"Last Christmas, I gave you a card, the very next day, you gave it away," sang George Michael never...because he was obviously too good at crafting. This year, to save you from Christmas shopping tears, you can go to a Holiday Card Workshop at Young & Able in Soho this Thursday. At the event, which is hosted by illustrator Billur Kazaz and lifestyle magazine WTF, you'll learn how to make handmade cards, and hopefully become that cool friend who's too hip for store-bought nonsense.
For $30, you'll learn basic watercolor techniques, and you'll wind up with six cards to give to your friends and family, or keep to admire later. If the brave new world of DIY and crafting makes you feel like you have Seasonal Affective Disorder, you can take a break and get your drink on at the bar. Or indulge in the culinary creativity of Taartwork, the couture pie makers whose homemade holiday creations, unlike cards, you can actually eat.
The event is a part of a series of holiday workshops by Young & Able, a clothing store which focuses on emerging designers who use locally-sourced materials. Have fun creating, but please skip the nudity... Grandma doesn't need to see that.