About the Artistic Teaching Partner

Artist Statement

The objective of my residency is to inspire students to be able to run parallel lines of art history, world history and social studies to create a complete picture of the past, recognize current events and anticipate tomorrow’s history. Through multi­media STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) based projects students will create artworks using their knowledge from multiple class disciplines. I work with students in grades 2 – 12, often taking the art out of the classroom and into the world as installations so that all students and society can experience art.  The artworks are created in groups or teams and are installation based or site specific.

Through residency, I wish to inspire other art teachers to guide the way for students to use their senses in looking at things from different perspectives, to use materials or technology that are not often considered an art form. Let’s create a great additional component to your general art lessons.

Please visit my website for examples of completed student works. 

Now providing hands-on jewelry residencies. Students create metal jewelry through the use of templates, sawing, filing, sanding, soldering and polishing to perfection.

Artist Biography

Jill Weiner is a lifelong learner, creator and teacher of visual art disciplines. Jill holds a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Rochester Institute of Technology (School for American Craftsmen) and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Sculpture.

Since 1990 Jill has had a global presence creating jewelry for upscale boutiques, providing the television industry with jewelry designs, assisting corporations with product launches through the use of miniature promotional products, and crafting beautiful garment hooks. It was her unique perspective and technical abilities that provided the framework for her unique spin on what constituted a corporate logo that set her work apart, creating a successful new niche market.

In 2013 Jill moved to Kauaʻi from Brooklyn, New York with her family. She is committed to sharing her skills with future generations so that they may use these tools to find their own voice and place in the world.


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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.