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Craft Contemporary 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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Fall 2019 Programs
  

October 

Exploding-Pumpkin-Carving 
Laboratory and Workshop
Wednesday, October 30 | 6 – 8 PM 
$25 general admission (includes materials & pumpkin)

They’re baaaack! Add a bombastic twist to your boring pumpkin carving activities with a mix of wicked chemistry concoctions and laboratory experiments. From gruesome oozing effects to exploding pumpkins, this workshop is sure to be a bang! Register

November 

CraftSocial: Ojos de Oro 
A Mexican Marigold Dye Workshop
 
Saturday, November 2 | 2 – 4 PM
$45 | $35 members (materials and drinks included) 

Andres Payan Estrada leads a “to-dye-for” workshop in honor of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Using marigolds, the emblematic flowers used in Mexican Day of the Dead altars, participants will extract natural golden colors and experiment with dyeing fabrics. Register

 

Member Event:
RAW: Craft, Commodity, and Capitalism Curator Walkthrough with Holly Jerger
Sunday, November 3 | 1 PM | Free 

Members are invited for an exclusive tour of RAW: Craft, Commodity, and Capitalism with Exhibitions Curator Holly Jerger. Learn about the artists featured in the exhibition and the ideas behind the range of materials they explore to address the historical and contemporary effects of global capitalism. rsvp@craftcontemporary.org

 

Geometric Vases & Slab Building: Open Clay Workshop with Eunice Lee 
Wednesday, November 6 | 1 – 3 PM
$45 | $35 members (includes materials and firing)

For beginners and experts alike, our clay studio offers a fun, open space to make, experiment, and work with clay. Learn the basic techniques of slab building to create geometric vessels, from sculptures to cups to vases—the possibilities are endless when working with clay. Register


CraftNight: Surprise Activity
Thursday, November 7 | 7 – 9 PM
$12 | Free for members (includes materials)

Come to our monthly CraftNight—learn a new skill and make new friends. We have all the tools & supplies you need and better yet, we clean up the mess. Try something new and take home an instruction sheet to continue practicing your craft. Plus, enjoy all the tortilla chips you can eat! Register

 

Tour of La Brea Tar Pits & Museum Collections plus Cynthia Minet’s Jacked: Panthera Atrox at Craft Contemporary
Saturday, November 9 | 1 – 3 PM | Second Home Pavilion, Hancock Park | Free

The La Brea Tar Pits & Museum in collaboration with Craft Contemporary merge art and science by bringing sculptor Cynthia Minet and Dr. Emily Lindsey, Assistant Curator at La Brea Tar Pits for a public tour of the paleontological collections of La Brea that served as inspiration for the artist. The tour will culminate at Craft Contemporary, with a viewing of Cynthia Minet: Jacked. RSVP


Recycled Papermaking with Sophia Allison: A CraftLab Family Workshop
Sunday, November 10 | 1:30 – 3:30 PM 
$10 adults | $7 children | Free for members 

Inspired by our current exhibition Finding the Center: Works by Echiko Ohira, participants will work with teaching artist Sophia Allison and learn papermaking techniques using recycled and found materials. Register


Curator Walkthrough: Holly Jerger with Artists Ignacio Perez Meruane and Raksha Parekh 
Sunday, November 17 | 1 PM | Free 

Exhibitions Curator Holly Jerger is joined by exhibiting artists Raksha Parekh and Ignacio Perez Meruane for an engaging walkthrough of RAW: Craft, Commodity, and Capitalism. Learn more about the intersection between craft and capitalism and hear about the ideas behind the artworks featured in the exhibition. RSVP

 

Crafting Histories in Fiber: Exhibition and Culminating Event
Saturday, November 23 | 2 – 5 PM | Free 

Craft Contemporary hosts an outdoor reception and exhibition of fiber sculpture work created by the participants of our older adult fiber workshop series taught by artist Mimi Haddon. This program is generously sponsored by Aroha Philanthropies. 


Holiday Glass: Introduction to Glassblowing with Kazuki Takizawa
Sunday, November 24 | 11 AM – 3 PM | KT Glassworks, 5025 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
$130 / $120 members (includes materials and furnace fee)

Step into the hot shop and work with glass artist Kazuki Takizawa at KT Glassworks during this introductory workshop. Learn about mixing molten color and basic glassworking to create a solid glass paperweight and a small glass blown form. Works will be available to pick up at a later date. Register

 

Craft Contemporary will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 28. 

December 

Holiday Marketplace
Saturday, November 30 & Sunday, December 1
11 AM – 5 PM | Free with museum admission

Holiday Marketplace at Craft Contemporary showcases a curated selection of one-of-a-kind contemporary craft and design creations by Los Angeles makers. Celebrate the holidays and the vibrancy of our local community of artists, crafters, and designers with a weekend of shopping, music, and drinks!


Holiday Ornaments & Candlestick Holders: Open Clay Workshop with Eunice Lee 
Wednesday, November 6 | 1 – 3 PM
$45 | $35 members (includes materials and firing)

Join Eunice Lee for a fun afternoon working with clay. Learn the handbuilding technique of slab rolling to create and decorate your very own ceramic ornaments and candlestick holders to light up your holiday. Register

 
CraftNight: Conductive Embroidery Workshop with Karina Esperanza Yañez 
Thursday, December 5 | 7 – 9 PM
$15 | Free for members (includes materials) 

Embroider with an electrifying twist! Practice basic embroidery running stitches using conductive thread and LED lights to create your very own embroidered schematic. Register


POP! Printing on Paper with Bubble Wrap: A CraftLab Family Workshop
Sunday, December 8 | 1:30 – 3:30 PM 
$10 adults | $7 children | Free for members 

Experiment with printmaking techniques and learn how to create bright and colorful prints and giftwrapping paper using recycled plastics and bubble wrap. Give your gifts that extra POP with something unique and handmade! Register 


Honey I Blew up the Weavings: A Giant Weaving Workshop with Mimi Haddon
Saturday, December 14 | 1 – 4 PM
$160 / $150 members

Cozy up and join fiber artist Mimi Haddon for a HUGE weaving workshop. Participants will weave, knot, and tie to create their very own oversized weaving using a variety of fibers, wool roving, and chunky yarn. Advanced registration required. Register


Members Only Echiko Ohira Studio Tour
Sunday, December 15 | 1 – 3 PM | Free

Join an intimate studio tour with Echiko Ohira, whose solo exhibition Finding the Center: Works by Echiko Ohira is featured at Craft Contemporary. Capacity is limited. RSVP to marion@craftcontemporary.org.  

 

Craft Contemporary will be closed for Christmas on Wednesday, December 25 and for New Year’s Day on Wednesday, January 1. 

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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


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