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.

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

Date                      Time                           M          R         NR    

Friday May   10         6:00-8:30 p.m.             $50       $55      $60 **SOLD OUT**

Sunday May    19       9:00 -11: 30 a.m.          $50       $55      $60

Friday June   14         6:00-8:30 p.m.             $50       $55      $60

Sunday June 23     9:00 -11: 30 a.m.          $50       $55      $60

Friday July    12         6:00-8:30 p.m.              $50      $55      $60

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

May 18th

Early morning 1 on 1 lesson!  I have a great time teaching 1 on 1.  We are going to do a great one this time,  I just know it!

Later afternoon Private Birthday party!  Throwing a Bob themed birthday painting party with a great group of students.  I hope there’s cake!


June 1st and 2nd  Farmington Hills, MI

Art on the Grand festival

Come on out to my hometown in beautiful Farmington Hills for the Art on the Grand festival and Art show.  I will have my big ol’ tent up showing off my Bob Ross Paintings, painting demos, and hopefully some class sign ups!  Come on out and visit all the wonderful vendors showing off their goods, then stop by and maybe buy one of mine?  Why not!  See you there.



June 9th,  Tipton, MI  12 Noon

Hidden Lake Gardens

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!


June 15th, 11am Monroe, MI Hobby Lobby

We are getting right into summer and what better way than this super fun and easy Bob Ross Style.  We are going to break in some brand new 1″ round brushes I have bought a ton of, and get into lots of leafy trees and bushes of all the coolest spring and summer colors. Contact me for sign up.  Cost is $60 per person, and includes all supplies.

June 22nd, 11am

Grosse Pointe Woods

Rainy Day Art and Framing

Due to some conflicting dates, we are having our monthly Rainy Day class a bit later in the month than normal! We are doing one of the most fun paintings in the Bob Ross Style, the Super Moon-scape!

Join me for this amazing and easy painting that includes all the classic elements, Mountain, Waterfall, Happy Trees and more!

Class cost is $75 and that includes all supplies!  This one will fill up fast, so call to reserve your spot.

Call me, Ted, to register!  248-622-9053