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 galleries will be closed for exhibition installation from May 8–27. The CAFAM Shop will remain open during regular hours.


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Opening Reception for Material as Metaphor and Betye Saar: Keepin’ it Clean
Saturday, May 27 | 6:00 –9:00pm 

$12 entry / free for members

For more information email: info@cafam.org


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CraftNight: Macramé Madness Workshop
Thursday, June 1 | 7:00 –9:00pm Demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm $10 / free for members (includes materials, drinks, & snacks)

Are you mad for macramé? Learn basic skills and knots to make your very own macramé art piece. From wall hanging to wearable art, this knotty workshop is sure to pack some fun.

Space is limited. RSVP requested: cafamjune2017.eventbrite.com


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Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community
Artist Panel Discussion & Book Launch
Saturday, June 3 | 3:00pm | Free with admission

This artist panel celebrates the launch of the book Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community and features LA-based fiber artists Diedrick Brackens, Ben Cuevas, Aubrey Longley-Cook, Maria Pineres, and Nathan Vincent. Moderated by John Quaich, editor and curator of Queer Threads.

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


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Acid Colors: Acid Dye Workshop with Mimi Haddon
Sunday, June 4 | 1:00 –4:00pm $80 / $70 members (includes materials) 

Explore the basic techniques of working with extremely colorful acid dyes! This workshop introduces participants to layering colorful dyes on silk and dye-resist techniques such as shibori.

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


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Abstract Felt Sculptures with Lloyd Hamrol:
A CraftLab Family Workshop!
Sunday, June 11 | Drop in between 1:30 –3:30pm $7 adults / $5 children / free for members

Exhibiting artist Lloyd Hamrol leads an exciting workshop inspired by his monumental felt sculpture for the exhibition Material as Metaphor. Knot, cut, glue, and experiment with industrial felt to create a sculpture of your own to take home.


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Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective
Saturday, June 17 | 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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Introduction to Hand Embroidery with Jenny Hart
Saturday, June 24 | 1:00 –4:00pm $95 / $85 members (includes Sublime Stitching Ultimate Embroidery Kit) 

Join artist Jenny Hart to learn the basics of hand embroidery! For this introductory workshop, Jenny will guide participants through a variety of stitches, techniques on transferring patterns, how to stitch on difficult fabrics, along with tips and unique approaches she has developed from her years of experience.

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


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Keepin’ It Clean: A Conversation with Betye Saar & Steve Nelson
Sunday, June 25 | 3:00pm | Free with admission

Iconic artist Betye Saar is joined by Steven Nelson, director of the UCLA African Studies Center, for a special afternoon discussing her art practice and its enduring relevance, including the significance of her washboard sculptures on view in Betye Saar: Keepin’ It Clean.

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


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Craft Night

First Thursday nights from 7:00pm-9pm

CraftLab Workshops

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