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 Summer Session
call (718) 937-1300
Summer Semester July 6 - August 30.
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
June 4 - 5, Sat and Sun andJune 10 - 12,
Friday, Sat and Sunday
10 am - 3 pm on Sat/Sun and evening hours on
Friday, 2 - 7 pm
cost is $80. Minimum participation - 2 days. All
5 days $400.
Locations will include Central Park and Dumbo
View of Zalzburg, oil on canvas, by Iliya
Students will be painting
outdoors on various locations during these 5
days. These locations provide scenic views of the
East River, Manhattan Skyline, Manhhattan and
Brooklyn bridges, the lakes and trees of the
Central Park etc. They all lend themselves to
many compositional motifs of various
difficulties. And now with SPRING COLORS.
Emphasis will be placed on developing the general
color and value relationships in small oil
sketches on paper and canvas. Plein Air painting
or as we call it in Russian and French the making
of "etudes" (quick studies outside) is
vital for any artist. Being conditioned by
fast-changing light conditions artists have to
work at the highest level of concentration. It's
a great training fo the eye, including design,
drawing and color. This workshop is also highly
recommended for HS and College Portfolio students
since it will help them develop a highly relevant
piece from observation to add variety for their
portfolio. Minimum age 12.
This workshop is taught
by Iliya Mirochnik, a highly sought after artist
and teacher, who just returned from an art
residency in Austria. He is a former Bridgeview
and Laguardia HS student who graduated with MFA
in Painting from the Repin Academy of Fine Arts
in St. Petersburg, Russia, one of the best and
most competitive art academies int he world. He
is also a first place winner of American Portrait
Society International Competition.
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