Upcoming Classes and Events

Here are the classes and events I have scheduled at this time.  Join in the fun!

You must call me, Ted at 248.622.9053 to register and pay to reserve your spot, unless otherwise noted in each listing.

Remember, any other day not listed here can be set for YOUR private event.  Having a get together?  Paint Party! Elks/Lions/Boy or Girl scouts?  Have a paint party!  Birthday?  Have a Bob Ross Themed event with all the trimmings!  Call me for details.  I supply all needed materials, you just show up ready to paint.

I also offer demonstrations for homes or Corporate Events, contact me for details!

Cancellation Policy:

I understand that things happen and you may not be able to make it to the class that you have registered for.  For any classes that you are signed up for, call me as soon as possible so that I can fill the slot with one from my wait list, and we can apply your payment to a different date before the end of the calendar year.  I do not offer refunds. 

Places that handle their own registrations may have their own policies on this.  Please contact those locations for details, (metroparks, Livonia Rec Center)

Please note, same day cancellations of the class (no call, no show), forfeits your payment.

Please contact me if at all possible!


Registration for Livonia Parks and Rec is LIVE!  Livonia, Michigan

September through December 

Joy of Painting the Bob Ross Way

Join Certified Ross Instructor Ted Simpson as he guides you in painting “fluffy clouds” and “happy little trees”.  Using the same gentle step by step guidance as the PBS icon, Ted will help you create an entire landscape in just a couple of hours.  Complete a finished painting in each session, ready for framing and admired by your friends and family.  Each session will focus on the many different ways Bob has spread the Joy of Painting with landscapes that feature strong mountains, tall waterfalls, deep woods, lovely cabins and big crashing waves.  All supplies are included and no previous experience required!   The cost is $50/55/60 for members, residents or non residents, per class




September 14th, 11am

Hobby Lobby in Monroe, MI

Give me a call to register for this awesome sunset scene.  Based off a Bob Ross classic episode (and one of my early paintings in this style, we will create a stunning painting on a black canvas, sure to evoke the beginnings of fall.  Call me at 248-622-9053.  The cost is $60 and includes all supplies.



September 21st 12 noon 

Harrison township

Lake Saint Clair Metro park Nature Center

We are just getting set up for this great class at the Nature Center, where we will paint an awesome fall nighttime scene,  that we did in Monroe earlier in the month.  Get in early, last painting class filled up and had a wait list!  Please call the Nature Center (586) 463-4332 to register!! The cost is $60 and includes ALL supplies.



Sept 28th Tipton, MI 12n

Hidden Lake Gardens Botanical Garden

We are set for another great class and HLG is always a fun place to do it!  My previous students selected this really cool aurora/galaxy style landscape that is really fun and so easy for first timers!  Please register through the gardens and I will see you there!


October 5th, 11am

Rainy Day Art and Framing

Grosse Point Woods, MI

Lets have a blast, spooky Halloween style!  We are going to do this real fun craggy trees painting, with an autumn glow, snow, prickly branches, the works!  Give me a call to register 248.622.9053.  The cost is $75 per person, all supplies included.


October 12th, 11am

Hobby Lobby in Monroe, MI

We are getting spooky for Halloween in Monroe!  I love this painting and anyone can have success with this one.  Let’s make friends with the palette knife as we scrape lots of snow around some GNARLY spooky trees.  We will have lots of fun with this one!  Call me at 248-622-9053.  The cost is $60 and includes all supplies.


November 2nd, 11am

Rainy Day Art and Framing

Grosse Point Woods, MI

November in GPW at Rainy day!  We are doing this crazy thing above.. Its not wood!  We will be painting on canvas to have it look like we painted on wood. Crazy right?!  Give me a call at 248.622.9053.  The cost is $75 per person, all supplies included!


December 7th, 11am

Rainy Day Art and Framing

Grosse Point Woods, MI


Getting into the Christmas spirit with happy trees a wintery cabin and of course, some cool northern lights shimmering in the sky.  Give me a call at 248.622.9053 to register.  The cost is $75 and includes all supplies.