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Make Art Fun Again with Easy, No-Prep Lesson Plans.

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

This is why I have a stash of photos available on Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/ridgelightranch/) with an “Attribution Creative Commons” License. This means you’re welcome (and encouraged) to use my photos to create new works of art for fun or for sale, as long as you let people know where the originally photo came from. I’d love to see all the beautiful things you make from my photos, so let me know! 🙂 Learn more about copyright and my terms of use here!

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

 Art Curriculum

  • The Grammar of Art

    The Principles of Design Poster

  • The 7 Elements of Art Poster

  • Medieval Art

    “Wisdom” Illuminated Medieval Manuscript

  • Dionysus Cup

  • CC Cycle 1 FIne Arts

    Renaissance Artists Package- Cycle 1

  • Mini-Posters of Renaissance Artist


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