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Join us for our monthly Creative Outlet: A Night of Art Making with Friends. Creative Outlets are a monthly opportunity for you to connect with local artists and tap into your own creativity while you pau hana with new and old friends. Bring a pūpū & beverage and learn something new like weaving a lei po’o or a lauhala bracelet, printmaking, painting, pinch pots and so much more!

Level:  All Levels, Ages 15+

Description: Henna has been around since antiquity, and for good reason. From medicinal properties, to adornment, this art form painted onto the skin has been integral in the lives of the early Egyptians, including Cleopatra, to modern day brides and celebrities.

In this course, students will learn the history and healing properties of henna and will learn to use it for adornment as well as for intention-setting ceremonies. Investigate three different styles of henna and watch Anita do a demonstration. Try your hand at this ancient art form while putting attention toward an intention to raise your vibration!

Supply fee includes: 

  • Henna cones 
  • Materials on which to practice (sleeves protectors with designs underneath, scissors, paper tape, paper towels)

Students should bring: 

  • A small throw pillow, a hand towel, and simple designs from the internet that speak to you!

About the Artist: Anita Bhakta grew up doing the art of henna because of her Indian/Pakistani heritage. Being a part of a large Indian/Pakistani community in San Diego, there were ample opportunities to adorn others with henna at celebrations. After a course in henna taken in Navsari, India, Anita started her website and began the art of bridal henna, a super-ornate and involved process. She realized the process of doing hours of henna was a meditative one and later blended her passion for henna with her passion for working as a continuation high school teacher. She transformed her classroom weekly into a studio for art and healing trauma. She continues to do henna for clients as well as for awakening and personal growth here in Kailua-Kona.

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