I came to the first art class with a group of friends, never had taken an art class before, I was quite nervous. Ian came in and made the whole room relax and said we would all walk out with a painting and we did. I am not a natural artist like some but I have continued to take some classes from Ian and sometimes I surprise myself. I will in the future devote more time to painting and this is because of the classes I took with Ian. I would suggest to anyone just try one class and see if you enjoy it, there will be no pressure. Did I mention that Lynn his wife makes great desserts and tea. Ruth McHugh

I LOVED my two days painting Surf Melody!!!

I have been frustrated trying to paint a wave on my own.  Now I have basic steps to follow that make sense.  I am looking forward to any other workshops of this kind with a direct focus on a specific subject.  Fur and feathers are also a "trip up" for me, so maybe you could do one of those (or both).

I look forward to our next painting session together. Lenna Whyte







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...."STUDIO THIRTY EIGHT", the official site website of Ian (DOC) Bartlett, a certified Bob Ross Instructor and a Joyce Ortner Certified International Seascape Instructor.

This web site is dedicated to spreading the Joy of Painting. I hope that you will get as much joy in learning the Bob Ross Wet-on-Wet Oil Painting Technique as I do in teaching it.

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We've all seen the Bob Ross programs on public television but have you ever wondered if you could really paint like he did? Bob was famous for saying that anyone could paint and that all that was needed was desire and a little practice. Well he was absolutely right! You can do it! With a little help from me, your instructor, YOU will be able to accomplish beautiful paintings using all of the techniques for which Bob was so well known.

Even if you have never painted before, or have some painting experience, I can teach you how to paint with oils using the simple and impressive Bob Ross "wet on wet" technique.

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Each painting taught is suitable for the absolute beginner, Intermediate or advanced student.

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