Happy Little Moments in New Smyrna Beach

Known for his signature hair, soothing voice, and wet-on-wet painting technique, Bob Ross was an iconic figure in the 80s and 90s. His PBS show, The Joy of Painting, continues to enthrall today’s generation.

Fans and art enthusiasts will want to plan a visit to the Bob Ross Art Workshop and Gallery, nestled in a little shopping center in New Smyrna Beach. Inside, you’ll find a collection of 50 original paintings by Bob Ross, himself—many of which are recognizable from his popular television series.  

You can also try your hand at creating a masterpiece with a make-it and take-it class. Each course is focused on a specific work of art, so all students paint the same project. Dab happy little trees across a snow-capped mountain or add a mischievous glint to a squirrel’s eye—no matter what your subject is, you’ll leave with a beautiful piece of art. Students can choose from a full day or half-day course; or sign up for certification classes and become a fully credited, trained instructor.

See your favorite Ross paintings in person or get inspired and paint your own during your next visit to New Smyrna Beach.