McEvoy Studio of Fine Art

Along the The Great South Bay of Islip, NY

Jack with painting, low rez

Enrollment for Fall Session is OPEN. Eleven week classes. See Calendar under "Schedule" for more information concerning dates

ClassSkill LevelTimePriceDurationEnroll
Portrait Drawing and PaintingBeginner to AdvancedMondays, 10- 1 p.m.
Begins September 15th, ends December 1st, eleven weeks in duration, no class Columbus Day October 13th, See Studio Calendar under "Schedule"
$50011 weeks

Drawing the Figure: The Sight Size approach to figure drawing Model: male figureBeginner to advancedMondays, 6:15 - 9:15 p.m.
Begins September 15th, ends December 1st, eleven weeks in duration, no class Columbus Day October 13th, See Studio Calendar under "Schedule"
$50011 weeks

Beginner Drawing and Painting in the Classical TraditionBeginner to MediumTuesday, 10 - 1 p.m.
Begins September 16th, ends December 2nd. No Class on October 14th, see Studio Calendar under "Schedule"
$3758 weeks

Plaster Cast Drawing and Painting: Understanding light, form, line and focusBeginnerTuesdays, 6-9 p.m.
Begins September 16th, ends December 2nd, eleven weeks in duration, no class on October 14th. See Studio Calendar under "Schedule"
$50011 weeks

Still Life Painting: Using clarity and obscurity in pictoral design, to develop a visual climax in a workModerate to AdvancedThursdays, 10 a.m to 1 p.m.
Begins September 18th, ends December 3rd, 11 weeks in duration, no class on Thanksgiving Day November 27th. See Studio Calendar under "Schedule"
$50011 weeks

Homeschool: Drawing and Painting, Classical Statues, Drawing and PaintingBeginner to AdvancedFriday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Begins September 19th, ends November 14th, 8 weeks in duration, no class on October 31st. See Studio Calendar under "Schedule"
$3208 weeksRegistration Closed
Class is Filled
Class spots issued on a first come, first served basis. Refund policy below.



  • To pay in person, email the studio to reserve your spot.
  • Early enrollment is recommended. Each class has a maximum of six students, and classes typically fill quickly.
  • Refund policy:  Prior to the beginning of a semester, those canceling enrollment will receive 100% refund.  Upon completion of the first class, if the student wishes to withdraw from a course, $50 will be retained, and the remainder refunded.   Students withdrawing following the second class will be refunded 50%.  Following the third class, there are no refunds.  In the event of special circumstances, please contact the studio by email.
  • Make-up policy: Missed classes can be made up for by the student temporarily filling into another course during the same semester. The McEvoy Studio will not offer any additional classes to make up for student absence.  Classes will not be pro-rated, regardless of circumstances.  Makeups cannot be rolled into following semesters.
  • Weather policy: In the event of inclement weather, the studio will make up all classes.  If the weather looks bad, please be advised to keep an eye on your phone, as alerts and weather cancellations will be sent out via text.  Typically, the semester will be extended as many weeks as there are makeups.  For example, a Monday 2-5 p.m.class missed in February will be tacked on to a Monday from 2-5 p.m. at the end of the semester in March.
  • Figure Model Fees: The McEvoy Studio pays the fee for the figure model.
  • A note on Portrait Courses:  One of the most desirable courses offered at The McEvoy Studio is the portrait course, which is modeled after the Cecil Studios of Florence, Italy.  The McEvoy Studio provides a list of available portrait models and their phone numbers, and will arrange portrait models for new students.  Portrait models are paid for entirely by the students. The best portraits are produced when two artists work beside one portrait model, students unanimously preferring this ideal student-to-model ratio.  (In the portrait courses offered at the McEvoy Studio, portrait students are never confronted with the difficult situation of being one of seventeen students peering over the shoulder of a bystanding student, trying to paint a portrait from a bad angle — a common problem in most art schools. ) McEvoy Studio portrait models charge $10 per hour, and artists split the fee between themselves.  The studio is not responsible for absences and missed payments on behalf of any student who may be partnering with another student.