New York Academy of Art

New York Academy of Art

Art
TriBeCa, New York, New York
(65 Reviews)

At the New York Academy of Art, we believe that the world of visual art is built upon the essential cornerstones of figurative drawing, painting, and sculpture. Mastering these disciplines is critical to the development of an artist's personal vision and, ultimately, to the creation of vital contemporary art.

Mission

The New York Academy of Art is a graduate school that combines intensive technical training in the fine arts with active critical discourse. We believe that rigorously trained artists are best able to realize their artistic vision. Academy students are taught traditional methods and techniques and encouraged to use these skills to make vital contemporary art. The Academy serves as a creative and intellectual center for all artists dedicated to highly skilled, conceptually aware figurative and representational art. 

History

The New York Academy of Art was founded in 1982 by artists, scholars and patrons of the arts, including Andy Warhol, to foster a resurgence in the training of figurative and representational art. The Academy has since developed into a non-profit cultural institution housing the nation’s first graduate school of figurative art, a continuing education program, the region’s most in-depth figurative art library, an extensive exhibition and lecture series, and iconic New York City events such as Take Home a Nude and Tribeca Ball.

Reviews of New York Academy of Art

(65 Reviews)
Introduction to Drawing and Painting

4/22/2019
Mi G.

Attended: Introduction to Drawing and Painting


Very good course! We started with drawing then moved onto oil painting. Mark is very nice and helpful!

Introduction to Drawing and Painting

2/26/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Drawing and Painting


Talented instructor but class could be more engaging.

Introduction to Drawing and Painting

12/17/2018
Jorge H.

Attended: Introduction to Drawing and Painting


Great class, and the instructor took his time to talk to each student individually.

Introduction to Drawing and Painting

12/11/2018
VERONICA R.

Attended: Introduction to Drawing and Painting


Loved it.

Introduction to Drawing and Painting

12/10/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Drawing and Painting


While I liked the teacher and appreciated the focus on technique, I found this class to be quite boring and that it stifled creative expression. It perhaps my fault, for not understanding "academic art," the other art classes I have taken at different schools and studios in New York City, pushed me to create and I preferred producing interesting pieces rather than just working on straightforward still lives and spheres in this case.

Light and Color Exploration

11/28/2018
Bert E.

Attended: Light and Color Exploration


Mark Opirhory is an absolutely excellent, dedicated, skilled and caring teacher. I took the course as an independent study within another class because the course did not run, and I learned a ton, both about color relationships in different palettes and about painting in general.

Luminous Still Life Painting

4/28/2018
Stephen K.

Attended: Luminous Still Life Painting


Excellent class lots of individual attention and presented for every level

Animal Drawing

12/9/2017
Karin H.

Attended: Animal Drawing


I only went twice. I work the overnight shift at JFK. I am outside all night in all types of weather and have to move fast to get all done. I made it to the first 2 classes and then when we had shift bids, my day off was changed making Saturday my Monday. Since then I have not been able to get up in time. Other days I sleep from 0700 - 1400 hours. I would have liked theory the first time and not just draw. Guno did go around to each person and give suggestions and critique. I hope that there will be an afternoon class that starts at 1500. That would be nice and I would take that one. There were several repeat students so I am thinking that the class was good. Me taking earlier classes is senseless. Sincerely yours, Karin

Introduction to Drawing and Painting

8/13/2017
Max M.

Attended: Introduction to Drawing and Painting


The class was amazing, I took it with Adam Cross. He did a great job teaching fundamental skills and critiquing our work. The class progresses quickly and you learn a lot each week so it's important to try not to miss any. I was thrilled with what I could do by the end of the class and will continue with painting afterward.

Intermediate Drawing and Painting

8/10/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Intermediate Drawing and Painting


Dennis is a knowledgeable, likeable teacher. The class focuses on painting more than drawing, and most of the instruction is done individually as Dennis goes from student to student to discuss their work. Many good insights are offered.

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111 Franklin St, New York, New York 10013
New York Academy of Art
TriBeCa, Manhattan
111 Franklin St
Btwn W Broadway & Church St
New York, New York 10013

Upcoming Classes at New York Academy of Art

Plein Air Watercolor Painting
Plein Air Watercolor Painting
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Wednesday May 22nd, 2pm - 5pm

Intermediate Drawing and Painting
Intermediate Drawing and Painting
Next start date:

Tuesday May 28th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Sculpting the Figure
Sculpting the Figure
Next start date:

Wednesday May 29th, 2pm - 5pm

Still Life Painting: Beautiful Remnants
Still Life Painting: Beautiful Remnants
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Wednesday May 29th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Introduction to the Portrait
Introduction to the Portrait
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Thursday May 30th, 10am - 1pm

Human Anatomy: Constructing an Ecorché
Human Anatomy: Constructing an Ecorché
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Thursday May 30th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

The Power of the Underpainting
The Power of the Underpainting
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Friday May 31st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Strategic Drawing
Strategic Drawing
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Saturday Jun 1st, 10am - 1pm

Animal Drawing
Animal Drawing
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Saturday Jun 1st, 12pm - 3pm

Long Pose Figure Drawing & Painting
Long Pose Figure Drawing & Painting
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Saturday Jun 1st, 2pm - 5pm

Painting: Landscapes and Seascapes
Painting: Landscapes and Seascapes
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Saturday Jun 1st, 2pm - 5pm

Introduction to Drawing and Painting
Introduction to Drawing and Painting
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Saturday Jun 1st, 2pm - 5pm

Figure Atelier
Figure Atelier
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Monday Jun 3rd, 10am - 1pm

Still Life Drawing and Painting
Still Life Drawing and Painting
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Monday Jun 3rd, 2pm - 5pm

Watercolor Painting
Watercolor Painting
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Monday Jun 3rd, 2pm - 9:30pm

Teachers at New York Academy of Art

Adam Cross Alonsa Guevara Amy Hughes Amy Baur & Brian Boldon Anders Rydstedt and Brendan Keim Andrew Conklin Angela Gram Ard Berge Beth Rundquist Bonnie DeWitt Brent Sommerhauser Casey Concelmo Chris Wright Chris Pugliese Cynthia Eardley Dan Thompson David Klass Dennis Cheaney Edgar Jerins Edward Schmidt Erin McKenna Evan Kitson Guno Park Hilary McCarthy Jake Fischer James Linkous Jessica Augier Joao Henrique Brandao John Wellington Katie Hemmer Kristy Gordon Leah Lopez Lia Ali Lisa Lebofsky Manu Saluja Marcelo Daldoce Mark Opirhory Mark Tennant Matt White Melanie Vote Michael Smith Michelle Doll Michiko Sakano Michiyo Fukushima Mitchell Martinez Nanda Soderberg Nikolay Koshelev Noelle Timmons Noelle Timmons Randall DiGiuseppe Robert Armetta Roberto Osti Sean Salstrom Steve Forster Steven Assael Sunita Prasad and Liesl Schubel Ted Schmidt Will Kurtz William Gudenrath Zane York
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