What's New


Classes Begin Next Week

Starting March 30th.
The First Week,
March 30th - April 4th is FREE!

CLICK HERE to learn more.

Email Gaby for More information!


New Faculty




Young Artists Exhibition

Guests at The Long Island Young Artists exhibition enjoyed a fun and exciting night at our opening reception.

Young Artists Exhibition Opening

Upcoming Open House

Fall Open House

Thursday, August 29th

5:30-8:00 PM

Jason Arkles Live Lecture Stream

Watch the entire lecture by Jason Arkles, "American Sculptors, European Training"

Atelier Hall Free Lecture Series

History of the Atelier Movement with Megan Euell - enjoy the full lecture in the video below!

Masterworks Highlights

Commentary on our current exhibition "Atelier Masterworks" by Director Kevin McEvoy

Upcoming Lecture: Jason Arkles

Don't miss Florentine sculptor and art historian JAson Arkles, July 25th at 7 pm on "American Sculptors, European Training"

Summer Open House

New Programming for High School Portfolio DEvelopment is being announced at our upcoming Summer Open House!


Learn More

Masterworks 2019 Exhibition

Join us for the opening reception for

Atelier Masterworks 2019

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 5:30-7:30pm

at Atelier Hall

Learn More

Live painting at the Jazz Loft

Enjoy this time lapse video of Megan Euell alla prima portrait painting at our last Art of Jazz Event!

Upcoming Event: Art of Jazz

Don't miss Megan Euell's live portrait demo at The Jazz Loft, April 17th, 7-9:30pm. Until then, enjoy this recap of Kevin McEvoy's last demo at The Jazz Loft on oversized sheetrock.

Lecture recap

Check out this full length video of Atelier instructor Alexander Soukas' lecture on 19th Century Naturalism:

Upcoming Lecture
From the 19th Century to Today
Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
by Megan Euell
7:00-8:30 pm at Atelier Hall


Learn More

Tom Manuel's "Art of Jazz"

Enjoy this highlight from Tom Manuel's recent lecture on "The Art of Jazz" at Atelier Hall.

Spring Open House

Spring Open House

Thursday, April 11th, 5:30-7:30pm

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Kevin McEvoy live at Art of Jazz

The Art of Jazz

Wednesday, March 27th, 7-9:30pm

Kevin McEvoy will be drawing a live oversized charcoal portrait on sheetrock with a live model

at The Jazz Loft of Stony Brook

Learn More

Color and Clarity Lecture
Color and Clarity:
19th Century Naturalism
Thursday, March 28th, 2019
by Alexander Soukas
7:00-8:30 pm at Atelier Hall
Atelier Archives Development

The Atelier Archives were set up for a sneak peek at the library for the Atelier Juried Invitational opening. We have amassed several thousand rare and historical art books and catalogs for the in-house use of our students and friends of the Atelier, with more books to come. Complete with a coffee nook, drafting table, and work space, the new library will surely become a bustling center of study, creation, and discussion.


Interested in assisting in the archives? contact us for volunteer and intern opportunities at (631)250-9009.

Atelier Invitational Awards

Congratulations to the award recipients of our 2019 Juried Invitational exhibition!

Best in show: Tim McGuire, "Florence sun and Shadows (Borgo Pinti)", Oil on Linen, 33" x 41", $6,500.00
Second Place: Steve Forster, "Black Swan", Oil on Linen, 38" x 38", $6,500.00
Third Place: Kenneth Cerreta, "Moving In", Oil on Linen, 23" x 19", $1,000.00
Honorable Mention: Ross Barbera, "Bonnie's Summer Garden", Watercolor on mounted canvas, 32" x 48", $3,800.00
Honorable Mention: John Mansueto, "Rustic Implements", Acrylic, 26" x 32", $2,800.00
Honorable Mention: Marjorie VandeStouwe, "Antique Roses", Oil on Linen, 15" x 17", $750.00
Art of Jazz is back!

The Art of Jazz is back! Join us for the kickoff to this year's program on Wednesday, March 6th, 7-9:30 pm at The Jazz Loft of Stony Brook. Click Here for more info about how we've restructured this event for your enjoyment!

New Instructors

The Atelier is pleased to welcome two new instructors to our staff. 

Welcome Alexander Soukas and Megan Euell!


