Press Release 7/19/17

(Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is happy to present a workshop on the ancient art of henna. Henna is an ancient form of temporary body art used by cultures across India, northern Africa and the Middle East for thousands of years. Join henna artist Elyse Sadtler on Wednesday, August 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to learn all about henna. In this workshop you will explore what henna is, where it comes from, its history, the science of henna on skin and basic design elements. You will also receive your own kit, which includes henna paste and supplies, to practice drawing designs on yourself, family and friends.

A Word of Caution: Avoid henna if you have G6PD deficiency, have been advised to avoid Fava beans, are extremely anemic, have citrus allergies or a sensitivity to essential oils. Consult your physician before the application of henna if you have any concerns or are pregnant.

The cost of attending the workshop is $20 per person. It is intended for ages 12 and older. Please register by August 16 at 5:00 p.m. to reserve your spot. Reservations are only accepted if accompanied by $20 per person. You may sign up online at the Library’s website kentmemoriallibrary.org or the front desk at the Library. For more information, contact the Library at 860.927.3761.