Open source programs downloaded on their computer:
Scribus, Gimp, Inkscape, Open Office, Blender and also programs I
will send to design a business card, a CD cover, and
an animation program called SCRATCH) Students would be asked to
have some of their favorite photos that they have taken and perhaps
some art work that they will have on the desktop. This would be on
The computer before class begins.
1. We would start by going over the elements and principles of
design. Why does the media have a background of not just one solid
Examples of the influence the visual media has on our environment.
An example would be in the area of creation science where there are
so many depictions of the ark that are not accurate. An example
also of how an art director sets up a politician visually to create a positive
2. We would go over the power point program in Open Office and
understand how to put together a presentation (digital portfolio)
of the student’s work.
3. We would talk about designing brochures and flyers, the rule
Of thirds, good photography principles, choosing fonts, etc.
4. We would explore creating a book and talk about public domain
pictures and writing that they could legally use and principles
of copyright. We would understand how to set up a book in Scribus.
5. We would learn how to use Inkscape and Gimp in regards to
flyers and works of art.
6. We would learn about presenting yourself professionally and
How to market your work. We would design a business card and CD cover
for their digital portfolio.
7. We would explore finished graphic works of art and discuss
what makes them good. We would design our own flyer.
8. We would learn about doing animation in the SCRATCH program.
We will go over 3D rendering in the Blender program.
9. We will talk about our responsibility to use our talents for
The Lord and the impact of media in our daily lives.
Open source programs downloaded on their computer:
I will be teaching art camp at the Landry Academy the first week of June, http://landryacademy.com/classes.html
I will also be teaching an advanced art camp the week of July 15-19 at the beautiful Montauk State Park. This also makes a great family vacation. I will teaching another camp August 4-8 in Ironton, MO at Camp Penuel. The Camp Penuel camp will be not only learning art, but also ministering to inner city children. These camps will all be about the elements and principles of art and within the framework of that, learning techniques in different media of drawing, painting, sculpting and more. Older students will need to bring a laptop to put together a digital portfolio. Cost is 300 dollars for the week.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago at . Add a comment
drawing ap Parts of this class will be offered. Starting January 15, students can sign up for a weekly advanced art class. Student work is evaluated individually and class is tailored to each student’s need. Our goal is for them to have a digital portfolio that showcases their work and that will enable them to obtain work as an artist or designer, and also to be able to mentor or teach younger students.
Posted 4 months, 1 week ago at . Add a comment
Check out our new website at vmmclasses.com! We love you and love teaching art and encouraging young people with the gift of art. Email us at visualmanna.com and I will send you a power point on our programs.
Posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago at . Add a comment
Visual Manna is offering a three month internship starting January 14
to March 28, 2013. This takes place in Salem, MO near the beautiful
Montauk State Park. Students will develop and complete a digital
portfolio, learn graphic art skills on the computer, have an
opportunity to clep 6 credit hours in AP studio art and drawing, and
honors high school English. Cost is $250 per month for room and
board. Students will complete art work and have opportunities to make
money on their own work, train on how to hang an art show, and learn
how to teach art to grades K-10. Students work must be reviewed and
accepted to enter the program. Please pray about if this might be
right for your children, as I feel as though each student who enters
the program is called by God to be an artist.
The Lord has so blessed me with art and media training, I want to pass
this on to homeschool students who feel called to minister in the
Sharon Jeffus, homeschool mom, has a B.S.S.E. in Art Education from
John Brown University and completed her English degree at the
University of Arkansas. She developed an Indian Arts and Crafts
program rated as outstanding by the Bureau of Indian Affairs while
teaching in Oklahoma. She has written over 18 books on teaching art
and using art to reinforce core subjects. Sharon is a recommended
Montessori resource and her books have been used in Monart Drawing
Schools. She taught Intensive English at University of Missouri at
Rolla and is listed in Strathmore’s Who’s Who in American Education.
