What does it mean to be human? Deb Davis brought her 12th grade English class at the Stony Brook School to the Atelier to experience at least three of the myriad answers to that crucial question. Having just finished watching the movie The Intouchables, Davis' students came to the studio to do three very human things that the movie brilliantly champions: to take risks, to create art, and to connect with others along the journey.
Amazing turnout last night. It was so good to see so many of our students, some of whom are as young as 11 years old, others of whom have transitioned to instructors, at the opening reception of our Emerging Artists exhibition. Congratulations, everyone!
Thank you to everyone who supported us at our first annual fundraiser.
6:30p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
In this interdisciplinary lecture, Dr. Ather Mirza, M.D. will discuss the anatomy of the hand and its role in artistic creation, followed by a Q&A with Gwen Marcus, artist of the life-sized sculpture, Force, exhibiting at Atelier Hall. With over forty years of experience as an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Mirza has developed innovative surgical techniques and approaches that are less invasive for patients, has published hundreds of publications and is responsible for creating the microsurgical and replantation team and services at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Smithtown which went on to perform the first major extremity implants. The Atelier is thrilled to hear his scientific perspective on the hand, as well as artistic insight from Gwen Marcus.
Thursday night art conservator Alexander Katlan will give a guest lecture on the painting technique and conservation of Danish American still life and landscape painter, Emil Soren Carlsen (1848-1942). Mr. Katlan is pleased to announce over forty years of professional conservation work. He has been awarded Professional Associate status by the American Institute of Conservation and has received conservation fellowships from the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American Art and conservation grants from the National Endowments of the Arts, the New York State Council of the Arts, the Institute of Museum Services and the Bay Foundation. In 2008, he was awarded and is the recipient of the Medal of Honor and Merit from the Salmagundi Club, NYC. Mr. Katlan has performed conservation treatments for 23 years for the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, preserving the nationally known Ward Melville Collection of American paintings. Conservation treatments of American artists William Sidney Mount, Shepard Alonzo Mount, to name a few. Further information about Alexander Katlan can be found here: http://alexanderkatlan.com/index.html
*Photo courtesy of the Salmagundi Club
The Trustees and Officers at The Atelier at Flowerfield invite you to join us at our First Annual Fundraiser on Saturday, November 18th, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:30pm at Atelier Hall. Come enjoy live music from The Jazz Loft All Stars and Prosecco and Hors D'oeuvres by chef Peter Baran. Admission and refreshments are free. RSVP by November 8th at 631-250-9009 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Botticelli and the Bonfire of the Vanities
Speaker: Kevin McEvoy
Join us for our next free lecture in our lecture series, "From Giotto to Sargent." Enjoy interesting discussion, good company, and snacks and refreshments.
Lecture: Sketching and Poetry
Speaker: Brad Davis
On Thursday night we hosted an interactive lecture and reading, in which award-winning poet Brad Davis described the compositional process that has guided most of his work since the turn of the millennium, a process attentive to four horizons: oneself, one’s surroundings, the Mystery, and language (words, the image, the sentence, the line break, sense and nonsense).
We had a great turnout at the Summerworks 2017: Masterworks opening reception last week. We celebrated works by Lana Ballot, Christian White, Bill Graff, John Traynor, Kevin McEvoy, Donna Grossman, and Gwen Marcus. The exhibit will be up through November 30th.
Day, Night & Weekend Fall Sessions
Now Open for Enrollment!
This fall, 2017 we are offering an array of new courses ranging from Graphic Novel Creation for Adults to Advanced Figure Composition with weekday, night and weekend class sessions. Of course, we will also be rolling over our Spring and Summer courses for students to enroll again this season. We look forward to seeing you!
We Warmly Welcome a New Figure Instructor...
Leeanna has been teaching on Long Island's North Shore for almost ten years. She specializes in classical drawing and painting. While studying with Robert Armetta she worked as the school's Youth Director and created Long Island's first classical art program for young artists. Leeanna also taught Advanced Drawing at the Long Island High School of the Arts in Syosset, NY where she helped numerous high school students get accepted to art colleges nationwide. She specializes in portfolio development. In addition to teaching young artists Leeanna developed a unique Fundamentals program designed for the absolute beginner adult student. Later Leeanna brought her program to The Teaching Studios of Art in Oyster Bay which proved very successful. We are excited to announce Leeanna has been welcomed to our Atelier to Instruct our Tuesday night Figure Drawing and Painting Class this fall of 2017. Welcome Leeanna!
