• drawing plant forms drawing skills shades of green painting sketching observational drawing art skills kids families therapy wellbeing mindfulness
    25/01/2021 - Amina Sly-Khan 0 Comments
    Lockdown Week 4:- Shades of Green

    Good Morning,

    Happy Burns Night.

    How are you on this sunny day?

    My blog today is inspired the artist Henri Rouseau who painted lots of jungle scenes with lots of plants and trees. He had never been to a jungle but used pictures and  plants in  conservatories and gardens to help him.

    It's also a great exercise in creating as many shades of green by using minimum colours.

    Enjoy the session. Let me know how you get on.


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    18/01/2021 - Amina Sly-Khan 0 Comments
    Lockdown Week 3:- Light and Dark Tones

    Good morning,

    Happy 'Brew Monday', hope you're keeping well on a lovely sunny day.

    This week's art activity is all about how tones can change the mood of a picture.

    This is a continuation of last week's blog... experimenting with tones.


    All workshops for this month and February are being postponed till March/ April. I will finish posting/ email new dates soon. Some workshops already have new dates. Check out the page' Adult Workshops'.

    Enjoy the activity, more next week.

    Amina & Murphy x

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    11/01/2021 - Amina Sly-Khan 0 Comments
    Lockdown Week 2:- Experimenting with Tones

    Good Morning,

    During lockdown I'm hoping to publish an art blog every Monday. This will include an art activity which is great for mental health and well being. This week's activity is 'Experimenting with tones'. 

    If you want to message or comment on this blog please do, 

    take care.

    Amina x 

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    04/01/2021 - Amina Sly-Khan 0 Comments
    Poppy in Black Pen... January's Blog

    Good Morning,

    Happy New Year, I hope you are well and staying positive.

    Due to more COVID restrictions and being in tier 4, I will keep you informed with upcoming workshops.

    If a workshop has to be postponed I will send out different dates when it can go ahead. However, I can refund you the deposit if you don't want a different date. I will try my best to accommodate your wishes.

    The grand opening of the gallery is postponed until we are all free to move around too. The artwork is open virtually on my website for you to view. If you would like to purchase a painting this can be done in monthly deposits, please call or email for details.

    This month's activity is how to draw a poppy in pen. It is suitable for everyone and can be adapted to suit different needs.

    Have a great January... the nights are slowly drawing out, spring isn't far away.

    Amina x

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    02/11/2020 - Amina Sly-Khan 0 Comments
    Pen, ink, water and colouring pencils...November's Blog

    Good Morning,

    A.S.K Art Gallery & Studio

    I was hoping to give you dates and booking details for a private view for my exhibition F.A.B ( Flowers & Butterflies) at my new A.S.K Art gallery and Studio.

    Unfortunately, like most events across the country it's on hold for now until our current situation improves. It just means I have longer to make it a more spectacular and beautiful space for you to come and sit and drink tea/ coffee.... a glass of wine?


    I have new dates on my 'Adult Workshop' page for 2021, so, if you get a chance and want to be inspired in the New Year, why not take a look.

    Gift vouchers

    Why not give a loved one a gift voucher for A.S.K Art & Design, Gallery & Studio, this Christmas ( or birthday). The vouchers can be used for workshops or to buy a painting & and are valid for 12 months.


    Do you have a particular painting, portrait or  drawing you would like to commission, look no further. I can work alongside your desires and wishes and make a bespoke piece of Art just for you.

    Please call or email if you have a question/s about any of the above.

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    05/10/2020 - Amina Sly-Khan 0 Comments
    Drawing Eyes... October's Blog

    Good Morning,

    Welcome to October's Blog.

    My major news is the extension of the studio. The wall has been knocked through, the ceiling plastered and a new roof is now keeping the heat in and the cold out.

    The result is a beautiful bright and airy space.

    We are now in the process of decorating and laying the floor.

    There will be a grand opening ( by appointment only ) at the end of November. More about that next month.

    I have new dates for workshops for December... Christmas extravaganzas, a much more enjoyable way of spending a Saturday than shopping amongst the masked crowds!

    There is still room for the workshops Friday 16th October in 'Watercolour Techniques', and, Saturday 17th October 'Large Dramatic Skies in Oil Pastels'. 

    Call or email me for more information.

    The art activity this month is 'Drawing Eyes', straight forward and little outlay needed.

    Enjoy beautiful October, autumnal leaves, pumpkins, warm knits, wooly hats and open fires.

    Amina & Murphy xx

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