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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 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.

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.”‘


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

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

Elizabeth – Our Prayer Warrior for Visual Manna













Enouraging Struggling Learners

In my studio, we have painted all of the chairs differently. There is a map chair, a day and night chair, blueberry chair, sunflower chair, a butterfly chair, rainbow chair and more. Just like all these chairs are different, each special needs child is different. I hope you are blessed and encouraged by this article. Many parents have struggling learners. I think art is one of that answers! You’ll find tips, sample lessons and resources here! Read here for more.

More Visual Manna Resources to help you use art to make learning fun:

Educational Products [ Ebook and Powerpoint Formats]

Hard Copies and CDs of Visual Manna Products from Rainbow Resources


FREE Video Lessons – sample our educational style

About Us

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A Different Approach to Teaching Core Subjects for Various Types of Learners

Do you have a visual learner? Kinesthetic [ hands on]? At risk student? Special needs? Gifted and talented?


If you want a different hands on approach to teaching core basics, you would benefit from the following books and power points available by Visual Manna:
Master Drawing (teachings originality and creativity)
Teaching Math through Art
Teaching Science through Art
Teaching Social Studies through Art
Teaching English through Art
Teaching History through Art
Teaching American History through Art
Teaching Astronomy through Art 1
Teaching Astronomy through Art 2

Visit our store for purchasing!
You could also use the Visual Manna Teacher Package One Bundle and Visual Manna Teacher Package Two Bundle.  These are two large curriculums that have well over 800 pages of lessons. Here is what is included:

Visual Manna Teacher Package One Bundle $69
  • Visual Manna One Complete Art Curriculum and Master Pictures
  • Visual Manna One Unit Study
  • Master Drawing
  • 15 power points on the elements and principles of art, techniques and art history. 


 Visual Manna Teacher Package Two Bundle $149

  • Visual Manna One and Visual Manna Two with Master Art
  • Master Drawing
  • Preschool and Early Elementary Art Basics
  • Power Points
  • Elements of Art (2)
  • Principles of Art (3)
  • Lines in Art
  • Creating Textures
  • Creating Values
  • Early Cave Art
  • Greek Art
  • Roman Art
  • Art of the Middle Ages/Illuminated Text
  • Renaissance
  • Baroque
  • The Golden Age of Dutch Art
  • Victorian Art
  • Impressionism
  • Expressionism
  • Art Deco and Art Nouveau
  • Abstract and Op Art
  • Hands in Art
  • Cats in Art
  • Dogs inArt
  • Horses in Art
  • Elephants in Art
  • Outer Space Art
  • Folk Art
  • Perspective
  • Trees in Art
  • Creating Textures/Birds and Rhinos
  • Creating Values/Flowers

You can also ask for sample power point lesson by contacting us.

Our goal is to help creative students come up with original ideas to market, while at the same time teaching them the elements and principles of art and a variety of techniques in media.

Supplies needed:
black markers or drawing pens
pencils and rulers and erasers
oil pastels
tube watercolors
terra cotta clay
colored pencils
All graphic programs we teach are open source….they are free.
And of course, we need paper!!!

With these basic items, a whole world of education can open up. For visual and kinesthetic learners, at risk, special needs, or any type of learner, our material presents core subjects in ways that are creative and make learning fun.

Please check out our other offerings too! Visual Manna has been educating with art since 1992!

Educational Products [ Ebook and Powerpoint Formats]

Hard Copies and CDs of Visual Manna Products from Rainbow Resources


FREE Video Lessons – sample our educational style

About Us

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