yarnbombinglosangeles.com


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CraftNight: Downtown LA! Block Printing with Mimi Haddon
Thursday, August 24 | 6:00–8:00pm | Angel City Brewery | Demonstrations at 6:00pm & 6:30pm | $10 / free for members (includes materials)

Join us for block printing and beer at Angel City Brewery! Have some beer and create your own foam stamps to experiment with print techniques, colorful block patterns, and stamping on fabric. Event takes place at Angel City Brewery at 216 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Space is limited, RSVP requested: cafamaugust2017acb.eventbrite.com


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Opening Reception for The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility
Saturday, September 9 | 6:30–9:00pm | $12 entry / free for members

For more information email: info@cafam.org


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Piñata Making Party A CraftLab Family Workshop!
Sunday, September 10 | Drop in between 2:30–4:30pm | $7 adults / $5 children / free for members

Celebrate our new exhibition by joining us for this fun piñata making party led by the Piñata Design Studio. Learn basic and traditional techniques of piñata making to create your own piñata!


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Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective
Saturday, September 16 | 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!

More Information: www.yarnbombinglosangeles.com


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Border: Home, Imagination & Possibility / A conversation with Tanya Aguiñiga & Cog•nate Collective
Saturday, September 16 | 3:00pm | Free with admission

CAFAM’s curator of public engagement Andres Payan (Juárez, MX) is joined by Tanya Aguiñiga (Tijuana, MX) and Cog•nate Collective (Mexicali, MX). Speaking from their experiences of growing up in different areas of the US-Mexico border, this conversation will aim to expand ideas and preconceptions of this highly contested, complex, and creative site of exploration.

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


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Pinch, Slab, Coil, POT! A Clay Workshop with Andres Payan
Sunday, September 24 | 1:00–5:00pm | $60 / $50 members (materials and firing included)

We are excited to announce the beginning of a robust and exciting ceramic program at CAFAM! For the inaugural celebration, join Andres Payan for a fun afternoon sipping champagne and making clay pots! Fired pots will be available for pickup at a later date.

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


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CLAY LA: 2017
Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1 | 11:00–6:00pm | Free with museum admission

Our second annual sale and fundraiser showcasing emerging and established ceramic makers in the greater Los Angeles area. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and shop from some of LA’s most vibrant and dynamic makers, celebrated for their accomplishments and often-unexpected approaches to art making and design. Join us for fun air-clay making activities, music, and drinks!

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First Thursday nights from 7:00pm-9pm


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For the whole family on the second Sunday from 1:30-3:30pm


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