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
What is the Classical Model of Education and how does it apply to art? What's a model of education to begin with? In this podcast episode, Deanna and Julie discuss three hallmarks of a Classical education: Valuing methods over content, the Trivium, and Subject...read more
There are so many reasons why visual art should be part of education: the effect it can have on other school subjects and its inherent value in fostering creativity, visual learning, attention to detail, motor skills, confidence, comfort with ambiguity, learning from mistakes, perseverance, and communication with others.read more
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