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Bridgeview Address:
10 - 27 46 Ave, second floor, Long Island City NY 11101
Tel. (718) 937-1300
or (301) 681-6987
info@academicart.com
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.

"I 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 very much"
~Meg LaBarbara (Samantha's Mom)

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In 2014, LaGuardia High School of Visual and Performing Art received 9000 applications. 600 students were accepted, 10 of these were from Bridgeview. Similar results with Frank Sinatra (FS), Art and Design and other specialized high schools.

These are 2015 HS Acceptances among Bridgeview students

Lara Jordan - Laguardia High School. Student of Boris Kulikov.
Teddy Krekoukis - Laguardia High School. Student of Polina Osnachuk
Alan Goa Pegushova - Laguardia High School. Student of Boris Kulikov.
Sasha Spajic - Styvesant High School. Student of Polina Osnachuk
Ronan Madden - Laguardia High School. Student of Polina Osnachuk
Avery Cuevas - Laguardia and Frank Sinatra High Schools. Student of Polina Osnachuk
Natalia Konopski - Frank Sinatra High School. Student of Boris Kulikov.
Tatiana Rodriguez - Fashion Industries High School. Student of Felix Sherman.
Matthew Bruner - Laguardia High School. student of Felix Sherman.
Jennifer Evangelinos - Laguardia High School. Student of Boris Kulikov and Polina Osnachuk
Matisse Araque - Art and Design High School. Student of Polina Osnachuk.
Sally Goldberg - Laguardia HS. Student of Polina Osnachuk, Felix Sherman and Boris Kulikov.
Juliana Riccardi - Laguardia and Frank Sinatra. Student of Boris Kulikov.
Noah Bassman - Laguardia and Frank Sinatra. Student of Boris Kulikov.


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. Bridgeview students received generous college scholarships based on merit.

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.

Boris Kulikov is world famous book illustrator. However, his educational background is in theater design. Before getting into book illustration, Boris worked as a free lance artist for New York Times, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Time Magazine and other major US publications.

To see the work from Boris's and Polina's classes visit this online gallery

Harout Simonian, a very talented artist from Armenia. His background is a combination of classical skills (drawing, painting and sculpture) received from the Armenian Academy of Fine Arts and contemporary art which he pursued shortly after graduating from college. Harout Simonian has been showing with major contemporary art venues such as the New Museum in Manhtattan and Venice Beinalle. Harout teaches College Portfolio/High School Art classes. His students have been accepted to major colleges on generous scholarships including MICA, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and Cambridge University in England. To see work from his class visit www.academicart.com/blog.htm

Leo Kundas is well known to almost everyone for his famous Barnes and Noble designs. He received his classical training from the Art Academy of Ekaterenburg, Russia where he specialized in drawing and print-making. Before moving to the U.S. he was an art professor at Ekaterinburg College of Art in Russia.


"I 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....
~ Celeste Platania (Tara's Mom)

"To all at Bridgeview;
I am proud to tell you that Kaitlin has been accepted by both the LaGuardia School and the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts based upon her portfolio and the instruction received at Bridgeview this past summer and fall.
~P.Kevin Faherty (Kaitlin's Dad)


Twice a year (Christmas and Springtime) we organize an Exhibit of all the kids' artwork!

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