Upcoming Online High School Art Lessons

We are offering two different sessions of online art classes at Junior High and High School level. Each session is made up of 6 weeks. First session starts September 24th, ending on October 29th. The second session starts November 5th, ending on December 10th. The lessons will be approximately 2 hours, either be 9am to 11am on Tuesday morning or 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday evening (central time). The first six weeks will be very foundational, starting with covering the elements and principles of art along with art history. We will learn techniques in media in the second part of every class. The second six weeks will include teaching instructions for the paint parties, while creating really nice personal and unique works of art. The goal will be helping the students get together a professional looking portfolio/body of work. You may pick either one of the sessions, or do both. I will have a list of supplies needed for online work. 

In supporting the online classes there are educational trips that the students may go on. The mission trips could include doing paintings at City Union Mission in Kansas City, or art ministry in St. Louis. In both cases we will go to their local art museum, or (for St. Louis trips) we may go to the Montauk State Park where we will study art and do something for the veterans. I also am praying about some trips abroad. I am going to Italy in February to scope out a mission trip there, and am also praying about Israel where there’s an opportunity to do some murals. The abroad ones are not definite as of now, and the dates on the other ones will be put up next week. All trips are optional, however coming to at least one would be preferred.


Here is more about me as a teacher: Last year I taught high school and AP art at a large Christian classical school in Kansas City, and developed a wonderful curriculum. Student will cover a half credit of high school art in each session, and will get one whole credit of high school art if both sessions are taken. It is my goal to develop graphic art skills and visual communication skills including photography and video training. I treat every student individually and they can work at their own pace. Students will be encouraged to be bold, be original and be excellent. If you want to see a sample power point or have any questions you may email or call me. Sharon Jeffus
email- visualmanna@gmail.com
phone- (573) 453-6364

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 Hannah.louise.law0@gmail.com or visualmanna@gmail.com for more information or call 573-851-9311

Snow Art Lesson and Christmas Online Fun

Enjoy this wonderful lesson on Snow and Ice in Art and Literature! Click>HERE< for the lesson.

Just in time for Christmas you can get your child two art lessons on Skype for only $39.00. I will customize the lesson for age and techniques in media. The whole family can do an art lesson together as they are snowed in watching the winter weather. Click the image below to purchase and I will contact you to set a time!

Enjoy this lesson on the snow! I hope you’ll join me for some online classes too! Merry Christmas!

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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.

Not Sure What to Give This Christmas? Give the Gift of Art!

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We have some great classes coming up with the Landry Academy. We offer BOTH a two-day Art Intensive and four-day Advanced Art Workshop.You don’t want to miss them! We have locations available throughout the United States. Here are some details:

Two-Day Art Intensive Option

Credit: 1 semester class

Length: 2 Days. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm each day. Students should bring a brown bag lunch and snacks each day.

Students may commute from home each day or families may find local accommodations.

Prerequisites: none.

Suggested Student Grade Range: 6th – 12th

Professor: Sharon Jeffus, Nationally known art teacher and author

Location: Exact location in each area will be determined and announced closer to the date of the event.

What is provided to students: As part of our Art Intensive each student will receive a t-shirt and all the supplies needed for the labs.

No Art Experience Necessary for this Intensive!

Students learn the elements and principles of art (line, shape, texture, color, value and form), art history (Renaissance, Baroque, Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Expressionism, Realism (and movements such as The Hudson River School, Romanticism, etc.) and art techniques (pencil, charcoal, pastels, markers, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media)  in a two day time period.

Day One

Students complete:
-a line design learning marker and oil pastel techniques while looking at master art by Van Gogh and Dore.
-a shape project learning techniques in pencil and willow charcoal while looking at master art by Carravaggio, Raphael and Da Vinci.
-a texture project learning shading techniques while looking at master artists Audubon and Bierdstadt.
-a color project while looking at master artists Franz Marc, Monet and Renior.  Students do a horse in color and learn techniques in water color.
-a project showing value and look at master artists Gainsborough, Moran and Cezanne.
-a mixed media project.

Day Two

-learn techniques in linear perspective.
-complete a cityscape and bridge.
-look at works by Brunelleschi and Cole.
-study form looking at sculptures including the “Pieta” by Michelangelo and create a sculpture with terra cotta clay.
-learn portrait techniques and portrait artists then do their own portrait.
-look at master portrait artists Vermeer and Copely.
-do a landscape on a small canvas using acrylic paint using only primary colors and white.
-learn technique in under painting and blending.
-go over the master artists we looked at and talk about where they fit in in the history of art, techniques and the elements and principles, reinforcing what they have learned.


Four-Day Advanced Art Worshop Option

The advanced art and mural workshops are taught by internationally known art teacher and author, Visual Manna Owner Sharon Jeffus, for 13-18 year olds.

– Credit: 1 semester class

– Length: 4 Days. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm each day. Students should bring a brown bag lunch and snacks each day.

– Students may commute from home each day or families may find local accommodations.

– Prerequisite: some type of basic art training: co-op class, intensive, class at home, online class, self directed study, etc.

– Location: Exact location in each area will be determined and announced closer to the date of the event.

– What is provided to students: As part of our Advanced Art Workshop each student will receive a manual, a t-shirt, and all the supplies needed for the workshop.

Note: All of these workshops will include mural painting instruction – some (but not all) will include students actually painting a barn / church / business mural. That information will be noted in the details within the course catalog as it becomes available.

The earlier you register, the bigger the discount.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.


To see specific locations, details, and to register, select “Jeffus (Advanced Art Workshop), Sharon” from the Teacher Search in the Landry Academy course catalog, then submit.

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We also are offering two bundle specials, one for Older Students and one for Younger Children. This is a great value!


CHRISTMAS SPECIAL FOR OLDER CHILDREN – 6th to 12th Grade Curriculum ebook Bundle – $75

Excellent curriculum for older children!


  • Master Drawing
  • Drawing, Painting and Sculpting Horses
  • Visual Manna Complete Curriculum Book 1 & 2

Everything you need to teach the wee little ones. All these books are very popular.


  • Art Basics for Children
  • Preschool and Early Elementary Art Basics
  • Preschool Bible Lessons
  • Artsy Animals Book One and Workbook

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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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