(Mr.) Ashley Nitkin is a graduate from OCAD University class of 1983. He has had the pleasure of teaching art for the Toronto District School Board and the City of Toronto, Parks Forestry and Recreation. Recently Ashley has started a new venture of offering Virtual Online Drawing Classes for children, youth, adults and seniors. Ashley has been teaching art for 25+ years. He has worked with students with Autism, the developmentally delayed, people with sight impairment at the CNIB, the LGTBQ and Two Spriited Community, Seniors homes and at Sunnybrook Hospital in the Mental Health Wing, etc.
Ashley has illustrated two children's books. He has provided illustrations and advertising design work for three major newspapers and several magazines, including the Globe and Mail, The Toronto Sun, the Canadian Jewish News, Goodlife Magazine, Greatlife Magazine, Tastes of Toronto and Saturday Night. Ashley has exhibited his work in The Toronto City Hall CUPE Art Show, Bar 501, OCAD University and his collaberated efforts with his students at many schools in the Toronto area.
He has advertising agency experience from Nerima and Deane Advertising Agency and has worked on advertising campaigns for Imperial Oil, Royal Bank, The Bay Optical, Del Monte, BMW, Speedy Auto Glass and The United Colours of Beneton. Ashley has worked on promotional material for both the corporate and community sectors. He calls Toronto, Ontario, Canada home.