WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Earlier this week, the Wythe County Department of Parks & Recreation announced that the department will be offering a Bob Ross Painting Class, slated for Sunday, October 12, 2014.

The class, which will be instructed by Judy Moore-Gist, a certified Ross Instructor, will be held at the Max Meadows Ruritan Building and last for five hours — beginning at 2 p.m. and continuing until 7 p.m.

Participants in the class will paint a snow covered landscape scene featuring a wooden structure and trees capped with ice. The painting, “In the Midst of Winter,” is the same painting legendary artist Bob Ross painted on Episode 12 of the thirty-first season of his long running television show, “The Joy of Painting.”

Kevin Williams, Director of the Wythe County Department of Parks & Recreation, said that last year’s class was very well attended and that his department has received excellent feedback from those who attended the event.

“This has been one of the most popular events offered by the county’s parks and recreation department in recent years, which is why we’re seeking to expand this program,” said Williams, adding, “This coming spring, the county hopes to offer two additional Bob Ross painting classes, one in Rural Retreat and another in Max Meadows.”

The charge for attending the afternoon class has been set at $65 per person and will include all materials needed for the day.

Williams says that space is limited for the event and the deadline for registering has been set for October 6.

Individuals wishing to register for October’s class 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.

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