Sharon Jeffus has a B.S.S.E. in Art Education from John Brown University and continued on in her studies to be certified to teach English from the University of Arkansas. She studied painting at Metropolitan in Denver and sculpting at Southern Illinois University. She has written over 20 books and has the internationally known company Visual Manna. Sharon wrote her first book in 1992 and developed the Visual Manna teaching method where art is integrated with art appreciation, techniques, vocabulary and core subjects. She has also written an Indian Arts and Crafts program that was rated outstanding by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Sharon taught in the public schools for ten years in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. She then left the public school system to write books, travel and homeschool her two sons. Sharon and her late husband, Richard, started Visual Manna to encourage young Christians in the arts and meet the needs of visual and kinesthetic learners. Sharon and her husband Richard taught art to thousands of homeschoolers across America before he passed away. Sharon also taught Intensive English as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Missouri-Rolla and has given presentations on teaching art to college classes including Azusa Pacific University and Columbia College and the Audubon Society. She has three approved AP courses and offers art internships. Sharon developed and presented workshops in coordination with Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Bass Pro on art and science. Her books are available in ebook form at visualmanna.com and she has many in person and online learning opportunities available.
Our Newest Program Offering
Visual Manna Academy consists of nearly 100 power points that will include optional AP Studio Art, AP Drawing and AP English Literature. We will also offer a Creative Writing, Literature, and Journalism class. We will work with students in preparing a professional digital portfolio and in getting internships and jobs. Online and one-week intensive program options available. When students finish the 20 hours of class, they will complete two art mission trips to use the skills they have acquired.