[3/15/18] Henna “Tattoos”! (Art, Mehendi Style!)
Date(s) - 03/15/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Just MAKE Stuff • Studio 1
Instructor: Kent Getzin
Mehndi or “Mehendi” is a form of body art from Ancient India, in which decorative designs are created on a person’s body, using a paste, created from the powdered, dry leaves of the henna plant (Lawsonia inermis). A properly prepared paste will stain the skin, leaving behind the design you created. Ancient in origin, mehendi is still a popular form of body art among the women of the Indian Subcontinent, Africa and the Middle East, and has more recently become popular here and in other parts of the world.
We will not only learn how henna stains the skin and how to mix our own henna paste, but we will also learn techniques for artfully applying henna to the skin, primarily via a cellophane cone. We will learn some various traditional designs elements, and some other more contemporary design approaches.
Material fee: $5 (included in class fee)
Required attire: No clothing restriction or requirement, but you should feel OK with potentially staining whatever you’re wearing.