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. 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.

Call 718-937-1300 to register or inquire!

Winter Semester Jan 4 - March 29, 2017.

Current availabilities for children. You can still join and pay pro-rated tuition. Classes are $500 for 12 weeks with materials.

Ages 7 - 9.
Tuesday 4.30 - 6.15 pm or Thursday 4 - 6 pm

Ages 9 - 12.
Wed 4 - 6 pm or Thursday 4 - 6 pm or Thursday 6 - 8 pm or or Fri 6 - 8 pm

Ages 10 - 13
Wed 6 - 8 pm or Thursday 4 - 6 pm or Fri 6 - 8 pm or Sun 4.30 - 6.30 pm

Ages 13 and up
Fri 6 - 8 pm or Sun 4.30 - 7.30 pm

Portfolio for Specialized High Schools (Laguardia, Frank Sinatra etc)
Fri 6 - 8 pm or Sun 4.30 - 7.30 pm

Kids/Teen Classes

Adult Classes

Bridgeview teacher in focus. Leo Kundas

Limited space is available in the following 12 week courses (Winter 20170 taught by Leo Kundas:

Drawing, Painting, Composition. Classical Approach. Ages 9 - 12. Thursdays 4 - 5.45 pm. Begins Jan 5. $500 incl. materials.

Painting for Adults. All Levels. Thursdays 6.30 - 9.30 pm. Begins Jan 5. $450 (materials not included).

Born 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 Congress.
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, stationary etc.
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 Vermeer

Adult Students of Leo Kundas

Portrait study from a live model by Amanda Cleaver, oil on canvas   Study of Human Scull by Chris Tate.

To inquire or register, feel free to email info@academicart.com or call 718-937-1300.


High School 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

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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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