Helping You Love To Teach 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.
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
In episode 6 of the Anyone Can Teach Art (ACTA) podcast, Deanna and Julie discuss the Ridge Light Ranch blog post, "Organizing Art” (Listen to it on podcast episode 5 or read it on the blog post.) Listen on iTunes | Listen on Google Play | Listen on Stitcher...read more
Here's our 4th podcast episode! In this episode, Deanna and Julie discuss the Ridge Light Ranch blog post, "How to Overcome the Fear of Teaching Drawing." (You can read the blog post OR listen to it in episode 3) Listen on iTunes | Listen on Google Play | ...read more
I'm working hard, converting many of my blog posts to podcast episodes! I'm also recording some episodes where Deanna Munger, my sister, and I chat about the concepts covered in some blog posts! This is the first of our discussions! In this podcast episode, Deanna and...read more
We started creating our life-size paper bodies in science this week! Aren't they cute? (These are our finished ones from three years ago!) Using the My Body book from Teacher Created Resources, we color a few different organs each week while we learn some interesting...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