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, unless otherwise noted.

My class costs will change starting in 2019 and I will also be moving to a pre-pay model beginning in February.  You must call me to register and pay to reserve your spot.

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.

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

Please contact me if at all possible!


Coming soon: Registration for Livonia Parks and Rec!  Livonia, Michigan

May through August

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!    Visit our website, livoniaparks.org for pictures of each date’s paintings. 

Ages 14+                 Party Rooms           Instructor Ted Simpson

Date                      Time                           M          R         NR    

Friday May            6:00-8:30 p.m.             $50       $55      $60

Sunday May           9:00 -11: 30 a.m.          $50       $55      $60

Friday June            6:00-8:30 p.m.             $50       $55      $60

Sunday June 30     9:00 -11: 30 a.m.          $50       $55      $60

Friday July             6:00-8:30 p.m.              $50      $55      $60

Sunday July 28       9:00 -11: 30 a.m.          $50      $55      $60

Friday August          6:00-8:30 p.m.              $50      $55      $60

Sunday August 25   9:00 -11: 30 a.m.          $50      $55      $60



March 24th, Ypsilanti, MI

Gamer’s Outreach event  at Eastern Michigan University.

This should be great!  A streaming event for Gamer’s Outreach where various streamers participate in gaming marathons, community outreach, and also a special painting event where the streamers paint along to a Bob Ross episode of The Joy of Painting.  Ill be there to represent BRI.  More info to come as we get closer!


March 17th,

Private 1 on 1 lesson! 


March 24th, Ypsilanti, MI

Gamer’s for Giving Event.

I will be on hand for this 48hour live streaming event supporting Gamer’s Outreach.  Please support this fine organization in their efforts to raise money providing game consoles and other items to those in need. www.gamersoutreach.org


March 31st, Monroe, MI

Private Group Event!


April 5th and 6th  Sterling, VA

Charity Event

I am headed to Virginia to participate in one of the many charity events that Bob Ross Inc puts on.  I will be there helping out as needed, and leading some classes in beautiful Sterling, VA.  I cant wait to meet all the new people and other CRIs and the Bob Ross staff.  More info as we get closer!


April 13th, 11 am Grosse Point Woods, MI
Rainy Day Art and Framing

We had to make a slight adjustment for this month, Second Saturday, instead of the 1st!

Class fee is $75 and all supplies are included.  Please call me at 248-622-9053 to register and pay for your seat.


April 20th,  Monroe, MI Hobby Lobby 11am

A bit of an adjustment this month for Hobby Lobby, due to a charity event. Super Blood Moon is ready to go!  This is a super fun one and so easy, no experience needed!

$60 and includes all supplies

Call Ted 248.622.9053



May 4th, 11 am Grosse Point Woods, MI
Rainy Day Art and Framing

 Pic incoming!

Class fee is $75 and all supplies are included.  Please call me at 248-622-9053 to register and pay for your seat.



May 11th,  Monroe, MI Hobby Lobby

**pic incoming!

$60 and includes all supplies

Call Ted 248.622.9053



June 9th,  Tipton, MI  12 Noon

Hidden Lake Gardens

**date updated** sorry about the initial mixup!

I’m headed back to the beautiful gardens in the full bloom of spring. Come early and walk the paths, then come and paint this gorgeous landscape.

Please contact Hidden Lake Gardens at 517-431-2060 to register and pay for your seat!