Craft & Fold Art Museum

 

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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Winter 2019 Programs

January

 

The CAFAM galleries will be closed for exhibition installation from January 7 – 25. 

The CAFAM Shop will maintain its regular hours.


Trinidad / Joy Station:

Members–Only Preview with Beatriz Cortez

Wednesday, January 23 | 1:00–3:00pm

Museum members are invited to meet artist Beatriz Cortez as she finalizes her large-scale installation for the upcoming exhibition Trinidad / Joy Station. Get a behind-the-scenes and intimate look at her process and learn about the fascinating stories behind her new body of work.

RSVP required by January 21: rsvp@cafam.org



Opening Reception

Beatriz Cortez: Trinidad / Joy Station
Focus Iran 3: Contemporary Photography and Video 

Saturday, January 26 | 6:00-9:00pm

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



February

Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Shop
Friday, February 1 – Thursday, February 14
Open during museum hours

The Craft Contemporary Shop presents a special pop-up featuring locally made men’s accessories from Pocket Square Clothing and handcrafted jewelry curated by Ryze Project. Give a meaningful gift that your valentine will adore for years to come. 


Thursday, February 14th | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fresh flowers and beautifuly handcrafted floral arrangements by LENITA, Los Angeles' first flower truck will be available in our courtyard for Valentine's Day!



Museums Free-For-All Day

Saturday, February 2 & Sunday, February 3 | 11:00am-6:00pm | Free

Enjoy free admission at CAFAM all weekend during the annual Museums Free-For-All Day! Visit our new exhibitions and join us on Saturday for hands-on activities and music! Over thirty museums will open their doors and welcome visitors free of charge. 



CraftNight:

Felt Food Trucks with Billy Kheel

Thursday, February 7 | 7:00-9:00pm
$12 / free for members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

Celebrity maker Billy Kheel from NBC’s craft show Making It leads an evening of felt! Using basic techniques of cutting, sewing, and stuffing, participants will create a custom felt food truck. What type of food will your truck sell?

Space is limited, RSVP requested. Click to RSVP. 



For the Love of Glass:
Introduction to Glassworking and Glassblowing with Kazuki Takizawa

Saturday, February 9 | 11:00–3:00pm | 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 glassblowing artist Kazuki Takizawa during this introductory workshop. Learn about mixing molten color and basic glassblowing to create a solid glass paperweight and one other small glass blown form. Works will be available for pick-up at a later date. This workshop takes place at KT Glassworks.

Space is limited, advance registration required. Click to register.



Marvelous Marbling! 

A CraftLab Family Workshop

Sunday, February 10 | 1:30-3:30pm

$10 adults / $7 children / free for members

Experiment with wondrous inks, paint, and paper for a workshop on basic techniques of creating marbled patterns on paper using shaving cream. Leave with colorful paper creations bound to marvel all!

Space is limited. RSVP requested. Click to RSVP. 



Artist Talk:

Trinidad / Joy Station with Beatriz Cortez

Saturday, February 16 | 2:00pm | Free

Exhibiting artist Beatriz Cortez leads a gallery tour of her exhibition Trinidad / Joy Station. Learn about the artist’s work, and the ideas she explores about communal living and the preservation and survival of indigenous knowledge. 

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



The Bee’s-Knees Workshop:

Dipped-Beeswax Candle Making

Saturday, February 16 | 12:00–2:00pm

$75 / $65 members (includes materials)

Slow down and submerge yourself in the meditative process of hand-dipped candle making. Use all-natural materials such as cotton wick and 100% beeswax to make your own fragrant and beautiful candle sets.

Space is limited, advance registration required. Click to register. 



Focus Iran 3: Artists in Conversation

Sunday, February 17 | 1:00pm | Free with RSVP

CAFAM exhibitions curator Holly Jerger will be in conversation with Focus Iran 3 artists about the facets of Iranian youth culture they explore in their photography and video works. Sponsored by Farhang Foundation at the Craft & Folk Art Museum.



