Sunday, April 12, 2009




Atelier Information

Thimgan Hayden Studio


The Atelier is designed for the beginner to advanced student who is looking for practical, traditional instruction in drawing or painting either for their own enrichment or professional goals.

Each student will be guided through drawing and/or painting projects which will serve to build an understanding of the elements of representational art.  Students will learn about the practical application of line, volume, chiaroscuro (light and shadow contrast), color mixing, and artists' materials.  Beginners may start drawing using the same basic program of study used by the French Academy.  They will then progress to more challenging projects such as still life painting and drawing and painting the portrait and figure using the sight-size method. 

Located in historic downtown Plainwell, Michigan, the studio provides a quiet, low-stress environment with each artist working independently and at his or her own pace.


The studio is open Monday through Friday with flexible hours.  Each person is working on his or her own project and will receive concise instruction in addition to informal learning opportunities. Other opportunities include group discussions, trips, an annual show as well as an excellent resource library.


For more information on scheduling and fees contact: Thimgan Hayden (pro. Tim’ee-in) at: 

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

New Spaces

Here is a peek at the raw space that will be my next studio.  The left wall has the tall north window and a stage (or model stand in my case) runs along the back wall.  This used to be a small theatre and dance hall.  I'll be in Plainwell, Michigan for a time.  It's just north of Kalamazoo.