Society for Kona’s Education and Art

About the Artistic Teaching Partner

Teaching Artists

  • Jin An Wong

Artist Statement

“Nature loves courage”

Artist Biography

Jin An Wong is a multi-media artist with extensive experience as an animator, producer, and director of film, television, and commercials. He is currently an AITS Artist in Residence at Ho’okena Elementary School. His project takes students through the steps of creating a digital animated character, starting with the design concept, building a sculptural maquette, storyboarding, and creating a paper flip book that may be used for digital animation. The students learn the same techniques that are used in the digital animation industry.


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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.