- One admission to a DIY photo transfer greeting card class with Jen Athanas
- Where: Scrap DC
- Classes are available from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the following dates:
Sunday, May 25 | Sunday, June 8 | Wednesday, June 25
The price of admission will go up each week, so the sooner you buy, the better the discount:
- $40 if you purchase before May 19 (27% off)
- $45 if you purchase before May 26 (18% off)
- $55 if you purchase after May 26
Each event is capped at 10 purchasers. Each event required a minimum of 4 purchasers in order to take place.
What You'll Do
Store-bought cards can convey many things—sympathy, congratulations, declarations about who the world's greatest nephew is—but there's one thing they can't convey: a personal aesthetic. With artist and fashion designer Jen Athanas, you'll use a photo transfer technique to create one-of-a-kind cards that are every bit as beautiful as store-bought cards but with a decidedly personal touch. After a quick tour of recycled-art-material haven Scrap DC, you'll delve into the methods of melding home pictures with a variety of papers and then get to work handcrafting your own cards.
Make Your Own Greeting Card
With artist Jen Athanas leading the way, you'll make one or two custom cards, ready to send off to soon-to-be-impressed friends and relatives.
Adorn Cards with Family Photos
Bring a favorite family photo with you—you'll scan it to transfer onto a card, keeping the original image unscathed.
Artist and Fashion-Accessory Designer
Growing up in a frugal household, Jen Athanas learned the value and fun in reusing old materials at an early age. She joined her mom at the sewing machine at just 8 years old, upcycling old jeans and frayed tablecloths into vibrant one-of-a-kind pieces. That ethos has stuck with her, eventually leading her to open Jen-A-Fusion, a business where she recycles all manner of materials into stylish accessories such as handbags, gloves, and hats.