Hello, creative Californians! We have a great slate of creative programming at the local craft museums in your great state this month. Join in the fun on Thursday, April 5 in LA to make a case for your e-reader, and in San Francisco to get your seed bomb on.
Craft Night at Craft and Folk Art Museum in LA
Visit this month’s Craft Night in Los Angeles to make your very own Kindle keeper. Bring in your favorite old book and artist Lisa Occhipinti, author of The Repurposed Library, will show you how to transform it into an old fashioned cover for your newfangled Kindle, Nook, iPad, or other device. The book must be hardcover and about the same dimensions as your e-reader. To find out more about Lisa and her work, visit her website and Etsy shop. $7 admission includes materials, drinks, and snacks. Free admission for members of CAFAM. RSVP is suggested: firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Thursday, April 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. PT at CAFAM.
Where: The Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd (at Curson), Los Angeles, CA 90048
Craft Bar at Museum of Craft & Folk Art in SF
Get your guerrilla gardening tactics ready! For this month’s Craft Bar, Oakland artist Sadie Harmon (whose work is featured in MOCFA’s current exhibition) will teach us how to build the perfect seed bomb. Learn how to extract seeds from dried flowers and make “bombs” to throw in your yard, your neighbor’s yard, or anywhere you want flowers to grow. Whether you have a green thumb or not, be prepared to get your hands dirty and support the urban agricultural revolution! $10 covers admission, tips, and tricks.
Julie Schneider is a Brooklyn-based artist, teacher and punster. When she's not working on Etsy's community team, she's writing, drawing and making cards and papercuts. Keep up with her latest creations on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.