Atelier Instructor, William Graf
Solo Exhibition @ Harborfields Public Library Gallery
October 1st - October 30th, 2017
This summer of 2017, Bill Graf is teaching over 6 classes at our Atelier in Foundational Drawing, Still Life Painting, Portraiture and Graphic Novel Design. Bill will also be hosting classes in the fall semester, which is now open for enrollment. To see what courses Bill will be offering click here, or to learn more about Bill and his artistic training, click here. Bill has been teaching at our Atelier since 2016. We appreciate his hard work and support and admire his many talents. That being said, we are honored to share this invite on behalf of our Award-winning instructor to students and friends of the Atelier at Flowerfield.
Please Join Bill for the Opening Reception:
Sunday, October 15th, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This Exhibition is Available for Public Viewing
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Fundamentals of Graphic Novel Design & Pro Tips
with Industry Professional, James Biehl
We have officially finished our second summer workshop! James Biehl's Graphic Novel Design workshop for adults was great fun and very educational. In this workshop James instructed students through working from a live model, building character sheets, writing a script and executing up to 9 finished panels.
Thank you to all that joined us for this informative workshop. It was a true pleasure working with James and we look forward to working with him again in the future!
The Atelier at Flowerfield is pleased to announce that our student Lewis Sawatzky has spent this month in Italy sipping espresso, sampling prosciutto, swirling Chianti, and doing a bit of drawing and painting.
Lewis Sawatzky painting from life at the easel.
Lewis is the second student in our foreign exchange program with the Charles Cecil Studios of Florence, Italy. This one-month program is an intensive immersion in Classical Portrait Drawing and Painting Studies for eight hours a day. Lewis reports that his studies at the Atelier at Flowerfield prepared him well for this intensive study.
Our Director Kevin McEvoy studied for several years at the The Charles Cecil Studios, a private atelier in Florence, Italy run by American painter and art historian Charles H. Cecil, who was trained by R. H. Ives Gammell. Offering training in classical techniques of drawing and oil painting, this Florentine art studio occupies the most historic Florentine atelier still in active use. The curriculum stems directly from the leading ateliers of nineteenth-century Paris. Fundamental to the teaching is the practice of drawing and painting from life. Another important practice is the sight-size technique whereby subject and image are depicted to scale as seen from a given distance.
Our Fall 2017 Semester is Open for Enrollment
Take advantage of this opportunity for early enrollment to guaruntee a spot in the course of your choice!
Oil Painting 101 Instructor Donna Grossman Instructing
We will be offering a range of classes in drawing and painting during the day and night, Monday - Saturday.
Atelier Flowerfield Instructor Donna Grossman will have artwork on exhibition at the Smithtown Library for the month of August.
August 1st - August 31st
"Little Boy Blues" by Donna Grossman
Donna Grossman began studying with Kevin McEvoy over 6 years ago and now we are honored to call her one of our Artist Instructors. Donna teaches an introductory class to oil painting, "Oil Painting 101", and also hosts our Saturday Morning Sketch Club. Learn more about Donna and view her artwork by visiting her website.
This Exhibition is Available for Public Viewing
Monday - Thursday
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
148 Smithtown Boulevard
Nesconset, New York 11767
The Atelier at Flowerfield is pleased to announce that American naturalistic painter Marc Dalessio's Sight will be teaching a three day Plein Air workshop this summer, as part of our Atelier Summer Workshop Series.
This workshop is currently full and a waitlist has been implemented. To join the waitlist for this Workshop please contact us. To anyone interested in Marc Dalessio's workshop, please do browese this list of suited alternative workshops:
Kevin McEvoy will be instructing a night session of figure drawing and painting this summer!
Please join us every Tuesday this summer, starting July 11th, from 6 p.m to 9 p.m.