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.  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

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

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

Friday August    9      6:00-8:30 p.m.              $50      $55      $60

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


July 27th, 12 noon Plymouth, MI

Plymouth Art Collective

I have a new class at a new venue happening here!  I met Amber at the PARC during the Art on the Grand Festival, and we decided to give a class at their location!  Please call me to register, 248-622-9053.  The cost is $60 per person, and includes all supplies needed to create your masterpiece!

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August 11th, 12noon  Harrison township Lake Saint Clair Metropark Nature Center

We are just getting set up for this great class at the Nature Center, where we will paint a never before used Bob Ross Masterpiece, High Chateau. Misty layers of trees reveal a hidden cabin in the midst of bright foliage.  Sure to be a hit!  Please call the nature center (586) 463-4332 to register!!


September 7th, 11am

Grosse pointe woods, Rainy day Art and Framing!

We are back at Rainy Day for my one year anniversary!  Let’s paint this beautiful deep woods scene together!  The cost is $75, and includes all supplies.  Call me to register 248.622.9053


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.



October 12th, 11am

Hobby Lobby in Monroe, MI


We are getting spooky for Halloween!  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.