About the Artistic Teaching Partner

Artist Statement

My joy in teaching art is witnessing students become more expressive and confident about themselves during and after art class. They smile, and their face light up as they make art. That brings me joy in teaching and makes me very happy.

In my art classes, I help students explore various mediums, develop their ideas, try new things, and experience creative problem-solving skills.

My goal as an artist educator is to ignite children’s creativity to create their work, encourage them to use the skills they have learned from me, and take ownership of that work. Then, by the end of the residency, they will be proud of their unique and creative work, voicing what they want to speak up about and expressing their intention to create art.

I enjoy working with classroom teachers to develop arts integration projects with core subjects.

Artist Biography

Hannah Shun is a visual and teaching artist specializing in metalworks. She studied illustration at California College of the Arts and became interested in metalwork during her college. While living in the Bay Area post-college, Hannah dabbled in various artistic works, including making props and costumes, designing the stage for the plays, and teaching art. Moving and living in Hawaiʻi reconnected with her passion for metalworking. She has shown her work in various galleries and museums in Hawaiʻi, Korea, and Canada. She also teaches art to children, adults, and families throughout Oʻahu, partnering with SFCA (Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts)


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About the Artistic Teaching Partner Roster

The Artistic Teaching Partners (ATP) Roster is an adjudicated directory of Hawai‘i professional teaching artists qualified to conduct in-depth residencies in educational settings. Each artist or arts organization has a page in the directory with contact information, a short bio, and an artist statement. The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts draws from this roster for arts education programs including Art Bento at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum and Artists in the Schools.