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​​Studio 55's monthly programs are on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm. in The Gallery at National Avenue Christian Church, 1515 S. National Ave. Springfield, MO.

Visitors are welcome. Free and open to the public.​
 Please Email for more information

Ron Henson, our June speaker

ArtTalk and Workshop: 

"Chinese Brush Strokes"

Featuring Artist Hing Wah Hatch

May 31st, 6:00-7:30 pm 

Springfield Art Museum Community Room 

1111 Brookside Dr. Springfield

Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild and the Friends of the Springfield Art Museum (FOSAM) are partnering to host an ArtTalk and Workshop featuring Hing Wah Hatch. Chinese Brush Strokes will be demonstrated and participants can try out brush techniques with Hatch’s expert guidance. Hatch taught drawing at Missouri State University and Drury University, and has been leading Chinese brushstroke workshops for all ages since the 1990s. These ArtTalks are free and open to the public and all materials are provided or you can bring your own. 

Space is limited, so reservations are required. 
Please contact Sandra Letson at 

or (417) 869-7812 to reserve your place.

​​​​​​​ Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild Program:

"Finding the Missing Lynx"

Featuring Speaker Ron Henson, Wood Carver

Wednesday, June 13th at 1:00 p.m.

The Gallery at National Avenue Christian Church

1515 South National Avenue, Springfield

Ron Henson will cover the carving of a Lynx face starting with how he researched for photos to a completed Lynx . He will show many of the tools used in the carving process, such as standard wood carving knives and gouges, some small rotary equipment and bits, one large rotary grinder with sanding equipment and a sample of the alkyd oil paints he used to complete the piece.

Henson said: "I started woodcarving while serving as A Scout Master in the Boy Scouts of America. I then went to seminars on wood carving at the War Eagle Farm in Arkansas and received excellent guidance to get to where I am today. I have found that I truly enjoy wood carving, it makes one feel good."

Visitors and members are invited to "show and share" their art following the program. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact by email

Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild is a member of the Springfield Regional Arts Council and welcomes visual artists 18 years and older, of all media and levels of expertise, including art professionals, emerging artists, and those who appreciate art. The Guild meets monthly for programs, sponsors workshops, organizes exhibitions and facilitates the interchange of ideas, information, and motivation for their members and the arts community. For membership information see How to Join.

Learn more about the Springfield Regional Art's Council here

Lynx carved by artist Ron Henson

Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild

Hing Wah Hatch

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