Bridgeview School of Fine
Arts in Queens & Manhattan NYC
Art classes in painting, drawing, college portfolio
Malyavin. Verka, oil on canvas. Tretyakov
means real art.
Inspiring, and yet friendly and non-intimidating
approach in a small group setting.
Time-tested classical techniques and true creativity.
Beginners welcome. Reasonable fees.
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
Call 718-937-1300 to register or
Winter Semester Jan 4 - March 29,
Current availabilities for children.
You can still join and pay pro-rated tuition. Classes are
$500 for 12 weeks with materials.
for Adults. All Levels. Thursdays 6.30 - 9.30 pm.
Begins Jan 5. $450 (materials not included).
and raised in Russia in a family of artists, Leo
Kundas practiced art from an early age.
He graduated with MFA specializing in printmaking
from the Academy of Arts in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
back in the 70s.
Leo's work is in museums and private collections
all over the world, including the US Library of
Leo has been teaching for decades starting in
Russia, and in the US.
In the US, he is famous for being the artist of
Barnes and Noble, the famous book store.
He created murals for their stores as well as
unique designs that can be found on their bags,
Leo's special approach to teaching is rooted in
Old Master techniques.
He encourages his students to study and copy the
best works of art and then translate their
knowledge to working from life.
Young Students of Leo
Kundas. Ages 10 - 14
Anna Zorkin, working on a drawing after
Adult Students of Leo
Portrait study from a live model by
Amanda Cleaver, oil on canvas
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.
illustrations by Ausra Pranevicius, pen and ink.
Independant work outside class.
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