I am very excited to be teaching these high school online classes this fall. They are separated into two parts. Students can take one, six-week class, or both. My hope is to mentor these talented young people in art so they can use their talent for the Lord with excellence. My goal is that each student would be able to have a great portfolio and body of work at the end of the class that they could use for free-lance art or college, etc… I have two AP classes I have been certified to teach as well. I will also be offering several one-week camps where students can learn how to do art in ministry for students taking this class. We will be developing murals for local homeless missions and ministries, and going to the fabulous Nelson Art Museum, right here in Kansas City. Families are always welcome. Online class would be from 9:00am until 11:00am central time. Classes will start on September 24, and be every Tuesday. The first hour of class we will be looking at power points and learning the elements and principles of art and art history. For the second part of the two-hour class I will be introducing two techniques in media, and students will be assigned two art projects that would be appropriate for their portfolio. Visual Manna slogan is “Be Bold, Be Original, Be Excellent.” Contact me for more information, Sharon Jeffus: 573-453-6364.
Visual Manna Art Programs are about using art to glorify God and uplift and encourage others in creating beautiful spaces!
It is also about our teaching methods of combining the master artists, the elements and principles of art and art techniques in media for maximum creativity and excellence in visual communication.
Learn how to:
Do Paint Parties
Host Art Tea Parties
Join us for our week long Art Intensive Retreats and we will show you how!
There is in every American, I think, something of the old Daniel Boone – who, when he could see the smoke from another chimney, felt himself too crowded and moved further out into the wilderness. Hubert H. Humphrey
People are buying pieces of land in the wilderness and putting cabins on them in a very economical and creative way. I unexpectedly was able to be a part of this great adventure. For under $20,000 you can create a great living space that will have everything you need.
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Visual Manna is now branching out into a new business where we do unique décor items, remodeling, murals and sculptures. Visual Manna’s Creating Spaces will create spaces to specification. Our specialty is creating a tiny house, rustic cabins, steam punk industrial designs, and church designs. We will contract to modify a space to individual specifications.
Let us help you to enjoy art in your everyday living!
Visual Manna Creating Spaces
Owner Sharon Jeffus
Our country is going through so many difficult storms and situations, so we are offering a competition for students to create images with words to encourage and uplift. Age categories are K-2, 3-8 and 9-12. The two themes to choose from are: 1) “In the Eye of the Storm Jesus is With You,” and 2) “The Lion Protects You and the Lamb Loves You.” Hopefully, posters you create will uplift and encourage others. People have lost so much with the recent storms and fires, and it seems as though the world becomes more frightening all the time. Hopefully these works will impact society for the good.
Size: Your picture should be 11 ½ by 14 inches or larger. You need to also be able to photograph it and create a digital image, and send the image via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are free to use any media or mixed media including pencil, charcoal, acrylic or watercolor paint, markers, oil or chalk pastels. Students can also create a sculpture depicting the scene that will be judged in a separate category. By entering this competition you are giving Visual Manna the right to utilize and promote your picture, but you will retain copyright of the picture. It will become your intellectual property and we will promote it for you.
First Prize 200 dollars (trip to Kansas City for two)
Second Prize 100 dollars
Third Prize 50 dollars
There will be five honorable mentions.
In the sculpture competition we will offer an 100 dollar first prize and a 50 dollar second prize. We will have five honorable mentions.
In the grades 3-8 category, we will have first, second and third prizes of art kits provided by Rainbow Resources. We will have five honorable mentions.
In the grades K-2 category, Rainbow Resources will be providing wonderful art kits to first, second and third place winners. There will be five honorable mentions.
Students have until January 15, 2018 to complete the picture. Winners will be notified January 25, 2018. First place winner will, along with the monetary prize, receive a trip with a friend to Kansas City to go to the Nelson Art Museum and help do a mural at City Union Mission or the Salvation Army.
Master artist Rembrandt did the picture of the storm at sea below. He uses atmospheric perspective and diagonal lines to show movement. Do you see where the light is coming from? Do you think he captures the feeling of a storm at sea? Create a work of art that communicates in words and pictures. Be Bold, Be Original, and Be Excellent!!!