You Can Book Bob Ross Painting Workshops Through Airbnb

Bob Ross Inc., courtesy Airbnb
Bob Ross Inc., courtesy Airbnb

Airbnb isn't just for finding a place to stay when you're on vacation. The online marketplace also offers what it calls Airbnb Experiences, like cooking classes, photo-shoots, and walking tours hosted by locals. And starting April 4, Airbnb Experiences now include Bob Ross painting classes led by artists in all different parts of the globe.

If you've graduated from painting along with The Joy of Painting videos, you can channel your inner Bob Ross and attend a live class inspired by the art instructor and television personality. Each Bob Ross painting workshop available through Airbnb is led by a CRI, or Certified Ross Instructor. In order to become Bob Ross-certified, art teachers must got three weeks of intense training on Ross's "wet-on-wet" painting technique. The actual classes are taught exclusively with Bob Ross paints and brushes.

Instructors around the world are certified in the art of making the best of happy little accidents. Classes are currently available in Havana, Cuba; Florence, Italy; Charleston, South Carolina; Seoul, South Korea; and more locations, with most sessions costing between $20 and $80 per person.

The painting classes are a perfect way to chill out on your next vacation, but you don't have to be staying in an Airbnb rental to sign up—you can just as easily take one in your home city.

Book yours on Airbnb.

If you don't feel like leaving the house to learn how to paint like Bob Ross, don't worry: You can watch the first 10 seasons of The Joy of Painting for free on YouTube.

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Watch: This Crashing Wave Art Installation in South Korea Brings Seaside Tranquility to a Busy City

These waves won't unexpectedly soak your beach towel when the tide comes in.
These waves won't unexpectedly soak your beach towel when the tide comes in.
d'strict, YouTube

Since residents of Seoul, South Korea, can’t exactly enjoy the sight of ocean waves breaking on the shore during their lunch hour, a design house is bringing them the next best thing: An enormous screen that plays realistic waves on a loop in the middle of the city.

Travel + Leisure reports that the installation, titled WAVE, is an anamorphic illusion, a distorted image that the viewer must observe from a specific angle for it to appear multi-dimensional. It’s on display in K-Pop Square at the Coex Convention and Exhibition Center in the district of Gangnam, but you don’t have to book an international flight to check it out—the creator, a design company called d’strict, shared a mesmerizing video of the work on YouTube.

Over about two months, developers molded two LED displays together to create a screen approximately 262 feet by 65 feet, with a resolution of 7840 pixels by 1952 pixels—almost twice the resolution of ultra-high-definition. In other words, the waves on this screen look more convincing than footage of the actual ocean would on your state-of-the-art living room TV.

For 18 hours a day, locals can watch icy blue swells slosh against the sides of the virtual tank, complete with the tranquil sounds of crashing waves (though they’ll have to rely on their imaginations to catch a whiff of salty sea spray).

Looking for other immersive displays? Dive into 15 awe-inspiring virtual tours here.

[h/t Travel + Leisure]