COOKEVILLE – In celebration of Bob Ross’s 78th birthday, WCTE is partnering with certified Bob Ross Instructor Nicholas Hankins of the Bob Ross Company to provide a two-and-a-half-hour workshop to teach participants how to paint in the style of Bob Ross on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. CST.
“We encourage you to make a fun day and event out of it,” said Avery Hutchins, WCTE director of development and marketing. “Invite your closest friends and family over and enjoy a Bob Ross painting party or share the experience virtually with a few hundred of your best friends online. Who doesn’t love Bob Ross?”
Hutchins says this is the perfect at-home event for all Bob Ross fans. Whether you’re already a painter, or you’ve just always wanted to give it a try, join in and learn to create your own world full of happy little trees. As the man himself said, “No pressure. Just relax and watch it happen.”
Tickets are on sale now with two purchase options available. The Full Bob Ross Experience comes with an official Bob Ross painting kit that includes everything you need to participate. Participants who purchase Full Experience tickets can pick up their painting kits at the WCTE offices at 6 S. Madison Ave., Oct. 21 – 23 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Full Experience tickets must be purchased no later than Oct. 9 to allow time for painting kits to arrive. The Event Only ticket provides access to the event stream for participants who already have painting equipment or wish to purchase their own. These tickets will be available for purchase up to the day of the event.
Details of the event, ticket prices and how to schedule a pick-up time for participants who purchase painting supplies are all available on the event website https://wcte.ticketspice.com/bob-ross-paint-along. Proceeds from the event will help WCTE continue to provide the Upper Cumberland region with enriching and fulfilling engagement activities.
WCTE Central TN PBS has served the Upper Cumberland 40+ years as the region’s premier storyteller and is the only television station in a 75-mile radius of Cookeville, making it a strategic partner in education, health services, government, arts and music. WCTE is a 501(c) 3 and is owned and operated by the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council. WCTE Central TN PBS is one of only 350 PBS member stations nationwide.