Homeschooling at Ridge Light Ranch
It’s no secret that we homeschool here at the Ridge Light Ranch. While it’s a lot of hard work, It’s been an amazing blessing to us. Throughout the school year, I end up creating a good number of files that we use in our home school. It can take a lot of time and mental energy to create a digital file, so why should you reinvent the wheel? I happily offer these items to you at a great price. The great thing about my products, is that I leave them open and unlocked so you can tweak them as needed.
Our favorite part of homeschooling is Classical Conversations (CC). Sometimes I feel like we live and breathe CC! As a CC Director myself, I love to share things I’ve created for my own community with other CC Directors and other interested educators.
You’ll find that some of my files are CC specific. However, most of them could be used by any parent- from the parent who wants to augment their child’s public school education, to the private school teacher, to the CC Director.
(This site is independent of Classical Conversations® and was not created, authorized, or supervised by Classical Conversations®. While this site is intended to complement and expand upon the Classical Conversations® material, the materials were not prepared by and are not approved for use by Classical Conversations® as part of their sanctioned educational model.)
Recent Homeschooling Blog Posts
Fra Angelico is another great Renaissance artist. We can see the Gothic-to-Renaissance progression over the years in his works of art and have rich conversations about the underlying philosophies and worldviews that influenced art at this time. Fra Angelico's artwork...read more
Lorenzo Ghiberti was a famous early Renaissance artist, best known for his three dimensional bronzed reliefs on the doors of the Florentine Baptistry. By learning about his work, we get to learn about relief art and its somewhat three-dimensional nature. We can also...read more
Christmas is coming! What sort of art-related gifts do we suggest? Deanna and I mentioned a few of our favorite gift ideas in the Podcast episode #36, but here we've compiled a list of all our favorite artsy things and sorted them into some different categories. I try...read more
Studying Giotto is a great way to usher in your study of the Renaissance period because he’s the Father of the Renaissance in Florentine art. We chat about Giotto’s life, the hallmarks of Renaissance art and some art project ideas for your study of Giotto. In our Personal Renaissance section, we offer some great suggestions for Artsy Gift Ideas.read more
We all would love our students to be familiar with a collection of important works of art (and we kinda would like to improve our own familiarity with famous works of art too!) Familiarity with famous art is part of why we want to include art in education to begin...read more
In this 2nd half of our discussion on the 7 Methods of Perspective, we're talking about: Shadows, Angle of Lines, Degree of Detail, and Color! These skills are a little less intuitive so they're especially fun to learn and then see in everyday life! Let's start of by...read more
This is the first half of our discussion of the 7 Methods of Perspective. In these two episodes, we chat about all the ways to add depth to your two dimensional artwork. In this episode we discuss: Overlap, Horizontal Placement, and Size. In episode 35 (coming soon!)...read more
We're going back to the Book of Kells and other illuminated manuscripts (as promised in episode 31 about Ancient Celtic Abstract Art)! In this episode we answer the questions: When and where were Illuminated manuscripts created? What were they? What can we learn from...read more
Its time for our conversation about Greek and Roman architecture! Join us as we answer the questions: What other cultures influenced Greek and Roman architecture? How has Greek and Roman architecture influenced present day architecture? What is perspective and how do...read more
In this episode we're chatting about Greek art, but specifically art from the Archaic period (about 800-500 BC). It's an interesting period that leads to the Golden Age of Greece and the Roman empire. The Archaic period forms a link between Ancient Egyptian art and...read more
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