Calligraphy Session

Assalaamu alaikum wr wb dear calligraphy participants,

It is with great disappointment that I inform you that Sr. Sehar’s Calligraphy Workshop at Northstar School and MCC has been CANCELLED for tomorrow, and there WILL NOT be any calligraphy workshop held.  Unfortunately, there was an issue with the wording on Sr. Sehar’s work permit, so she was not allowed entry into the United States.  Please see this direct message from Sr. Sehar herself:
I am at the airport right now and they have just denied my entry to the U.S. because of a documentation issue on my work permit. I had not known or even considered that this could happen. I am really disappointed and sad, however I know there is a wisdom behind this that only God knows. 
I am therefore not allowed to come for this workshop. You all know how much I was looking forward to it and how much this opportunity meant to me. It’s so heartbreaking that this happened. 🙁  I also really wanted to see my project at the SBIA as well…but God knows best. 
InshaAllah, we hope that she will be able to reschedule this workshop, and that I can issue you a new date for the workshop.  I will hold your fee right now, giving you first priority for the new date.  However, I will also gladly refund anyone immediately who would prefer not to have their fees tied up.
Jazakum Allahu Khariun for your understanding.  I apologize for any inconvenience this last minute notice may have caused.  Please make dua for Sr. Sehar. Please contact Michelle Lee at or Sr. Mubarra at for any questions.

Partake in this wonderful opportunity of a one day Arabic Calligraphy workshop with Canadian Calligrapher Sehar Shahzad. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at one of the most beautiful art forms, here is your chance!
Sister Sehar recently completed an artwork piece for SBIA’s new location and is currently visiting to witness the installation of her finished piece. While in the US, she will be leading an Arabic calligraphy workshop for beginners.  This will be an adult only class (18 years and older). The fee has been set at an affordable cost of $35 for this 3 hour workshop.  All registrants will get to keep their own bamboo pen, an ink well with likka, and a practice book as part of this class.  Light refreshments will be served.
The workshop will be held at Northstar School (725 Whipple Road, Union City, CA  94587) on Feb. 28 from 10-1pm.   A second workshop will be offered at MCC Pleasanton (5724 West Las Positas Boulevard, Pleasanton, CA 94588) on Feb. 28th from 3pm – 6pm.  Please pre-register at the location that is most convenient for you.  You must make a payment below to reserve your spot.  Spaces are limited.
Calligraphy Workshop with Sister Sehar Shahzad
DATE & TIME:  February 28, 2015, 10 am-1 pm
LOCATION: Northstar School (W-12, Art room)
                        (at Barnard White School location)
                        725 Whipple Road
                        Union City, 94587
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