Illustrated Sculpture Workshop with Sergei Isupov

Two dates for 2018:
5 Day Workshop: January 4th – 8th, 2018
7 Day Workshop: April 8th -14th, 2018

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Join internationally acclaimed sculptor Sergei Isupov for FIGURE – GROUND: Illustrated Sculpture, an intensive workshop exploring the sculpted form in clay, the painted surface and development of a personal narrative. At Project Art, in rural Massachusetts, the workshop will combine hands-on active studio with demonstrations, one-on-one instruction from Isupov and illustrated lectures by Isupov and gallerist, Leslie Ferrin. Enjoy optional field trips to area museums, select studios and nearby natural settings.

In the workshop, Isupov will lead students through the techniques of slab construction, underglaze painting, and glaze application with the goal of completing several figurative sculptures. Students will use studio space in Project Art, a renovated 19th century Mill on the banks of the Westfield River.

Sergei Isupov lives and works in Cummington, Massachusetts with his wife, Kadri, and daughter, Roosi. Working full-time as an artist, he has a long, international resume with works included in numerous public collections and important exhibitions. His work is featured in multiple books, catalogs, and magazines, and also shared via workshops and lectures at museums, universities and art centers.

Isupov is known for his highly-detailed narrative, ceramic sculptures, which feature completely illustrated in-the-round- paintings. Isupov continues to explore opposites as themes in his work. Emotional exchanges between men and women allude to romance, an affair, or simply mystery. Our own imaginations are asked to fill in and finish the narrative using personal associations.

Contact us

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Click through images from the 2017 workshop!

Tuition and Payment

Tuition for the 7 day April workshop is $950, and the materials fee is $150.

Tuition for the 5 day January workshop is $800, and the
materials fee is $125.

The material fee covers the costs of clay, underglazes, glazes, and firings, and selected tools.

A $250 deposit is due with registration, and the full payment is due by December 1st for the January workshop, or March 15th for the April workshop. Please pay by check or money order, payable to Project Art, 54 Main Street in Cummington, MA, 01026. Open to participants age 18 and above, and students of all experience levels are welcome.

Cancellation Policy

Deposits are refundable until December 1st for the January workshop or March 1

5th for the April workshop, less a $50 administrative fee. After December 1st or March 15th, we do not offer a refund unless we are able to fill your slot with a participant from the waiting list. If we are able to replace you with a participant from the waiting list, a full refund may be issued, less a $50 administrative fee. This workshop will run pending a minimum enrollment.

Housing and Meals

Housing and meals are not provided. It is the responsibility of each student to arrange housing and meals independently. We keep a list of possible housing options updated at

Location and Dates

Project Art is located at 54 Main Street in Cummington, MA, 01026. The workshop will run daily 9am–6pm. The 5 day January workshop begins at 9am on Thursday, January 4th and ends at 6pm on Monday, January 8th. The 7 day April workshop begins at 9am on Sunday, April 8th, and ends at 6pm on Saturday,
April 14th. Optional field trips and evening events may include slide lectures at 7pm.


Hartford, CT (airport code BDL) and Albany, NY (airport code ALB) are the two closest regional airports. Cummington is a rural community, and we recommend participants rent a car or drive to us. There is no public transportation in the Cummington area.