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
This unusual Impressionist didn't enjoy plein-air painting (painting outside) or the airy natural light. Instead, he sketched and then returned to his studio to paint. He's most famous for his paintings of ballet dancers, but he also painted everyday people in the...
Thomas Gainsborough ( 1727-1788) was a life-long painter who loved creating magnificent landscapes but found they didn't sell well. Instead, he paid the bills with portraits until he started combining the two into unique portraits with idealistic landscapes in the...
Rembrandt (1606-1669) was a famous Baroque artist from the Dutch Golden Age. He is most famous for painting portraits in the 1600s, but of course, his story goes much deeper than that! Early in life he hit it big and became the most popular portrait painter in that...
We're back for part 2 of The Personal Renaissance Mindset. This is where we talk about how to cultivate a family culture that encourages lifelong learning and creating! You can find the Personal Renaissance Mindset part 1 episode here! The "Personal Renaissance"...
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...
Texture is one of the 7 Elements of Art and learning how to create it can really increase the sophistication level of your artwork! Join us as we discuss how to create texture and how this integrates with the science of tree identification! Why Learn about Texture?...
Learn about how the science of light creates aerial perspective, one of the Methods of Perspective Things We Mention Aerial Perspective and the Science of Light- Art Lesson Plan#34 Drawing Depth- Perspective in Art part 1 #35 Drawing Depth- Perspective in Art part 2...
This week, Deanna and Julie are talking about the Fibonacci number sequence and how it's used in art! Around 1170, Leonardo Bonacci (now called Fibonacci) was born to a businessman in Pisa, Italy. Traveling with his father around the Mediterranean, Fibonacci learned...
John James Audubon had a passion for birds and he loved exploring America and discovering the many unique species of the land. This podcast correlates to one of our lesson plans: Audubon’s Scientific Illustrations with Upside-Down Drawing- Lesson Plan. It's available...
This week I'm talking about balance, symmetry and how they're related to leaves! Deanna's unavailable, so it's a solo episode this week! What is Balance? What is Symmetry? Balance is one of the Principles of Design Principles of Design: How to use the elements...
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