The Atelier at Flowerfield
Young Artists Program
Note from the Director
“Growing up on Long Island, I had a strong desire to connect to the art and craftsmanship of the old masters, and to infuse this into my work in a contemporary context. With no such training offered on Long Island, I moved abroad to Florence, Italy and studied for several years at the Charles Cecil Studios. I am pleased that today’s young artists now have a place at the Atelier at Flowerfield to pursue comprehensive training in classical art, along with its commercial application. From gallery exhibitions to portrait commissions, from illustration to architecture, from graphic novel design to animation, classical art education is a gateway to opportunity.”
- Kevin McEvoy
Young Artists Program
The Atelier’s Young Artists Program is a 12 month program designed specifically to meet the unique needs of each student, while also augmenting and enriching the art programs offered privately and in local schools to middle and high school students. The Atelier awards financial aid scholarships to students who wish to participate but cannot afford it.
All art is based on drawing, therefore all students begin the program in the Atelier Cast Drawing Course. After a completed cast drawing is approved by our Director, then the student is free to design a curriculum relevant to their goals with the help of our youth program coordinator.
At the Atelier at Flowerfield, our students learn to draw, paint and sculpt directly from life, with live models posing for portrait and figure classes. Working from life is a necessary practice for serious artists because it facilitates the understanding of form and the flow of light over three dimensional surfaces.
Atelier courses include:
Tuesday, 6 - 8 PM, with Wendy Jensen
To ensure that students in the program become well-rounded artists, all students use The Atelier’s 10,000 volume Fine Arts Library, an unparalleled collection, as well as attend and participate in monthly art history lectures given by local, national and international artists.
Painting by Atelier fellowship student Christina Apicella
The Atelier hosts The Long Island Young Artists Exhibition showcasing the artwork of artists aged 12-28, and also holds an Art College Fair attended by admissions and financial aid officers from leading universities and art schools.
Classical art education provides students with vital skills which they can apply in a wide range of fields: such as the fine arts, graphic design, fashion, architecture, animation, graphic novel design and cinema design.