Introduction to Henna

Introduction to Henna

About This Class

What You Will Learn

  • learn how to make and apply henna paste
  • learn what henna is, where it comes from, and how it has been used through various regions throughout the world
  • learn about the differences between some of the henna uses and styles from Judaism, Morocco and India

What You Get

  • All materials provided
  • Freshly brewed chai!

Description

Come spend an afternoon learning the art of henna! You'll learn how to make and apply henna paste, and create beautiful designs with a dark long-lasting stain. Become familiar with what henna is, where it comes from, and how it has been used through various regions throughout the world. You will get your own henna cone, and be learn to apply it on yourself and a partner!

We will begin by learning about what henna is and where the plant grows. We will then mix a bowl of fresh henna paste, using all natural and organic ingredients. Following a demonstration on how to use a henna cone, and practising designs on paper, we will have a go on a partner or ourselves. We will talk about the differences between some of the henna uses and styles from Judaism, Morocco and India.

At the end we will go through after care of our new designs.

You don’t need to have any experience, just a desire to learn and try out this beautiful craft.

ABOUT ELLA RUBY

Ella Ruby is an artist and musician, with a passion for creative expression and sharing it with others. She loves to paint, make henna and write music. Ella learnt to do henna during her gypsy travels through the bustling streets of Delhi. Over the past five years she has enjoyed adorning the feet and hands of fellow henna lovers at markets across Melbourne and South America. Ella enjoys studying designs from various regions around the globe, especially Jewish traditions which bring her closer to her roots. You can find her henna art at https://www.facebook.com/rubyhennadesign and her paintings and music at https://www.facebook.com/ellarubyraindrops/?fref=ts

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