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.
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.
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.
Guno is fantastic! Higly recommend this class.
This is a great class for both beginners and experienced sculptors. Laid back vibe with knowledgeable teachers.
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.
Marcelo is an absolutely amazing teacher! He pushes boundaries and teaches you to think out of the box. Loved it!
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.
Very good course! We started with drawing then moved onto oil painting. Mark is very nice and helpful!
Talented instructor but class could be more engaging.
Great class, and the instructor took his time to talk to each student individually.