Sharon Jeffus

Lesson Designer

Sharon Jeffus is the owner of the internationally-known company Visual Manna and the developer of the Visual Manna teaching method, in which art is integrated with art appreciation, techniques, vocabulary, and core subjects. She also began Visual Manna Academy, an art missions program where students can go on mission trips and get AP credit for their art.

Sharon homeschooled her two sons and is now a homeschool grandma, which is just as wonderful as everyone had said it would be. She now has a retreat by the beautiful Current River that makes a great vacation place for homeschool families. As dads go fly fishing and hunting, the rest of the family can have continual art lesson fun!

Sharon welcomes families to get in touch with her about internships where students learn advanced art skills and develop an excellent digital portfolio.

Here are more facts about Sharon:

  • Has a BSSE in Art Education from John Brown University
  • Studied painting at Metropolitan in Denver and sculpting at Southern Illinois University
  • Has taught intensive English as an adjunct lecturer
  • Gave presentations on teaching art to college classes
  • Received an Outstanding rating by the Bureau of Indian Affairs for her Indian Arts and Crafts program
  • Developed and presented workshops on art and science in coordination with the Wonders of Life Museum and Bass Pro
  • Has experience creating murals
  • Wrote more than twenty books note: External links may be automatically included within third party websites; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by nor by the lesson designer of any products, services, or opinions of the corporation, organization, or individual. Parents may wish to preview all links because third-party websites include ads that may change over time.

Courses by Sharon

Learning About Art is a fun series of ten lessons specially designed to teach preschoolers and early elementary students about art. They’ll look at Audubon, Homer, Rousseau, and many other masters and learn about things like lines, movement, shapes, and more. They’ll also have a chance to make their own creative pictures. Much guidance is given, so there is no former knowledge of art required to present this class.

Studio Art for Teens presents middle school and high school students with art lessons based on the masters. The first fifteen lessons in the Studio Art for Teens class should be followed consecutively, if your student is new to the study of art, as they cover the basics of line, shape, texture, space, color, form, balance, etc. If your student has studied art previously, they can begin at any lesson, either reviewing the basics in the first fifteen lessons and then moving on to other lessons, or starting with lessons that follow the topic “Owls in Art and Literature.”