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.
Why Teach Art?
Why teach art? Art is very important in a child’s development. Art enables younger children to develop key problem solving and fine motor skills. A good art lesson creates joy in the child. Art is a catalyst for creativity and invention. Children who study art at a young age tend to have higher test scores. See this article: https://tinyurl.com/yy9bnpok Art is about learning to communicate visually and understanding the power of visual images. Art can be a bridge that brings together our understanding of family and culture. If you have a child who loves art and is gifted in art, it is so important to encourage them in their passion. If you have a visual or kinesthetic learner, art can be an answer to academic success. Art is an important subject to teach. We have great online programs for all ages.