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.

Mexico City Art Tour with CAFAM!
March 20–25, 2018

Join CAFAM for an exciting art tour in Mexico City! Visit world-class museums, galleries, and anthropological treasures while traversing one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. The tour includes five nights at the luxurious Camino Real Polanco, special meals, and visits to artist studios and private art collections.

Please email sonia@cafam.org for more information. Event details here.

CraftNight: Sock Puppet Extravaganza!
Thursday, July 6 | 6:30–9:00pm | Demonstrations at 6:30 & 7:00pm | $10 / free for members (includes materials)

Led by Mimi Haddon, embellish, sew, and decorate socks with fibers, materials and googly additions to create your own socking awesome puppet! Have fun, mingle, experiment with materials, and enjoy activating your new creation in our puppet theatre! What will you make?

Space is limited, RSVP requested: cafamjuly2017.eventbrite.com

Member Event: Material as Metaphor
Gallery Talk with Suzanne Isken
Saturday, July 8 | 1:00pm | Members-only event

CAFAM members are invited to an intimate gallery talk and exhibition walkthrough of Material as Metaphor led by executive director Suzanne Isken. Join us for light refreshments and the opportunity to learn more about the history, process and contemporary fiber practices.

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

Mapping Spaces: Yarn Painting, a CraftLab Family Workshop!
Sunday, July 9 | Drop in between | 1:30–3:30pm $7 adults / $5 children / free for members

How do you make a painting without paint? With yarn! Taking inspiration from maps and images, turn yarn and glue into lines and colorful blocks on two-dimensional surfaces to create a fiber masterpiece.

Leader & Legend: The Legacy and Influence of Betye Saar Panel Conversation with jill moniz
Saturday, July 22 | 3:00pm | Free with admission

Independent curator jill moniz moderates a panel conversation about legendary artist Betye Saar’s role in the Los Angeles arts community and her legacy as a woman of color, an assemblage artist, and her continued relevance among new generations of emerging artists. The panel features Monica Wyatt, Rosalyn Myles, and Duane Paul, who will speak of Saar’s influence on their lives and art practice.

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

Liminal Spaces: A Presentation on The Possibility Project
Sunday, July 23 | 1:00–2:00pm | Free with admission

Presentation by The Possibility Project, an Australian social enterprise that collaborates with artisans who live at the poverty level in India. Together they create ethical and environmentally conscious products, also known as slow fashion, that materialize what we all have in common.

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

Mending as Metaphor: A Mending Workshop with Ruth Souza
Sunday, July 23 | 2:00–4:00pm | $25 / $35 members

During this unique workshop, participants come together to repair their damaged garments and share stories about them. The workshop focuses on reuse instead of waste, and participants will learn techniques to repair, mend, embroider, patch, or even transform their beloved textiles or garments. Please bring a basic sewing kit and garments or materials to work on. A variety of needles, threads, yarns and fabric scraps will be provided.

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

Strong and Versatile: Japanese Handmade Paper and Paper Thread Talk and Demonstration with Hiroko Karuno
Saturday, July 29 | 11:30am–1:00pm and 3:00–4:30pm | Free with RSVP

Master spinner, dyer, and weaver Hiroko Karuno presents a slide lecture on the process of washi(Japanese handmade paper) making. She will demonstrate the intricate method of producing kami-ito (paper thread) from a sheet of washi and how to prepare it for weaving.

Master Class with Hiroko Karuno: Making Paper Thread
Sunday, July 30 | 12:00–6:00pm

Learn the uniquely detailed method of making kami-ito from a sheet of washi. In this hands-on workshop, Hiroko Karuno leads participants with step-by-step instruction on folding the paper to spinning the paper with a drop-spindle. Space is limited to 10 participants who have experience with spinning and weaving.

Advanced registration required, email: andres@cafam.org for more information.

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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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