October Workshops and Events at CAFAM!!

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October Workshops and Events at CAFAM!!

Don's miss the exciting October Workshops and Events at the Craft and Folk Art Museum!


Thursday | October 6

Etsy Craft Night: Zines

Led by The Urban Craft Center and L.A. Zine Fest 2012

7:00-9:00pm • $5 admission (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

Bust out the markers and scissors to draw, write, collage, cut, and fold. Zines (pronounced zeeen) are handmade mini-magazines that contain stories, comics, rants, raves, and anything else you can think of! The crew from The Urban Craft Center and upcoming L.A Zine Fest will guide you through a series of exercises to make one of your own.

RSVP suggested to rsvp@cafam.org



Saturday | October 8 – A CRAFTlab Workshop: Fun for everyone!

Flower Power Drawings

Drop in between 1:30-3:30pm • $5 per participant (includes museum admission) | CAFAM Family/Dual Passport members & above FREE

During October, The Big Draw LA celebrates the power of drawing to help us see, think, and invent with a series of events around the city.  At CAFAM, we’ll explore the vibrant flower motifs in our Golden State of Craftexhibition and turn our courtyard into a burst of color and fun with large-scale drawings.  For more information about The Big Draw LA visit www.thebigdrawla.org.



Sunday | October 9

Curator’s Talk(in partnership with Craft in America)

3:00pm • Free with museum admission

Join Jo Lauria, curator of Golden State of Craft: California 1960 – 1985,

for an exploration of the influential artists and designers whose innovative works

shaped this important period in California history and made lasting

contributions to the fields of craft and design.

RSVP suggested to (323) 937-4230 x50 or rsvp@cafam.org. Seating is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis.



Tuesdays | October 11 – November 29

Community Printmaking with Holly Jerger

6:30 - 9:30pm • 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, join other like-minded folks for our printmaking sessions that offer space, basic supplies, and casual instruction.

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



Saturday | October 15

Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Collective – Knit Group

2:00-5:00pm • Free and open to the public

Join in YBLA’s monthly meeting of local knitters to share in diverse projects and good conversation.  All skill levels are welcome and encouraged!



Sunday | October 16 – Adult Art Workshop

Coat Hanger Baskets with Aaron Kramer

1:00 – 5:00pm • $65/$55 CAFAM members

Join artist, tinkerer, and master of repurposing Aaron Kramer for another innovative workshop to construct a one-of-a-kind basket out of simple coat hangers and other unconventional materials such as VHS tape and coffee stirs. Your piece could even be transformed into a light fixture or sculptural object.  Materials and tools will be on hand, but please bring in 12 coat hangers (with the thinner, white wire) if possible.  Also, feel free to bring in your favorite pair of needle-nose pliers and wire cutters.

Advanced registration required, online at www.cafam.org or email: workshops@cafam.org.



Saturday | October 22

Miracle Mile Art Walk

FREE admission

Visit CAFAM, then join our neighbors for another Art Walk.



Saturday | October 22 - A Folk Art Everywhere Happening

Day of the Dead Drop-in workshop

11:00am - 2:00pm  • A FREE event for all ages

Presented in collaboration with 24th St. Theatre

(1117 W. 24th St, Los Angeles 90007)

Decorate sugar skulls, make colorful paper flowers, and other activities as part of the traditional Mexican holiday, Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.  A mixture of Aztec and Catholic traditions, the holiday focuses on family and friends gathering to remember loved ones who have died. These workshops are part of several Day of the Dead festivities happening at 24th St. Theatre, culminating in a big community celebration on Tuesday, November 1. Participants can drop in on either workshop between 11:00am and 2:00pm. Take one, leave one!  Participants are asked to leave something they make on the community altar that will be seen by several hundred people at the November 1 event.


Sunday l October 23
Craft Affair 
11:00 am – 12:30pm • $150 VIP Ticket/$500 VIP Sponsor Ticket 
CAFAM Courtyard 

Join us for our festive CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH to celebrate CAFAM’s history and toast an exciting future. Enjoy music and delicious fare while mingling with artists and collectors in the museum courtyard. Visit our groundbreaking exhibitions created as part of the Pacific Standard Time initiative. All guests will be entered in a raffle for one-of-a-kind art works, including pieces by Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman, Aaron Kramer, Adam Silverman, and Ramona Otto.Sunday | October 30  – Adult Art Workshop


Mask Making with Dora De Larios

10:00am – 3:00pm • $110/$95 CAFAM members

Location: Dora’s Studio (8560 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles 90034)

Legendary ceramist and Golden State of Craftartist Dora De Larios has been making masks for decades—drawing on dreams, animals, and portraiture as inspiration. Join Dora at her studio and create your own expressive mask in clay.  Includes bisque firing of masks.  Please bring a sack lunch, beverages provided. Workshop is limited to 12 participants—sign up right away! 

Thanks to Aardvark Clay and Supplies Inc. (www.aardvarkclay.com) for their support of this program.

Advanced registration required, online at www.cafam.org or email: workshops@cafam.org.