Read their bios here.

Marc Dalessio Plein Air Workshop

Marc Dalessio will be returning for the third year to teach Long Island students en plein air, May 24th-26th. Dont miss out, as this is the only east coast workshop Dalessio will be teaching that is not already full! More info.

Emerging Artists 2018 winners

Announcing the winners of our Emerging Artists Best in Show, Second, and Third Place prizes:

Best in Show - Cindy Zhou, "Hot Pot," oil on canvas, 30 x 26 in
Second Place - Rae Zysman, "Anthony," oil on canvas, 18 x 24"
Third Place - Christina Apicella, "Palette," oil on canvas, 42 x 32"

Exhibition and Fundraiser

Emerging Artists Exhibition

Opening Reception


Second Annual Fundraiser

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

6:00-8:30 pm at Atelier Hall

Learn More

Caravaggio: Painter from Life

Enjoy this full length lecture by Director Kevin McEvoy on Caravaggio. Stay tunes for more recorded lectures!


Oct 18, 2018
Marc Dalessio Workshop 2018

Have you seen Marc Dalessio's plein air tutorial from this year's summer workshop series? Check out his video below, filmed at hte Atelier at Flowerfield.

Oct 18, 2018
New Courses

The Atelier is pleased to announce two new courses in the coming Fall II 2018 semester!

     Intro to Painting                           Figure Demonstration


Learn More                                              Learn More

Oct 09, 2018
Upcoming Lecture

From There to Here: Charles Yoder

Thursday, November 8th, 7:00-8:30 pm

Learn More

Oct 06, 2018
Announcing our Upcoming Workshop

The Atelier is plase to announce that we will be hosting Lana Ballot for an upcoming 2019 workshop! Consider joining Lana for this immersive 3-day studio course concentrating on capturing the evening light of the coastline in pastel. Learn more here.


Fall I Open House

Atelier staff and students welcomed over 50 guests to our Open House last week. We had a wonderful time meeting new artists and sharing our experiences of the Atelier with one another amongst live art demos, teachers, and of course, crepes.

Oct 11, 2018
Up Next in Our Lecture Series

Caravaggio: Painter from Life

by Atelier Director Kevin McEvoy

Thursday, October 18th, 7-8:30 pm

Rescheduled from October 11th due to inclement weather

Learn more

Sep 13, 2018
Charles Yoder: Natural Resources

Atelier students, staff, and friends had a wonderful evening immersed in the natural glow of Charles Yoder's oversized works at our opening reception. The current exhibition, "Charles Yoder: Natural Resources," is open for viewing through November 15th at Atelier Hall.

Seascapes in Pastel Workshop

Thank you to all of the students who attended Lana Ballot's Seascapes in Pastel workshop!

Jun 08, 2018
Highlights from our Lecture

Enjoy these highlights from our recent lecture "Strategies for Artists and Art Collectors" with Salmagundi Chairman Tim Newton.

Jun 22, 2018
Up Next in Our Lecture Series

Abstract Realism: A Look at Contemporary Traditional Painting

With Steve Forster
Contemporary artist Steve Forster, Co-Director of the Long Island Academy of Fine Arts, will be lecturing on his journey from classical to abstract on Friday, June 22nd. Learn more here.
Jun 05, 2018
We're in the News

The Atelier at Flowerfield is proud to be featured in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. Read the article written about our Atelier Masterworks exhibit and our national Atelier artist instructors Here.


Jun 07, 2018
Next Up in Our Lecture Series


A Matter of the HeART

 with Dr. Stephen C. Vlay


We welcome members of the community to join us to learn from our guest lecturer Dr. Stephen C. Vlay June 7th. Drawing on his experience as a cardiologist,  Vlay will be lecturing on the anatomy of the heart and its power in the visual arts over time. Learn more here

May 24, 2018
Next Up in Our Lecture Series

Strategies for Artists and Art Collectors

with Tim Newton

Salmagundi Club Chairman Tim Newton will be our guest lecturer on May 24th, 2018. He will be speaking on tips and strategies for artists and collectors he has learned through years of experience in the arts network. Learn more here.

May 17, 2018
Atelier Masterworks 2018

Come join us at the Opening Reception for our latest exhibition, Atelier Masterworks 2018. Located in the Atelier Hall Gallery, the exhibit celebrates the work of both local and national Atelier artist instructors. The reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m., May 17th. Learn more here.


