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WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Over the past several years the Wythe County Department of Parks & Recreation has hosted an annual Bob Ross Painting Class for local residents to enjoy.

The one-day, five-hour long session has typically been held in Max Meadows and seen capacity crowds each year.

Recognizing the popularity of the classes, which are equipped to handle the semi-professional painter as well as those with no painting experience whatsoever, county officials say they will be offering two Bob Ross Painting Classes this spring.

The first class will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2015, inside the Max Meadows Ruritan Building.

Participants in this session will be painting “Seascape,” a landscape scene along a beach which features a decaying and sand swept wooden fence leading into the ocean.

The second class of the season will be held on the western side of the county inside the Rural Retreat Community Center on Sunday, April 12.

Those who attend the painting session in Rural Retreat will work on Ross’ “Rolling Hills” painting. This image features an orange sky hovering over foggy blue mountains and a pond whose surroundings are in full bloom.
Both classes will be led by certified Bob Ross instructor Judy Moore-Gist and are scheduled to last from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m.

In addition to having hosted numerous painting classes in Wythe County, Moore-Gist was recently tasked with leading the Blue Ridge PBS 2014 Bob Ross Painting Class at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke.

Cost to attend either class is $65.00 and will cover all materials. The minimum age for those wishing to attend is 15.

Parks and recreation officials are warning the general public that limited seating is available for the classes and are urging those interested to register for either class as soon as possible – admittance to the class will be on a first to register basis.

Individuals wishing to register for either or both of the classes are urged to contact the Wythe County Department of Parks & Recreation as soon as possible (276-223-4519) or email Kevin Williams at rkwilliams@wytheco.org.