New Six-Week Online Classes Available

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.

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 or for more information or call 573-851-9311

Upcoming Art Camps!


Are you a Christian school looking for an advanced art program supplement that will could for a high school art credit? Visual Manna will do an advanced art camp that will teach excellence and will be an intensive art course where students can continue on and get AP credit if they continue at their school in the program. 
Visual Manna teachers can also provide an art camp for younger age students with a Biblical view point that teaches the elements and principles of art, master works, and wonderful art projects that can be used in ministry.  
We can provide this at your church or school or camp area as well.  
One of our goals is to raise up the next generation of Christ centered art teachers. Teacher training for students is also available.
Already scheduled:  
July 9-13  Kansas City Art Camp  
This will include a half day at the Nelson, and doing a mural for a ministry, along with art training in painting, drawing and sculpting techniques and also graphic art.
July 23-27  Montauk Art Camp
We will be learning skills while enjoying the beauty of the Current River. We will be doing lots of art of things in nature and do a mural for a ministry in the country.  
We are looking forward to seeing you soon!
Ask about our paint parties for young and old. We can create murals with the children, or do delightful canvas painting pictures to cherish with friends.
Sharon Jeffus
Owner of Visual Manna
Contact us for more information:   
Email or call 573-453-6364.  
About Sharon: 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 twenty 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 in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. She then left the public school system to write books, travel and homeschool her two children.  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 AP courses that have been approved to teach. Art internships are also available. 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 and at Rainbow Resources  that has free videos of her lessons. Visual Manna Academy is offering a comprehensive art program for high school students and students graduating who want a strong foundation in art and also written communication, provided by Visual Manna teachers. 

What would a Visual Manna Academy mission trip look like? ISRAEL 2018

Israel in 2018! 

Students experience  contributing to ministry in art  spending two weeks in Israel, painting murals at settlements, experiencing sketching and photography of various sights in the Bible, and going on an archeological dig.  High school history credit can be obtained on this trip.  

2018 Proposed Itinerary for Art Students/ Sharon Jeffus

May 1 – May 15, 2018

Monday, May 1

Independence Museum

Jaffa Artist Colony

Dinner & Overnight in Netanya

Tuesday, May 2

Caesarea by the Sea

Ein Hod Artist Village

Mt. Carmel (site of face-off between Elijah & prophets of Baal/Armageddon)

Dinner & Overnight in Netanya

Wednesday, May 3

Rosh Hanikra

Keshet Cave

Nazareth Village (recreation of village of Jesus’ time)

Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee

Dinner & Overnight on the Sea of Galilee

Thursday, May 4

Capernaum (town where Jesus lived with Peter’s family)

Mount of Beatitudes


Peter’s Primacy


Rafting the Jordan River

Dinner & Overnight on the Sea of Galilee

Friday, May 5

Tzfat (holy city and artist colony)

Banias (Caesarea Philippi)

Tel Dan

Dinner & Overnight on the Sea of Galilee

Saturday, May 6

Jesus’ Baptismal site on Jordan River

Ein Gedi


Dinner and overnight at Masada

Sunday, May 7

Float in the Dead Sea

Mount Sodom

Tel Beersheba

Emek Haleah (where David killed Goliath)

Walk to Western Wall

Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem

Monday, May 8

Mount of Olives

City of King David – Southern Walls

Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem

Tuesday, May 9

Itamar/Alon Moreh


Maale Levona

Art Project in Shomron

Bar B Q

Overnight in the Shormron

Wednesday, May 10

Day spent with art project in Shomron

Dinner and overnight in the Shormron

Thursday, May 11

Day spend finishing art project in Shomron

Dinner and overnight in the Shormron

Friday, May 12

Yad Vashem

Jewish Quarter

Dinner with Israeli Soldiers

Overnight in Jerusalem

Saturday, May 13

Garden of Gethsemane

Pool of Bethsaida

Via Dolorosa

Garden Tomb

Ben Hinnom

Ben Yehudah Street

Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem

Sunday, May 14

Israel Museum

Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem

Visit with famous Israeli Artist

Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem

Monday, May 15

Leave for home


Kansas City in 2017!

Students will take a quarter acre of land in the inner city and create a beautiful play area for the children.  Students will create large sculptures and murals, and do some landscape architecture to create a lovely environment for the children.  We will also do sightseeing at the Nelson and other places of importance in Kansas City.

For more information, contact Sharon at



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Week of Art Ministry Camp doing Murals October 12-16

photo(1)Come to a full 5 day session of training in graphic art and doing murals as ministry for Camp Penuel in Ironton, MO. Students receive all materials and supplies for the week. Accommodations are provided. Students will complete murals for the camp, receive a Bible and Art and also a preschool and early elementary teaching program and series of power points, and will work on putting together a digital portfolio. Cost is $475.00 for the week. Room and board are included in the cost. Students receive a certificate for 45 hours of art training. Email me at for details.