New York Academy of Art

New York Academy of Art

Art
TriBeCa, New York, New York
(91 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

(91 Reviews)
Sculpting the Figure

12/21/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Sculpting the Figure


This was a great class! Great to have two teachers, so that everyone could get guidance. Definitely recommend and will be taking it again! Do wish it was a little smaller in terms of the number of students. But otherwise, I learned so much from Jesse and Cynthia, they were amazing. They each have there own way of doing things, which at first can be a bit confusing. But in the long run, I think it's really beneficial because you get two different methods & two different design eyes to guide you. I learned so much in this class and was shocked at how much progress I made in the end!

Watercolor Painting

12/21/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Watercolor Painting


I can tell the Ms. Fukushima is very knowledgeable and an amazing artist! But it doesn't necessarily translate to teaching well. I did learn some water color techniques in the class and her demonstrations were great! I felt like she spent too much time individually with other students. Often this meant a "beginner" such as myself being stuck for 30 minutes without help, not knowing how to proceed next. I'd only recommend it if you have some experience with water color & are more looking for some guidance or additional help. If you have a good understanding of color theory and know some basic water color techniques. Enough so that you can paint on your own while you wait for the teacher to make the rounds.

The Figure In Watercolor

12/19/2019
sherry ann k.

Attended: The Figure In Watercolor


The teacher was excellent; he was very patient and extremely talented and knew his subject matter very well. He was very supportive and very helpful and gave all of us individual attention and guidance.

Introduction to Drawing and Painting

12/8/2019
Elmira O.

Attended: Introduction to Drawing and Painting


Amazing course with amazing teacher! Learned so much! Thank you!

Contemporary Portrait Painting

8/29/2019
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

8/5/2019
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

8/4/2019
Luca T.

Attended: Animal Drawing


Guno is fantastic! Higly recommend this class.

Sculpting the Figure

8/1/2019
Anonymous

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

5/1/2019
Anonymous

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

4/28/2019
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!

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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

Watercolor Painting
Watercolor Painting
Next start date:

Sunday Jan 26th, 2pm - 5pm

Figure Atelier
Figure Atelier
Next start date:

Monday Jan 27th, 2pm - 5pm

Still Life Drawing and Painting
Still Life Drawing and Painting
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Monday Jan 27th, 2pm - 5pm

Sketching & Visual Journaling
Sketching & Visual Journaling
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Monday Jan 27th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Landscape in Watercolor
Landscape in Watercolor
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Wednesday Jan 29th, 2pm - 5pm

Indirect Painting
Indirect Painting
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Wednesday Jan 29th, 2pm - 5pm

Composing the Narrative: Flesh and Form
Composing the Narrative: Flesh and Form
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Wednesday Jan 29th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

The Figure In Watercolor
The Figure In Watercolor
Next start date:

Wednesday Jan 29th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Sculpting the Figure
Sculpting the Figure
Next start date:

Wednesday Jan 29th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Introduction to the Portrait
Introduction to the Portrait
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Thursday Jan 30th, 2pm - 5pm

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

Still Life Painting: Beautiful Remnants
Still Life Painting: Beautiful Remnants
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Thursday Jan 30th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Demystifying Portrait Painting
Demystifying Portrait Painting
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Thursday Jan 30th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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

Master Copying Class at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Master Copying Class at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 19th, 11:30am - 3:30pm

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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