Bridgeview School of Fine
Arts in Queens & Manhattan NYC
Art classes in painting, drawing, college portfolio
Malyavin. Verka, oil on canvas. Tretyakov
means real art.
Inspiring, and yet friendly and non-intimidating
approach in a small group setting.
Time-tested classical techniques and true creativity.
Beginners welcome. Reasonable fees.
in Long Island City (Queens), one easy subway
stop from Manhattan by E,M,7 trains and G
from Brooklyn. We are two blocks from the most
spectacular waterflont overlooking Manhattan in Hunter's
To register for the Spring Session
call (718) 937-1300
Spring Semester April 4 - June 26,
2016. Students may register mid-term with pro-rated
tuition if there is space in the class.
Follow the links below for class
listings and availabilities!
to Bridgeview students accepted into specialized art high
schools in NYC! 2016 acceptances.
Cuk - Laguardia HS
Paola Nicole Colon - Frank Sinatra
Talia Kampton - Laguardia, Frank Sinatra
Aneesa Razak - Laguardia and Frank Sinatra
Brianne Hayes - Laguardia and Art and Design
Sharron Qian - Laguardia and Frank Sinatra
Isabel Flores - Murrow
Alessandro Colacito - Frank Sinatra
Ethan Rivera - Art and Design
Ana Lalic - Laguardia and Murrow
Luna Stacey - Frank Sinatra
Angela Sherpalama - Frank Sinatra
Samantha Rapkiewicz - Laguardia
Kita - Art and Design
Camila Rubayo - Art and Design
Katerina Sumberac - Laguardia, Frank Sinatra, Art and
Lucy Martell - Murrow
Arslan received his
M.F.A. from Moscow Stroganov Academy of Art and
Design. He has had numerous solo shows both
nationally and internationally. His works are in
many public and private collections, and he has
been honored to receive multiple awards,
including the Alex J. Ettl Grant from the
National Sculpture Society. He is currently
represented by Dillon Gallery in New York, Janus
Avivson in London, and Galerie
Paris, where he had several solo shows.
is an intellectual and emotional thrust into
What is it in front of you and around you? How
does it relate to you?
What makes you laugh, or weep?
Drawing and painting from life is the key to
developing your vocabulary as a visual artist.
Hierarchy, coherency, and fluidity are required
to master the language and make an image
coalesce, and these images reflect you as an
artist and a human being.
Balancing the intuitive and the cerebral, we will
during the spring trimester and implement
exercises that develop these qualities.
Does this sound like a lot to cover in a couple
of months? It is, so let's get started." -
up to study with Arslan this Spring at
From Still Life to Portrait/Figure. Sundays 4.30
- 7.30 pm $420 for 12
Class Dates: April 10 - June 26
3 spots available!
You can still join mid-term!
Crouching Nude, Red chalk on paper.
Sitting Child, oil on
Still Life, oil on canvas
in Focus. Ausra Pranevicius.
in New York to the family from Lituania, Ausra
has been a student at Bridgeview since 2011. She
began her studies with Galina Dubinskaya on a
full scholarship from London-based Himmelstrasse
Foundation and then continued with Harout
Simonian and now with Iliya Mirochnik. Bridgeview
has helped her to prepare for Laguardia High
School of Visual and Performing Arts where she
continues her studies while still attending
College Portfolio/Art for High School students
classes at Bridgeview. Ausra has also
participated with her whole family in Art Camp
France in 2012 touring and painting many
historical landmarks in Normandy following in the
footsteps of Claude Monet.
Ausra painting the
cliffs of Etretat in Normandie, France.
Bridgeview Art Camp 2012.
illustrations by Ausra Pranevicius, pen and ink.
Independant work outside class.
School of Fine Arts in New York was founded by classically-trained
artists from Eastern Europe and Russia in 2000,
so we've been in business since 2001.
The school teaches Drawing,
Painting & Composition to adults and
children. Also offering classes in art portfolio
preparation for high school and college.
Bridgeview approach is
based on the centuries-old techniques developed by
generations of European masters. These techniques were
painstakingly preserved in Russia through the 20th
century while they were much forgotten in the west.
Bridgeview instructors are now passing it on to new
generations, and the results are impressive. Our students
win prestigious awards, get accepted with generous
scholarships to specialized art high schools and
colleges, some even sell their work at an early age.
While there are many classical art
schools today, Bridgeview approach is different. To
better understand our teaching approach to both painting
and drawing we recommend visiting these pages of artwork
done in schools, from which our instructors have