Art Lesson Plans for CC’s Cycle 2

Are you ready for Cycle 2 Art?

Monet art project

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: Science Meets Art

One of the hallmarks of classical education is subject integration and in this set of lesson plans, we mix scientific concepts in with art projects showing how seamlessly two very different projects can work well together.

In these six lesson plans students practice drawing the shapes and texture of trees and leaves, drawing some animals, paint a landscape, and experiments with a fun abstract art project. We also get to learn about a famous American who was a scientist, author, and artist: Audubon!

  1. Week 1: Basic 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 “Science Meets Art Drawing Package,” which is ideal for weeks 1-6 of Fine Arts in a cycle 2 Classical Conversations Foundations community. The package includes some helpful extras like a supply list and a shopping list.


Third Quarter: Baroque Through Impressionist Artists

After studying the Renaissance artists in cycle 2, we’re jumping into Baroque artists. Then we jump over a few art periods to get to the highly influential Impressionist artists. They shaped Modern art and are still loved today! (Confused? maybe this guide to Art Periods and Movements will help!) 

In these six lesson plans students practice some of the basics of drawing people, painting landscapes, and explore texture.

  1. Week 13: Rembrandt (Baroque)
  2. Week 14: Gainsborough (Baroque)
  3. Week 15: Monet (Impressionism)
  4. Week 16: Degas (Impressionism)
  5. Week 17: Morisot (Impressionism)
  6. Week 18: van Gogh (Post Impressionism)
Cycle 3 Great American Artist materials list

These 6 lesson plans are available individually, or at a discount in the “Baroque-Impressionist Artists Package” which is ideal for weeks 13-18 of Fine Arts in a cycle 2 Classical Conversations Foundations community. The package includes some helpful extras like a supply list and a shopping list.

Deluxe!

Our Renaissance Artists DELUXE Package also includes these great bonuses:


CC Week 13, cycle 2

Bonus: Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus is no longer included in Classical Conversation’s cycle 2 great artists, so this lesson plan is NOT included in the 6 week package. However, he’s still a super-fun scientist AND artist to study, so you may want to include this art lesson at home:


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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!