10 - 27 46 Ave, second floor, Long Island City NY 11101
Tel. (718) 937-1300
or (301) 681-6987
|Art Classes for Kids in New
York City. Age 7 - 17. Art Portfolio
Preparation. LaGuardia, Frank Sinatra, Bayside. College Portfolio
Prep. Cooper Union, RISD, Pratt, Parsons, SVA, PAFA,
MICA, Cal Arts.
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Our program is based on the time-tested methods developed by the Russian schools for artistically gifted children, and adapted for special needs of American schools and colleges. Students accomplish a series of assignments in a specific progression, from easier to more complex ones. The general progression is from still life to portrait to dressed figure. Design-oriented and creative assignments are also part of the program.
Students gain mastery of different media including acrylic paints, water-colors, pencil, charcoal and pastels, and even clay for the younger kids.
Bridgeview School is different. Our atmosphere is informal, but serious. While we make sure that the assignments are interesting to the children, they also teach them specific lessons, whether it is proportions or perspective or color theory.
We also help with portfolio preparation for high schools and college. Most Bridgeview students successfully pass auditions to LaGuardia, Bayside, Frank Sinatra and Art and Design High Schools.
Teachers working with kids
Polina Osnachuk has been teaching at Bridgeview since 2001, when the school first opened. She is the creator of the school's program. Many of her former students have won major art awards, got into specialized art high schools and colleges.
In 2007, Boris Kulikov joined the Bridgeview School as an art teacher. Boris is an accomplished artist and book illustrator, having done illustrations for New York Times, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Time Magazine and other major US publications. He has illustrated award winning children's books. Boris works with our younger children, ages 7 - 11. Boris's work can be found at www.boriskulikov.com
Galina Dubinskaya, an established Moscow artist with 30 years of teaching experience, works with especially talented children ages 10 - 17. Her class consists of 5-6 students who receive full scholarship from the Himmilstrasse Foundation in London. To see the work done in her class visit Galina's Students' Gallery
Harout Simonian, a very talented artist from Armenia, combines classical skills (drawing, painting and sculpture) and contemporary approach to art. He teaches high school students and young adults who are are preparing a college portfolio.
In 2011, due to the school's growth, Marina Tsesarskaya and Lena Romanova joined our faculty.
cannot express how lucky we feel to have found your
school. You had a wonderful vision and the students and
teachers are merely a testament to that. Thank you so
just wanted to inform you that Tara was accepted to
Laguardia and Frank Sinatra High Schools. She was very
excited to be accepted. She also received a full
scholarship to a Private School in our neighborhood....
She is going to attend the private school. Thanks
so much to giving her the opportunity to excel....
all at Bridgeview;