A Beginners Guide to Henna!

Just recently, I had the opportunity to teach a henna workshop at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. This was my first teaching experience as a henna artist and I enjoyed it very much!

I have to say, that was one of the best experiences I’ve had! A student at UMW reached out to me because she had gotten henna done from me at a previous event and thought it would be an interesting opportunity for the students and myself.

Basically, long story short I was able to teach a class of 30-40 students basic henna techniques. My workshop consisted of learning how to hold a henna cone, drawing straight lines, and learning how to draw my staple design, a hibiscus flower.

I provided the students with two design guidelines along with tracing paper as shown below. The students were able to trace the designs first and then draw them out themselves. Some students even applied what they learned on paper by doing henna on their fellow students.

Each student received a hand decorated mason jar that they could take home with them. In the hand decorated mason jars were hand decorated candles and a mini henna cone. My sisters and I spend an entire weekend designing these jars, candles and making the henna cones. It was all worth it because we received rave reviews on these mason jars! Check them out below!


The mason jars and candles were purchased at Hobby Lobby and were decorated with enamel paint. 

After receiving all the feedback from the workshop, I can confidently say that it was a successful event! In fact it was so successful that they asked me to teach the workshop once a semester!

A huge thank you to Mariam from UMW for setting up this amazing workshop and the students for attending!

Check out the remaining pictures from the workshop below!