Kent Memorial Library offers henna classes starting Dec. 16
Published 12:00 am, Saturday, November 18, 2017
KENT — The Kent Memorial Library will present a series of workshops on the ancient art of henna, starting Dec. 16. Henna is an ancient form of temporary body art used by cultures across Indian, northern Africa and the Middle East.
Henna artist Elyse Sadtler will lead the classes on Saturdays from 4 to 5 p.m. The series of five how-to henna classes will teach participants 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.
The 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: Dec. 16, Lines, Dots & Borders; Class 2: Jan. 6, Checkered Patterns; Class 3: Feb. 10, Mandalas, Flowers, Vines & Leaves; Class 4: March 10, Finger Embellishments; and Class 5: April 14, Design Layouts. The first class will provide the basics of learning how to draw lines, dots and borders. The second class will put those line and dot skills to use by learning how to create simple but intricate-looking checkered patterns. The third class will focus on creating mandalas, flowers, vines and leaves, all of which are common in Indian designs. The fourth class 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 and final class 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. Sign up online at kentmemoriallibrary.org or the front desk. For more information, contact the library at 860-927-3761.