Contact Name: Amina Sly - Khan
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I am an Artist/ Qualified Teacher living and practising my art from my stunning garden Art gallery/ studio in Lincs.
I run Art workshops throughout the year.
My workshops are diverse and cover painting in watercolours, acrylics, mixed media & drawing with a range of media, batik & lino printing. My 'Watercolours & Afternoon Tea Experience' are popular, why not treat yourself & friends.
My gallery has a permanent exhibition of my work.
Workshops are maximum 6 which ensures quality tuition.
A lovely relaxed day in a peaceful and pretty studio complete with Murphy the dog to greet you when you arrive! As a complete beginner, Amina patiently demonstrates the various techniques and you have the opportunity to practice these before you start on your main piece. Thoroughly enjoyable and I went home with a few creations which I was so pleased with. Completely recommend and I will be keeping an eye out for future workshops.
Response from A.S.K Art & design ( Studio & Gallery):Thanks Kate, it was wonderful to meet you. You completed some beautiful pieces and Murphy loved all the fuss. I thoroughly enjoyed the day.
My husband and I were warmly met by Amina and over a cup of coffee we chatted telling Amina it was over 40 years ago since I had picked up a paint brush (O level Art) and Neil only painted the walls at home! The studio has lots of natural light and is perfect for painting! The room was set up ready for us and other participants with all the materials we needed for the day. We were shown some watercolour painting techniques by Amina who explained as she went along but was more than happy for any questions from us and then we had a go ourselves! We then went onto painting a kingfisher using what we’d learnt but Amina was completely on hand to assist us whilst also making more coffees for us. After our relaxed lunch we were keen to start on the hare and had free reign, again with Amina on hand. It was so relaxing; I honestly don’t think we’ve stayed sat down like that for years! We couldn’t believe how quickly the time went and we had to get back on the road, with our “master pieces”. We’d love to return but as we’re from Wales it’s a long way to go back. However, we do plan to visit the area again and when we do, we’ll definitely book another class. We’d recommend the class to anyone and everyone from beginners onwards as we felt comfortable and the tuition was at our pace. Thanks for a lovely time. Neil & Karyn
Response from A.S.K Art & design ( Studio & Gallery):It was an absolute pleasure to meet Karyn and Neil. They were very open and willing to experiment with watercolour even though they hadn’t painted for a long time. The paintings they completed were beautiful and showed a real understanding of watercolour painting.
What a perfect way to spend a rainy Saturday morning. Amina was friendly helpful and we enjoyed painting in her peaceful studio. All topped off with some lovely scones and a cuddle with Murphy the dog. Fab.
Response from A.S.K Art & design ( Studio & Gallery):Kelly and Amelia were an absolute pleasure to meet and spend time with. They completed some lovely watercolour paintings and enjoyed the cream tea and a cuddle with Murphy. I hope to see them again soon.
We booked a workshop with Amina as a gift for our soon-to-be sister-in-law, and it turned out to be a wonderfully zen and fun alternative to the traditional 'hen do' :)
Amina was so welcoming and put us all at ease; her studio is spacious and really well equipped. Everything was prepared when we arrived and we all sipped a hot drink whilst she talked us through what we'd be doing and what to expect. None of us had much recent art experience but we were all pleasantly surprised at what we were able to produce with the different techniques. All this topped off with delicious homemade scones, generous helpings of jam and clotted cream, plus freshly pressed coffee and a pot of tea - it was a wonderful afternoon enjoyed greatly by all. Thank you, Amina!
Response from A.S.K Art & design ( Studio & Gallery):Hi Ruth,