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
To register call (718)
Winter Semester January 4 - March
Follow the links below for class
listings and availabilities!
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.
Fathers and Sons, oil on canvas, 2015 by Iliya
Focus on Anatomy. Russian Approach. Tuesdays 6.30 - 9.30 pm. Class Blog
for Teens. From Still Life to Figure.
Finding your personal style.
Focus on Drawing.
Saturdays 3.30 - 6.30 pm. Class Blog Focus on Painting.
Sundays 4.30 - 7.30pm. Class Blog
Painting. Oils or
Watercolors. Portrait/Figure. Sundays 4.30 - 7.30 pm. Class Blog
Intensive 5 day
workshops focusing on a specific
theme/technique will be scheduled
throughout the year.
Elena Rykoff, a student
of Iliya Mirochnik since March 2014
Focus. Ausra Pranevicius.
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