Aubrey Jewel n.
Aubrey Meaning: Ruler of Elves
Jewel Meaning: a precious stone, typically a single crystal or piece of a hard lustrous or translucent mineral cut into shape with flat facets or smoothed and polished
Toon Boom ZBrush Maya
Photoshop Illustrator Premiere
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I have been teaching at KVCC for 14 years now as an instructor, and currently your Chair of Applied Arts and Media Technologies. I did my undergraduate studies at Columbus College of Art and Design, where I received a Bachelor's Degree in Time Based Media Design. My specialties are Video, Animation, Illustration, and Photography. I also went to Boston University where I received my Masters in Art Education.
When I'm not teaching, I am a mom to my favorite little human, Stella and dog mom to the giant muppet of a dog named Watson. My husband and I have been nerd talking, game playing, movie going partners for over 7 years. Feel free to play the "how long will Aubrey go without mentioning Star Wars" game per class.
Hello, my name is Aubrey. I enjoy sharing my creative curiosity with people of all ages and backgrounds. My art is playful, as well as mischievous when needed.
I am a multi-media artist teacher and mentor. My specialty is mixing art and technology together to tell visual stories.
Chair, Applied Arts and Media Technologies
Kalamazoo Valley Community College 2022-Present
Graphic Arts Instructor
Kalamazoo Valley Community College 2007-Present
History Day Mentorship
Aubrey Jewel Arts 2007-Present
Art and Tech Mentorship
Aubrey Jewel Arts 2008-Present
Chair, Art and New Media
Kalamazoo Valley Community College 2013-2017
Kalamazoo Valley Museum 2013-Present
Aubrey Jewel Arts 2003-2017
KVCC, KAFI Academy, Summer Workshops 2008-2010
16 Edited Photos $300*
*additional hours/travel $50 an hour
Website Build $350*
Photoshop Modifications $75 per image
Mentorship $45 an hour
Freelance $55 an hour
*additional variations available.
Columbus College of Art and Design
Bachelors of Fine Arts,
Time-Based Media 2000
Masters of Arts,
Arts Education 2013
Community Arts Award in Art Education 2021
Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo
Alumni Award Art Education
Columbus College of Art and Design 2018
Teacher Recognition of Presidential Scholar
Nathan Ginter 2018
KADI Grant Recipient
Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo 2017
KADI Grant Recipient
Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo 2015
Community Leadership Award
Kazoo School 2014