Sculpting a Head Study

Jason Waterhouse’s sculptural practice is underpinned by ideas of contemporary architecture, urbanization and how we live with the ‘stuff’ around us. In Waterhouse’s studio, ubiquitous objects such as the body of a car, a gardener’s shed, pencils, tools and tree branches undergo series of interventions resulting in a hybridized object that occupies an uncanny space between the past and the present, the natural and the manufactured.

Jason Waterhouse competed a BFA in sculpture (Monash University) and completed Honors at the VCA in 1999. Over the last 17 years Waterhouse has exhibited his work extensively throughout Australia and, in 2005, was awarded the Moreland Sculpture Prize. Since then he has been exhibited in the prestigious Helen Lempriere, the McLelland Sculpture Prize and the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture. Waterhouse has held solo exhibitions at Linden Contemporary, Dark Horse Experiment, Stockroom, &Projects and Scienceworks Museum. Waterhouse’s work is held in significant private and public collections and has been commissioned to create major public works for the City of Ballarat and Hepburn Shire, Victoria.


Sculpting a Head Study

In Sculpting a Head Study, Jason Waterhouse will be guiding participants through the process of creating a 3D head study from a life model.  

The learners will be guided through this 3-stage process and cover;

  • How to build an armature
  • Modeling techniques in clay
  • Scaling and ways of seeing
  • The creation of a 2 part plaster waste mould
  • Casting in plaster

This interesting program delivers numerous transferable skills and offers a strong insight into sculpting techniques from life and basic casting techniques.

This course caters for all learners.

All materials supplied

5 x 3hour sessions


June/July sessions

Saturday 10th June – 1pm to 4pm
Saturday 17th June – 1pm to 4pm
Saturday 24th June – 1pm to 4pm
Saturday 1st July – 1pm to 4pm
Saturday 8th July – 1pm to 4pm

$499 per student

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