10 - 27 46 Ave, second floor, Long Island City NY 11101
Tel. (718) 937-1300 or (301) 681-6987



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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.

Our amazing and unique Art Tour of France "In the Footsteps of Claude Monet with your paints and brushes" for kids and adults is now accepting students for the Summer of 2015. A few spots are still available. Details here www.academicart.com/fourges.htm

Now registering for the Spring Session. April 5 - June 28. Call us today at (718) 937-1300

Kids/Teens Classes

Adult Classes

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!

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 & Winter 2015

  • 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)

  • Intensive 5 day workshops focusing on a specific theme/technique will be scheduled throughout the year. Iliya Mirochnik doing a portrait demonstration during a show of his and other Russian artists' work at James Yarosh Gallery in Holmdel, New Jersey

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.

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)

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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