- Making henna paste – mixology and chemistry of dye release
- Mehndi / henna history & culture
- Henna tattoo safety: it’s neither black nor white
- Practice – Hands on design and application techniques
- Rolling cello cones
- Apply your own tattoo
- Paste care and removal, stain after-care
- Take-aways: Your own henna cone, practice workbook and henna resources.
If you’ve ever been interested in this fascinating art form, my Henna Workshops are exactly what you need. Enjoy some wine while you immerse yourself in the basics of Henna.
You will learn the curiously tricky science of henna mixology as you make your own natural henna paste. Buying natural henna is approximately 3X the cost of mixing it yourself, and it is not suited to our dry Colorado climate. The usual recipes dry up and crack before they have a chance to stain in this low humidity. We will also create our own henna cones out of cellophane, then practice old and new styles and patterns using specialized tools for achieving symmetry and reinforcing muscle memory.
Every workshop I do is hands-on, and I provide everything you need except skin – make sure you have some exposed canvas so you can wear your creation!
We are excited to be teaching our Henna Workshops at this amazing light-filled creative venue.
About The Instructor…
Henna History and Origins
To honor this ancient art form, we will go through a brief history. It’s fascinating!
Henna Paste Chemistry and Science
Perfect henna paste leaves a wonderful stain, but it takes a lot of chemistry and patience.
Henna Designs, Patterns and Styles
There are so many beautiful genres and patterns. We will learn different styles, and different ways to achieve them.
Hands-On Practice With Real Henna
I provide absolutely everything you need for the class. We will practice everything on paper, then you’re the canvas! Wear your creation home.