Even though henna as body art has been practiced for over 5,000 years by desert cultures throughout the Middle East, Africa, India, and Egypt, it didn't become widely known in the US until the 1990s. This ancient art form, also known as Mehndi, is used to create intricate, temporary designs, mainly on the hands and feet. The designs are applied to the skin with a thick paste made from the ground leaves of the henna plant (Lawsonia inermis) which grows in the tropical climates of Africa, northern Australia, and southern Asia.
Learn more about this ancient art form during our workshop on Wednesday, November 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of Miller Chapel. Admission is $10 and includes all the supplies, practice templates, and a live demonstration by the artist, Candy Sparks (one attendee will be randomly selected to have one of his/her hands tattooed). We will show you how to mix and preserve henna paste, how to correct mistakes, and how henna as a mindfulness activity can help to improve your mental health. Please register on Redbook.
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