Kelly Jones, M.A., M.F.A.

Kelly Jones 

Department:  Dept of Teaching and Inclusive Learning
Rank, Program: 
Assistant Professor, Art Education

Contact info:     
:   [email protected]                                                        
Phone:  518.244.2433
Office: Schacht Fine Arts Center, first floor

Degree Information:

  • M.F.A., Vermont College of Fine Arts, Mont Pelier, VT- Concentration: Visual Art
  • M.S.Ed., College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
    • Art Education, Painting
    • Graduate Painting, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY, 1993-1994
    • Graduate Painting, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 1988-1989
    • Graduate Teaching Assistantship and Scholarship
  • B.F.A., Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
    • Painting and Art Education

Professional Education Certifications:

Permanent NYS Certification K-12 - Visual Art

Courses Taught:

  • MTA 511  Methods in Art Education
  • ART 521  Dimensions in Art
  • ART 557 -Ideas in Visual Art
  • Supervisor for MAT Art Education placements (EDU 661, EDU 662, EDU 663, EDU 664)
  • Undergraduate studio courses:   
  • Beginning Drawing (ART 101)
  • Drawing II (ART 317)
  • Figure Drawing (ART 215)
  • Beginning Painting (ART 203)
  • Intermediate Painting (ART 204)
  • SST 111 - Founder’s Seminar


Studio Practice - drawing, installation and animation


Recent Exhibitions:

  • February 2010 - Practice - Opalka Gallery
  • February 2010 - Un-words - University of South Carolina, Lancaster
  • July 2009 - 2009 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region - University at Albany
  • February 2009 - MFA Exhibition – Vermont College of Fine Arts

Recent Presentations:

  • Teaching the Visual Learner - The Sage Colleges - May 2009
  • Artists’ Talk - University Art Museum at the University at Albany - July 2009


  • Advisor for MAT in Art Education program 
  • Faculty Committee on Student Dispositions - Esteves School of Education
  • Working on accreditation from NASAD for the MAT in Art Education program
  • Member - National Art Education Association (NAEA)
  • Member - New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA)


  • Supervisor for MAT in Art Education student teachers and interns working with cooperating teachers throughout the capital region  
  • Currently working on a community arts project for high school students incorporating social justice art education



Interests include music, hiking, walking or running with my dog and dreaming about travel.