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Learn at Craft Contemporary

Craft Contemporary 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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Spring 2019 Programs
  

August


 
Legal Name and Gender Marker Change Clinic and opportunity to view On the Inside
Wednesday, August 21 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Free

Bet Tzedek, a non-profit legal services organization in Los Angeles is partnering with Craft Contemporary to help people complete paperwork necessary to apply for a legal name and gender marker change as well as help applying for a fee waiver.

To RSVP please contact Jordan Aiken at jaiken@bettzedek.org or 323-549-5894 



The People’s Workshop: Quilting as Memory and Vision

Community Crafting for LGBTQ+ Liberation
Saturday, August 24 | 3 – 6 PM
$10 | $8 members (includes materials)

Participants will use techniques such as hand-stitching, gluing, and embroidery to create quilt squares inspired by past, present, and future LGBTQ+ movements and communities. Quilt squares created during the workshop can be incorporated into two large-scale community quilts.

Space is limited. Advanced registration required.



Steam Egg – Steam Party

August 25 | 12 – 3 PM | Free

Steam Egg will be fully operational as a steam room over the course of this summer, during which guests are invited to climb up and into this egg-shaped steam room and immerse themselves in a hot, intimate setting with friends and strangers. Please arrive early and be ready to sweat– guests are asked to bring their own towels and bathing suit. Drinking water and changing rooms will be provided.



Assembling Stories with Rosalyn Myles: An Assemblage Sculpture Workshop
Sunday, August 25 | 12 – 3 PM
$50 | $40 members (materials provided)

Using a variety of found, used, and collected materials, artist Rosalyn Myles will guide participants through an intuitive assemblage workshop. What will your sculpture say about you? Participants are encouraged to bring materials, photographs, or mementos to use in their sculptures.

Space is limited. Advanced registration required.



Clay Marbling: Open Clay Workshop with Eunice Lee

Thursday, August 29 | 11 AM – 1 PM
$45 | $35 members
(includes basic materials, clay, and firing)

For beginners and experts alike, our clay studio offers a fun, open space to make, experiment, and work with clay. For this session, participants will be working with Eunice Lee to experiment with a variety of clay bodies to create a marbled clay effect! For ages 14+.

Space is limited. Advanced registration required.



Welding Assemblage Sculpture with Molten Metal Works

Saturday, August 31 | 9 AM – 12 PM
3617 San Fernando Rd., Glendale, CA 91204
$110 | $100 members (includes materials and facility fees)

Join us for a unique welding experience and learn more about the work of John T. Riddle, Jr. by reimagining some of his assemblage and sculptural works using MIG welders, grinders, plasma cutters, and all sorts of tools that will have you shooting sparks and melting metal! For ages 18+. Open to ages 14-17 if accompanied by a guardian registered in the class.

Space is limited. Advanced registration required. 


September


 
Resilience: On the Inside Gallery Talk
Sunday, September 1 | 1 PM | Free

Dominique Morgan, national director of Black & Pink, shares his story about the direct and secondary impact of incarceration on his family and community. Hear him speak about the topic of resilience, and consider the ways in which resilience is formed in response to trauma. RSVP required.



CraftNight: Fiber Sculptures and Wearables with Mimi Haddon

Thursday, September 5 | 7 – 9 PM
$12 | Free for members (includes materials)

Make fiber sculptures, wall hangings, or wearable art with fiber artist Mimi Haddon! Participants will tie, wrap, and stitch fibers, fabrics, and recycled materials to experiment with a variety of sculptural and wearable forms.

Space is limited. RSVP requested.



CLAY LA: VIP Preview & Brunch

Saturday, September 7 | 10 AM – 11:30 AM
$20 (includes 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 snacks. Advanced tickets available: www.cafamshop.org/clayla2019



CLAY LA

Saturday, September 7 & Sunday, September 8
11:30 AM – 5 PM | Free with admission

Craft Contemporary’s annual ceramic marketplace and fundraiser features emerging and established ceramic makers in the greater Los Angeles area. Celebrate clay and local artists during this fun weekend of shopping, clay workshops, music, and drinks! For more information visit: www.cafamshop.org/clayla2019

  


 

There will be no CraftLab in September due to CLAY LA. We invite you to join us for our CLAY LA drop in air-dry clay workshops all weekend from 1:30-3:30. Free with admission.

Craft Contemporary galleries will be closed for exhibition installation from September 9-27. The Museum Shop will maintain its regular hours.

 


 

Opening Reception for RAW: Craft, Commodity, and Capitalism;
Finding the Center: Works by Echiko Ohira; and Cynthia Minet: Jacked
Saturday, September 28 | 6 – 9 PM
$12 entry | Free for members

For more information email: info@cafam.org

  


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