HENNA WORKSHOP SERIES COMING TO KML
Press Release 11/15/17
(Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is happy to present a series of workshops on the ancient art of henna. Henna is an ancient form of temporary body art used by cultures across Indian, northern Africa and the Middle East. Join henna artist Elyse Sadtler on Saturdays (see times below) for a series of five how-to henna classes to learn how to draw beautiful henna designs on yourself, family and friends. Each class will focus on different design elements used to create beautiful henna art. Classes can be taken as a series or as individual learning experiences. Participants will receive their own henna cone to practice with during the class. Cost for each participant is $20 per class, or $85 for all five classes. Henna supplies will be available for sale after the class for those who wish to further their henna journey.
Class 1: Lines, Dots & Borders (Saturday, December 16, 2017)
Class 2: Checkered Patterns (Saturday, January 6, 2018)
Class 3: Mandalas, Flowers, Vines & Leaves (Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.)
Class 4: Finger Embellishments (Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.)
Class 5: Design Layouts (Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.)
The first class on December 16, 2017 will begin with the basics of learning how to draw lines, dots and borders. The second class on January 13, 2018 will put those line and dot skill to use by learning how to create simple but intricate-looking checkered patterns. The third class on February 10, 2018 will focus on creating mandalas, flowers, vines and leaves, all of which are common in Indian designs. The fourth class on March 10, 2018 will expand on common elements of Indian design by learning how to create paisleys and peacocks. This class will also touch on finger embellishments. The fifth class on April 7, 2018 will focus on learning the geometric and linear style of North African designs.
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.
Classes can be taken as a series or as individual learning experiences. Cost for each participant is $20 per class, or $85 for all five classes. It is intended for ages 12 and older. Classes are limited to 25 participants and will be taken first come, first serve. Reservations are only accepted if accompanied by $20 per person per class or $85 for all five. 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.