Foundations of Drawing II

A gifted artist and a talented teacher, Terry Furchgott has made art her career and her passion for over forty years. She is currently represented by the Lisa Harris Gallery of Seattle, WA. Working primarily in acrylic and soft pastel, her paintings focus on the figure and are notable for their depth of color, strong, innovative compositions and exploration of the archetypal nature of human relationships. Furchgott received an honors degree in art history from Radcliffe College and studied classical drawing and painting at the Camden Arts Center, London. She brings a broad understanding of art history, seasoned practical experience, a continuing creative excitement and a questioning mind both to her creative process and to her work as a teacher. Furchgott has been the recipient of Individual Artist Awards and Fellowships from the Washington State Arts Commission, the King County Arts Commission and Artist Trust.
Along with her studio work she has also pursued a successful career in public art, completing large-scale commissions for the Seattle Center House, the Kent Regional Justice Center, the United States Post Office, the Regional Arts and Culture Council of Portland, the Fairbanks School District, Olympia High School and the Washington State Arts Commission among others. A community activist, Furchgott has used her talents as an artist to design and coordinate several key community projects including the Art to the People Project, a multidisciplinary arts celebration of Seattle’s African Americans, the Southeast Asian Poster Project and the Garfield High School Mentoring Program.
She is represented in key Northwest collections and her work can be viewed at the Microsoft Corporation, the WA Sate Arts Commission, the Seattle Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, the UW Medical Center, Continental Bank, McDonald’s Corporation, Providence Hospital, Group Health, Federal Home Loan Bank, and the United States Postal Service.
Tuesday, Thursday
9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Live Model
NOTE: There will be a $10 Materials Fee collected at the first class to help pay for additional materials and supplies bought in bulk by the Instructor to keep student costs down.
PLEASE BRING ALL MATERIALS TO EVERY CLASS. Please call me with any questions: Terry at (206)919-0993, or e-mail at <>


  • Pencils – HB, 2B: several of each
  • Vine charcoal – Windsor and Newton, Soft or Very Soft- 6 sticks
  • Pitt round compressed charcoal, Very Soft – 2 sticks
  • 1 stick Rembrandt soft pastel: White
  • 4 Charcoal pencils – Very Soft or Soft
  • A Fineline Pen for sketchbook practice during the week

Optional: 3-4 pen/markers in warm grey in different values
(will show examples at the first class)


  • One pad of a good quality white drawing paper. 18″x24″. 80 – 100 lb weight, appropriate for both charcoal and pencil. Two good options are: Borden and Riley #116 Artist Sketch Vellum, 90 lb., 18″x24″
  • 40 sheets, or Seth Cole Vellum Sketch Pad, 90 lb., 18″x24″, 40 sheets; Strathmore and Canson also make similar pads

DO NOT BUY NEWSPRINT! – it is too flimsy.

  • Canson Mi-Teintes Pastel Paper, 19″x25″: 2 sheets @ of Felt Grey, Amber or Hemp, Sand
  • 1 sheet of Sky Blue
  • 1 small sketchbook approx. 6″x8″ (for sketching practice outside of class)


  • 2 kneaded erasers
  • 1 roll 3/4″ masking tape (white Artist’s tape is good)
  • 12″ clear see-through ruler
  • small plastic see-through protactor (opt.)
  • 1 or 2 rags
  • 1 sanding block for sharpening charcoal
  • 1 pencil sharpener (the gold 2-hole kind is the best)
  • 1 Stanley knife, or similar utility knife
  • 1-2 bulldog clips

Optional – one drawing board large enough to hold 18″x24″ paper, can be foamcore, masonite, plywood, etc.; OR you can use one of the school’s drawing boards in class, but be
aware that you cannot leave your drawing on it between classes, and cannot take the drawing board home.

Gage’s renowned Foundations of Drawing series continues with this second part designed to help you develop confidence and skill at rendering three-dimensional form, texture, and a convincing sense of space and light using an array of accurate drawing techniques: from relative values of light and shadow, to perspective, and a variety of mark making. Students will complete brief studies as well as several strong, finished drawings in a variety of black and white media.