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Forensic Art On-Site Training Programs
These forensic art workshops are available to law enforcement agencies on location. They are designed to offer forensic art training opportunities to police artists from around a specific geographical area. The workshops are structured to provide training through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on assignments by the students. Forensic art is a highly skilled profession that requires significant training and real world experience. All completed assignments will be critiqued according to this level of professionalism. Through the instructor's evaluations, the beginner artist will obtain the foundational skills for forensic art, as well as to improve the skills of a practicing forensic artist. They will also introduce the student to fundamental and advanced concepts of forensic art. There are several basic to advanced workshops each covering certain disciplines and techniques of the forensic artist.
Programs will include:
Acceptance to a basic workshop may require students to submit examples of his/her artwork. These basic programs are prerequisite for the advanced workshops.
Composite Sketching Workshops
will address the skills needed to conduct a successful composite sketching
session with a victim or witness of a crime. Improving the drawing
skills of the artist and helping him/her achieve a quality facial
drawing will be emphasized. Interviewing techniques and the crucial
witness/artist relationship will be explored. Students will be furnished
with all necessary printed materials related to each topic and assignment.
All art supplies will be provided. The International Association of
Identification (I.A.I.) Certification in Forensic Art Program has
approved these workshops for 40 hours of training.
Composite Sketching Workshop Tuition cost:
Advanced Composite Session Workshop Tuition cost:
As in every profession, there is a necessity for continuing specialized training opportunities. These programs can be adjusted to meet the needs of an agency or department. At the successful completion of any of these workshops and depending on the student's previous experience, participants will possess a new insight into the skills needed to create quality forensic images. These successful students will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment documenting their participation in the program.
Please note: The purchase of these materials for each student will be made by the instructor prior to the start of the workshop. Once the cost of the materials is established, it will be added to the student's tuition. This will ensure that each student has the proper equipment at the start of the workshop.
Hosting agency's responsibilities and equipment requirements:
Feel free to contact Stephen Mancusi with any questions you may have.
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