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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


At Bridgeview you can now study with

Iliya Mirochnik

Bridgeview alumnus and Honors MFA Graduate, Repin Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia. First place winner for his portrait in 2013 Portrait Society of America International Competition.

Week Long Portrait/ Self-Portrait Intensive Workshop.

Draw or Paint or do both

December 8 - 12

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30 am - 2.30 pm and Tuesday 2 - 6 pm

Tuition $400.

Limited to 12 students


Iliya Mirochnik doing a portrait demonstration during a show of his and other Russian artists' work at James Yarosh Gallery in Holmdel, New Jersey


The focus of this course is to learn to portray the human form using any media of your choice. In order to produce a good drawing or painting, it is important for an artist to really know what exactly they are drawing as opposed to just copying the surface. During this intensive workshop in the style of the Russian Academy of Arts, we will study the human form as an inspiring subject for any artist. While still focusing on the fundamentals like anatomy, proportions, tone, color (in painting), students the class will also discuss what makes a successful portrait. How to achieve likeness and portray the unique character of the model and at the same time make a strong artistic piece. A model will be present during the whole time of the workshop. However, those interested in doing a self-portrait will be given time and instruction to practice what they've learnt in depicting themselves. Iliya Mirochnik will be giving portrait demonstrations.

To see photos from Iliya Mirochnik's students visit http://www.academicart.com/iliya_students.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.

Jackie Lantsman, HS student working on her painting in oils. College Portfolio/Art for HS students Class. Instructed by Iliya Mirochnik.


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/Self Portrait Intensive Workshop. Draw or Paint or Do Both.
    December 8 - 12
    Hours:
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30 am - 2.30 pm and Tuesday 2 - 6 pm Tuition $400 (model fee included)


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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