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
Deanna & Julie discuss Grandma Moses: Who was Grandma Moses? What were her paintings like? Why should we study her? Join us as we chat about the life and works of this American icon and grow to truly appreciate her paintings. Listen on iTunes | Listen on Google...read more
Deanna and Julie have a fun discussion about art history. We chat about why studying art history is so important, why starting with a big picture framework is best, and how my Art History Overview chart is arranged to be as helpful as possible. (50:23) Art History...read more
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