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the 8th annual

Henna Gathering

March 28-30, 2014
at the Sheraton Hotel at Hartford Connecticut's Bradley International Airport

Details are added frequently; be sure to join the email list and check out the facebook group to stay in the loop!


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videos and handouts

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henna supply sponsor
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Henna Gathering email list:

Henna Gathering email list


Contact Heather with any questions:


Confirmed Instructors:

Victoria Welch - Khaleeji (Gulf Style), Modern Floral Fusion, From Inspiration to Design Motif
Neeta Sharma - Indian Bridal Henna + 2 TBA
Heather Caunt-Nulton - Mixology, Moroccan Henna Fusion
Jamilah Zebarth
- Naturalistic Flowers + Shading, + 1TBA
Olena Wilshanetsky
- The Shalt Not Say "I Suck" (aka the sandwich class), Etched Pysanky
Jody Rogers - Anatomy of Henna, Fillers for Beginners
Holly Ferreira
- Bellydance (specifics TBA)
Robin Jaeckel - Henna Q&A Sessions - Intro and Wrap-Up
Eakta Gandhi -
Eyebrow Threading and Sari Wrapping
Monica Vanasse - Self Care & Massage for Henna Artists

& more TBA

more fun stuff:
Massages by Monica Vanasse, LMT
Face painting by Ezia Leach

Register for the Henna Gathering

Conference registration fee of $220 (just $200 with earlybird discount before Dec 15) includes three days of workshops.

To Register: Add the conference registration as an item to your shopping cart at ArtisticAdornment.com
please email Connie or call 1-877-6-HENNA-6 if you have problems registering


the 8th annual Henna Gathering will be at the
Sheraton Hotel
at Hartford, CT's Bradley International Airport

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We have made very special arrangements for you with the hotel!
The room & board cost is $200 per person for a posh double occupancy room
($313 for a single occupancy room)
for Friday and Saturday Nights

Included in this rate are the following meals:
Friday: lunch & dinner
Saturday: lunch & dinner
Sunday: lunch

Add additional nights to your stay (to arrive early on Thursday or leave late on Monday) for $99 per room ($49.50 per person in a shared room)

Breakfast is available each day at the on-site Starbucks and also at the on-site hotel restaurant.
And throughout the airport, too (yes, there is a Cinnabon).

Parking is FREE

Let them know you are booking in the Henna Gathering room block.

It will be optimal for you to know who your roommate will be in advance of calling to reserve your room, so that you can make the reservation in both of your names and provide both of your billing information so the bill can be split.
If you prefer to book the room for two and collect payment from your roommate directly later, that is also fine.
Please be sure to add yourself to the Henna Gathering roommate/rideshare list, the reason our facebook group was created, to find a roommate.


The Sheraton Bradley International Airport is *in* the airport itself.
Get off the plane, and ta-da, you're there!
Airport code = BDL

If you're driving, just mention that you're with the Henna Gathering and your parking in the hotel garage is free!

Address: 1 Bradely International Airport, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
alternate address for airport vicinity: 11 Schoephoester Road, Windsor Locks, CT 06096

We'll have free henna paste and sealant available for the duration of the conference.
Everyone will also get their own glitter, gilding gel, and other goodies for use throughout the conference.

All henna supplies at the Henna Gathering are provided courtesy of our sponsor, Artistic Adornment

If you would like supplies to take home, you can submit an order for in-person pickup.
Just enter coupon code HG2014 at checkout so you are not charged for shipping.


Your HG 2014 crew:
Founder: Heather Caunt-Nulton
Co-organizers: Heather Caunt-Nulton & Jamilah Zebarth
Floor Managers: Colleen Finnerty & Donna Lyons
Registration Chair: Connie Caunt (aka Mom)
In-House Engineer: Dave Caunt (aka Dad)
Enforcer & Technology Chair: Peter Nulton
Transportation Fairy: Judy Johnson

Class Descriptions

....coming soon!

2014 Henna Gathering Schedule

Exact details subject to change, but this should help you plan.


Classes 10am-1pm
Meet & Greet Luncheon 1-2pm
Classes 2-7pm
Dinner 7-8pm


Classes 10am-1pm
Lunch 1-2pm
Classes 2-7pm
7:15 - GROUP PHOTO - Be there!!
Dinner 7:30-9pm


Classes 10am-1pm
Lunch 1-2pm
Classes 2-7pm

post-conference classes 8-10pm


Will there be classes for my level of experience?

We will offer all levels of classes, from beginner classes for those just starting out, to master classes for the experienced professional, and everything in between. Multiple classes will be running at the same time, so you can choose the class best suited to your needs.

What should I bring?
Beyond normal traveling stuff, you might want a notebook, pencil, your favorite drawing pen, and a camera.
There's a pool, so consider bringing a bathing suit (especially for day 1, before you get henna applied).
You might also want to think carefully about what clothes you wear to enable maximum henna-getting and make yourself a desirable portfolio photo model (rich/colorful/interesting fabrics, no busy prints).

Can I bring my significant other?

Absolutely! If they would like to attend any classes, they will need to pay the registration fee. If they don't want to attend classes, they are still welcomed to take advantage of the conference's discounted room and board rate and join us for meals.

Can I bring my kid?
You can bring your child if you absolutely 100% of the time keep them in your sight and listening to you at all times, since they are your responsibility. If you think this is too much work or responsibility when you're at a henna conference to learn and have fun (we'd agree!), consider bringing a helper along to watch your little one(s).
If your child is distracting or unattended, we'll ask you to take them somewhere else, and you'll miss out on the good times and learning.

How can I find a roommate to share a room with?
We created the Henna Gathering facebook group specifically for the purpose of making a user-editable list so people can find each other for roommate and ride shares! Check the Files section in the group for the list.


Photos from 2013's 7th Annual Henna Gathering are on our facebook page.

Henna Gathering Flickr Group Photo Pool
view each others' photos and download the professional photos of your work for your portfolio


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Highlights from past Henna Gatherings:
(subscribe to our YouTube channel for more as they come!)

Olena Wilshanetsky: Creating Ukrainian Easter Eggs (Pysanky) - PDF handout

Kim Brennan: Demonstration of how to draw a "Kim Brennan Rose" - YouTube Video

Henna Gathering Flickr Group Photo Pool
view each others' photos and download the professional photos of your work for your portfolio



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