Paul teaches with wife, Terri Robertson at a variety of locations across Sussex & Hampshire. Mainly using village halls with good disabled facilities, in pretty or unusual locations, the classes are close to the following towns: Romsey, Botley and Portsmouth in Hampshire; Horsham, Bognor Regis and Worthing in West Sussex; Forest Row and Battle in East Sussex.
Regular Classes are held at weekends from 10:00am to 4:30pm at all venues. Terri produces a Newsletter & Booking form which contains a picture of the painting that will be taught at each class. Paul & Terri teach a painting step-by-step throughout the day until it is finished. Everyone leaves the classroom with a fantastic painting - even if it is their first one. Often, people are amazed by their own capability - they did't realise that painting could be so easy and this much fun.
Each class costs £45 per person all inclusive. After a space is booked and paid for, the only thing a student needs to bring is a packed lunch and a sense of humour. They teach on canvas (usually 16" x 20") and use Bob Ross paints, brushes and materials. The painting on the day is taken from the TV show "The Joy of Painting", so that if people want to start painting at home, they have a lot of Bob Ross TV Series books, videos and of course the TV programme to help them.
The emphasis of the classes is fun, and learning how to load the brushes correctly with the paint so that you can get all the effects on the canvas that Bob achieves on the show. By the end of the class, you have a beautiful painting that you will be proud to hang on your wall. Have a look at their main website to see what paintings they are teaching at the moment.
- Future Tuition:
- "Cheetah" - Mountfield Village Hall
- "Cheetah" - Hartfield Village Hall
- "Windy Waves" - Awbridge Village Hall View All
In his early years, Paul was always dabbling in the children's pans of watercolour paint. He recreated flowers and birds, and landscape scenes that he remembered from his school holidays in Dorset. As time passed, and Paul continued into the world of employment and all the entrapments of a twenty-something, he had no time for painting - perhaps it is something you only get to do as a child, he thought.
Later in life, Paul met his wife, Terri. They had began to watch a fuzzy-haired softly-spoken American chap on the TV, who, it turned out was the famous Bob Ross and his show "The Joy of Painting". Terri encouraged Paul to try the technique that Bob was demonstrating in his show. Paul was more than pleased with the result, and he urged Terri to have a go, saying that it was much easier than the watercolours he remembered as a child - oils are so flexible to work with, and so easy to repair if you happen to create an unwanted splodge on the canvas!
A few classes with a Bob Ross Instructor, and a lot of practise later, both Paul and Terri decided to train as Bob Ross Instructors so that they could pass on the joy of painting to others. They felt that with Paul's previous background and with Terri's complete lack of it, they could encourage everyone and anyone to try the technique, because everyone would get great results with their first painting.
Paul & Terri now teach very popular and growing classes in the Bob Ross technique across Sussex & Hampshire.
Paul and Terri both appear at a number of Craft Shows throughout the year to demonstrate the Bob Ross wet-on-wet oil painting technique. They also run informal workshops for the public so that they can have a go on a 9" x 12" canvas with a simple three colour painting.
Have a look at their main website to see what Craft Shows they are doing this year.
Certified Bob Ross Instructor Landscape
Certified Bob Ross Instructor Florals
Certified Bob Ross Instructor Wildlife
Acrylics, Mixed Media, Oils