Henna Painting Workshop

Saturday November 12th at Inkwell Arts

The tropical plant Henna which grows in regions of Africa, Australia and South Asia has been used to decorate the body for several centuries. The people of Ancient Egypt and India have used this form of body art for religious festivals, weddings and for simple aesthetic body adornment.

The Origins of Mehandi

Mehandi originated in the deserts of India where the people living there discovered that covering their hands and feet with coloured paste from the Henna plant helped them to feel cooler. The application of the paste through time became more designed and ornate and the art of henna painting was born.

Henna Painting Workshop

Henna is still used to dye hair, fabrics and skin today and our all day workshop will teach you how to design intricate henna patterns and show you how to use pastes to apply these on objects such as candles and ornaments. You will also learn more about the fascinating history of henna and practice applying the dyes to skin to create temporary tattoos.

Saturday Nov 12th

10.30am – 3.30pm

Our cafe and espresso bar will be open serving hot drinks,  lunches and homemade cakes.


£38 per person

£18 child/ concs (people receiving benefits)

Suitable for children aged 14+

How to book a place

Pre booking is required. Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment

To book a place you can pop in and see us at Inkwell. We accept cash, cheques ( made payable to Leeds Mind) and payment by card.

*Please note: Inkwell has the right to cancel the workshop if insufficient bookings are taken. All attendees will be notified 3 days prior to the workshop start date and a full refund given.