High School Portfolio Prep

LaGuardia, Frank Sinatra, Art and Design, Bayside and other Art High Schools.

For students in seventh and eighth grades who plan to apply to specialized art high schools, we provide a special portfolio, and most important, auditions preparation class. Bridgeview School has the most successful track record with portfolio preparation. Almost all of our students who have been with us for at least a year get accepted to at least one of these schools (LaGuardia, Frank Sinatra and Art and Design).

Special Note! We have had this program since we opened in 2001. In fact, one of our alumni and LaGuardia graduates Iliya Mirochnik is now a member of our outstanding faculty. Getting into LaGuardia and Frank Sinatra is becoming increasingly harder due to growing competition and a much higher number of applicants. Your child's academic grades is criteria number one. Second is the audition and third is portfolio. We can't help you with academics, but we can help with the audition and portfolio, given that you allow ample time to prepare. If your child is new to Bridgeview, he would need at least 3 semesters (9 months) to learn the basics, then proceed to creating a high quality work for the portfolio and then (the last semester and a half) train for the audition. Often times we get applicants who want to take just one semester before auditions. Unfortunately, it is impossible for us to train someone in such a short time, therefore, we ask you not to apply for this program if you only have a few months left.The audition is more important than the portfolio (higher score), because it shows how well and how fast your kid can think visually on his own without any outside help in a highly competitive environment.

Tuition: $500 for 12 weeks of classes including all professional-grade materials.

Wednesday 6 - 8 p.m. (12 two-hour classes)
$500 (materials included)
Instructor Boris Kulikov

Friday 4 - 6 p.m. (12 two-hour classes) (Ages 12 and up)
$500 (materials included)
Instructor Boris Kulikov

Friday 6 - 8 pm (12 classes) 
$500 (materials included)
Instructor Leo Kundas

Friday 6 - 8 p.m. (12 two-hour classes) (Ages 12 and up)
$500 (materials included)
Instructor Boris Kulikov

Saturday 10.00 am - 12:00 p.m. (12 two-hour classes)
$500 (materials included)
Instructors Polina Osnachuk

Saturday 12.00 - 2:00 p.m. (12 two-hour classes)
$500 (materials included)
Instructors Polina Osnachuk and Felix Sherman

Saturday 12.00 - 3:00 p.m. (12 three-hour classes)
$700 (materials included)
Instructors Polina Osnachuk and Felix Sherman

Sunday 10:00 - 12:00 p.m. (12 two-hour classes)
$500 (materials included)
Instructor Boris Kulikov

Summer Schedule. Session I: July 5 - August 1 and Session II: August 2 - 29

Tuesday and Thursday 4 - 6 pm 
$320 per month (materials included)  
Instructor Leo Kundas
Session I - 3 spots

Monday and Wednesday 12 - 2 pm
$320 per month (materials included)
Instructor Boris Kulikov and Polina Osnachuk
Session I - 7 spots (opening extra group)

Monday and Wednesday 12 - 3 pm
$440 per month (materials included)
Instructor Boris Kulikov and Polina Osnachuk
Session I - 7 spots (opening extra group)

Saturday 12 - 2 pm
$160 per month (materials included)
Instructor Polina Osnachuk and Felix Sherman
Session I - 7 spots (opening extra group)

Saturday 12 - 3 pm
$220 per month (materials included)
Instructor Polina Osnachuk and Felix Sherman
Session I - 7 spots (opening extra group)

Summer Special Only
Landscape/Cityscape Drawing/Painting
Sundays 9.30 - 11.30 am 
Class is both outdoors in nearby parks and riverside and indoors
Students work outdoors drawing and painting trees, the river, buildings and for the first hour
Second hour is spent in class finishing the pieces. If the weather is too hot, students work only indoors.
$160 per month (small materials fee may be added)
Instructor Felix Sherman
Session I - 1 spot

Congratulations to 24 Bridgeview Students for being accepted to the following high schools for 2018-2019 academic year!

 1.Lauren Cuda – Frank Sinatra
2. Brooke Adinolsi – Frank Sinatra
3. Sofia Adinolsi – Art and Design
4. Isabelle Jimenez – Laguardia
5. Zoe Gibson – Manattan Early College of Advertising (new school)
6. Maude Lehmann – Art and Design
7. Jalene Gonzalez – Art and Design
8. Jesse Levy – Art and Design
9. Leah Flood – Laguardia
10. Willa Johnson – Art and Design and Laguardia
11. Simona Mungo – Art and Design
12. Paolo Zeolla – Art and Design
13. Max Ansel – Laguardia and Frank Sinatra
14. Anastasia Theofanous – Art and Design
15. Shea Hruby – Laguardia
16. Sophia Nickelberg – Art and Design
17. Ruby Davis – Laguardia and Art and Design
18. Clayton Lasam – Frank Sinatra
19. Joseph Clancy - Laguardia
20. Avery Merchant - LaGuardia-Fine Arts & Murrow Fine & Visual Arts
21. Camila Bartoczewitz - Art and Design
22. Jeannette Flores – Laguardia
23. Zoya Surujbhan – Frank Sinatra
24. Anneliese Wong - LaGuardia and Art and Design