Art Lesson Plans for CC’s Cycle 1

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Here at Ridge Light Ranch we love to help Classical Conversation’s Foundations Tutors and Directors reclaim their time by providing complete scripted art lesson plans that use the classical model of education.

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First Quarter: Drawing with Ancient Art

Don’t you love Ancient History? With so many years between us and the ancient cultures, all the stories seem a little more magical and a little less gruesome. We can let our imaginations loose as we explore prehistoric cave paintings in France and the stately Pharaohs of Egypt. The Greeks and Romans inspire our artistic endeavors while we ask questions about the rise of the Medieval period. Art brings these time periods to life and helps us explore them more deeply!

Listen to our “Best of Ancient Art” podcast episode for a fun overview!

These 6 lesson plans touch on cave paintings, ancient Egyptian art, ancient Celtic art, Greek and Roman art and architecture, and medieval Illuminated manuscripts. The same lesson plans also cover these drawing basics: using basic shapes and the components of shape to draw, the 7 Elements of Art, the Principles of Design, the use of symmetry in art, the exercise of upside-down drawing, abstract art, and linear perspective.

  1. Week 1: Lines and Shapes
  2. Week 2: Symmetry
  3. Week 3: Upside-Down Drawing
  4. Week 4: Abstract Art
  5. Week 5: Perspective
  6. Week 6: Final Project

These 6 lesson plans are available individually, or at a discount in the “Ancient Art Drawing Package,” which is ideal for weeks 1-6 of Fine Arts in a cycle 1 Classical Conversations Foundations community. The package includes some helpful extras like a supply list and a shopping list.


Third Quarter: Renaissance Artists (Gothic, Renaissance, Mannerist)

Once we complete our study of the Medieval period we get to move on and watch the world awake into the great Renaissance period! Art is a beautiful mirror of the transitions that took place as the stiff Gothic style was left behind and the ultra-realistic Renaissance style was embraced. Only after a couple hundred years we see the pendulum begin to swing back to favoring representative art over realistic art in the Mannerist period.

Listen to our “Best of Renaissance Artists” podcast episode for a fun overview!

These 6 lesson plans walk you and your students through that historic journey as we discover Giotto, Ghiberti, Fra Angelico, Durer, Michelangelo, and El Greco.

  1. Week 13: Giotto (Gothic Art)
  2. Week 14: Ghiberti (Early Renaissance Art)
  3. Week 15: Fra Angelico (Early Renaissance Art)
  4. Week 16: Durer (Renaissance Art)
  5. Week 17: Michelangelo (Renaissance Art)
  6. Week 18: El Greco (Mannerist Art)

These 6 lesson plans are available individually, or at a discount in the “Renaissance Artists Package” which is ideal for weeks 13-18 of Fine Arts in a cycle 1 Classical Conversations Foundations community. The package includes some helpful extras like a supply list and a shopping list.

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Don’t let all those questions about what you’re doing for art next year hang over your head one more day. Let us help make art easy. We want you to LOVE teaching art so you can give your students all the benefits of art and creativity in their education!


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