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SERGEI ISUPOV | Figural Sculpture: Ideation to Materialization Demonstration Workshop | June 6th–7th, 2020

SERGEI ISUPOV | Figural Sculpture: Ideation to Materialization Demonstration Workshop | June 6th–7th, 2020

Illustrated Sculpture Workshop with Sergei Isupov

Weekend Demonstration Workshop: June 6th–7th, 2020

Join internationally acclaimed sculptor Sergei Isupov for a demonstration workshop exploring the sculpted figure in clay, the painted surface and artistic practice from ideation to materialization. Demonstration workshops are open to all regardless of work experience with clay. Limited to 20.

At Project Art, in rural Massachusetts, the demonstration workshop takes place over two days and includes an evening illustrated lecture. Optional add-ons, pre or post-workshop, provide the opportunity to explore area museums, select studios, and nearby natural settings. In the demonstrations, Isupov will lead students through the techniques of slab construction, underglaze painting, and glaze application with the goal of completing one or more figurative sculptures. The workshop takes place in the airy, shared studio space at Project Art, a renovated 19th century Mill on the banks of the Westfield River.

The weekend workshops run Saturday-Sunday with an evening illustrated lecture for participants If desired, participants are invited to schedule a 20-minute portfolio review with Isupov on a first-come, first-serve basis for an additional fee of $50.

Contact us

Please email isupovsergei@gmail.com with any questions or for more information. If you would like a phone call, please email your phone number and preferred time to receive a call.

Tuition and Payment

Tuition for the weekend demonstration workshop is $350, and includes the Saturday evening meal. The workshop will run Saturday 9am–4pm, with a potluck & illustrated lecture following from 6pm–8pm. The workshop ends on Sunday 9am–2pm.

A $50 non-refundable deposit is due with registration. Full payment is due 30 days before the start date. Payment can be made via paypal (isupovsergei@gmail.com), or check or money order payable to Sergei Isupov, mailed to 54 Main Street in Cummington, MA, 01026. 

Paypal all payments can be made at:
https://www.paypal.com/us/for-you/transfer-money/send-money
to: isupovsergei@gmail.com

Registration Form – required for all participants

Click Here to download the Registration Form

Cancellation Policy

Payments are refundable until 30 days prior to the start date, less the non-refundable $50 administrative fee. After that date, 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.

Housing

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

Meals

Participants are invited to bring snacks and lunches that can be stored in a shared refrigerator and heated up via a microwave.  Prepared food basics are available for purchase nearby at The Old Creamery.

Location and Dates

Project Art is located at 54 Main Street in Cummington, MA, 01026. The workshop will run Saturday 9am–4pm, with a potluck & illustrated lecture following from 6pm–8pm. The workshop ends on Sunday 9am–2pm.

Travel

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 their own. There is no public transportation in the Cummington area.  With advance notice, pick up and drop off to the airport can be arranged for $100 per airport pick up (each way).

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OPEN HOUSE | HILLTOWN OPEN STUDIOS | June 2019

OPEN HOUSE | HILLTOWN OPEN STUDIOS | June 2019

JUNE 22 & 23 2019
throughout the Hilltowns

HOURS: 10 – 5 pm

GARDEN TOURS: Ongoing with June Ferrin

DEMONSTRATIONS:
2:00 Saturday  | Mara Superior | Painting on Porcelain
2:00 Sunday     | Lily Fein | Hand-building with Porcelain

GUEST CHEF: Alice’s Kitchen

Our spring open house is in conjunction with second annual weekend-long Hilltown Open Studio Tour  organized by the Hilltown Arts Alliance featuring thirty artists across five Hilltowns in Western Massachusetts. The participating artists engage in a variety of media and the tour encourages discussion of their work on both the technical and creative sides. The tour is an admission-free event, and many of the artists will have work for sale. Meander timeless backroads, rolling hills, farms, forests, and mountain streams as you make your way between studios. You may begin at any studio or see the group show of work by artists on the tour are on view and pick up a map at the Cummington Community House, 33 Main Street.

Click HERE to view the Hilltown Open Studio Tour Map.

We welcome Alice Cozzolino of Alice’s Kitchen as our guest chef.  She and partner, Amy Pulley, formerly of the Old Creamery, live and work on their nearby Honey Hill Homestead. The culmination of a life-long caring for their land, Honey Hill Homestead now offers weekly prepared foods, catering, cooking classes, pollinator plants and more Order ahead or just stop by and learn about their weekly prepared foods. In addition to the lunch menu, their a la carte selections offer tasty treats and take home foods.

Alice’s Kitchen will offer some of the following items: Fresh Mozzarella, Pesto, Caramelized Onion Baguette Sandwiches * Turkey Wraps * Stuffed Grape Leaves * Endive Salad Canoes with Pear, Goat Cheese, Candied Pecans & Aged Balsamic Vinegar * Pesto Tortellini Skewers * Veggie Egg Rolls * Pizza * Cookies * Watermelon Slices * Herb Tea Tonic * Ginger Honey Lemon Tea * Chai

 

On View at PROJECT ART for Hilltown Studio Tour 2019

MARA SUPERIOR & LILY FEIN

Join us for the opening of Ferrin Contemporary’s summer gallery, June Ferrin’s Garden Tour and open studios at Project Art. We welcome our newest resident artist, Lily Fein and feature works by resident and visiting artists, June Ferrin, Sergei Isupov, Kadri Parnamets, Paul Scott and guest, Mara Superior.

