Saturday, March 13, 2010

Life Casting with Jiwoong Cheh

Last week students in Jiwoong Cheh's sculpture class learned how to make life casts of their own features. These plaster casts of hands, feet, knees, noses, and faces will be useful tools for studying the structure of the human figure. Students will use the casts to draw, paint, and sculpt from.


Patricia Stratton casting her foot


Cheh prepares Elisabeth Ehmann's face for casting by applying a layer of vaseline first


Elisabeth going under the plaster


air holes






Elisabeth with her face mask, next she will pour plaster in it to make the cast.


Justin Wood cast his whole head (Elisabeth only cast her face)


This process was a little more heavy-duty






Not good for people who have claustrophobia!


Removing the mask




Greg Mortenson cleans up a cast of his hands


Hands and Elisabeth's freshly cast face

2 comments:

Daniƫl said...

Very good!!! wouw...
Daniel Gustaaf
Par-l'arte

Timothy Callster said...

Ohh, looks fun. I wonder how easy it is to make self casts. Ill definitley look into it myself, looks cool.