Community and Educational Programs

Montgomery County Parks and Recreation offers a variety of educational programs for youth and adults. These programs include Bob Ross painting classes, Hunter Education, Medicare seminars, nutrition and weight management support, historical displays, boating safety classes and more!

Please be prepared to physically distance and wear at mask at all activities.


Winter/Spring 2021 Programs

A Bob Ross painting showing a snowcapped mountain in the distance, a forest of pine trees, and a stream.

Bob Ross Joy of Painting - $55

Enjoy learning to paint beautiful landscape scenes, from mountains and trees to lakes and seascapes! The instructor for the class is Bobby Woods, who is a graduate from the Bob Ross School in Washington D.C. and is a certified Bob Ross Instructor (CRI) in landscapes. Bobby teaches classes to anyone who is interested and uses his skills for art therapy and private lessons. Learn more about the Bob Ross style of painting at the official website.

You will use oil paints and leave with a completely finished painting to enjoy and show off to friends and family. This class is so easy that children can participate, and they are encouraged to sign up. Bobby will go through a step-by-step process and assist each person individually until they have mastered each technique that is taught.

All materials are provided, including easels, canvases, oil paints, and brushes. The class is for ages 7 and up. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Paintings are unique for each class, so be sure to sign up more than once!

Classes are held on the last Friday of each month at the Mid County Activity Center on 390 Cinnabar Road in Christiansburg from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Class Dates

  • Feb. 26
  • Mar. 26
  • Apr. 30
  • May 28
  • Jun. 25

The deadline to register is one week prior to each class.

Bob Ross painting class participants show off their paintings of a wooded forest scene in early fall.

Bob Ross painting class participants show off their work from the September 2019 class.

Bob Ross painting class participants show off their completed paintings of a snowy winter landscape with the aurora borealis against the night sky.

Bob Ross painting class participants show off their work from the January 2020 class.


How to Register

Register online, by phone at (540) 382-6975, or by visiting our office in the Montgomery County Government Center, located on 755 Roanoke Street, Suite 1E, in Christiansburg.




Montgomery County
Government Center
755 Roanoke St., Ste. 1E
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Phone: (540) 382-6975
Fax: (540) 382-4596
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Hours: Mon.-Fri.,
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.