Pin Drop Plein Air:  A series of plein air painting courses offered in different locations throughout Long Island. Each course, taught by Kevin McEvoy, consists of four classes which meet weekly for three hours.

Brightwaters, Bayshore; Announcing the October McEvoy Atelier Plein Air Painting Course

After an enjoyable season of painting on the southern canals of Bay Shore, we now move north and are happy to announce the next, four week Plein Air course will be painting in Brightwaters, Long Island, on the beautiful series of lakes and bridges of this unique little town.

This beautiful quiet community just west of downtown Bay Shore features many beautiful features to choose from. This location is near bathrooms, and is also near Bay Shore’s beautiful Main Street.


During the course:  

  • The first class will feature a demonstration in which Kevin will be teaching how to paint.
  • Students will then be encouraged to sketch out their subjects in graphite or charcoal, and to produce a solid study in drawing
  • The subsequent weeks will be focused on painting


Time: Tuesdays, 4 to 7 p.m.
Dates: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27
Rain Dates: Always the following day, Wednesday, same time, or later in the week if inclement weather deems it necessary
Location: Brightwaters, Bay Shore, Long Island NY. Click Here for Directions
Materials: Click Link Here to go to Materials Page
Cost: $240
Note: No matter where or when you plein air paint, the golden rule is to always bring two or more canvases, as weather can shift
Note: Prorating not accepted


If you would like to register for this class, please email Kevin to reserve your spot, We will arrange payment by cash, check or Venmo.

Getting Started:

Inspired yet intimidated by the idea of painting outdoors? Kevin has a thorough video recorded, with all the materials listed on his YouTube page. You can begin the course with nothing but a pencil and sketchpad, or you can arrive with the full painting setup. But regardless of your level, remember Mark Twain's words, that "the secret of getting ahead is getting started."

Pictures from our Makama Beach Plein Air July 2020 course:  



Plein Air Painting Long Island


"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep Sea, and music in its roar:
I love not Man the less, but Nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the Universe, and feel
What I can ne’er express, yet cannot all conceal.”


- Lord Byron, 18th century

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