Internship and Mentoring Information

Do you have a student you feel is gifted in the visual arts and you are asking yourself what is the best opportunity for them?

The mentoring or internship programs would be for a student interested in a career in art, teaching, or film making. Training can include graphic art, photography, mural painting and film making for Visual Manna. Another possibility would be for teacher training at a local Christian academy, and Visual Manna’s Master Artist Tea Parties. Students will also have many opportunities to show their work and develop as an artist. Sharon also has to option of two AP art classes she can help interns to get credit for, if desired. A previous intern got to teach elementary and middle school art at an amazing Christian academy.

Testimonial from a recent intern:

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 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

See a sample student portfolio HERE.

Please contact Sharon at for more information. Or call at 573-453-6364