Art Workshop: Chigiri-e and Henna Tattoos


Nov. 18, 2021, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Student Center, Dandini Campus


Chigiri-e Event Description: The TMCC International Club and I-Club are collaborating on an art project for International Education Week. This art workshop is open to the TMCC community and will teach participants how to do Chigiri-e, a Japanese collage created from hand-torn Japanese origami paper. This ancient art dates from the Heian period of Japanese history.

Chigiri-e is a collage technique practiced in Japan and translates “to tear art” or “painting with paper.” It uses delicate hand-made papers that resemble a watercolor painting.

The Chigiri-e workshop introduces students and the TMCC community to culture through art. It allows participants to deepen their understanding of Japan and gives international students the opportunity to showcase their culture.

Henna Tattoo Event Description: TMCC International Student Services is bringing Henna back!

Aanchal Tangri, an TMCC international student from India, is bringing the cultural tradition of Henna to TMCC for International Education Week.

The art of Henna (Mehndi) has been practiced for over 5000 years. Originally it was used for its natural cooling properties and for medicinal purposes.

Today, Henna is mainly used in celebration of special occasions like weddings and birthdays. Henna symbolizes good health, prosperity, and love.

Join us for a cultural hour as Aanchal creates a special temporary Henna tattoo for you.

Presenters: Hinata Sato, Aanchal Tangri and Rossitza TodorovaHinata Sato is an international student at Truckee Meadows Community College from Samata, Japan. She is currently majoring in Fine Arts. She enjoys drawing and capturing the beauty of nature. Ever since she was young, she was fascinated by art mainly due to her father being an inspirational artist. For now, while she is focused on obtaining her Associate of Arts degree, Hinata serves as President of the TMCC Art Club and the I-Club.

Aanchal Tangri is an International Peer Mentor for International Student Services. She was born and raised in India and has always stayed closely rooted to her culture, traditions and family values. Currently, Aanchal is studying for her Associate's Degree in Communication Studies at TMCC. Prior to coming to the U.S., Aanchal earned a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from India, presented at the Model United Nations Conference and participated in a cultural exchange internship at Walt Disney World. Aanchal loves to travel and so far she has been to 7 countries around the world. Cooking comes as a passion and in her free time, she also likes to read books and write blogs.

Rossitza Todorova is a full-time Studio Art Instructor at Truckee Meadows Community College teaching Drawing, Painting, Sculpture and Portfolio Emphasis. Todorova has been teaching at Studio Art Classes at the college level for over 10 years, she is also a practicing artist. Todorova’s artwork is in the permanent collections of the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Arizona State University Art Museum in Tempe, Tucson Museum of Art, the University of Arizona Art Museum in Tucson, the Painting and Sculpture Museum in Istanbul, Turkey, and numerous private collections. Todorova received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2005 and her Master of Fine Arts degree in Drawing from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, School of Art at Arizona State University in 2013. You can see her artwork at her website.

This year’s International Education Week (IEW) will be held from Nov. 15–19, 2021! We hope you can join us throughout the week.