February Happenings at the Craft and Folk Art Museum

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February Happenings at the Craft and Folk Art Museum


Thursday, February 2 | 7:00-9:00pm

Etsy Craft Night: Personalized Journals

Led by Lisa Engelbrecht

$5/ Free for CAFAM Members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

Create a fabulous, personalized journal with Lisa Engelbrecht, author of Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering.  Lisa will begin by creating a nameplate for you in her distinctive lettering style. Then, you’ll customize a MakeReady© Journal (created from the waste papers of the printing process) with your nameplate and all sorts of cool materials.

RSVP suggested to rsvp@cafam.org



Saturday, February 4 & Sunday, February 5 | 12:00-5:00pm

Wearable Trunk Show

A Shop@CAFAM Special Event

Free Admission

Located in the CAFAM Courtyard

Five nationally known craft artists will exhibit their wearable art and jewelry at this two-day trunk show and sale. Featured artists Biba Shutz, Valerie Hector, David Forlano, Randall Darwall, and Chris Triola have presented in prestigious juried art exhibitions and museums nationally, and 10% of all proceeds will benefit CAFAM’s exhibitions and education programs.



Saturday, February 11|Drop in between 1:30-3:30pm

Over and Under, Let’s Weave

A CRAFTlab Workshop: Fun for everyone!

$5 per participant (includes museum admission)/ CAFAM Family/Dual Passport members & above FREE

Artist Máximo González transforms a variety of unconventional materials into large, unusual weavings.  Be inspired by Máximo’s work and learn the basics of weaving while experimenting will a range of fun materials.




Sunday, February 12 | 2:00-4:00pm

Graffiti Workshop with Galo “MAKE ONE” Canote

A Folk Art Everywhere Happening


Location:  Mercado La Paloma (3655 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90007)

LA graffiti artist Galo Canote is back for another workshop!  If you missed last month’s program, now is your chance to learn about MAKE ONE’s creative process as he takes you on a journey into LA street culture and teaches you the fundamentals of letter structure and design. 

RSVP requested to rsvp@cafam.org by February 9th





Saturday, February 18 | 2:00-5:00pm

Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Collective – Knit Group

Free and open to the public

Join YBLA’s monthly meeting of local knitters. Share in diverse projects and great conversation.  All skill levels are welcome and encouraged!  To find out more about YBLA, visit www.yarnbombinglosangeles.com.



Tuesdays, February 21 – April 17 | 6:30 - 9:30pm

Community Printmaking Sessions with Holly Jerger

Cost per session: $20/$15 CAFAM Members

Are you interested in printmaking but need a space to work? Whether you are a novice or expert printer, join other like-minded adults for our printmaking sessions that offer space, basic supplies, and casual instruction. Materials for various relief printing processes, collograph, and monotype are on hand. A small etching press and letterpress are also available for use. For ages 17 years + up.

RSVP requested to (323) 937-4230 x28 or workshops@cafam.org



Saturday, February 25 | 7:00-9:00pm

The Craft of Poetry: Deconstructing Perestroika

Poetry Reading and Reception

$7/ Free for CAFAM Members

Please join us for a reading of poetry created in response to artworks exhibited in the Deconstructing Perestroikaexhibition.  The event is organized by Brendan Constantine, Los Angeles poet and author of Birthday Girl Wit Possum, and features poets Ilya Kaminsky, Cecilia Woloch, and Arash Saedinia.

RSVP requested to (323) 937-4230 x50 or rsvp@cafam.org