Portrait and Pattern: Klimt Inspiration in Acrylic

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.
Friday:
6:30-9:30 P.M.
Saturday-Sunday:
9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
2/16-2/18
$295
Live Model
Intermediate
Gage Capitol Hill
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Explore the decorative opulence, rich color, and sensual beauty found in Gustav Klimt’s portraits and depictions of women. This late 19th century Austrian Symbolist painter has much to teach us about surface texture and brushwork, pattern, dramatic figurative composition, and the psychological impact of color. Working from mastercopies and Klimt-inspired set-ups with model, students will complete multiple studies and one finished painting, integrating those elements we most admire in Klimt’s work into our own.
 
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