Apr 22, 2018
Spring Open House

Check out our north-light classrooms, professional artist studios and beautiful gallery space. Learn about our classes and workshops, and meet our faculty and staff. This event will feature live painting demonstrations by professional artists. Sunday, April 22nd, 2-5pm.

Spring II Registration is Open!

Offering classes for kids and adults, beginners and advanced. All in our North light studios with some of the finest art instructors on Long Island.

To see a full schedule of classes, click here.

Young Painters

We are so proud of our young students learning to use oil paints. Wendy Jensen is truly an amazing instructor. Sign your child up for a free trial class today!

Apr 26, 2018
Raphael and Titian

Join us for our next Art History Lecture at Atelier Hall by director Kevin McEvoy on Renaissance artists Raphael and Titian. Suggested donation is $10. Coffee and cookies for all. Click here to learn more.

Mar 29, 2018
Da Vinci Lecture & Demo

Director Kevin McEvoy demonstrated some of Leonardo da Vinci's painting techniques at this exciting lecture: Da Vinci Part II: Energy, Atmosphere and Sfumato.

New! Drawing for Beginners

The Atelier is offering a new course, Drawing for Beginners, for the absolute beginner artist. In this class, students learn how to render basic shapes and copy Charles Bargue drawings, laying the foundations for further studies in cast drawing, still life painting, figure, portrait and landscape painting.

Feb 15, 2018
Lana Ballot Opening Reception

Thursday night was a joyful celebration of Lana Ballot's first-ever solo exhibition. The Atelier is so proud to have Lana teaching and exhibiting in our gallery.

Feb 07, 2018
Bach Meets Jazz

The Art of Jazz is a celebration of the arts, welcoming artists, musicians, writers and friends to share artistic inspiration. Check out a sneak peak of some of the amazing music from this event.

Jan 16, 2018
Stony Brook Prep Visits Atelier

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. 

Dec 07, 2017
Emerging Artists Opening

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!

Nov 18, 2017
2017 Annual Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who supported us at our first annual fundraiser. 

Nov 30, 2017
Guest Lecture by Dr. Ather Mirza

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. 

Nov 09, 2017
Guest Lecture by Alex Katlan

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

Nov 18, 2017
First Annual Fundraiser


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 administrator@atelierflowerfield.org. 

Oct 26, 2017
Thursday Night Lecture

Botticelli and the Bonfire of the Vanities

Speaker: Kevin McEvoy

Time: 6:30-8:00

Atelier Hall

Join us for our next free lecture in our lecture series, "From Giotto to Sargent." Enjoy interesting discussion, good company, and snacks and refreshments. 

Oct 12, 2017
Lecture: Sketching and Poetry

Lecture: Sketching and Poetry
Speaker: Brad Davis

Atelier Hall

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).

Masterworks Opening Reception

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.

Aug 28, 2017
Fall Semester Now Open

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! 


Learn a little bit more about what we're offering this fall by checking out our course catalogue.




Aug 27, 2017
New Instructor on Staff

We Warmly Welcome a New Figure Instructor...

Leeanna Chipana! 


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! 


To Learn More About Leeanna, Click Here.

Aug 08, 2017
William Graf Solo Exhibition

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.


Jul 26, 2017
Graphic Novel Workshop Complete

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! 

Jul 22, 2017
The Atelier Abroad

 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.

Click here to visit the Charles Cecil Studios website.



Jul 21, 2017
Get a Head Start


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.


To browse our course catalouge, click here.



Jul 20, 2017
Exhibition @ Smithtown Library

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





Jul 08, 2017
Marc Dalessio Workshop Full!


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: 

John C. Traynor : Plein Air Painting

Kevin McEvoy : The Clothed Figure en Plein Air

Christian White : Plein Air Painting


Jun 30, 2017
Recent Announcement

Kevin McEvoy will be instructing a night session of figure drawing and painting this summer!

This course in figure drawing and painting teaches students how to see the model by means of the sight size approach, and to understand the comparative measurements of the human form by means of comparative anatomy.

Please join us every Tuesday this summer, starting July 11th, from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. 

Click Here to Learn More or Register