We're Jim & Yvonne Corbett and we've lived and worked in Arizona for over 25 years. A number of years ago Jim gave me a Bob Ross Master Painting Kit for Christmas. I persuaded him to sign up with me for a painting class - knowing he wouldn't follow through with it. But he did! - he loved it! - and after experiencing our first painting class as students we were hooked on the wet-on-wet technique. Three classes later, we decided to enroll in the Bob Ross Certified Instructor's course ourselves . . . and we've never looked back. After teaching classes on a hobby basis for a couple of years, we took a huge risk - quit both of our jobs [and the steady incomes] and began pursuing our new "career" full time....Seventeen years and counting .....and we're still loving every minute of it.
Our "studio" started out in our spare bedroom, but as our classes grew we recognized the need for a proper classroom and, with a friend's help, we built our new studio next to our house with a spectacular view of "our" Superstition Mountain in Apache Junction. We now schedule several classes here every month, as well as our 'away' classes at communities all around the Valley of the Sun. Check out our Calendar and Class Finder pages for details.
We have been members of the Mesa Art League and of the Artists of the Superstitions, have shown and sold paintings at various local art outlets, and donate paintings every year to worthy community projects around The Valley . . . but our first and foremost interest is our classes and our students. We've met so many wonderful people - students, activity directors, and many more in the course of our travels - that the Joy! just spreads further like ripples on a pond. Bob Ross has left a marvelous legacy, and we're proud to be able to share a small part of it with so many enthusiastic people. So . . . come and share the Joy! Contact us if you'd like to learn more about getting started on your own creative journey. You'll be glad you did!