Instructor Spotlight: Demetrio Belenky

Demetrio Belenky is a figurative artist and teacher. He is a graduate of FIT and obtained his MFA from the New York Academy of Art, after which he pursued his calling in education. He has taught at FIT, SUNY New Paltz, and Berkeley College. He enjoys a studio practice in Brooklyn, where he lives, works and teaches privately.


Instructor Belenky teaches the following FIT Precollege Classes:
JSX 031 Basic Drawing Skills
JSX 036 Life Drawing for Middle School

Teaching Philosophy:

I believe in the universality of art, and I communicate to my students its power, global influence, and multiculturalism. Art is the great unifier and the language of form and expression and I attempt to translate it into a fun yet educative environment. My goal is to ignite interest for drawing, a passion for painting, and an understanding of form and how to visualize it aesthetically. The students learn that

through art, we become more engaged in our world, history, and present. Our worldview gains sophistication and we grow more attentive to the details and the big picture.

Industry Experience:
Creative Director at NPO Open Way

Creative resources at David Yurman

Artwork by Demetrio Belenky: