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



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NYC Art classes in painting, drawing, college portfolio
Filipp Malyavin. Verka, oil on canvas. Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Bridgeview means real art. Inspiring, and yet friendly and non-intimidating environment.

Individualized approach in a small group setting.
Time-tested classical techniques and true creativity.

Complete Beginners welcome. Reasonable fees.

We are 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 Point.

Call 718-937-1300 to register or inquire!

Winter Semester Jan 4 - March 29, 2017.

Current availabilities for children. You can still join and pay pro-rated tuition. Classes are $500 for 12 weeks with materials.

Ages 7 - 9.
Tuesday 4.30 - 6.15 pm or Thursday 4 - 6 pm

Ages 9 - 12.
Wed 4 - 6 pm or Thursday 4 - 6 pm or Thursday 6 - 8 pm or or Fri 6 - 8 pm

Ages 10 - 13
Wed 6 - 8 pm or Thursday 4 - 6 pm or Fri 6 - 8 pm
or Sun 4.30 - 6.30 pm

Ages 13 and up
Fri 6 - 8 pm or Sun 4.30 - 7.30 pm

Portfolio for Specialized High Schools (Laguardia, Frank Sinatra etc)
Fri 6 - 8 pm or Sun 4.30 - 7.30 pm

Kids/Teen Classes

Adult Classes

Coming soon! Week Long Portrait/Figure Drawing Intensive.
Russian Academic Drawing Methods.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10 am - 3 pm and Tuesday 1 - 4 pm

Tuition $400 plus model fee (split amont students)

Limited to 12 students
February 6 - 10

Taught by Iliya Mirochnik
Graduate of Repin Academy in Russia and First Place Award Winner, Portrait Society of America.

The focus of this course is to learn to draw the human form. In order to produce a good drawing, it is important for an artist to really know what exactly they are drawing as opposed to just copying the surface. During the figure drawing intensive in the style of the Russian Academy of Arts, we will study the human form as a set of interconnected anatomical elements. This knowledge will allow the students to depend less on the model and focus more on creating strong and dynamic compositions. The class will consist of long poses contunuing through many sessions and short gestural drawings. Iliya Mirochnik will be giving portrait and figure drawing demonstrations.

Student work from previous classes.

To inquire or register, feel free to email info@academicart.com or call 718-937-1300.


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 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 graduated.

Russian academic tradition in Drawing

Russian academic tradition in Painting

Spectacular waterfront is 2 blocks away

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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