Kent Memorial Library will offer a series of workshops on the ancient art of henna in the coming weeks.

Henna is an ancient form of temporary body art used by cultures across Indian, northern Africa and the Middle East.

Henna artist Elyse Sadtler will visit the Main Street library Dec. 16, Jan. 6, Feb. 10, March 10 and April 14 from 4 to 5 p.m. to offer how-to henna classes to draw henna designs.

Each class will focus on different design elements.

Classes can be taken as a series or as individual learning experiences.

Participants will receive their own henna cone to practice with during the class.

Topics are lines, dots and borders Dec. 16; checkered patterns Jan. 6; mandalas, flowers, vines and leaves Feb. 10; finger embellishments March 10; and design layouts April 14.

The cost is $20 per class or $85 for the series.

Henna supplies will be available for sale after each class.

Individuals who have G6PD deficiency, have been advised to avoid Fava beans, are extremely anemic, have citrus allergies or a sensitivity to essential oils should avoid using henna.

For more information and for reservations, call 860-927-3761.