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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:21 PM

Texas students wear wigs as a tribute to late painter Bob Ross

ABILENE, Texas—There were lots of happy little trees at one Texas middle school this week.

Art students at Madison Middle School in Abilene donned their curliest wigs and painted little trees onto canvases to pay homage to the late painter Bob Ross. Teacher Brady Sloane tells the Abilene Reporter News that the idea came about because she wanted to reward Advanced Placement students who had been stressed out over recent projects and grades.

The result was a flash mob Thursday of about four dozen students who wore wigs, blue button-down shirts and held palettes of paint. An episode of Ross' television show, "The Joy of Painting," was projected onto a large screen.

Ross gained a following for his soothing tone and soft-spoken voice. He died in 1995.

http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/texas/story/2019/feb/10/texas-students-wear-wigs-tribute-late-painter-bob-ross/764998/
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Madison Middle School art student Ariceli Martinez, wearing her Bob Ross wig, listens to the artist speak on a video screen before painting began on Flash Bob Flash Mob Day on Feb. 7, 2019 in Abilene, Texas The students donned their curliest wigs and painted little trees onto canvases to pay homage to the late painter Bob Ross. Teacher Brady Sloane said the idea came about because she wanted to reward Advanced Placement students who had been stressed out over recent projects and grades. (Greg Jaklewicz/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP)

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:26 PM

1. My daughter went as Bob last Halloween. It was great

6th grade.

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:33 PM

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:34 PM

3. Very cool. I bought my daughter a Bob Ross chia pet for Christmas.

She's a big fan.

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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:04 AM

4. What a great teacher!

Beautiful - thanks for posting.

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Sun Feb 17, 2019, 06:37 PM

5. I love this teacher and I haven't even met her!

What a fabulous idea!

Her students would enjoy this:


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