Featured Arts Class of the Week: Chiaroscuro

September 22, 2022
By Ms. Millie Hankinson

Our high school class began the year focusing on some of the foundations of drawing: shape, form, and proportion. After practicing these fundamental principles for several weeks, we worked on longer, more complex projects incorporating value and perspective to refine and advance our basic skill level. Now, with autumn at our doorstep, we turn our efforts toward quick sketching to prepare for our first portrait drawing session on Tuesday! Our model will be festively dressed as a fortune teller to celebrate the beginning of the Halloween season.

About Ms. Millie 

Ms. Hankinson is a figurative artist and instructor. She studied fine art and illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and has been teaching throughout the Bay Area since 2013. After a guest lecture last school year, she joins our Visual Arts department as a full-time teaching starting this year.

“I studied Millie’s works when I was in high school, and I’m happy to have the chance to connect and work with Millie. Our visual arts program is in very good hands!”
– Mr. Kailin Qu, visual arts teacher

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