All 8 Moroccan Henna Art Courses
Course opens on 10 Jan. 2022
A discount of 400 euros
How to mix henna the Moroccan Way
In this masterclass you will learn to prepare natural henna paste according to the Moroccan Henna tradition with only natural ingredients that are safe for skin and health.
In this masterclass you will learn how hennapaste was prepared traditionally in a Moroccan household. You also learn to mix your own henna paste step by step under my guidance. We opt for a smooth lump-free texture that allows us to draw the most delicate patterns. Natural ingredients are key. We never compromise on that! You learn to understand the process of dye release which is crucial when you want to achieve a decent henna stain on the skin.
Serious Syringe Workout
Learn how the henna syringe works. The tool Moroccan Neqachet (henna artists) are famous for. Learn the differences between the glass ones and the plastic ones, learn the right grip, how to fill it and how to clean it. Learn how to control the flow and pressure and you are good to go.
In this course I explain to you the differences, the pro’s and con’s of both plastic en glass syringes. You will learn how to fill the syringe properly to prevent air bubbles sneaking in. Furthermore you learn to get your grip right and how to control the correct amount of pressure. I will also show you the cleaning process of the syringe. This course is filled with back ground information on this authentic Moroccan technique and also quickly to understand instructions and easy to apply exercises, tips and tricks that make all the difference.
Henna Drills before Henna Thrills
Moroccan neqachet (henna artists) are famous for their flow. They can maintain a high speed while they work because every individual pattern is drawn in a certain way that contributes to the flow. In this course I zoom in on the technique behind each motif individually. You will learn exactly how to draw (with a syringe) the typical dot-lines patterns and elements that are present in Moroccan Fessi Henna style. And we keep on repeating until you can execute them while maintaining their distinctive look.
We zoom in on each pattern, line, motif and figure individually. I teach you are they are drawn exactly traditionally. This is very important. Because when they are drawn in another way they might loose their authentic features.
Some examples of the things you will learn:
drape straight lines like a pro
wrist movements to create zigzag's smoothly
push and flow technique to create typical line dot figures
pressure control for a consistent overal look
1 move to do 2 sides of a pattern
Fessi, the (he)art of Moroccan Henna
Morocco knows a variety of different henna styles. The one that is worldwide referred to "Moroccan Henna" is actually Fessi style. In this course you will learn my renowned 5 steps method to create any Fessi Henna design you like. Say bye bye to drawing from examples. Once you master my method you will be able to do it freestyle.
You will learn my renowned 5 steps method that teaches you how to create Fessi Henna designs from scratch. Since childhood I have been under the spell of Moroccan henna. Throug the years I have been analysing all the Moroccan Henna designs i came across from experiencing Neqachet work at weddings untill photos of henna parties. This analysis was my foundation to develop my 5 steps method that will allow you, whether you're a newbie or a professional to create any Fessi Henna design that you wish for.
Capture your Art, Tell your Story
Even though I'm not a photographer, I always make sure that my photo's not only represent the story that I tell but also the quality I aspire as a businessowner. In this course I will teach you how to make your photo's stand out and meet your artistic vision. After all a picture is worth a thousand words.
With some simple ways and some time and effort you too can make your photo's do the story telling work for you. It is challenging, but also very rewarding when you will see the difference and progress you make. I will share with you my experiences, insights and handy tricks. You will learn about light, color theory, working with props, handposing, balanced framing, focus and depth.
Khamsa fi 'ayneq
This Moroccan spell can be literally translated to 5 on your eyes and is related to the protective powers that are, in folk belief, attributed to a Hand of Fatima amulet. Learn everything I know about this amulet that goes under different names such as khmissa or tafoust and find out why this knowledge is relevant for your Henna Art.
You will learn everything I know about the Moroccan Khmissa a.k.a. the Hand of Fatima. Think of cultural background, history, symbolism, meanings and its significance in Moroccan Culture. You will learn how this amulet is related to henna and how it can be applied in your henna designs. You learn the steps to create a khmisa in henna from scratch while maintaining the proper balance. Your eyes will become trained to notice any misbalance sooner in order to maintain the right aesthetics.
Better known as tizerzit or tiseghnest, the silver fibulae worn by Timazighen (Berber women) is not only a famous piece of jewelry in Morocco, it is also used as a symbol in Henna Art. In this course you will learn about the meaning and it's significance. Together we will draw three different models.
In this course you will learn everything I know about tizerzit. I will show you an authentic antique silver pair to inspire you. I will inform you about the cultural background, meanings and its significance in Moroccan Culture. You will learn different ways to cooperate this piece of jewelry in a Henna Design.
Celebration of Sisterhood
According to Moroccan traditions Henna (art) is part of all kinds of celebrations. The most well known is of course is marriage rituals. But you don't have to get married to get a Henna Party! In this course I will teach you how to organise a Moroccan Henna party for you and your friends and family or clients. We focus on different rituals and meanings and how you can incooperate them in your party. Let's get the Haflah started!
