Bob Ross Art Workshop & Gallery
OK, sure, the Bob Ross Art Workshop & Gallery (757 E. 3rd Ave., 386/423-4346, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Sat., free) is just another art shop in a strip mall. But the smiling soft-spoken man who taught so many PBS viewers about the Joy of Painting called New Smyrna Beach his home when he died, and this official gallery of his work still functions as a working studio, where aspiring painters can come to learn.
Classes are in full-day and half-day increments, and at the end of every “Make It, Take It” class, students have a finished painting they can show off to friends and family, if not their neighborhood art critic. The vibe is appropriately laid-back and appropriately commercial; guests can buy an array of branded supplies and prints.
© Jason Ferguson from Moon Florida, 1st Edition