Sharon Jeffus

Lesson Designer

Sharon Jeffus has a B.S.S.E. in Art Education from John Brown University. She studied painting at Metropolitan in Denver and sculpting at Southern Illinois University. She has written more than twenty books and has the internationally-known company Visual Manna. She also began Visual Manna Academy, a new art missions program where students can get AP credit for their art and go on mission trips as well.

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 also has written an Indian Arts and Crafts program that was rated Outstanding by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Sharon 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. Sharon developed and presented workshops on art and science in coordination with the Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Bass Pro. Sharon homeschooled her two sons, Jonathan and Joshua, and is a proud homeschool mom and a grandma want-to-be.

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Course taught 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.”