This month we had the most amazing time painting along with artist Bob Ross!

Bob Ross was an American artist who believed that everyone has an inherent artistic talent and could become an accomplished artist given time, practice, and encouragement, and to this end was often fond of saying, “We don’t make mistakes; we just have happy accidents.”

During his TV show Bob Ross instructs viewers how to create an oil painting using a quick style which is broken down into simple steps.

We streamed two episodes of Bob Ross on a big screen during the event thanks to Eden Arts who kindly let us use their equipment.

People did not need to be able to paint to join this paint along, it was just about having fun and making a mess – or happy accidents as I’m sure Bob would put it!
Painting along with Bob is not easy, he plans his painting and he paints quick! There was no pauses of the show. This is why it was hilarious!

Half way through we had lunch, either what people brought or a jacket potato we organised with World Famous Tattie Tim (who even gave us a discount as he is amazing).
Big thanks also goes to Carlisle College for letting us borrow their easels!

We are thinking of running another one this year so keep your eye out!