Mawaheb turns 3!

Last Thursday we headed over to visit one of our FAVORITE places in Dubai, Mawaheb from Beautiful People, to help them celebrate their 3rd anniversary. The space was filled with incredibly talented, kind and loving artists and volunteers. We were honored to have been able to share their special day with them. They inspire us greatly with their huge SMILES AND HUGS. InshAllah MANY more years to come!

For those of you who don’t know about Mawaheb from Beautiful People Studio, here is some general information. You can also visit their website: http://www.mawaheb-dubai.com

About
The first art studio for young adults with special needs in the Middle East. The studio is a relaxed space where people with special needs can be themselves and socialize with their own peers whilst developing their creative talents.

Mission

To support the development of young adults with special needs using art as a tool to bridge the gap between each individual in the society.

Description

Mawaheb for Beautiful People is an art studio and Gallery for adults with special needs.Nestled in a villa in the labyrinth of Bastakiya heritage village in Bur Dubai,
Mawaheb is truly a magical place where emotion, expressiveness and creativity mingle to create vibrant,textured,colourful contemporary artwork. Bold designs, portraiture, Mosaic and photography Create a kaleidoscope of visual encounters.

We highly recommend that you go visit them, purchase their art-work and support them in anyway you can! Here are some images from their 3rd anniversary party for you to enjoy! To see the full album click here: http://on.fb.me/1hyktlq
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Turning a sad day into a beautiful day- Playshop at Mawaheb

We all have certain days of the year that remind us of sad things that happened in our lives. Whether it be painful memories of a tragic incident or happy memories spent with a loved one who has passed away. We had wanted to visit Mawaheb studio the first week that they were back to school and we always go on a Tuesday. Upon looking at the calendar we realized that Tuesday was 9/11. 9/11 is indeed a day of remembrance and for some of us a very sad and reflective day. There’s an old saying “the best way to cheer oneself is to cheer another” and that is just what we did. As always, it proved to be a wonderful day of laughter and gratitude. So on those sad days, we encourage you to take a moment to reflect then take the next moment to help someone else. Take your pain and transform it into something joyous….. the rewards are greater than you can ever imagine.

Mawaheb from Beautiful People is an art school for teen and adult artists with special needs. The staff, teachers and students are extremely talented and passionate. Their art is from the heart. If you’d like to check out their studio, purchase art work or learn more about them click here: http://www.facebook.com/Mawahebart

Comedy acting class – the students watch each other present their funny solos

We worked on balancing skills. Here we were teaching the students the flick kick and catch trick.

Time to juggle!

Class clowns 🙂