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



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NYC Art classes in painting, drawing, college portfolio
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 Spring Session call (718) 937-1300

Spring Semester April 4 - June 26, 2016. Students may register mid-term with pro-rated tuition if there is space in the class.

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

Guest Teacher in Focus. Arslan

MFA, Stroganov Academy of Art, Moscow, Russia

Arslan received his M.F.A. from Moscow Stroganov Academy of Art and Design. He has had numerous solo shows both nationally and internationally. His works are in many public and private collections, and he has been honored to receive multiple awards, including the Alex J. Ettl Grant from the National Sculpture Society. He is currently represented by Dillon Gallery in New York, Janus Avivson in London, and Galerie Claudine Legrand in Paris, where he had several solo shows.

"Art is an intellectual and emotional thrust into reality.
What is it in front of you and around you? How does it relate to you?
What makes you laugh, or weep?
Drawing and painting from life is the key to developing your vocabulary as a visual artist.
Hierarchy, coherency, and fluidity are required to master the language and make an image coalesce, and these images reflect you as an artist and a human being.
Balancing the intuitive and the cerebral, we will cultivate detachment
during the spring trimester and implement exercises that develop these qualities.
Does this sound like a lot to cover in a couple of months? It is, so let's get started." - Arslan

Sign up to study with Arslan this Spring at Bridgeview!

Painting. From Still Life to Portrait/Figure. Sundays 4.30 - 7.30 pm
$420 for 12 three-hour sessions
Class Dates: April 10 - June 26
3 spots available! You can still join mid-term!

Crouching Nude, Red chalk on paper.

Sitting Child, oil on canvas

Still Life, oil on canvas

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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