This event is in conjunction with the weekend long Hilltown Open Studio Tour with 26 artist studios in all media in four nearby Western Massachusetts towns.

MARA SUPERIOR, is a frequent, short term resident artist and actively engaged in creative collaborations with the other artists at Project Art.  The 2017 recipient of MCC’s prestigious artist fellowship award, her work is in numerous museum collections throughout the country and in New England including the Peabody Essex Museum, MFA Boston, Fuller Craft, RISD Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art. Known for detailed works in porcelain, she will be introducing “The Pollinators”, a new series on a range of forms that feature birds, bees and the plants they support. Represented by Ferrin Contemporary, her work can be seen at Project Art and in selected exhibitions at the gallery’s North Adams location in Building 13 on the MASS MoCA campus. Based in Western Massachusetts, Mara lives in nearby Williamsburg and maintains her primary studio at East Street Clay Studios in Hadley.

Demonstration: 2:00 Saturday | Mara Superior | Painting on Porcelain

Click HERE to learn more about Mara Superior.

 

LILY FEIN is the newest resident artist at Project Art. Arriving in January of 2019, since her graduation from Syracuse with a BFA in ceramics in 2016, she has been traveling and working in residency programs including the Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT; Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN; Craigardan in Upstate New York; The Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston, MA and Japan. She employs simple hand building techniques of pinch and coil to make utilitarian pots and sculptural vessels using the most challenging of clay bodies, porcelain. Her time at Project Art has focused on developing a body of new forms that morph and change, and curve and twist with unexpected interruptions and intersections. Her work invites and encourages touch with soft surfaces that reveal the imprint of her fingers on shapely, pleasing, delicate shapes. When not working in clay Lily enjoys dipping in creek beds (including the Westfield River) and playing in her band, The Glue.

Demonstration: 2:00 Sunday | Lily Fein | Hand-building with Porcelain

Click HERE to learn more about Lily Fein.

ALSO ON VIEW

JUNE FERRIN captures the light and blooms of her extravagant flower gardens in her watercolor paintings. Graduating from UCLA in the 1950s, Ferrin has been an active artist and teacher throughout her life and continues to teach a weekly watercolor class on Wednesdays in the art room of the now closed, former Berkshire Trail Elementary School. Her current work will be on view during the HOST tour. Living and working in Cummington, June’s glorious inspirational flower gardens surround her home and visitors are welcome to tour her gardens and enjoy the view of the Westfield River when stopping by at Project Art during the HOST tour.

GARDEN TOURS: Ongoing with June Ferrin

 

 

RESIDENT ARTISTS recent works by resident ceramic artists Sergei Isupov and Kadri Pärnamets will also be on view. OTHER ARTISTS  selected works by Project Art’s visiting artists and other artists represented by Ferrin Contemporary.

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Sergei Isupov | Figure Ground Workshops | 2018

FIGURE—GROUND:

Illustrated Sculpture Workshop with Sergei Isupov

Schedule 2018:
7 Day Workshop: September 23rd–29th, 2018.
3 Day Workshop: October 12–14, 2018.

You can make your deposit online and secure your spot immediately. Use Paypal to send you $50 deposit to info@projectart01026.com.  Final payments for Tallinn workshops should be made at the time of arrival.

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 workshops and demonstrations combine hands-on active studio time with demonstrations, one-on-one instruction from Isupov and illustrated lectures by Isupov. Enjoy optional field trips to area museums, select studios and nearby natural settings.  Hands-on workshops are limited to 10, demonstration workshops are limited to 20.

In the workshops, 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.

The demonstration weekend workshops begin Friday night, with an illustrated lecture and a group dinner (6–9pm), Saturday is a full day (9am–5pm) demonstration and includes lunch. Sunday is a half day of demonstration (9am–12pm).  If desired, participants are invited to schedule a 30 minute portfolio review with Isupov and gallery director, Leslie Ferrin on Sunday on a first come, first serve basis for an additional fee of $50.

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

Please email info (at) projectart01026.com with any questions or for more information. If you would like a phone call, please email your phone number and preferred time to receive a call.


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Tuition and Payment

Tuition for the weekend demonstration workshop  is $350, includes some meals.

Tuition for the 7 day hands-on workshop is $950

A $50 deposit is due with registration, and the full payment is due the date on your registration form. Please pay by paypal, or 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 the date noted on your registration form, less a $50 administrative fee. After that date, 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 http://new.projectart01026.com/lodging/

Location and Dates

Project Art is located at 54 Main Street in Cummington, MA, 01026. The workshop will run daily 9am–6pm. The workshop begins at 9am on the first day listed, and ends at 6pm on the last day listed. The registration form will list the exact start date/time and end date/time. Optional field trips and evening events may include slide lectures at 7pm.

Travel

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.  With advance notice, pick up and drop off to the airport can be arranged.

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