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Frequently Asked Questions

  • I've never painted before... There's no way I can do this!
    One of the best things about the Bob Ross method is that it is great for beginners! And with a Certified Ross Instructor, you CAN do this! You'll learn the techniques that Bob used on his television show "The Joy of Painting", and create your own unique painting!
  • What is a "Certified Ross Instructor"?
    Certified Ross Instructors have taken special instruction under the tutelage of Teacher Trainers certified by Bob Ross Incorporated. They are officially certified by Bob Ross Incorporated to teach Bob Ross' wet-on-wet oil painting method. You can be confident that a CRI is teaching Bob Ross' wet-on-wet oil painting method in the way Bob Ross himself intended.
  • What materials do I need to take a class?
    Due to the specialized nature of materials that Bob Ross used in his method, all materials (brushes, paint, and easels) are provided by your Certified Ross Instructor. You'll get the best results if you use official Bob Ross Materials. Note that canvas is usually provided, but check during registration to confirm. Some locations (like art stores) do require a canvas purchased at their location.
  • What if I want to bring my own materials?
    For the best results in the Bob Ross method, we do recommend actual Bob Ross materials such as brushes and paint. If you have Bob Ross materials, most classes will utilize the basics of a 2-inch brush, a 1-inch Landscape Brush, a Fan Brush, a Liner Brush, and a Palette Knife.
  • Where can I buy materials?
    You won't need materials for our "Paint Like Bob" classes, as we provide what's needed, but we do understand that you may want your own materials at home to keep applying what you've learned in class! If you're taking classes from us (online or in person), ask us about supplies... we can make some special arrangements for our students! While some local art stores do have Bob Ross materials, you can find actual materials at and other online retailers like Amazon. Be sure to look for official Bob Ross products!
  • I'm too old to learn to paint!
    Absolutely not! Painting doesn't require any special skills... only a desire to learn and practice. We've taught people well over 80 years old to successfully complete their first ever painting!
  • Can my children learn to paint like Bob Ross?
    Absolutely! We have done private classes for children as young as eight! Due to the additional attention required for our particularly young students, we do ask that our group classes have students at least 12 years old.
  • What if I'm not in Las Vegas?
    We can certainly set up an online class through Zoom (preferable), or Facebook Live. We also can travel to states surrounding Nevada for events, though a travel fee may be involved. Contact us for more informaton.
  • I love your paintings! Can I buy one?
    Thank you so much! We'd love to teach you to paint, but if you'd like to purchase one of our paintings, paintings available for purchase are available at our Etsy page at If you're interested in commissioning a painting, please contact us!

“However you think it should be, that's exactly how it should be.” - Bob Ross

“We don’t make mistakes. We just have happy accidents.” - Bob Ross

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