*Academy Closed - Online Lessons Available*

Princeton Academy of Art will be closed to protect not only our community, but the greater Princeton community. All classes have been moved online until further notice.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely each week and will notify you as soon it is safe for us to resume in-person lessons.

If you are a student who has not yet received their online portal sign in credentials, please email " info@princetonacademyofart.com " and we will send the email request again.

Thank you for your patience, understanding and support during this difficult time. We wish you all safety and health in the coming weeks.


  • Combining tactile and optical methods of drawing

    Princeton Academy of Art presents a unique educational experience in the European Classical Traditions of academic drawing painting and sculpture. Our curriculum merges the methods of classical atelier education and the Russian academic approach. Following in these traditions, instruction is a focused immersion into human anatomy, perspective, and tactile approaches to analyzing form. By rigorously studying these methods alongside concrete principles of value, color and composition, students are able to traverse various media and techniques to interpret the world around them in a way that suits their temperament and vision.

  • Focus on each individual student

    At Princeton Academy of Art, we believe that art education must allow for flexibility and conversation. We work to provide a context for information that seems at first abstract and unconnected, but with time and study allows for students to make parallels within their own personal interests and experiences. Each student is encouraged to deeply assess their goals as an artist, and to identify their reason for pursuing the study of academic drawing, painting and sculpture.

  • Emphasis on networking

    Our guiding principle is a belief that the study of visual art is a practice of communication and support. In the face of the infinite number of pitfalls and discoveries that the artist will encounter in their career, this foundation ensures that they will learn to create connections with not only their peers but the broader artistic community. Our instructors are highly trained exhibiting artists who aim to structure the curriculum in a way that enhances and encourages the artistic growth of our students. They are not only instructors, but mentors and professional connections for our students as well.

  • In depth study of art history

    Our goal is to show students that an artist develops their own creative absolutes only through internalizing the broadest possible collection of examples from the history of art. We work to adapt to the individual student’s needs, while also structuring the assignments based on examples from the dense history of figurative art. There is constant review and discussion of historical and contemporary works of art in order to expand the student’s knowledge and visual vocabulary.