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Drawing in Challenge: How to Avoid Tears and Enjoy Learning
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Drawing in Challenge: How to Avoid Tears and Enjoy Learning

Our family has been using the Classical Conversations curriculum since 2012, but this fall (2020) will be our first year in the Challenge level! As my oldest moves into 7th grade, I find myself having to re-work the way I approach school with my son. Among the many exciting changes is the introduction of a…

Art Resources
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Art Resources

I love the spirit of generosity I’m seeing among so many online businesses right now. Knowing that there are a bunch of people stuck at home, feeling a little confused on how to act, and maybe a little anxious, many businesses have made extra resources free for you while we all weather this ‘storm’ of…

The Personal Renaissance Mindset- Part 1- Podcast #55
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The Personal Renaissance Mindset- Part 1- Podcast #55

We love telling all about our own personal renaissance activities each episode (the things we’re learning and creating)- But how can we foster this mindset of a lifelong love of learning in ourselves and in our children? We’ve thought up a few keys and wanted to share them with you! Elements of A Personal Renaissance…

Podcast #6- D&J Discuss How to Organize Your Art Class
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Podcast #6- D&J Discuss How to Organize Your Art Class

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 Maybe you’re asking yourself, “Where are…

5 Simple Ways to Adjust Art Projects for All Skill Levels
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5 Simple Ways to Adjust Art Projects for All Skill Levels

When I teach art, I try to always have scaling options figured out ahead of time so I can adjust the art project to make it appropriate for the wide range of skill and passion among my students. If you’re using an art lesson plan I’ve created, you’ll see the scaling options are already included.  I hope…