Henna for Your Hands, Body, and Hair

Learn more about mehendi (henna) and the many designs, practices, and Eastern cultures that utilize this staple art form. Come prepared with an open mind and an open palm!

Maryland Institute College of Art
Aayesha Aijaz
Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:45 - 4:45 PM

Mehendi (Henna) has been a staple art form in many cultures across the eastern world. Trading allowed the different types of henna plants and designs travel across cultures. The mehendi style and practice you will learn within this workshop will primarily be Indian influenced with slight variations and twists combined with other prominent cultures. You'll learn about Tanzanian henna and designs, along with the distinct Moroccan designs and practices and many more! You'll also learn the qualities of henna that are useful for hair care, and how to prepare your mixture. Come prepared with an open mind and an open palm!

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Instructor Bio:

Aayesha is an instinctual artist, healer and storyteller born in DC, raised in Baltimore. She is the first born of immigrant parents, a woman of color, and a muslim. When she’s not indulging in conversations or teaching workshops, she spends her time advocating for survivors of sexual assault, victims of police brutality, and others in needs. Her current medium of healing, art making, and storytelling are through henna, sewing, cooking, painting, writing, and facilitating conversations between strangers. She is the co-founder of strvnge encounters which is a platform for the wanderers of the world with no real home. strvnge encounters hopes to create space, and build a sustainable, welcoming home with you.