Location and Contact Information

Bridgeview Address:
10 - 27 46 Ave, second floor, Long Island City NY 11101
Tel. (718) 937-1300 or (301) 681-6987

Student Art (Adults)

Student Art (Children)

Bridgeview founders

Why Bridgeview


Online exhibit of Russian academic drawings

Bridgeview in the press

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Art Supply Stores in NYC


Bridgeview School of Fine Arts in Queens & Manhattan NYC
NYC Art classes in painting, drawing, college portfolio
Details from Russian 19th century paintings
10-27 46 Avenue, Long Island City NY 11101
(718) 937-1300
7 minutes from mid-town Manhattan in upscale waterfront neighborhood of Hunter's Point, Queens.

Bridgeview means real art in an inspiring, and yet friendly and non-intimadating environment. Complete Beginners welcome.

Summer Semester July 7 - August 31. A few spots are still available in select classes. You can still join and pay pro-rated tuition.

Attention! Our office will be closed for the summer, but you might still be able to join a summer class, provided the class has space, by sending us an email to info@academicart.com

Fall registrations will begin Aug 25


In 2014 twenty (20!) Bridgeview students were accepted into specialized art high schools in NYC!

Laguardia received 9000 applications this year. Bridgeview can claim 10 acceptances into Laguardia, 11 to Frank Sinatra, 5 to Art and Design, 1 Murrow. Many have been accepted to several of these schools, so they will have to choose. We congratulate the kids and thank our amazing teachers Polina Osnachuk, Boris Kulikov, Felix Sherman, Galina Dubinskaya and Harout Simonian who worked with these students.

Student Marie Kessel, age 16 with her work from Spring 2014 Semester.
Marie has been a student at Bridgeview from age 7.

For inquiries or registrations call (718)937-1300 or email info@academicart.com

At Bridgeview you can now study with

Alisa Minyukova
MFA in Sculpture, Mukhina Academy of Art, St. Petersburg, Russia
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1975. Immigrated to New York City in 1981.
MFA in Sculpture, St. Petersburg Art and Industrial Academy. St. Petersburg, Russia, 2004.
MFA in Media Arts (Animation), Cologne Academy of Media Arts, Germany, 2014

New Class! Portrait/Figure Drawing. Focus on Anatomy and Composition.
From Academic to Expressive.

Student Work from this Class

Tuesdays 6.30 - 9.30 pm
Class Dates: July 15 - Sept 2
Tuition $300 (8 weeks of class with live models)

The Poet, pen and ink drawing by Alisa Minyukova

"I began drawing at the age of two, and although I drew everyday and was confident in my skills, it was not until I visited the art academies of Russia did I realize that what I considered my biggest talent was never actually developed into a skill. When this realization occurred I had no other option than to learn in the Russian tradition. After several years of prep courses I was accepted to the St. Petersburg academy of Art and Design. I took six years for me to reach a level where I felt confident about my draftsmanship, the ability to draw on this level opened an entire other world of possibilities professionally and creatively. The profound understanding of structure, form and movement that I received by studying drawing in the classical tradition has given me composition skills that have become the backbone of my conceptually based projects." Alisa Minyukova.

Mike Meskin, student in Alisa Minyukova's class working on his figure drawing.

Examples of Recent Student Work. Adult Classes. 2013-14

Bridgeview 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 for 13 years.

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. Our instructors who have received this unique training 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. And those who want to pursue art as a hobby also make great progress.

Bridgeview School is conveniently located in New York City. We are in Long Island City (Queens), one subway stop from Manhattan by E,V,7 trains and G from Brooklyn. We are two blocks away from the most spectacular waterflont overlooking Manhattan. Our peaceful and beautiful neighborhood is called Hunter's Point.

Small Groups. Lots of individual attention. Friendly Atmosphere. Our teachers truly care about you. Regardless of your level, they will give you the most amount of individual attention.

Low fees. $12 - 17 hours per hour. For kids' classes all professional-grade materials are included.

No prior experience necessary, Absolute Beginners welcome.

While there are many classical art schools today, Bridgeview approach is different. To better understand our approach we recommend visiting these pages

Russian academic tradition in Drawing

Russian academic tradition in Painting

Bridgeview is one subway stop from Manhattan. Take #7 train at Grand Central Station and go one stop to Vernon Jackson or E and V trains at Lexington Avenue and go one stop to 23 St/Ely Ave. We are also close to G train.

Spectacular waterfront is 2 blocks away from the school

Watch Bridgeview Videos

Lena Murray, founder and Director of Bridgeview, was featured by the Voice of America Russian Language Service, July 2012

Art Classes for Children

Painting demonstration by Bridgeview instructors and alumni. January 2010

Portrait Sculpture Workshop taught by Tatyana Zhurkov. April 2010

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