Ashley Nitkin Design

Art Instruction Adults / Enseignement Artistique Adultes

Art Instruction, Adults /  Enseignement Artistique Adultes

Landscape by: Diane Cochrane

Vase of Flowers by Diane Miles




Flower Painting Workshop, Spadina Road Library.



Drawing, Painting and more,...



you can take your skills to the next level with these intensive courses.  Students will work from photographs and step-by-step drawing guides to create their own sketches and drawings. Also available are watercolour pencil and acrylic painting classes.  Various techniques will be demonstrated and individualized instruction given in these fun, educational and informative sessions. Classes such as Drawing, Beginners Anime, Sketching, Acrylic Painting and Arts & Crafts are available Online as well...just ask!  Group or private lessons are welcome online. In-person offerings include Nude Drawing and Painting from the live model, clothed references, Acrylic Painting, Watercolour Pencil, Drawing Intensive, Beginners Anime and Adaptive Arts for develpmentally challenged individuals.  I have also taught sculpture classes for people with visual impairment.  As well my past experience includes people with mental health issues. may be limited in some courses, so reserve your spot soon!


In person classes start at $50. per hour, based on up to 5 participants*.

* Must be accesable by TTC.  Some distances will require an extra fee, please ask.

Supplies extra.   




In-Person classes are back!  Paint Night / Evening or afternoon at your choice of  facility:


You may THINK you have no talent...try this course and see what a beautiful piece of artwork you can create!  This class is for the absolute beginner, intermediate or advanced learner.  We will paint flowers, animals or landscapes with the assistance of this instructor with over 25+ years of experience conducting art programs.  Over 100 references available to you for doing animals, colour photography of beautiful orchids and flowers, 60 different landscape ideas for you to paint from!  These can be done at a community centre near you, club, party room in a condo, bar, or any facility.  Fees are $80. per hour based on a two hour workshop of up to 25 people.  Supplies are extra.  (Cab fare or a lift to your facility may be required in your area.  As I have alot to carry to do the program.)  Hurry!  Book now! 




Virtual Online Drawing Classes for adults and seniors!


Enrich your home creativity!






Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced pencil drawing for artists.  This is a virtual online classes offered online.  This is sliding scale payment, with a suggested fee of $25. per hour. This is a one hour class.  The Money Order or Cheque is to be made payable to:  ASHLEY NITKIN.  Non payment of fee will result in a cancelled class.  Topics we will be covering in virtual classes include, drawing the face in proportion and emotions and expressions, nude and  clothed figures in movement, famous people, historic cars and trucks, animals from step-by-step reference sheets, architecture, flowers and plants, landscapes, seasonal creations and more!!! 


Mail cheques and money orders payable to:  Ashley Nitkin. Send to:  1 Hillholm Rd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5P 1M1  Please include your phone number and an operating email address.  



Required items for the class include a 2B, 4B, and 6B pencil, white plastic eraser, sharpner, 8.5" x 11" paper, clip board, assorted coloured pencil crayons / assorted colour markers.  A functioning email address will be necessary so I can forward you drawing references prior to the scheduled classes. These workshop sheets can be printed off by you at home prior to the class start time.  Come join us and get your creative juices flowing!


Course starts May 3rd, 2022 and runs to the end of May 26th, 2022. Classes run 7pm to 8pm (Eastern Standard Time).  Money Order or cheque is acceptable.  (NO CASH)  Payment is due 10 days before first class.  Hurry, space is limited, so book early!


Fee is only $160. for 8 1hr. sessions, over a four week period.  Course runs Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks.  Please state whether you are a "beginner, intermediate or advanced drawer" along with your contact information and email address as this will be needed when forwarding you class workshop sheets.




NEXT CLASSES START:  To be announced.

Reserve your spot soon!  This will run for 4 weeks as well,

on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Other days and times are available...please inquire? 1 (647) 403-9244.



Review of Online Drawing Course with Ash Nitkin:

Ashley is a fantastic teacher and great artistic talent.  He is very accommodating to people's schedules and really enjoys watching people grow artistically.


J.S.O., Contractor, Toronto, Ontario.



Review of Online Drawing Course with Ash Nitkin:

I have been enrolled in Mr. Nitkin's 4-week long adult online drawing class and thoroughly enjoyed it.  Mr. Nitkin is a dedicated, resourceful instructor who provides positive constructive feedback.  The class size was small so he was able to cater the subject matter to my preferences and we worked at a pace that was manageable.  I have not considered myself an artist but with Ashley's guidance I am gaining more confidence in my drawing abilities.  I recommend this course for anyone wishing to begin or further their drawing experiences.


Paul M., Teacher, Peterborough, Ont.


Review of In-Person Classes with Ash Nitkin

Ashley Nitkin gave his time and energy at our art facility the VanDuzer Art Studio.  He taught two seperate  innovative workshops in Cartooning and Paper Mache techniques.  The classes took the participants on a journey of self-discovery and learning.


Tamara Wilen, Studio Supervisor, VanDuzer Art Studio, Toronto, ON.



 Private Lessons in your home or facility anywhere accessable by TTC.  I have worked extensively with people with Learning Disabilities and special needs as well as the general public.  Available Saturday afternoons, Sundays mornings, noon and evenings.  Please contact me for inquiries: (647) 403-9244, or (416) 481-0840.  These classes have started again with the ending of the Pandemic.  Please inquire and reserve your spot soon!




Instructor: Ashley Nitkin

Other references available at your request.  Please inquire.  Thank you!



Ashley F. Nitkin

1 Hillholm Rd.,

Toronto, Ontario.

Canada.  M5P 1M1




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