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Greensburg, Kansas

Providing opportunities in the arts to our area through classes, exhibitions, and performances.


The 5.4.7 Arts Center is a community arts center dedicated to provide opportunities in the arts through classes, exhibits and performances. Our name comes from the date of the tornado that devastated Greensburg May 4, 2007. This date has been a catalyst for new beginnings in Greensburg and we want to remember this day that has forever changed us.

Desmond O'Hagan

"Capturing Light - interpreting values and shapes"

Comprehensive 3-day workshop for pastel and oil painters.

August 30 - September 1, 2024

Class fee is $375 and in person only. Lunch is included each day.

Give us a call or email for more information at 

620-723-2600 (Monday to Friday 1:00 - 5:00 PM)


This workshop is designed to help you see your subjects in a new light, and paint with minimal strokes in refining shapes and edges with oils and pastels. An important feature of this workshop is I work with participants individually to critique and offer new directions in completing their paintings. Critiques include designing compositions, highlighting problem areas, correcting values, and simplifying important shapes during the process of painting. Lastly, this workshop is designed to loosen your paint strokes and avoid excessive detail in creating a more unique piece of art. The workshop will include a digital slide presentation of my pastel and oil paintings that includes step-by-step images of paintings in progress. My morning lectures will highlight a variety of topics including composition, painting techniques, self-critiquing, framing, and photographing people for painting reference. I will provide daily pastel demonstrations.

O'Hagan Bio:

Desmond O’Hagan has achieved “Eminent Pastelist” status with the International Association of Pastel Societies and is a member of their “Masters Circle.”  He is also a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and is listed in Who’s Who in American Art. O’Hagan has won several awards in national and international exhibits including IAPS convention exhibit’s Prix’d Pastel Award and “Southwest Art” magazine’s Award of Excellence (twice) at the “Windows to the Divine” Exhibitions in Denver, CO.  He has also won the George Innes, Jr. Memorial Award from the Salmagundi Club in New York City. His paintings have been the subject of feature articles in numerous national and international magazines, and his art is in public and private collections, and museums in the U.S., Europe, Canada, and China.


Open Studio: Every Monday and Wednesday from 1:00-5:00 PM, local artists are welcome to partake in open studio hours. 

Kids Summer Art: 

Details coming soon.

Desmond O'Hagan Pastel & Oil Workshop:

August 30 - September 1, 2024

See details above.

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Please do not use this form for artist-in-residence applications or questions. Refer to the Residency tab for more information.

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