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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 in an inspiring, and yet friendly and non-intimidating environment. We practice individualized approach in a small group setting. 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.


Attention! You can register mid-term provided the class has space!

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Call us today at (718)937-1300


Join us this weekend! Saturday-Sunday, October 11-12
Landscape/Citiscape Painting Intensive with Iliya Mirochnik as your instructor.

Hours: 10 am - 2 pm. Weather forecast - partially sunny, 63-64F

Minimum age 12. Any media of your choice (oils, watercolors, pastels, pencils, charcoal)

Tuition $160 for both 2 days, $85 for 1 day

Where: Beautiful Long Island City Gantry Park Waterfront

Bridgeview student Elena Rykoff painting on LIC waterfront in early April 2014. Bridgeview Landscape Intensive. Instructor Iliya Mirochnik.


Elena Rykoff. oil sketch

Students will be painting for 1 or 2 days outdoors in Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City right near the school. The location provides scenic views of the East River, Manhattan Skyline, Queensboro Bridge and Roosevelt Island and lends itself to compositional motifs of various difficulties. And now with FALL COLORS. Emphasis will be placed on developing the general color and value relationships in small oil sketches on paper and canvas. 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.

Iliya Mirochnik, a highly sought after artist and teacher, recently joined Bridgeview. 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.

To see photos from our previous Landscape Workshops visit http://www.academicart.com/landscape.htm

To inquire or register, call us at 718-937-1300.


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

Laguardia received 9000 applications last Fall. Bridgeview can claim 10 acceptances into Laguardia, 11 to Frank Sinatra, 5 to Art and Design, 1 Murrow. 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.

Enzo Iwase, age 16 working on his self-portrait.


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


At Bridgeview we welcome our new faculty members Alisa Minyukova and Iliya Mirochnik!


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. Graduated from Laguardia High School of Vidual and Performing Arts.
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


Never Surprised by Alisa Minyukova. Pen and Ink.


Mike Meskin, student in Alisa Minyukova's Figure Drawing class working from a reclining female model.

Alisa Minyukova's classes this Fall 2014

  • Drawing, Painting, Composition for Kids
    Thursday 4 - 6 pm. Ages 7 - 9
    Thursday 6 - 8pm. Ages 10 - 12
    Tuition $480 (all materials included)

Iliya Mirochnik
MFA in Painting, Repin Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia
Born in Odessa, Ukraine, Iliya emigrated to the US as a child. Attended Bridgeview since the age of 12. Graduated from Laguardia High School. In 2007 was accepted to the Repin Academy of Fine Arts in Russia, one of the most competitive and rigorous classical art academies in the world. In 2012 while still at the Academy he won First Prize for his his portrait of Artem Nosov at the Portrait Society of America International Competition. Since graduation he has been a guest instructor at a number of schools in the US and Europe, from Florida to California and even Romania. He is represented by Yarosh and Associates Art Gallery in Holmdel New Jersey.


Portrait of Artem Nosov, oil on canvas by Iliya Mirochnik.

Iliya's classes this Fall 2014

  • College Portfolio/Art for Teens. From Still Life to Figure. Finding your personal style.

    Focus on Drawing. Saturdays 3.30 - 6.30 pm. Tuition $420 (model fees included)
    Focus on Painting. Sundays 4 - 7 pm. Tuition $420 (model fees included)

  • Beginner/Intermediate Painting. Oils or Watercolors. From Still Life to Portrait/Figure.
    Sundays 4 - 7 pm. Tuition $420 (model fees included)

  • Portrait/Figure Drawing. Focus on Anatomy and Composition.
    From Academic to Expressive

    Tuesdays 6.30 - 9.30 pm
    Tuition $420 (model fees included)

  • Special intensive workshops


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.


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



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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