In this course you will learn how to organise a Moroccan Henna Party whatever the occasion might be. From the appropriate Henna Party designs to all the extra details when it comes to decoration on the party table. I will explain thouroughly how things are done traditionally and why and how you can merge that into your celebrations. We look at the empowering and spiritual aspects of female celebration and translate that to our everyday life.
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I'm your teacher
Salam! My name is Fatima Oulad Thami and I am often asked: why did you choose to do henna? But that is not how I see it. I did not choose to do henna, henna chose me. I am merely the instrument, the window, the bridge, medium, whatever you wish to call it, through which the story of Henna Art may be told. Henna is magical. Once it has touched your heart, it digs itself into your soul and will not let you go. The passion for this ancestral art became my way of life.
Why would you learn from me
Moroccan Henna culture is not only my expertise but also my deepest passion. I have been running my Henna business professionally for 20 + years. In addition to the henna services I offer, I also run a Henna supplies webshop and a Henna academy. I have been asked to teach at the most prominent henna conferences worldwide. I have inspired thousands of women so far to embrace the Moroccan Henna style and acknowledge its value. Now it’s your turn to embrace this meaningful authentic beauty ritual and experience how it will change your life.
National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage
Intangible heritage includes a.o. practices, knowledge and skills that express cultural identity and diversity. I actively propagate and safeguard the practition of Moroccan Henna Art and therefor I ‘m an ambassador of Intangible Cultural Heritage since 2014. Henna Art was added to the National Inventory of Intangible and Cultural Heritage in the Netherlands due to my safeguarding plans. This Inventory charts Intangible Heritage and helps communities and artisans to safeguard their traditions and preserve them for future generations.
The compilation of the National Inventory is one of the obligations the Netherlands undertook to fulfill when the UNESCO Convention for the safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage was ratified.
Happy Henna Habiba's
You were free to be who you are and this was also encouraged.
I followed the 1 year course at the Hand of Fatima Henna Academy. In addition, I was lucky that a bonus year followed with deepening of the curriculum. What fun years these were!
I had no experience with using henna. I really had to start at point zero and get out of my comfort zone. Step by step Fatima offered lessons that brought me further and further into the henna world. This in terms of knowledge and skills. Assignments were adapted to our individual needs. You were free to be who you are and this was also encouraged. As a result, the development of my own style that suits me. In addition to the lessons, Fatima has also offered opportunities to gain experience during events. She has given me a good foundation that I can continue with.
I have experienced Fatima as a very enthusiastic, passionate and committed teacher who gives much more than is necessary. If she's going for something, she's really going for it. Her knowledge and passion is very great and she likes to transfer. I think Fatima has a pleasant and warm personality with a lot of humor. I have always experienced the lessons as fun and pleasant. She is there for you when needed. Then and now. I think Fatima is an asset to the henna world.
- Judith SRL -
Happy Henna Habiba's
She has her own signature style that you can recognize from miles away.
I wanted to learn Fessi from someone that actually knew the Moroccan culture and could tell me more about the background. Normally I teach myself, but I wanted to have a solid base to start from and the information and examples of Moroccan henna online didn't seem trustworthy. 10/10 would recommend!
I participated in The Hand of Fatima Henna Academy after my good experience with the workshop about Fessi. My overall experience with the Hand of Fatima Henna Academy is positive. I've learned a lot and I also got to participate in different events to practice my henna skills under pressure (doing henna at home is a lot different than at an event). Everything was always well prepared.
Fatima is very (very, very, very) passionate about cultural heritage and female empowerment, but also about sharing. She knows how to transfer her enthusiasm and knowledge of the art of henna onto others and has become an inspiration to many people world wide. Because of her mixed Dutch and Moroccan heritage, she's become a bridge between two worlds.
She has dreams, but is not a dreamer. When she has new ideas she'll work hard to turn those dreams into reality. Fatima is creative and innovative. She's caring and is a fun person to be around. She teaches, inspires, laughs and shares, but what she doesn't do, is give up!
- Henna Hearts -
Happy Henna Habiba's
Fatima is one of the most renowned henna teachers in our community.
Fatima creates both traditional and unique art work, which is flawless in style and application! Fatima takes her time, applies the henna with ease all while chit chatting and smiling and taking an interest in you as a human!
Fatima is one of the most renowned henna teachers in our community. Her knowledge, excellent and passion for henna is evident, and even those who aren't sure if Moroccan henna is something they gravitate towards, will leave the class with a new joy! Fatima has a serious approach to henna education, while making you feel like a friend. She makes you laugh and smile, while encouraging you to embrace the ancient art form of henna.
Fatima is Moroccan, so you are getting an authentic part of her journey and a little slice of her rich history, culture and traditions when you learn from her.
- Mehndika Joey Henna -