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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.


To register for the Summer Session call (718) 937-1300

Summer Semester July 6 - August 30.

Follow the links below for class listings and availabilities!

Kids/Teen Classes

Adult Classes


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


Congratulations to Bridgeview students accepted into specialized art high schools in NYC! 2016 acceptances.
Mia Cuk - Laguardia HS
Paola Nicole Colon - Frank Sinatra
Talia Kampton - Laguardia, Frank Sinatra
Aneesa Razak - Laguardia and Frank Sinatra
Brianne Hayes - Laguardia and Art and Design
Sharron Qian - Laguardia and Frank Sinatra
Isabel Flores - Murrow
Alessandro Colacito - Frank Sinatra
Ethan Rivera - Art and Design
Ana Lalic - Laguardia and Murrow
Luna Stacey - Frank Sinatra
Angela Sherpalama - Frank Sinatra
Samantha Rapkiewicz - Laguardia

Yuku Kita - Art and Design
Camila Rubayo - Art and Design
Katerina Sumberac - Laguardia, Frank Sinatra, Art and Design
Lucy Martell - Murrow


Attention: Special Intensive Landscape Workshop with Iliya Mirochnik

Dates: June 4 - 5, Sat and Sun and June 10 - 12, Friday, Sat and Sunday

Hours: 10 am - 3 pm on Sat/Sun and evening hours on Friday, 2 - 7 pm

Daily cost is $80. Minimum participation - 2 days. All 5 days $400.

Possible Locations will include Central Park and Dumbo Waterfront.


View of Zalzburg, oil on canvas, by Iliya Mirochnik, Instructor.

Students will be painting outdoors on various locations during these 5 days. These locations provide scenic views of the East River, Manhattan Skyline, Manhhattan and Brooklyn bridges, the lakes and trees of the Central Park etc. They all lend themselves to many compositional motifs of various difficulties. And now with SPRING COLORS. Emphasis will be placed on developing the general color and value relationships in small oil sketches on paper and canvas. Plein Air painting or as we call it in Russian and French the making of "etudes" (quick studies outside) is vital for any artist. Being conditioned by fast-changing light conditions artists have to work at the highest level of concentration. It's a great training fo the eye, including design, drawing and color. 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. Minimum age 12.

This workshop is taught by Iliya Mirochnik, a highly sought after artist and teacher, who just returned from an art residency in Austria. 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 inquire or register, feel free to email info@academicart.com or call 718-937-1300. To see photos from our previous Landscape Workshops visit http://www.academicart.com/landscape.htm



Student in Focus. Ausra Pranevicius.

Born in New York to the family from Lituania, Ausra has been a student at Bridgeview since 2011. She began her studies with Galina Dubinskaya on a full scholarship from London-based Himmelstrasse Foundation and then continued with Harout Simonian and now with Iliya Mirochnik. Bridgeview has helped her to prepare for Laguardia High School of Visual and Performing Arts where she continues her studies while still attending College Portfolio/Art for High School students classes at Bridgeview. Ausra has also participated with her whole family in Art Camp France in 2012 touring and painting many historical landmarks in Normandy following in the footsteps of Claude Monet.


Ausra painting the cliffs of Etretat in Normandie, France. Bridgeview Art Camp 2012.


Imaginary illustrations by Ausra Pranevicius, pen and ink. Independant work outside class.


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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