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.

Member Event: Exhibition Walkthrough for Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California with Exhibitions Curator Holly Jerger & Danielle Sommer
Sunday, March 26 | 11:00am | Free members-only event
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CAFAM members are invited to join exhibition co-curators Holly Jerger and Danielle Sommer on a gallery tour and learn more about the dynamic field of contemporary book arts. This will also be a unique opportunity to see additional pages of the exhibited books.

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

Social (Media) Politics of Photography in the Digital Age
A Discussion with Arpad Kovacs & Ramin Talaie for Focus Iran 2: Contemporary Photography and Video
Sunday, April 2 | 3:00pm | Free with admission | Reception to follow

Exhibition juror Arpad Kovacs, the J. Paul Getty assistant curator of photography, and Ramin Talaie, photographer and creator of the Instagram project Everyday Iran, host a conversation on contemporary photography, social media, and the politics of producing and sharing images in the digital age. Sponsored by Farhang Foundation at the Craft & Folk Art Museum.

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

CraftNight: Ama-Zine Workshop with Rhea Tepp & Special Film Screening and Reading with Snatch Power
Thursday, April 6 | 6:30–9:00pm | $7 / free for members (includes materials)
Museum courtyard (Galleries open 6:30pm-9:30pm) | Demonstrations at 6:30pm & 7:00pm

Make your own zine while drinking and mingling during this special, local book arts evening! Hosted by Rhea Tepp from LA Zine Fest, participants will learn techniques for handmade publications to create their own zine while enjoying readings and a special film screening by local artist collective Snatch Power.

Space is limited, RSVP requested: cafamapril2017.eventbrite.com

Voice: A Performance by Ali Kheradyar
Saturday, April 8 | 3:00pm | Free with admission

Exhibiting artist Ali Kheradyar is a Los Angeles based interdisciplinary performance artist whose work is on view in Focus Iran 2. Using the gallery as a performance space, Kheradyar will be joined by other women who will perform songs in Farsi in the exhibition space.

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

Print Kitchen! A CraftLab Family Workshop!
Sunday, April 9 | Drop in between 1:30–3:30pm
$7 adults / $5 children / free for members

What’s cooking at CAFAM? Printmaking! Join us for a fun day of printmaking, and learn a variety of print and stamp techniques using things from around your kitchen. From turning potatoes and celery into stamps, to using foam plates to create print blocks — the possibilities are endless!

Culver City High School Student Art Exhibition & Reception
Saturday, April 15 | 2:00-5:00pm | Museum courtyard | Free with general admission

CAFAM hosts a reception and student exhibition of book arts created through our collaboration with students from Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA). This program is generously sponsored by Sony Pictures.

Upcycled VHS Tape Books!
A Bookbinding Workshop with Rachel Curry
Saturday, April 29 | 1:00-4:00pm | $55 / $45 members (includes materials)

Learn the craft of bookbinding during this unique workshop taught by book artist Rachel Curry. Participants will transform old VHS tape boxes into one-of-a-kind long-stitch bound journals and sketchbooks! Materials and VHS tape boxes will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their cardboard VHS tape box.

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

CAFAM will be closed for Easter on Sunday, April 16

Spring Marketplace
Sunday, April 30 | 11:00–5:00pm | Free

Celebrate the spring season at the CAFAM Shop’s new shopping event, featuring our favorite Los Angeles makers. Find special one-of-a-kind contemporary jewelry, art, textiles, housewares, and other beautiful hand-crafted gifts for your loved ones.

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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