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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…

Aerial Perspective and The Science of Light- Podcast #53
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Aerial Perspective and The Science of Light- Podcast #53

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 #47 Museum Visits Austin Kleon’s new book, Keep Going Lee…

4 More Secrets to Adding Depth to Your Art (Perspective)- Podcast #35
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4 More Secrets to Adding Depth to Your Art (Perspective)- Podcast #35

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! Before we start, I wanted to let you know that I have a whole chapter…

3 Easy Ways to Add Depth to Drawings (Perspective)- Podcast #34
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3 Easy Ways to Add Depth to Drawings (Perspective)- Podcast #34

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 we’ll cover the other 4 Methods of Perspective: The Methods of…

Illuminated Manuscripts- Podcast #33
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Illuminated Manuscripts- Podcast #33

(Updated 2024) We’re going back to the Book of Kells (an example of Celtic art), and other illuminated manuscripts (as promised in episode 31 about Ancient Celtic Abstract Art)! In this episode (recorded in 2018), we answer the following questions: What We Talked About Subject Integrations Personal Renaissance Here’s how we’re encouraging creativity and learning…

Podcast #4: A Discussion of How to Overcome the Fear of Teaching Drawing
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Podcast #4: A Discussion of How to Overcome the Fear of Teaching Drawing

Here’s our 4th podcast episode! In this episode, Deanna and Julie discuss the Ridge Light Ranch blog post, “How to Overcome the Fear of Teaching Drawing.” (You can read the blog post OR listen to it in episode 3) Listen on iTunes   |   Listen on Google Play   |   Listen on Stitcher Here’s the Highlights: How…

Six All American Drawing Projects for Your Classroom
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Six All American Drawing Projects for Your Classroom

Thank you all for all your encouragement and support over the last few months! You guys are so kind and I just love hearing and seeing all the art projects you’re doing in your classrooms. We’re winding down our homeschool year and I’ve been focused on planning the art curriculum for next year! We’ll be…