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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Artist Talk: Of Thorns and Love with Sherin Guirguis & Holly Jerger
Sunday, November 18 | 2:00pm | Free

Join exhibiting artist Sherin Guirguis and curator Holly Jerger for a gallery tour and discussion about the exhibition Of Thorns and Love. Learn about Egyptian feminist activist Doria Shafik and how Guirguis captured her political work and writings into paintings and sculptures for the exhibition. 

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

CAFAM will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 22.

VIP: Preview Brunch 
Saturday, November 24 | 10:00am – 11:30am | $15

Enjoy the first pick of the marketplace at this special preview event. VIP guests enjoy early access to the marketplace along with complimentary breakfast cocktails and snacks. 

Buy tickets here.

Holiday Marketplace
Saturday, November 24 & Sunday, November 25 | 11:30am – 5:00pm | Free with museum admission

The Holiday Marketplace is an annual shopping event and fundraiser for the Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM). Make your holiday shopping more meaningful by supporting CAFAM and a curated group of unique and vibrant makers from Los Angeles!

For more information visit: cafamshop.org/holidaymarketplace2018

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Holiday Glass: Introduction to Glassworking and Glassblowing with Kazuki Takizawa
Saturday, December 1 | 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 at KT Glassworks 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.

Space is limited, advance registration required, click here

Artist Talk: Soft Spaces With Uzumaki Cepeda and Melian Junius Moderated by Sasha Ali
Sunday, December 2 | 2:00pm | Free

Exhibiting artist Uzumaki Cepeda is joined by fellow artist and collaborator Melian Junius for a conversation on the representation of women of color in creative fields, the importance of creating safe spaces, and creative outlets that foster and promote inclusivity.

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

CraftNight: On the Streets-On the Wall Street Art and Poster Workshop with Boyd Hale
Thursday, December 6 | 7:00 – 9:00pm | Demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm | $10 / free for members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

Learn basic lettering and character design techniques with artist Boyd Hale, who leads a workshop on poster-making using recycled street posters, signage, and paint. Hale will create an installation space in the CAFAM courtyard and encourages all participants to spread the messages and creativity expressed in the posters out in the world!

Space is limited, RSVP requested: cafamdecember2018.eventbrite.com

Printmaking and Political Poster Workshop with Sherin Guirguis and Andi Xoch
Sunday, December 8 | 2:00 – 4:30pm | $35 / $25 members (includes materials)

Exhibiting artist Sherin Guirguis collaborates with Andi Xoch from Self-Help Graphics & Art to lead a dynamic workshop on making political posters using collage, printmaking, and gold foil techniques. Guirguis will also briefly speak about Egyptian feminist activist Doria Shafik, who inspired her current exhibition, Of Thorns and Love.

Space is limited, advance registration required, click here

The Gift of Pattern: Printing Giftwrapping Paper CraftLab Family Workshop with Rachel Curry
Sunday, December 9 | 1:30 – 3:30pm | $10 adults / $7 children / free for members

Wrap your holiday gifts in hand-printed wrapping paper! Using block printing techniques, experiment with pattern and color to make a large-scale printed sheet. Frame it or awe your loved ones with an artfully wrapped gift.

Space is limited, RSVP requested: cafamlabdecember2018.eventbrite.com

Artist Talk: Unnatural Disasters with Merion Estes & Howard N. Fox
Sunday, December 16 | 1:00pm | Free

Curator Howard N. Fox and exhibiting artist Merion Estes present an intimate conversation about Estes’ history with the Pattern and Decoration art movement and the feminist movements of the 1970s and ‘80s. Learn about the techniques and ideas she explores in her current exhibition, Merion Estes: Unnatural Disasters.

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

CAFAM will be closed for Christmas on Tuesday, December 25.

CAFAM will be closed for New Year’s Day on Tuesday, January 1.

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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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