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.
9/7 (one day)
9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
This fundamental drawing class for beginners gives you the basic skills, practice, and confidence to visually interpret, and draw the world around you using a variety of black and white media. Working from inspiring still life set-ups, students will first learn how to render three-dimensional forms using light and shadow, mark-making techniques, and perspective. They will then apply what they learned to an intensive study of the head and features, sketching from life models and completing one multiple-session finished drawing, bringing together portrait, still life, and the basics of composition into one dynamic and successful image. This class is followed by Foundation Figure Drawing II (Winter Quarter), and Figure Drawing In Interiors (Spring Quarter).