Visual Manna Internship 

Here are some questions answered:

How long does this last?  An internship lasts for 3 months of training or 300 hours: Students will be recognized as graduates of Visual Manna Academy and mentored by Sharon Jeffus.  There are three more months of working for salary after the training.  This is optional.    Students work basically at least two days a week. 

What is the cost and what does this include:

Cost for the training is 500 a month. Bartering is accepted as well.   

 All materials and supplies are included and students will develop their own portfolio including one in a digital format.  They will also receive permission to teach using Visual Manna materials. 

What will they be learning? 

  Students will learn the basic elements and principles of art.  They will learn techniques in media including watercolor and acrylic painting, drawing perspective skills, sculpting in different media, cartoon art and graphic art on the computer, skills in Adobe Photoshop or Gimp, beginning video and filmmaking.   We will try to find their favorite media and then develop their own original style.  We will do murals for ministry and business.  We will work on book illustration and running an art gallery and exhibiting their work.   

All materials and supplies will be included in the internship.  If we are getting payments for the commercial work, students will get partial payment for their work and credit for their work.  They can retain the copyrights for the work, but Visual Manna will have permission to use any of their work created in the internship.  

We would also like them to attend at least one camp where they receive mural training and learn art for ministry, this will count as part of their training.    


To Whom it May Concern, 

I had the pleasure of working under the guide of Sharon Jeffus with Visual Manna. Though an aspiring Artist, I knew little about the foundations and principles of art. Now I know not just definitions but the application of said skills. Sharon is extremely knowledgeable as well as optimistic in her teachings. She has personally guided me into being able to be proud of my art, as well as encourage my own creativity. Visual Manna is involved in many different ministry and schooling activities. The heart for using the beauty of art to inspire others and encourage the gospel is a worthwhile cause that God is using all around Kansas City. The Visual Manna Artist Tea Parties are wonderful educational parties to spark creativity, encouragement, and the Gospel in children. The projects are fun for even adults to finish. I love how family-orientated Visual Manna aims to be, and there are benefits and opportunities for people of all ages through their educational services.  

– Hannah Bond 2019 – 2020 

Your mentor is:  

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 twenty 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 in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. She then left the public school system to write books, travel and homeschool her two children.  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 AP courses that have been approved to teach. Art internships are also available. 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 and at Rainbow Resources.    

Online Art through the Core

Online Art through the Core package. You get 10 online zoom lessons from Sharon Jeffus with corresponding books including, Teaching Math through Art, Teaching Literature through Art, Teaching Astronomy through Art, and Teaching American History through Art. Cost is 100 dollars for the 10 lessons and Ebooks. Normal price is 150 dollars. Students reinforce core facts with hands on art projects. Each online lesson has master artwork included and core subject facts reinforced. This is appropriate for grades 3-12. Email me at for more information.

Chinese Art Tea Party

Education can be like a party. Here are a few pictures of our first Master artist tea party projects. It was a delightful time of painting parasols, panda bears, and doing Chinese brush painting during our Chinese Art Tea Party. Choose from one of twelve delightful party educational experiences. Each party is totally unique packed with learning fun! We have bible truths and different spiritual lessons to go with each tea party that can be shared at the end of the party. Cover your art for the year in a party format with friends.

Online High School Art Classes

Do you want an advanced online high school or college online art class?
Visual Manna is offering a 6 week intensive online art class. Starting on September 24, 2019. Two of these sessions that will give cohesive art training and help students put together a portfolio of their best work. Learn how to use your talent with excellence with these online high school art lessons.

See some of the teacher’s previous lessons? Try these free online art lessons for your younger and junior high students/ kids!
Here is a free online lesson for little ones on flowers and butterflies; and here is a free lesson on painting flowers for older students on canvas

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Art Intensive/Murals for Ministry/August 11-14

Come and learn art basics with excellence! Learn graphics and design and how to create a mural in a local Kansas City mission so you can create your own murals! You can also schedule your own mural and we can come to you. Contact or for more information or call 573-851-9311