New York Academy of Art

New York Academy of Art

TriBeCa, New York, New York
(79 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.


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. 


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

(79 Reviews)
Contemporary Portrait Painting

Bianca C.

Attended: Contemporary Portrait Painting

Noelle was such a great teacher and gave constructive criticism in each class. My paintings improved drasticall after this corse and I'm so happy I did it! I'll certainly be taking another class here.

Long Pose Figure Drawing & Painting

Nancy M.

Attended: Long Pose Figure Drawing & Painting

Evan is a knowledgeable teacher. He introduces you to color step by step, with in depth instruction and demonstrations at the beginning of class. During class he helps each student on a one on one basis helping you to improve.

Animal Drawing

Luca T.

Attended: Animal Drawing

Guno is fantastic! Higly recommend this class.

Sculpting the Figure


Attended: Sculpting the Figure

This is a great class for both beginners and experienced sculptors. Laid back vibe with knowledgeable teachers.

The Figure In Watercolor


Attended: The Figure In Watercolor

Marcelo is such a talented artist! Watching him paint was amazing. He taught me to get a little braver and introduced some essential watercolor techniques.

The Figure In Watercolor

Nina K.

Attended: The Figure In Watercolor

Marcelo is an absolutely amazing teacher! He pushes boundaries and teaches you to think out of the box. Loved it!

Painting: Color, Clarity and Composition

Peter L.

Attended: Painting: Color, Clarity and Composition

I came into this class having not touched a paint brush in many years. Beth was wonderful - supportive, knowledgeable, funny, and always there to provide help and criticism. I look forward to taking the class again in the fall.

Introduction to Drawing and Painting

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


Attended: Introduction to Drawing and Painting

Talented instructor but class could be more engaging.

Introduction to Drawing and Painting

Jorge H.

Attended: Introduction to Drawing and Painting

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

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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

Teachers at New York Academy of Art

Adam Cross Aidan Barker Hill 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 Rami Baglio 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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