Spring Flowers in Pastel w/Terry Furchgott
Monday-Thursday | 6/10-6/13 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
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.
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
Learn to create richly colored drawings of individual flowers and complex floral still-lifes arranged in glass and ceramic vases using the direct drawing medium of soft chalk pastel.
You will explore pastel markmaking and layering techniques, palette choice, and the successful use of color, rendering structure with light and shadow, and the creation of diverse textures. You strive to capture the essence of what you see, balancing spontaneity with finished detail, and aim at reproducing the luminous beauty of spring flowers with boldness and simplicity.