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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CraftNight: Patterns and Stamping and Fabric! OH MY!
A Block Printing Workshop
Thursday, July 7 | 7:00–9:00pm | Museum courtyard | Demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm 
$8 / free for members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

Artist Mimi Haddon leads a fun workshop on making foam stamps to create colorful block prints and patterns on fabric. Come experiment with printing techniques and stamping!

Space is limited. RSVP requested: cafamjuly2016.eventbrite.com


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Crafting with Nature: Branch Weaving with Mimi Haddon
A CraftLab Family Workshop!
Sunday, July 10 | Drop in between 1:30–3:30pm | $7 adults / $5 children / free for members

In the spirit of our current exhibition Windfall, we will be bringing new life to found tree branches in this inventive weaving workshop by Mimi Haddon. Reclaim your very own natural treasure and adorn it with creative weaving techniques and vivid yarn colors.


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Tormenta Omnia
Saturday, July 16 | 5:00–5:30pm Spanish & 5:30–6:00pm English | Free with museum admission

Cronk’s iconic muse La Tormenta comes to life in a bilingual staged theatrical performance written by Froylan Cabuto. The enigmatic female character will be performed by actress Mariana Montes (Spanish), Caroline Le Duc (English), danced by Beatriz Eugenia Vazquez, directed and choreographed by Denise Blasor with original music by Otto Cifuentes.


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Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective
Saturday, July 16 | 2:00–5:00pm | Free

Join in YBLA’s monthly meeting to find out what your local guerrilla knitters are up to, share projects you’re working on, and good conversation. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged!

More information: www.yarnbombinglosangeles.com


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Indigo & Cochineal
A Natural Dye Workshop with Mimi Haddon
Sunday, July 17 | 1:00–4:00pm | $80 / $70 members (materials included)

Work with artist Mimi Haddon to explore the basic techniques of working with indigo and cochineal, two of the oldest pigments used for textile dyeing. Experience the magic of indigo-color oxidation and learn about the crimson-dye-producing insects that create cochineal in this exciting workshop on natural dyes.

Advanced registration required. Click here or email: workshops@cafam.org


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Summer Concert: Theater of Sounds
Friday, July 22 | 6:00–9:00pm | $7 General admission

Experience CAFAM’s exhibitions in a whole new way. In this one night only event, musicians from around LA will fill the museum’s galleries with an experimental mix of music and sounds, concluding with a special performance and dance party in Gronk’s Theater of Paint.


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Chuck Rosenthal & Gail Wronsky:
People of Earth This is Your Last Warning
Sunday, July 24 | 3:00pm | Free 

Authors Chuck Rosenthal and Gail Wronsky present People of Earth This is Your Last Warning, a new performance and reading adapted from their book, Tomorrow You’ll be One of Us, which inspired Gronk’s site specific theater.

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


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CLAY LA: 2016
Saturday, July 30 | 11:00–6:00pm | Free with museum admission

CLAY LA is a new annual sale and fundraiser showcasing emerging and established ceramic makers in the greater Los Angeles area. Meet and shop from some of LA’s most vibrant and dynamic makers, celebrated for their accomplishments and often-unexpected approaches to art making and design. Join us for fun air-clay workshops, music, and drinks!


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CraftNight: Disguise & Performance,
A Mask Making Workshop with Gronk
Thursday, August 4 | 7:00–9:00pm | Demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm
$8 / free for members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks) 

Spend the evening with Gronk as he leads a hands- on mask making workshop utilizing the materials and approaches he uses in set design. Become your favorite character or invent a new persona and activate Gronk’s Theater of Paint with your new mask creations!

Space is limited. RSVP requested: cafamaugust2016.eventbrite.com


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A Conversation with Peter Sellars & Gronk
Saturday, August 6 | 1:00pm | Free with museum admission

Visionary theater director Peter Sellars will join Gronk for an immersive conversation on their multiple theatrical collaborations, favorite moments in opera, and how their varied artistic influences come together in each production.

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


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Colors in Motion: Marker Tie-Dyeing with Mimi Haddon
A CraftLab Family Workshop!
Sunday, August 14 | Drop in between 1:30–3:30pm| $7 adults / $5 children / free for members 

Come to our color laboratory and create awesome color explosions by setting molecules in motion! Experiment with permanent markers on fabric, then add a few drops of rubbing alcohol to create magical tie-dyed designs.


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Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective
Saturday, August 20 | 2:00–5:00pm | Free

Join in YBLA’s monthly meeting to find out what your local guerrilla knitters are up to, share projects you’re working on, and good conversation. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged!

More information: www.yarnbombinglosangeles.com


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Keep Your Shirt on While I Put on My Pants
Gallery Talk with Marisela Norte & Gronk
Sunday, August 21 | 6:30pm | Free 

L.A. based writer Marisela Norte will join longtime friend Gronk for a conversation about their shared Los Angeles history and the influence of B-movies on their lives and work. Support from UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

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


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After It Happened:
A Community Set Design Workshop
with Invertigo Dance Theatre
Saturday, August 27 | 12:00–4:00pm | $40 / $30 Members

Join John Burton, Invertigo Dance Theatre set designer, in the creation of collaborative set pieces utilizing re-purposed materials. The set pieces will be used in Invertigo’s upcoming production, After It Happened, presented at the Ford Amphitheatre this September. All participants will be credited and offered discounted tickets to the production.

Advanced registration required. Click here or email: workshops@cafam.org


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Storytelling Through Movement:
Invertigo Movement and Dance Workshop
Sunday, August 28 | 1:30–3:30pm | Free | No prior dance experience necessary 

Invertigo Dance Theatre company members and teaching artists will lead an all-ages and all-abilities workshop about using movement to tell a story and creating a unique one-time dance installation within the Gronk’sTheater of Paint exhibition space.

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


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CraftNight: Recycled Puppet Making Workshop
with Invertigo Dance Theatre
Thursday, September 1 | 7:00–9:00pm | Demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm
$8 / free for members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

Taking inspiration from the recycled materials used in Gronk’s Theater of Paint, participants will be working with Invertigo Dance Theatre set designer, John Burton, in a fun puppet making workshop. Be creative, recycle, and make your very own puppet, to bring to life in Gronk’s installation!

Space is limited. RSVP requested: cafamseptember2016.eventbrite.com


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Box Collective in Residency
Sunday, September 4 | 1:00–5:00pm | Museum courtyard | Free and open to the public

For the closing day of Windfall, we will be joined by members of the Box Collective who will demonstrate several of the woodworking techniques used in the production of their works on display. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch these artists in action!


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The CAFAM galleries will be closed for exhibition installation from September 5 – 23. The CAFAM Shop will remain open during regular hours.


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Printing with Bubbles
A CraftLab Family Workshop!
Sunday, September 11 | Drop in between 1:30–3:30pm
$7 adults / $5 children / free for members

BUBBLES!! How can you make these burst with even more fun? Join us for this fun workshop were you will experiment with dyed bubbles to create unique and fun patterns on paper!


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Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Knit Graffiti Collective
Saturday, September 17 | 2:00-5:00pm | Free

Join in YBLA’s monthly meeting to find out what your local guerrilla knitters are up to, share projects you’re working on, and good conversation. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged!

More information: www.yarnbombinglosangeles.com


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Opening Reception: Kay Sekimachi: Simple Complexity | Works from the Forrest L. Merrill Collection & Work Over School: Art From the Margins of the Inside
Saturday, September 24 | 6:00–9:00pm

$12 entry / free for members

For more information: 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