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.


CAFAM galleries will be closed from May 7 – 26. The CAFAM Shop will maintain its regular hours but closed on May 26.

Opening Reception for Bamboo and Katherine Gray: As Clear as the Experience
Saturday, May 26 | 6:00–9:00pm

$12 entry / free for members
For more information email: info@cafam.org

CraftNight: Embroidery and Mending with Mimi Haddon
Thursday, June 7 | 7:00–9:00pm | Demonstrations at 7:00 & 7:30pm | $10 / free for members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

Discover the beauty in repairing fabrics using mending and stitching patterns inspired by traditional Japanese Boro and Sashiko techniques. Create patterns and use hoop-less stitching on indigo dyed fabrics, denim, and found fabric swatches. Participants are welcome to bring their own garments or fabric.

Space is limited, RSVP requested: cafamjune2018.eventbrite.com

June _Craft Lab _Cyanotypes
Cyanotypes with Meg Madison: A CraftLab Family Workshop!
Sunday, June 10 | 1:30–3:30pm | $10 adults / $7 children / free for members

Photographer Meg Madison leads a unique workshop on making cyanotypes, a photographic technique that uses sunlight to print shadows onto paper. Create compositions with leaves, branches, flowers, and other objects and watch as the sunlight turns the shadows into beautiful blue and white sun-prints.

Space is limited, RSVP requested: cafamlabjune2018.eventbrite.com

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An Old-Fashioned Craft-Cocktail Workshop with Bar Mattachine
Sunday, June 17 | 2:00pm–4:00pm | $75 / $65 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, and get their own toolkit to make drinks at home. Take-home toolkit includes strainer, shakers, bitters, and cocktail-mixing spoons. For ages 21+

Advanced registration required, click here to register.
For any registration questions please email: workshops@cafam.org

Open Clay Studio: Mold-Making & Slip-Casting with Andres Payan
Thursday, June 21 & 28 | 1:00–5:00pm | $95 / $85 members (includes mold making materials, clay, and firing)

Prepare for a fun, informative, and intensive two-day workshop on creating a plaster mold that can be used to slip-cast ceramic pieces. Led by CAFAM’s curator of public engagement Andres Payan, participants will create a ceramic form that will be kiln-fired. Fired work will be available for pick up at a later date. Previous clay experience is strongly recommended. For ages 17+

Advanced registration required, click here to register.
For any registration questions please email: workshops@cafam.org

Sculptural Loom Weaving! Fiber Workshop with Mimi Haddon
Saturday, June 23 | 1:00-4:00pm | $95 / $85 members (includes materials and take-home loom kit)

Fiber artist Mimi Haddon leads a beginner class on alternative frame loom weaving. Learn to set up a wooden frame loom, various weaving techniques, and how to use weaving tools to create unexpected and dimensional woven sculptures.

Advanced registration required, click here to register.
For any registration questions please email: workshops@cafam.org

Exhibition Walkthrough Katherine Gray: As Clear as the Experience
Sunday, June 24 | 2:00pm | Free

Join exhibiting artist Katherine Gray and exhibition curator Holly Jerger for a gallery walkthrough and discussion about the artist’s process of making mesmerizing glass installations that combine hand-blown glass, found glassware, and theatrical lighting.

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

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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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