ARS Gallery ▪ Arts and Culture Center ▪ Winter 2022 Classes and Registration

ARS Gallery ▪ Arts and Culture Center ▪ Winter 2022 Classes and Registration


ARS is excited to offer classes for the Winter 2022 Season. Through our programming, we offer an opportunity to engage, explore, and realize artistic abilities. Our arts and culture classes span from introductory painting for youths to language arts. In addition, we like to share our knowledge about arts, culture, and experiences, as well as wine education for adults. We have many opportunities for one-time workshops including artist talks, public art initiatives, and global coffee awareness.


College Prep & Portfolio 

Thursdays 4-5:30 pm resuming Jan 20 

This class is a continuation from Fall, please contact us if you are interested in joining. $200 per semester with various teachers. Instruction for advanced art students preparing for college. Build on your strengths and grow your weaknesses, while further developing your technique and skills. This class covers a variety of topics, mediums, and exposes students to new ideas. Opportunities to visit Colleges, Universities, and artists’ studios, where students get a feel for the art world are included. The College Prep & Portfolio after-school program requires an application that is subject to approval.


Young Teen Mixed Media Painting Class

6-week course - Wednesdays, February 9th through March 23rd from 4-5:30 pm

$140 with Mary Broccolo Derr. Ages 11-15 welcome.

Join us for some downtime to create, explore, and check out new ideas. All the while developing your own style and learning techniques along the way, in a comfortable environment where you’re free to be you. 


Well RED Book Club

Wine and Books! Details Coming Soon!


Adult Painting Class

6-week course - Wednesdays, February 2nd through March 16th, 1-3 pm

$160 with Susan Henshaw.

Enjoy the soothing experience of painting, while continuing to develop your style.

Beginner to Intermediate levels welcome. Lessons will be held at the main location of ARS at 147th 5th Street in the Benton Harbor Arts District.

Some materials are provided. Additional materials may be needed throughout the session.


Italian Coffee Cooking & Culture   

Saturday's 12-2 pm on Jan 29, Feb 12, 26, Mar 12, and 26

$175 featuring Lucia Liano  (Class is Currently Full)

Join Anna for lively conversation and cultural meanderings! Lucia will be live on our big screen from Italy and Anna, in person, at ARS Arts & Culture Center. Learn about various Italian cultural experiences including food, differences from region to region, language, and immerse yourself in all things Italian! 

New classes coming this Spring and more will be added throughout the year.


For more information on classes please contact ARS Arts and Culture Center:

(269) 208-4409





The ARS Gallery ▪ Arts and Culture Center is located at 147 5th Street in the Benton Harbor Arts District and provides a community art center offering visual arts, arts education, cultural language classes, and outreach to local youth. ARS is the home of the “I Am The Greatest” project and has offered arts programming to hundreds of local youth. For more information, visitwww.annarussoart.comor call ARS Gallery at 269.363.4740