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

November through April!  More dates on the way!

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/members



Call the Jack Kirksey rec center. To register!
15100 Hubbard, Livonia, MI 48154






February 22nd, 2020 12 noon

Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton MI

Thinking spring, deep into winter times.  Let’s paint something green!  Bright colors to warm us up.  Call the Gardens to register, $55 for friends of HLG, $58 otherwise

6214 monroe rd tipton, mi 49287


March 7th 2020 11am

Rainy Day Art and Framing, Grosse Pointe

We are going back to basics with a spring mountain!  Call me to register, 248-622-9053.  The cost is $75 and includes all the supplies needed to go home with a finished painting!


March 8th 12 noon Lake st Clair metropark
Nature center
31300 metro parkway, harrison township mi 48045

Call the Nature Center to register for this awesome scene, full of purple goodness, happy evergreens and an old cabin. The cost is $60 and includes everything needed to complete your masterpiece.



March 14th, 11am

Hobby Lobby Monroe MI

Going super old school with this classic composition from the Joy of Painting, Season 3!   Stormy nighttime, lighthouse, churning surf, this one has it all!  Call me to register, 248-622-9053


March 15th Laingsburg, MI

Another new venue in beautiful mid Michigan.  A wonderful couple who were at my Carson City venu (Wojo’s see the gallery for pics!) invited me to their town to put on an event that they will remember for years to come!  Call me to talk about coming to YOUR town for a special class for you and your family and friends!  248-622-9053


March 21st 3pm

Plymouth,  MI at the PARC

Back at the PARC at 650 Church st room 118.  We are doing a bit later start this time, and we will doing this amazing composition based off of Bob Ross’ Distant Mountains.  The cost is $60/ea and includes all supplies!  Give me a call to register 248-622-9053.


March 29th Hudson Mills Metropark, 12noon

Dexter, MI

New venue alert!  I am expanding to another beautiful MetroPark!  I am so excited to go here, and we are painting an original composition based on photos of the park, done in the Bob Ross Style!  Call them to register, 734-466.2900 , $60 per student, all supplies included.  Be a part of my first class!



April 4th 2020 11am

Rainy Day Art and Framing, Grosse Pointe

Lets get crazy with this snowy scene, with super mountains, stormy sky and a cabin!  Call me to register, 248-622-9053.  The cost is $75 and includes all the supplies needed to go home with a finished painting!