Henna Body Art - School Holiday Art Workshop
Introducing, the ancient-eastern tradition of Henna body art.
From its humble beginnings, to its emergence in modern western culture, let us take you on a creative journey of self-beautification and personal expression.
Overview of this Art Class
Henna tattooing is the art of decorating the body, with the application of Henna dye to the skin, in the form of a paste. This medium is made from the leaves of the Henna plant and is both completely natural and completely safe. The paste is left to form a crust, which is removed, leaving behind a temporary stain. This unique type of tattoo will last between 1-2 weeks. For those not so keen on the commitment, we provide non-toxic markers to create the same effect, which can be washed off at any time.
This workshop starts with a brief introduction to the history, cultural relevance and current uses of this beautiful and expressive ancient art form. Students will then receive an in-depth explanation of the processes used to create the special Henna or ‘Mehndi’ paste, which will be used in the class. This is followed by a live demonstration by a professional Henna Artist, in which students will learn the techniques and skills used when applying the Henna paste.
Students will have access to a booklet of handpicked designs, of varying difficulties. All students are encouraged to try it for themselves, under the guidance of the experienced Henna Artist.