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Sculpting a Head Study

  • Stockroom 98 Piper Street Kyneton, VIC, 3444 Australia (map)

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 completed a BFA in sculpture at Monash University, going on to 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 Sculpture Award, 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 he has been commissioned to create major public works for the City of Ballarat and Hepburn Shire, Victoria.

Sculpting a Head Study

In this classic art school project - Sculpting a Head Study - Jason Waterhouse will be guiding participants through the process of creating a 3D head study from a life model, using clay. Participants will be shown how to make an armature as well as scaling and modelling techniques.  They will then be guided through creating a plaster waste mould from which a cast-plaster head will be created.

Masterclass participants will be guided through steps such as:
•    How to build an armature
•    Modeling techniques in clay
•    Scaling and ways of seeing
•    Creating 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 are supplied

Three consecutive days from Friday to Sunday
DAY 1: 6 hours ( with a 1/2 hour break)
DAY 2: 7 hours (with a hour break)
DAY 3: 6 hours ( with a 1/2 hour break)

Next session
DAY 1: Friday 17th November - 10:30am – 5pm
DAY 2: Saturday 18th November - 10am – 6pm
DAY 3: Saturday 19th November - 10.30am – 5pm

$499 per student

Earlier Event: November 4
Marathon Drawing
Later Event: November 26
Introduction to Welding