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.
Visual Manna Art Programs are about using art to glorify God and uplift and encourage others in creating beautiful spaces!
It is also about our teaching methods of combining the master artists, the elements and principles of art and art techniques in media for maximum creativity and excellence in visual communication.
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Do Paint Parties
Host Art Tea Parties
Join us for our week long Art Intensive Retreats and we will show you how!
There is in every American, I think, something of the old Daniel Boone – who, when he could see the smoke from another chimney, felt himself too crowded and moved further out into the wilderness. Hubert H. Humphrey
People are buying pieces of land in the wilderness and putting cabins on them in a very economical and creative way. I unexpectedly was able to be a part of this great adventure. For under $20,000 you can create a great living space that will have everything you need.
Click here to read the full article and see how we transformed a cabin shell into a wonderful tiny living space!
Visual Manna is now branching out into a new business where we do unique décor items, remodeling, murals and sculptures. Visual Manna’s Creating Spaces will create spaces to specification. Our specialty is creating a tiny house, rustic cabins, steam punk industrial designs, and church designs. We will contract to modify a space to individual specifications.
Let us help you to enjoy art in your everyday living!
Visual Manna Creating Spaces
Owner Sharon Jeffus
I recently had the pleasure of completing an interview with Paul Bass. It was a pleasure to share about my own experience as a Christian, teacher and homeschooling mom and the impact of murals. One of my favorite things to do is teach young people how to do murals. Check out my interview here or click the image below to be taken to the audio recording and visual power point presentation. You will learn more about what murals are, how they are done and the impact they have on communities throughout history. Great to listen to with your students!
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.
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.
-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.
-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.
We also are offering two bundle specials, one for Older Students and one for Younger Children. This is a great value!
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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