KTT Forensic Art: Forensic Facial Reconstruction Sculpture New Course!
This hands-on workshop presents the forensic technique of sculpting a face based on the bony architecture
of the skull. Attendees learn step-by-step procedures for creating an accurate skull-to-face likeness along with
the placement and function of head and neck muscles. Participants will build musculature and facial features
using oil-based plastilene clay. Anatomical skull models are provided for in-class use only. We will work on identical
skull castings to incorporate elements of the Anatomical and the Tissue Depth Facial Reconstruction approaches using
a Combination Method. Upon completion of the sculptures, attendees will see and compare an actual life photo of the
deceased person whose skull they have reconstructed.

This workshop benefits both technical and fine artists who deal with the human face in their work and has practical applications
in law enforcement, museum, medical and other environments, including traditional portraiture.

Skeletal and muscular anatomy of the head and neck
Sculpting the facial features
Principles of expression and aging
Finishing and refinement techniques
  -Tuition includes some supplies and use of equipment
  -Sculpture experience beneficial but not required
  -Textbook Forensic Art and Illustration will be used during class
Forensic Art: Forensic Facial Reconstruction Sculpture

February 3-7, 2014
Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University (FACTS);
San Marcos, Texas
Contact Sophia Mavroudas at:
Phone: 512.245.1900 or Email: FACTS@txstate.edu

May 5-09, 2014
Scottsdale Artists’ School;
Scottsdale, Arizona
Phone: 800.333.5707 or 480.990.1422


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