Call for Instructors

For 12 years we’ve been honored to be able to offer classes from the world's best instructors, with unique visions and styles. We want to continue this trend by bringing together the most passionate and talented team of henna professionals from around the globe. 


Do you know someone that would be an excellent instructor? Someone with incredible skill? Something unique to share? Let them know (and send us a message too!) that you'd love to see them teach at HennaCon.

Henna Con is a henna-centric conference, but there is room for interesting body-art related projects and other media. If you wish to be a conference instructor, please submit your course proposals here before February 15, 2019. Henna Caravan staff is always available to answer your questions and help you design your course to best suit the Henna Con format.


  • Instructors are chosen based on the subject of your class, your skill and professionalism, experience and quality of proposal and portfolio. Past participation is not a guarantee that your course will be accepted.

  • While classes for all levels are offered at HennaCon, we are specifically looking for a number of ADVANCED courses.

  • Henna Caravan covers the basics such as henna mixology, beginning shapes, and cone rolling. Please do not apply for these classes as your application will not be considered.

  • We are looking for proposals based on some aspect of henna artistry, craft, history, or use. If your submission is not henna related, we regret our schedule can not accommodate.

  • A 5 person jury panel reviews all submissions for quality content, teacher expertise, and overall fit within the HennaCon schedule.

  • If you would like to see an example of a successful proposal, click this link. Material is copyrighted and all rights reserved. 

Timeline & Requirements

Deadlines are accurate as of publication date, but may change prior to final teaching decisions.

February 15           Applications Due

March 1                  HC Final review of submissions and notice will be sent of acceptance to applicants

March 5                  Contracts and Rider to be sent to 2019 Instructors

March 10                Signed Contracts due back to HC

March 10                Materials from Instructors due:

  • Instructor Head Shot 

  • Sample Photos to promote class topics

  • Instructor Bio

May 15                    Instructors to book their hotel

May 15                    Instructors to book their airfare (the earlier the better!)

June 1                     Materials for Resource Book due (class notes)

October                  Instructor arrival to HennaCon, by 10:00 am Thursday for a team workshop, welcome and tech check

October                  Instructors depart for home (Sunday night or Monday), after an incredible weekend!

Is this a Paid Position?

We aim to provide all teachers with at least a small stipend but please consider this a volunteer position, with a little bonus. Depending on your position, this may include funds to assist with accommodation and travel. An example of previous years' compensation is as follows:

Lead Instructors teach 3-5 classes and up to 3 (30 minute) break-out sessions

  • Waived conference fee, $375.00

  • Travel Stipend

  • Airport Transfer Stipend

  • Accommodation Thursday-Saturday Night, 4 persons per room with two queen beds

  • Meal Stipend for all non-catered meals

Guest Instructors, teach 1-3 classes and up to 2 (30 minute) break-out sessions

  • $50 Stipend

  • $50 Store Credit


A Note About Schedules

All teachers are requested to be on site Thursday morning at 10:00am (or earlier) and remain through the end of classes on Sunday. We recommend arrival on Wednesday, and departing on Monday. It's also more fun if you allow for this extra time!

A teacher meeting will be held on Thursday morning to help us all get acquainted and do a tech-check, followed by an evening Mixer Meet & Greet with other attendees. Teachers are expected to be available during the entirety of the conference weekend. If you cannot commit to the full duration, please let us know at the time you apply.


This weekend is truly a team effort. It could not happen without the dedication and effort of the amazing teachers/artists that volunteer to teach and be a part of this amazing, invigorating, exhausting and inspiring weekend.

We are asking you to be available to students through-out the weekend and be ready and willing to jump in, be present, and approachable. Our motto for the conference is “Working Together for Mutual Success”. We take that as a goal and a challenge!

HennaCon is 100% not-for-profit. 100% of registration fees are used directly on the event. All HC staff hours, materials, and supplies for the weekend are donated by Henna Caravan. Currently, the only people to receive any cash payment or remuneration are instructors.

I'm ready to teach at HennaCon 2019...

About teaching at HennaCon

FUN FACT! We generally do not approach artists to teach at HennaCon. Why? A few reasons. We want you to be inspired to be here, to share your knowledge, and to create an exciting curriculum based on YOUR ideas, not what we assume you want to teach. We also have discovered some incredible teachers by having open applications. We want new and interesting topics from new and interesting people. That discovery won't happen if we only ask who we already know. 

So how do you submit your course proposals? Right here! You may submit up to 4 proposals in one form. Be sure to include your headshot, bio, and portfolio photos. Think outside the box. Talk to former teachers. Follow your passion and let it shine through your proposal!


Each proposal is reviewed by jury in February over a number of criteria. This includes teaching experience, demonstrable expertise in the subject matter, excellence of teaching material, schedule balance, and overall fit into the HennaCon team.

Why do some teachers return year after year? They are engaged with the community, constantly have new ideas, or "Plus" the core classes that form the backbone of HennaCon. Each year is unique and we are always striving to create a balanced and inspiring schedule full of classes for every level of artist.

About Breakout Classes

This year, we have more general themes for breakout classes, with the aim that artists will sign up based on skill and not teacher name. If you have an out of the box idea, create a full 1-hour class proposal! People want to dig into their art :)