Henna Body Art

Henna body art is an ancient art form that is increasingly popular today, done for fun or for wedding celebrations and other special occasions. Henna is an all-natural, fun, safe, and easy way to embellish your body with beautiful–and temporary– designs. Henna art lasts about 1 – 3 weeks, gradually fading over time.

Can you imagine trying henna for yourself?

HENNAHANDJoin us for a relaxing evening and learn about the history, traditions, and application techniques of henna body art. In this upcoming beginner henna workshop for adults and teens, an experienced henna artist will guide participants to plan a henna design and apply that design to a hand, arm, foot – or a friend in the class. Participants will be encouraged to approach their henna design in a way that feels most comfortable to them. Whether it’s sketching ideas ahead of time, copying one of the samples, emulating a traditional regional henna style, or just jumping in and improvising, an experienced instructor will be on hand to answer all your henna questions and offer assistance. You’ll find that as the lines flow smoothly from the tip of the bottle, it’s easy to lose yourself in the emerging design, whatever your method.

There will also be practice materials so participants can experiment with henna paste before applying the henna on skin. Don’t worry if you feel unsure of your drawing abilities, as the process will be very step-by-step and inclusive of everyone. As part of the class, participants will go home with their own original henna design of their own work, and maybe even a design from the instructor as well!

Open to adults and teens, age 13 and up, reservations required. $25 includes all materials. Kits and additional materials will also be available for purchase.

About the Instructor, Karyn Alzayer

Karyn has been working as a henna artist for about two years. She absolutely loves doing henna and is constantly practicing on herself and anyone else who will let her henna them. She’s attended several of the past Northeast Henna Gatherings, giving her the opportunity to learn from some of the most distinguished and well-known henna artists from across the country. Additionally, Karyn has studied from time to time with henna artist Penni Alzayer, who also happens to be her mother-in-law. Karyn is available to do henna by private appointment for individuals, groups, parties, and various gatherings.