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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Clay Wearables: A Ceramic Jewelry Workshop with Alyson Iwamoto
Saturday, March 24 & Saturday, April 7 | 1:00–3:00pm | $70 / $60 members (includes materials and firing)

Join ceramic artist Alyson Iwamoto to learn how to make clay jewelry and wearables, ranging from pendants, beads, brooches, and necklaces. The possibilities are endless!

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. Email: workshops@cafam.org for waitlist.

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Wayne Perry in Residence
Sundays, March 25 & April 22 | 1:00pm–4:00pm

Melting Point artist Wayne Perry will be on site with his pottery wheel, throwing clay and sharing his unique approach to ceramics, community art making workshops, and public art.

Curator Walkthrough of Melting Point: Movements in Contemporary Clay
Sunday, March 25 | 2:00pm | Free

Join us for an engaging curator walkthrough of Melting Point: Movements in Contemporary Clay. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the artists and clay practices currently expanding and redefining the field of ceramics.

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


CAFAM will be closed for Easter on Sunday, April 1.

Open Clay Studio with Eunice Lee
Thursdays, April 12 & 19 | 11:00–1:00pm | Cost per session: $40 / $30 members (includes basic materials and clay)

Drop by for a fun, open space to make, experiment, and play with clay! Whether you’re a beginner or clay expert, our open studio offers space, basic supplies, and casual instruction. Supplies include clay, underglaze, and surface decoration tools. Firing will be provided. For ages 17+.

Space is limited, advance registration required: workshops@cafam.org

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Wheel Throwing Workshop with Wayne Perry
Saturday, April 14 | 1:00–4:00pm | $55 / $45 members (includes clay and firing)

Join Melting Point: Movements in Contemporary Clay exhibiting artist Wayne Perry for an introductory wheel throwing ceramic intensive! Learn the techniques of wedging, throwing, and trimming hand-thrown clay forms on the wheel.

Advanced registration required, email: workshops@cafam.org

Annual Spring Marketplace
May 5 & 6 | 11:00am–6:00pm | Free with admission

The Spring Marketplace is an annual shopping event overseen by the CAFAM Shop. The event will feature some of our local contemporary craft and design community in Los Angeles. Come look and shop for unique jewelry, art, textiles, housewares, and other beautiful handcrafted items. All just in time for Mother’s Day.

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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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