She has presented workshops at Wonders of Wildlife Museum, Precious
Moments, ACSI Conventions and homeschool conventions throughout
Email her at email@example.com or call at 1-573-453-6364 for more
Posted 6 months ago at . Add a comment
Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago at . Add a comment
Go to our STORE and for just $1.00 you can get all the directions and pictures to go with this lesson. There are going to be 10 Lessons each containing 6 awesome ideas for using things around the house and throw away items, to create excellent works of art. You could even create your own family business! You can purchase the second Saving Money on Art Activities for only $2.00. These are the two for August. There will be 2 of these every month. You can even order Lesson 2 with 6 more exciting ideas, such as a cardboard boomerang that really works, a paper mache cat lamp base, a toilet paper telescope and much more! Just click on STORE on the top of the page at the Art Basics for Children book and go to Saving Money on Art Activities Lesson 1.
Posted 9 months, 1 week ago at . Add a comment
Mention my name and get a 10% tuition discount! I will be teaching four classes there this semester. http://www.roaschool.com/
I’m teaching Art/Basic Reading Skills, Art History, Studio Art AP, Creative Writing and Journalism. You can sign up through me, or if you want to sign up and get the IEP etc, sign up through the Red Oak Academy!
Posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago at . Add a comment
Art lessons including advanced art, basic art and art for little ones through the Red Oak Academy. Let me know that will contact them and I’ll get you a special discount! All classes are available from the site. I am also doing a class on Art and Writing/Journalism. Your children will love it. Go here and let me know and I”ll get you a special discount!
Posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago at . Add a comment
Come to an Art Retreat! (You can have a private art retreat. Contact us for prices. Montauk is going to have an Ireland and Scotland theme in decor).
ART CAMP RETREAT
September 27, 28, 29 we will have a wonderful art retreat at Montauk
http://mostateparks.com/park/montauk-state-park Families can stay at
the park and students can come for only $30.00 per day or $75 for
those wanting to spend the night at the house. I even have a big
canoe families can use. These workshops are limited in size so a $50
dollar deposit is required. Each student will complete a 4 foot by 4
foot painting. Contact me for more information.
ART RETREAT AT MONTAUK
October 18, 19, 20 we will be having a lovely retreat here at Montauk.
The theme will be the outdoors and old cars. We will have some
astronomy thrown in. Down the road we have a place called Bo’s Hollow
where you can drive the old Model T’s and Model A’s. We will do
nostalgia art. Students will come home with the same 4 foot by 4 foot
painting. Cost will be the same as above. A 50 dollar deposit
reserves your place.
ART RETREAT AT MONTAUK
November 15, 16, 17
Come to Montauk for an Irish/Scottish weekend. We will be having
Irish dishes and all our art will be focused around Ireland, Scotland
and England. It will be history and art mixed, along with cuisine.
Cost is the same, with an extra stipend for the cook. Don’t miss this
one. Students will still do a large 4’by4’ picture. We will also do
If you are interested in a trip to Europe, let me know. We can go as
a group. God bless and you can pay through paypal at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a check to the Sharon Jeffus 700 County Road 6630, Salem, MO . Hope to see you there.!
“As a convention coordinator, we hired Sharon/Visual Manna to provide
art classes to the attending children at the convention. Sharon and
her team were amazing! They managed to captivate (for several hours)
and teach 50 children of different ages. Each child came away from the
convention with 4 or 5 beautiful art projects and a wealth of
knowledge…as well as great memories of a fun educational experience.
I highly recommend Sharon and the Visual Manna team!”
– Susan Kemmerer
“Sharon Jeffus has a passion for teaching art to children. Her books
show parents of visual and kinesthetic learners how to use art to make
learning core basics fun. Her ministry of teaching students to do
murals in missions and places that need light is a way to use art to
glorify God and uplift the human spirit. — Laurie Bluedorn
“A Christian should use these arts to the glory of God, not just as
tracts, mind you, but as things of beauty to the praise of God. An art
work can be a doxology in itself.”
– Francis A. Schaeffer, Art and the Bible”
“I have known Sharon for 15 years and have always seen her as a person
who is exciting and full of life when it comes to talking about her
passion…ART! She has created some wonderful products and continues
to bring out enthusiasm in her students through the things she does
and the way she teaches.” — Vivian Doublestein
“Sharon has a heart for art and passing her skill on to the next
generation; she has faithfully served in that capacity for years in
spite of personal difficulties and is drawing art talent out of
thousands of children and youth.” — Joyce Herzog