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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Introduction to Perfume Blending: A Workshop with The Institute of Art and Olfaction
Saturday, August 25 | 1:00-4:00pm | $80 / $70 members (includes materials)

The Institute of Art and Olfaction leads an introductory workshop on perfume blending. Participants will create their own scent samples and leave with a 4ml spray vial of a new scent and formula.

Space is limited, advanced registration required, click here.


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Indigo Dye Workshop with Mimi Haddon
Sunday, August 26 | 1:00–4:00pm | $85 / $75 members (includes materials)

Artist Mimi Haddon will teach techniques of working with indigo, one of the oldest pigments used for textile dyeing. Learn basic shibori, a manual resist dyeing and pattern making technique, and experience the magic of indigo-color oxidation in this exciting workshop.

Space is limited, advanced registration required, click here.


Japanese Wood Carving Workshop with Yo Takimoto
Saturday, September 1 | 2:00pm–4:00pm | $55 / $45 members (includes materials)

Japanese master carver, Yo Takimoto leads a meditative workshop on kikezuri, a special Japanese wood carving style. Yo will help each participant select a piece of wood from his personal collection, which includes ancient wood samples from parts of the US and Japan. Each participant will “let the wood speak” and slowly carve to reveal its form.

Space is limited, advanced registration required, click here.


CraftNight: Fiber Wall Hanging & Dip-Dye Workshop with Mimi Haddon
Thursday, September 6 | 7:00–9:00pm | Demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm | $10 / free for members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

Artist Mimi Haddon guides this inventive workshop on fiber and rope wall hangings. Learn different roping, tying, and knotting techniques to create a fiber wall hanging. Finish it off with a dip-dye to add a splash of color.

Space is limited, RSVP requested: cafamseptember2018.eventbrite.com


CLAY LA: VIP Preview & Brunch
Saturday, September 8 | 10:00–11:30am | $20 (includes complimentary food, drink, and museum admission)

Be the first to shop this year’s CLAY LA ceramic marketplace and snatch that ceramic piece you’ve been dreaming about! VIP guests get early access to the marketplace and enjoy complimentary cocktails and delicious snacks.

Advanced tickets available here: www.cafamshop.org/clayla2018

Saturday, September 8 & Sunday, September 9 | 11:30am–6:00pm | Free with admission

CAFAM’s annual ceramic marketplace and fundraiser features emerging and established ceramic makers in the greater Los Angeles area. CLAY LA is the leading marketplace to find innovative and inventive makers and ceramic objects. Celebrate clay and local artists during this fun weekend of shopping, clay workshops, music, and drinks!

Galleries will be closed for exhibition installation from September 10 – 28 and the CAFAM Shop will maintain its regular hours.

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Introduction to Glassworking and Glassblowing with Kazuki Takizawa
Sunday, September 16 | 11:00–2:00pm | KT Glassworks, 5025 W Jefferson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA | $85 / $75 members (includes materials and furnace fee)

Step into the hot shop and work with glassblowing artist Kazuki Takizawa at KT Glassworks during this unique introductory workshop. Learn molten color mixing techniques and basic glassblowing to create a solid glass paperweight and one other small glassblown form. Works will be available for pick-up at a later date.

Space is limited, advanced registration required, click here.


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Opening Reception for Merion Estes: Unnatural Disasters, Sherin Guirguis: Of Thorns and Love, and Daydreaming by Uzumaki Cepeda
Saturday, October 6 | 6:00–9:00pm

Celebrate the opening of three new solo exhibitions by LA artists Uzumaki Cepeda, Merion Estes, and Sherin Guirguis.

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