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.

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

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CraftNight: Crimson Night / A Cochineal Dye and Embroidery Workshop
Thursday, October 4 | 7:00–9:00pm | Demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm | $12 / free for members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

Start the spooky month of October with an evening embroidery workshop using red thread and crimson cochineal dye. Participants will learn automatic running stitches to create patterns on cotton handkerchiefs that will be finished off with a variety of cochineal dyes extracted from bugs.

Space is limited, RSVP requested: cafamoctober2018.eventbrite.com

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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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Open Clay Studio with Eunice Lee
Thursday October 11 | 11:00am–1:00pm | Cost per session: $45 / $35 members (includes basic materials, clay, and firing)

Our clay studio offers a fun, open space to make, experiment, and play with clay. For beginners and experts alike, we offer space, basic supplies, and casual instruction to work on creative clay projects. For ages 17+

Space is limited, advance registration required: click here

Pine & Coil: Pine Needle Basket Workshop with Lisa Young
Saturday, October 13 | 1:30–3:30pm | $160 / $150 members (includes materials)

Artist and designer Lisa Young from LKLY Designs leads an introductory coil basketry workshop. Learn basic coiling and binding techniques using pine needles, cotton thread, and beeswax to create a unique vessel.

Space is limited, advance registration required: cafam.formstack.com/forms/pine_coil

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Fantastic Fibers: Soft Sculptures with Mimi Haddon / CraftLab Family Workshop
Sunday, October 14 | 1:30–3:30pm | $10 adults / $7 children / free for members

Fiber artist Mimi Haddon leads a soft- sculpture workshop using re-used and recycled fiber-based materials. Experiment with foam, thread, and fabric to create a soft-fiber sculpture using basic techniques such as stitching, applique, and pattern-making.

Space is limited, RSVP requested: cafamlaboctober2018.eventbrite.com

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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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