The official student newspaper of The Hockaday School

The Fourcast

The official student newspaper of The Hockaday School

The Fourcast

The official student newspaper of The Hockaday School

The Fourcast

US Social Impact Bazaar
US Social Impact Bazaar
Mary Bradley Sutherland, Photo and Graphic Editor • April 18, 2024

HockaDance Spring Concert 2024
Arts + Life
HockaDance Spring Concert 2024
Mary Bradley Sutherland, Photo and Graphic Editor • April 17, 2024

The first track meet in more than 30 years was March 22.
Daisies host first track meet in 30 years
Callie Coats and Mary Elise EstessApril 16, 2024

Callie Coats and Mary Elise Estess are reporters in Intro to Journalism.  They covered the Split H Relays on March 22.

Committed seniors pose in front of their respective college banners.
Senior Signing Day
April 12, 2024
StuCo steps up
StuCo steps up
April 12, 2024

Finding new ways to share art

Processed with VSCO with hb1 preset

Students are turning to social media to promote all art forms, including photographs, paintings and drawings. These accounts allow young artists to display their work to people around the world and spread creativity. 

Maddie Fisher @maddiefisherart

Junior Maddie Fisher created her art account, @maddiefisherart, at the beginning of April. Fisher started the account to enter an art contest for the brand Hard Jewelry on Instagram. As Fisher’s passion for art grew, her Instagram account became the easiest way for her to share her artwork with the public.

“It’s a way for me to share what I’m passionate about with my friends and family and hopefully inspire them to try something new,” Fisher said.

Story continues below advertisement

Some of Fisher’s posts include paintings of her Rolling Stones piece, the Hard Jewelry logo, an astronaut painting and a portrait of Gustav Elijah Åhr, known professionally as Lil Peep. Her favorite post is a portrait of rapper Rakim Athelaston Mayers, known professionally as ASAP Rocky, which took her about 15 hours to finish. 

Fisher creates her pieces using acrylic paint and/or colored pencils. 

Jade Nguyen @artbyjade

Junior Jade Nguyen created her art Instagram account, @artbyjade, last year to showcase her multitude of art forms, such as photographs and paintings. Her passion for art stems from the peace and tranquility that art gives her.

“I love art because it is such a great way for me to slow down and appreciate beauty,” Nguyen said. “Time stops for me while doing art, and it is such a good break from my busy lifestyle with school and everything else.”

Nguyen’s favorite post is a painting of a small town in Venezia, Italy that she completed throughout quarantine. She spent over six hours per day for a week on this work of art.

I wanted to dedicate a painting to Italy and everyone who was going through the coronavirus pandemic,” Nguyen said. “It was so relaxing and amazing to delve deep into passions that I have neglected for so long.”  

Other notable posts include a photograph of villagers selling fresh fish in Vietnam, a portrait drawn from imagination and a photograph of strangers in the busy streets of Hanoi, Vietnam. 

Nguyen used Arteza acrylic paints on an Arteza stretch canvas. She uses brushes from Crafts 4 All on Amazon. 

Amber Li @entitae

Freshman Amber Li started her art account @entitae in 2018 to share her love for art and to integrate herself into the art community. 

I remember choosing my username based on the word ‘entity,’ as I believed the works I’ve created each have their own life and story,” Li said. 

Li creates traditional art pieces with mediums such as oil, paint and watercolor, and also enjoys creating colorful pieces with Prismacolor pencils and markers.

Story by Sasha Schwimmer, News Editor

Photos provided by Maddie Fisher, Jade Nguyen, Amber Li


Leave a Comment
More to Discover

Comments (0)

All The Fourcast Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *