Here at Ridge Light Ranch, our mission is to help you love teaching art so that you can give your children all the benefits of art and creativity in their education
Do you love teaching art? Does it scare you?
Either way, you’re in the right place. Here at Ridge Light Ranch, you’ll find free art projects, ideas, tips, and samples in my blog & podcast. You’ll also find high-quality lesson plans in my shop- everything you need to make teaching art fun and easy.
These art lessons work well in a variety of circumstances
I created this art curriculum to use in my local homeschool community, but it also works great at home with your family, at summer camp, in a traditional classroom or in a homeschool community.
The classical model of education makes it easy
In times past, I felt like a complete non-artist. I still remember that feeling. It’s amazing how frequently the ‘non-artist’ feeling would surface, leaving me feeling slightly defective. However, once I was introduced to the classical model of education, I was able to improve my drawing skills quickly and resurrect my love of art. Now I’m passionate about teaching children and adults how to improve their art skills.
I want to inspire you to create art
So take a look around and then let me know if there’s anything else I can do to help you be an amazing art teacher.
Our Latest Blog Posts and Art Project Ideas
One of the most common struggles we all seem to have in teaching art, is making time for art. Join Deanna and Julie and they discuss HOW to make time for both Art Appreciation AND Art Creation for both your children and yourself. Listen on iTunes | Listen on...read more
Deanna & Julie discuss Jim Davis, the creator of Garfield. Who is he? What is his art like? Why should we study him? Join us as we chat about the genre of comics, cartoons, and graphic novels and discover some great reasons to study Jim Davis and his memorable cat. At...read more
Deanna & Julie discuss Roy Lichtenstein. Who was he? What were his paintings like? Why should we study him? Join us as we chat about Lichtenstein's Pop Art and the fine line between a copycat and a unique original piece of art. Listen on iTunes | Listen on Google...read more
Deanna & Julie discuss Andrew Wyeth: Who was he? What were his paintings like? Why should we study him? Join us as we chat about Wyeth's subdued pallet and discover what it means to train your eyes to see color. Listen on iTunes | Listen on Google Play | ...read more
Drawing a Space Shuttle Using Symmetry Lesson Plan- CC Week 2$4.99
Painting Landscapes Like Gainsborough Lesson Plan$4.99
Drawing Facial Expressions like Rembrandt$4.99
Artists and Composers Cycle 2 Timeline$1.99
Drawing Botanicals like Linnaeus$4.99
Amazing Artist Cycle 2 Grammar Sentences- Flashcards and Mini-Posters$4.99