Bob Ross inspired generations of viewers with his soft-spoken voice and a pallet knife. With its global reach, it’s hard to imagine that much of the beloved series, “The Joy of Painting,” was filmed in an unassuming television studio in Muncie, Indiana. From 1983 to 1988 Bob painted for the iconic series at WIPB-TV in the historic Lucius L. Ball home – now part of Minnetrista’s museum campus.
We refurbished Bob’s former studio, bringing together objects and media from Bob’s life and career, and adding interactive experiences that will bring the “Joy of Painting” to life for visitors.
Bob Ross weekend marathons begin every Friday at 12PM EDT.
This marathon includes these "The Joy of Painting" seasons:
Season 13 Season 14 Season 13 (repeated) Season 14 (repeated) Season 15 Season 16 Season 15 (repeated) Season 16 (repeated)
Ending Mondays at 12PM EDT.
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Inspired by his various trips to the pacific northwest, Bob Ross certified instructor Nic Hankins takes us to a scenic waterfall scene in this painting titled, "Northwest Waterfall". Learn to create immense cliffs that peak from within timber forests, a cascading waterfall that flows into a gentle stream, and how black gesso can be applied beforehand to create shape and depth in your paintings.
Robert Norman "Bob" Ross was an American painter, art instructor, and television host. He was best known as the creator and host of The Joy of Painting, an American public television program that became the most watched painting program in the world.