Visual Manna has been serving the homeschool community since 1992 with a comprehensive, joyful, and Christ-centered curriculum. We have a program appropriate for every age group. Young ones will love our tea and paint parties, while ART & BLAZE and His Lions feature AP level training for High School. Ask about our mural missions spreading the joy of the Lord through art in major cities all over the world.
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.
Preschool through High School we have you covered!
If you are teaching younger children and want to inspire them with fine motor skill activities that include looking at master art work and learning the elements and principles of art, you will love Visual Manna’s 20 Power Points Teaching Program for Preschool and Early Elementary – with Skype Session. Suggested activities in literature, watching an older cartoon on YouTube, looking at animal footage, learning about word families and much more is included in the program. You receive the Ebooks Preschool and Early Elementary Art Basics, Artsy Animals 1,2 & 3 and workbooks, Visual Manna One in Ebook form with unit studies, and Art Basics for Children in Spanish/English. Includes Skype session with Visual Manna owner, Sharon Jeffus to help and encourage you with individualized advice. We developed this power point package to help make your lessons fun and easy to present. We take great joy in being able to make it fun for your students and also fun and easy to do for you as a teacher. Great for schools and homeschoolers alike.
Are you wanting to teach Junior High or High School art? You can purchase a series of 25 power points that will make it very easy for you! They teach art history, art vocabulary and an introduction to techniques. You will receive: 2 power points on the Elements of Art; 3 power points on the Principles of Art; AND 1 power point of each of the following – Cave Painting and Early Art, Early Christian Art, Renaissance Art, Baroque Art, Impressionism, Expressionism, Abstract, Op Art and Pop Art, Art Nouveau and Art Deco, Dogs, Elephants, Cats, Victorian Art, Hands in Art, Outer Space in Art, Graphic Art, Fashion Design, Folk Art, One Point Perspective, Two Point Perspective and Sculpting. As a bonus in addition to the power points you also get a Skype session with Sharon Jeffus [owner of Visual Manna] giving you lots of good ideas to use as well. You also receive a book on the elements and principles of art.
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Here is a letter from a satisfied customer:
This year, I went back to teaching art in the public education system after 13 years of staying home to school my family. It was a huge adjustment going back into the work force. Trying to effectively teach, take care of my family and creating all the new media that now goes along with teaching such power points, visual graphics, online lessons, and homework was beginning to overwhelm me. I then remembered using an amazing program for my now 17 year old called Visual Manna. I decided to see if there was anything that the author of the curricula, Sharon Jeffus, had that might help me now. It was like God was answering a prayer. Pre-created PDF’s and power points to use in my class, wonderful lesson plans that sparked great ideas and Sharon even made time to talk one on one with me over Skype about ideas for a particularly hard class that I am teaching. I am happy to say that even this class has gotten better and has started enjoying the fun lessons that Sharon suggested. Without Sharon’s help, my classroom would be even more out of control and I would be without hope. I thank God and Sharon both for the blessing of this curriculum.
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If you feel like God is leading you into a career in art, please consider our program. I always like to tell students that drawing and painting is art that you look at, sculpture is art you walk around, fashion design is art that you wear and architecture is art that can walk through. The careers of industrial design is also a great field in which to use your talents. Our intern and mentorship program consists of 2 Advanced AP level art classes and putting together a digital portfolio, going to an Advanced Art Landry Academy Camp or a five day missions camp at Camp Penuel in Ironton MO, or a two week teaching opportunity with Sharon Jeffus learning art teaching skills, graphic arts, and learning ways use your talent with excellence. Go here and check out our Camp Internship Opportunities. We also offer art intensives and advanced art intensives through the Landry Academy. http://www.landryacademy.com/intensives/subject-area-overview/adv-art-workshops/
You can do art at home using these materials. Go to our catalog and read all about the program. This is for beginners that want a comprehensive high school art credit.
Students receive 15 power points to do step by step with corresponding activities. These include the elements and principles of art. Art history and important master works of art are also included. Students receive a step by step guideline for the first 25 lessons to cover a comprehensive semester of art training covering a weekly art lesson for a semester. Students also receive the Master Drawing Book and a four hundred word vocabulary list. It is an interesting and exciting course and encourages creativity and problem solving. Students also receive a one on one session with Sharon Jeffus on Skype.