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


November  16th Lake St. Clair Metropark 

Nature Center 12 noon

We are going to do the same painting that we did in Plymouth at the Nature Center!  This is fun one, I wanted to give the option of this painting at more than one location this month.  Come on out and lets get the Aurora Borealis flowing!


December 1st  Hidden Lake Gardens, 12noon

Tipton MI, call 517-431-2060 to register!

My awesome students chose this cold double mountain scene for December.  This one is going to be so fun, give them a call to register.  The cost is $55 for friends of HLG and $58 otherwise.



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.


Dec 14th Monroe MI

Hobby Lobby 11am



How about something wintery!  And a church! Clouds and mountains framing this cool Christmas scene.  The cost is $60 per person and of course, ALL supplies are included and NO experience is needed.  Call me to register, 248-622-9053


January 4th, 2020

Rainy Day Art and Framing

Grosse Point Woods, MI

A nice lazy Hazy Day.  A warm sunrise to reflect the start of the new year? Sure why not! Does anyone read this descriptions?   I hope so..  give me a call to register for this one. $75 per person, and includes all you need to make your masterpiece.


January 11th, 2020

Monroe MI

Hobby Lobby 11am

Let’s warm things up!  A nice balmy seascape that anyone can do.  This is such a fun style to learn, let’s paint this together.  Cost is $60, I cludes all supplies.  Call me to register 248.622.9053