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ArtJam: Henna Art with Aatika of Lavender Henna

Come and join us for a hands-on session to learn all about Henna. Henna has been used for several centuries to decorate skin and dye hair.

Aatika, the henna artist behind Lavender Henna. I’m a passionate certified henna artist based in Santa Rosa. I have been in love with henna since a very young age.

When there were no advanced materials to make gorgeous designs with, my mother used to just spread the henna paste like Nutella on my palms and fingertips and tie it down with an old cloth. Growing up I saw and felt how important the tradition of henna was at each happy moment of our lives thus my fascination and love for henna grew even more. Since a young age, I knew that I wanted to be an artist. I pursued my dream by using different mediums and canvases until I was ready for a henna cone. Once I held the henna cone in my hand, I never looked back and practiced for many years until I got better at it.

I am extremely grateful for how this ancient and sacred art has taken me to so many interesting places and connected me with amazing people. Some of whom I call friends now. I look forward to meeting many more lovely folks and adorn many more bodies with this gift that had been given to me.

All the henna at Lavender Henna is made by me with carefully picked organic ingredients.

ArtJam is a monthly program that spotlights local artists and organizations creating amazing art in Sonoma County. Learn more here >

ArtJam is free with admission or Museum membership

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