Princeton Academy of Art provides its students with world class instruction in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey. Our instructors are part of a tradition that has been passed down for over 250 from teacher to student. Our curriculum is a preservation of the teachings of the Russian Academy, who before us, preserved the knowledge of the Italian and French Academies. This tradition in conjunction with the deep understanding of art history, mythology and theory that you will receive at the Academy will give you the strongest base possible to become a successful contemporary artist.

Studying full time gives students the most comprehensive learning experience possible. Princeton Academy of Art serves as a gateway to classical knowledge and abundant resources for its’ students.

Our programs are designed to assist not only artists who are just beginning their journey, but also professional artists trying to refine their technical skills. Our students range the following professions; classical artists, tattoo artists, psychologists, bio chemists, architects and newly graduated high school students to name only a few. Our community is diverse and connected through their study at the Academy. The skills and knowledge learned in your time studying here will enable you to excel in the art world and will open your eyes to a new way of viewing art and the world around you.


  • Access all courses available
  • Access to all academy art history lectures for free
  • Access to 2 core classes during summer session
  • Model fees included in tuition price
  • Discount on visiting artist workshops

Courses Available for the 2019-20 Academic Year (Sept-June):

Portrait Painting

Anna Neis

Mondays 10:30am-1:30pm

*Russian Academic Sculpture
James Sondow”” to be added to the Spring semester wait list
Exploring Color & Composition

Anna Neis

Mondays 2:00pm-5:00pm



*Human Anatomy

Roberto Osti

Wednesday Night 6-9pm

Email “” to be added to the Spring semester wait list


Landscape Painting (P-2S)

Anna Neis

Tuesday 10:30am – 1:30pm

*Renaissance & Baroque Art (AH)

“” to be added to the Spring semester wait list

Still Life Painting (P-2S)

Anna Neis

Tuesday 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Cast Drawing (D)

Aleksandr Budayev

Friday 10:30pm-1:30pm

Still Life Drawing (D)

Aleksandr Budayev

Friday 2:00pm-5:00pm

Courses marked with “*” are pending. Please email to be added to the wait list. When registration is full the class will run.

Please contact to receive more information about full time tuition pricing.


Princeton Academy of Art offers in full, bi-yearly and monthly payment plans.