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 class 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.
Authentic Moroccan Henna Art
Even though you might think a google search will lead you to a Moroccan Henna design Paradise, nothing is more far from the truth.
A million hits without any reference or explanation on the how and the why can be pretty overwhelming. And on top of that….are they truly authentic Moroccan? Spoiler alert: They are not! Here I do it old school…according to the way ancient crafts were passed down from master to apprentice….step by step you will draw along with me while I demonstrate the how and tell you all about the why.
What do I learn?
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 watching 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.
I made a cheat sheet in a handy size for you to take with you when you will be doing Fessi Henna on your client. It will help you to stick to the 5 steps in the right order. The cheat sheet comes as a downloadable PDF file and laminating is optional.
What to understand?
When you master my 5 steps method, it allows you to create any Fessi Henna design you like. Your designs will be traditional and authentic and at the same time give you enough room to improvise with all the different elements.
What to expect?
This class gives you insight in playing around with different Moroccan design elements and combining them to your own taste. You will feel proud when you add traditional Fessi Henna designs to your repertoire. You will be introduced to a rich culture which won’t leave your heart untouched.
How to get there?
You will achieve your results by drawing along with me as i guide you through the 5 steps method. Every step will be explained thoroughly and thoughtfully. I show you how it is supposed to be done in order for you to maintain the authentic features.
What will I receive
Hand of Fatima 5 steps methode guide PDF
Hand template PDF
FAQ’s or FTI’s (frequently thought ideas 🙂 )
If I can find do it yourself video’s all over internet for free, why should I pay you to learn the same thing?
What do I need to have ready to be able to take the class?
For how long will the class be accessible after purchase?
What if I can’t be present during the live Q & A?
I’m new to henna is this for me?
I already took this class at a conference. Is there stille something new for me to learn?
This is for you if
My classes are usually suitable for all levels and even if you already have taken some of classes at conferences these e-classes are still very helpful! I suggest you read the descriptions of the classes very carefully to see whether it will meet your needs or not. If you are looking for more in depth and thorough education on Moroccan Henna Art, take a look at my program (link)
I'm your teacher
Salam! My name is Fatima Oulad Thami, expert on Moroccan Henna Culture 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. This craft is magical. Once it has touched your heart, it anchors itself in your soul and will not let you go.
The passion that i feel for Henna Art became my way of life. My lifestyle is reflected in every word, color, design and photo in this page.
Merhababik, be welcome and enjoy with all your senses.
Why 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 and Habibo
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 -
Fatima is an amazing, incredible, strong and artistic woman.
Loved the design she did on me at the Henna Huddle conference. Despite having already done so many for the other attendees, she still did a little something for me to remember her by.
I learned so much from her classes during Huddle. The post pivotal moment was when we had the breakouts and I was the only one with her during the breakouts and got to really understand Fessi henna and learned in detail about authentic Fessi and 'Fessi Fusion'.
The teaching was very clear with relaying her ideas to the class. The structure of the classes were clean and simple to digest making it easy to follow along with what she was trying to teach. The class material was very informative and useful too as reference points. Key part which really made the resources useful was that some of the designs were color coded to show how it's constructed. This helps breaking down the design.
Fatima was not hesitant in answering questions or holding back information and was an open book wanting everyone to learn and take Fessi away with them. Fatima is an amazing, incredible, strong and artistic woman. I really don't have enough words to let you know how amazing she is as a person!
- Krunal Tailor Henna Artist -
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 -