Beyond Sight:

Gallery Tour for the Visually Impaired

Sunday, February 24 | 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm | Free

These specially designed gallery tours aims for a multi-sensory experience for blind or visually impaired guests to engage with art in an immersive and accessible way. Tours includes verbal descriptions of all artworks. 

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



Open Clay Studio with Eunice Lee

Thursday, February 28 | 11:00am - 1:00pm

Cost per session: $45 / $35 members
(includes basic materials, clay, and firing)

Our clay studio offers a fun and 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 to register. 



March

Meditation and Sound in the Gallery:
A Sacred Mandala Sound Bath with Grace Oh

Sunday, March 3 | 7:00pm
$30 / $25 members

Artist and sound healer Grace Oh leads a guided sound bath in the exhibition space for Beatriz Cortez:Trinidad / Joy Station. She will lead you through breathwork and the healing vibrations of crystal singing bowls, chimes, and tuning forks. Please bring your own yoga mat and optional pillow and blanket.

Space is limited, advance registration required. Click to register. 



CraftNight:

Woven Cellphone Cases & Mini Weaving
Workshop with Mimi Haddon

Thursday, March 7 | 7:00–9:00pm$12 / free for members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

Fiber artist Mimi Haddon leads a basic weaving workshop on creating a small pouch for cellphones. Using yarn and cotton thread, everyone will take home their own pouch or a small weaving.

Space is limited. RSVP requested. Click to RSVP.



Ancient Inuit Geometries: Igloo Construction Workshop with Beatriz Cortez & Rafa Esparza

Saturday, March 9 | 11:00–1:00pm | $30 / $25 members

For this collaborative workshop, participants are invited to spend an afternoon building an ice igloo with L.A.-based artists and collaborators Beatriz Cortez and Rafa Esparza. Together, the group will discuss the history of Inuit technologies and architecture and work with ice blocks to create the temporary sculpture.

Space is limited, advance registration required. Click to register. 



The Untimely Conversation with Beatriz Cortez & Rafa Esparza

Saturday, March 9 | 3:30pm | Free

Beatriz Cortez and Rafa Esparza’s first public conversation in Los Angeles will discuss their collaborative relationship as artists and friends, including the strength of building communities and the preservation of indigenous knowledge through collaborative projects.

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



Ancient Gardens with Beatriz Cortez

A CraftLab Family Workshop!

Sunday, March 10 | 1:30-3:30pm

$10 adults / $7 children / free for members

Learn about ancient indigenous plants and their preservation as you work with exhibiting artist Beatriz Cortez to create a nomadic garden using organic materials, soil, rocks, and living plants.

Space is limited. RSVP requested. Click to RSVP.



Open Clay Studio with Eunice Lee

Thursdays, March 14 | 11:00am - 1:00pm

Cost per session: $45 / $35 members (includes basic materials, clay, and firing)

Our clay studio offers a fun and 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 to register. 



Crafting A History:

A Conversation on the History and Legacy of the Craft & Folk Art Museum

Sunday, March 17 | 1:00pm | Free

Learn about the beginnings, history, and legacy of the Craft & Folk Art Museum, opened in 1965 on Miracle Mile as a foundational establishment of L.A.’s cultural landscape. The conversation is led by CAFAM executive director Suzanne Isken, joined by former CAFAM librarian Joan Benedetti and independent curator Jo Lauria.

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



Reed Tote Twining Workshop with Lisa Young

Saturday, March 23 | 12:00–5:00pm | $155 / $145 members

Artist and designer Lisa Young from LKLY Designs leads a basket weaving workshop where you will create a handmade tote by twining and weaving with natural reed.

Space is limited, advance registration required. Click to register.



Craft Social: Linoleum Block Printing on Fabric 

Sunday, March 24 | 1:00-3:30pm

$40 / $30 members (includes basic materials and drinks)

Craft Social is a brand-new workshop experience designed for adults. Enjoy afternoon drinks and music as you learn how to carve a linoleum block to print patterns on a variety of cotton fabrics ranging in color and size.

Space is limited, advance registration required. Click to register. 


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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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