SERGEI ISUPOV | Figural Sculpture: Ideation to Materialization | Hands On Workshop | October 20-26, 2019

Illustrated Sculpture Hands-on Workshop October 20 –26, 2019 Project Art Cummington, MA

Illustrated Sculpture Workshop with Sergei Isupov

7 Day Hands-on Workshop: October 20th–26th, 2019

Join internationally acclaimed sculptor Sergei Isupov for Figural Sculpture: Ideation to Materialization, an intensive hands-on workshop exploring the sculpted figure in clay, the painted surface from the development of ideas to materialization of form. Open to participants age 18 and above.  Hands-on workshops are for artists with prior, advanced experience with clay. Limited to 10.

At Project Art, in rural Massachusetts, the workshop combines demonstrations with hands-on active studio time and one-on-one instruction from Isupov 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.  Hands-on workshops are limited to 10 and prior experience required. Isupov will lead students through demonstration and include techniques of slab construction, underglaze painting, and glaze application with the goal of completing one or more figurative sculptures. Students will have individual work spaces in the shared, airy open studio space in Project Art, a renovated 19th century Mill on the banks of the Westfield River.

The week long workshop runs Sunday–Saturday. The workshop begins Sunday 12pm–5pm, runs Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, ending Saturday 9am-12pm. During the course of the week, there will be two evening programs, one with an illustrated lecture and a second one as an opportunity for participants to share their work and ideas with the group. If desired, participants are invited to schedule a 30 minute portfolio review with Isupov or gallery director, Leslie Ferrin on a first come, first serve basis for an additional fee of $50.

Contact us

Please email info (at) 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 is $1250. Tuition includes the workshop fee ($1100) and a Studio Fee ($150). The Studio Fee covers the costs of clay, underglazes, glazes, and firings, and use of select tools. A $250 deposit is due with registration, and the full payment is due by October 1, 2019. We are able to accept payments through paypal, or check/money order payable to Project Art, 54 Main Street in Cummington, MA, 01026. Open to participants age 18 and above. Students required to have prior, advanced experience with clay.

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Cancellation Policy
Deposits are refundable until October 1st, less a $50 administrative fee. After October 1st, 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 this link HERE.

Location and Dates

Project Art is located at 54 Main Street in Cummington, MA, 01026. The workshop will run daily 9am–5pm. The workshop begins at 12pm on Sunday, October 20th and ends at 12pm on Saturday, October 26th.


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 for $100 per airport pick up (each way).