VISUAL MANNA ACADEMY ART TRAINING AND MISSION TRIPS

Be Bold, Be Original, Be Excellent!!!

Visual Manna Art Academy

This is a new 20 hour high school art class  that can be taken online or locally as an art intensive.  Students get to take two art mission trips as part of the class.  We also will be offering an English Literature and Journalism class. 

Each 2 hour class includes ten exciting power points with lesson plans and one hour of instruction in technique and media. Each of the 10 lessons includes approximately two hours of independent study. We will help you put your digital art portfolio or writing portfolio together, we will help you get free lance work, we will arrange two mission trips where you will get hands on experience and you will have an optional opportunity for AP credit starting 2018. You can take the class online, or arrange for a group of 15 students to take the class at a local facility. Email me at visualmanna@gmail.com for more information. Check out these free lessons by Sharon Jeffus.  Another goal of the art class it to be able to teach younger children using Visual Manna materials.

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Lesson topics include the elements of art, the principles of art, the psychology and use of color in art, illustration, composition and design, sculpting, creating logos and ads, graphic art on the computer, photography and film making, comic strip art and animation, animals in art, landscapes in art, architecture and landscape architecture and set design, prop design, and costume design. Ask to see a sample lesson including power points, etc.

You can start anytime….Online or arrange a group locally of fifteen students or more.    Excellent opportunities exist for internships at Christian ministries or business upon completion of program. I will help students get required work for the Governor’s School, optional AP credit (starting in 2018), or scholarships.  They will create an excellent digital portfolio with our help. We can also help students to pursue free lance work. We will arrange two mission trips where you will get hands on experience. To reiterate students can take the class online, or arrange for a group of 15 students to take the class at a local facility over a one-week period.

Art is a powerful tool in communication of the gospel. Many students are gifted in the visual arts but have not had the training and experience to use it effectively and with confidence in their churches and communities, and especially when they go on mission trips to serve the Lord and communicate the gospel. Everyone knows the power of an image to convey truth. Art transcends language.

The slogan of Visual Manna’s new art program is “BE BOLD, BE ORIGINAL, AND BE EXCELLENT.”‘

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Goals for the new Visual Manna Academy Art Program

1. Students will learn a variety of art techniques in different media and explore finding their own style and their favorite medium.

2. Students will complete 20 works of art that will be appropriate for their digital portfolio, college entrance, free lance work, or AP credit (optional, beginning in 2018).

3. Students will gain experience seeing their gifting in art used in a practical way by experiencing the opportunity to go on two mission trips that will be focused on creating art to use in ministry and encouragement.

4. Students will complete the program with 20 hours of online study and two weeks of practical use of their gifting (mission trips) in order to go into their communities and churches and use their gifting with confidence.

5. Students will cover graphic art programs using open source software and learn techniques in video, drawing, painting, sculpting, photography, graphic art, landscape architecture, architecture and costume design. When they choose their concentration they will choose their area of career interest.

6. Students will get a solid foundation in art history and the vocabulary of the arts.

7. Students will get a strong foundation in the elements and principles of art. Cost is $300.00 ( not including cost of missions trips, TBD by individual trip destination and necessary fees).

8. When graduating the program, Visual Manna will work to find students an internship that will further enhance their gifting with Christian companies and ministries.

 

To finish the class, students will be able to do at least two mission trips. We are working on different opportunities right now.  On some of the mission trips, parents will be welcome to be a part of the experience. I am scheduling one with Chris Davis to Israel to do work for some ministries there, including murals, which is very exciting!

There are many benefits from the program for the student and the communities they will serve. Students will create educational beautiful spaces in Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO with sculptures and murals. They will create graphic art and work in illustration, photography and film-making for their professional portfolio. Students will receive my teaching programs to use, and my paint party topics for outreach on missions and for use in their own communities. Students will gain confidence and leadership in art and learn how to use their gifting for the Lord.

When students finish class and two mission trips, internships are available. You can learn more about the internships here. It is our goal that students will be able to make money using their gifting in art.

The cost is $400 for the whole online class portion and you can pay in two payments. Siblings are $650 for two.  The cost for the individual mission trips will vary by location and travel needed. Scholarships will be available if needed.

Contact Sharon for more information at visualmanna@gmail.com

Read more details about this new offering HERE.

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. – Michelangelo

The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become. – Henry Martyn

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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.

Complete Art Teacher Mentoring Program – One of our Newest Offerings

Do you want to teach art with excellence?

You will receive all of the Visual Manna teaching art ebooks, and 50 power points teaching the elements and principles of art. Power points have master art works, techniques in media and elements and principles of art with great projects that ensure maximum success for students!!!! Early elementary through high school advanced art lessons are included. I will also include 4 hours of internet consulting! Cost is only $300.00 and you can start teaching with success guaranteed!!!

Contact me for questions, syllabus and free lesson at visualmanna@gmail.com. Click here to sign up!

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Art Intern Program

About Visual Manna Media Internships

Interested in learning more?

Visual Manna Media offers one month internships by invitation. These take place in Salem, MO near the beautiful Montauk State Park. Students will develop and complete a digital portfolio, learn graphic art skills on the computer, have an opportunity to clep 6 credit hours in AP studio art and drawing, and honors high school English. They will also have an opportunity to travel and teach. All supplies and room and board included in cost. Students will help assist in teaching as well as doing their own art. Download our sample graduate portfolio to see what a portfolio looks like from an actual Visual Manna graduate. Contact us for rates.

1. Student will leave with a digital portfolio of excellent work and over 175 hours of studio work.
2. Student will have at least five well done works of original art suitable for a show, with twelve works in all for her digital portfolio (this includes two murals).
3. Hours working with a lifetime certified art teacher (me) so logging her hours will lend credibility to her teaching.
4. Student will go home with my Art Basics for Children, Master Drawing and Visual Manna One Complete Curriculum to aid in her teaching at home. She can have this free in the digital version or purchase it from Rainbow Resources. She will also have the Bible and Art Curriculum to use. She will teach students at least three times.
5. Student will understand how to work with clients in marketing her art and present herself professionally.
6. Student will assist in mural painting and understand how to estimate cost, etc.
7. Student will work with the park naturalist on work for the Department of Natural Resources and he will write a letter for her portfolio on the quality of her work.
8. Student will learn to use a desktop publishing program and create an art lesson. She will teach at least three art lessons that she has helped develop. Pictures will be taken of her classes.
Please pray about if this might be right for your children, as I feel as though each student who enters the program is called by God to be an artist.

The Lord has so blessed me with art and media training, I want to pass this on to homeschool students who feel called to minister in the arts.

Contact us with any questions about the internship opportunities and rates.

DON’T MISS OUT ON OUR CHRISTIAN HOLIDAYS ARTS AND CRAFTS EBOOK – with 50 different projects to choose from, we are sure you will enjoy this resource! FREE WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER HERE!

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The dove of peace, clothes pin angels, an angel mobile, toy soldiers of the cross, a shepherd landscape and much more. Most of the materials needed you already have at home such as yarn, glue, scissors, glitter, poster board, ribbon, clothes pins, etc. Enjoy!

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