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
I'm getting excited thinking about our upcoming unit on American Artists! Every January and February we do six art projects, each focused on one artist per project. Studying these historical artists is such a fun way to incorporate a little art history into our...read more
In this podcast episode, Deanna and Julie discuss tracing! Listen on iTunes | Listen on Google Play | Listen on Stitcher Here’s the Highlights: I'm a big advocate for tracing. I hope to make sure the whole world knows that there's nothing wrong with tracing!...read more
Happy Thanksgiving! My sons and I will be coloring our own version of The First Thanksgiving and we wanted to share it with you. I hope you’ll get to sit down and enjoy some art time while contemplating what you’re thankful for.read more
In this podcast episode, Deanna and Julie discuss the Ridge Light Ranch blog post about Handwriting and Art (Listen to it on Podcast Episode 7 or read it on the blog post). Listen on iTunes | Listen on Google Play | Listen on Stitcher Here's the Highlights:...read more
Drawing a Space Shuttle Using Symmetry Lesson Plan- CC Week 2$4.99
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