Ellen Fullmore, 10, watches her friend Lily Arthurs, also 10, as they participate in a painting class at Argyle Fine Arts on April 6. Fullmore and Arthurs were among the students who wore curly wigs, plaid painting shirts and '80s-style shoes as they participated in a Bob Ross-inspired painting class. The Barrington Street gallery and art training class facility brought in instructors trained in the Rob Ross style of painting. Bob Ross was an American painter, art instructor, and television host. He was the creator and host of The Joy of Painting, an instructional television program that aired from 1983 to 1994 on PBS in the U.S. Argyle Fine Art brought in instructors taught in the Bob Ross style of painting to share with the students. Bob Ross died in 1995 after a short battle with lymphoma.