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RE: Forensic art as a career

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Art Studios of the Coeur d'Alenes (banjoart)
Wed, 25 Aug 1999 17:17:17 -0700


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Hi Debi,
There are several career directions your student can take to become a =
forensic artist. She/he can approach it through law enforcement or =
art. The FBI and Secret Service use forensic artists as do some cities =
(like NY and San Jose), and states (TX and NJ). Because it is such an =
interesting career, it is very competitive. Your student can =
specialize in court exhibits (demonstrative evidence) and work for a =
civil company specializing in trial charts (no particular degree needed =
for this), get a major in computer animation and do the same, develop =
on-site sketching skills and work in the courts or for TV, go into =
facial imaging for facial reconstruction (medical direction or anthro), =
or just get an art degree and go for it!
We are the largest trainers of forensic artists in the nation. All our =
classes are 40-hour one week session (we have eight different classes). =

Our youngest student was a high school niece of a friend--she was 16 =
when she took the class. When she returned to Oregon, she was called in =
to do a composite on a burglary---the witness was a 12-year-old and the =
police felt the near ages would be a help. She did the sketch and it =
was immediately identified--thus clearing over 30 home burglaries in the =
area!!! She has just been accepted into the Rhode Island School of Art =
on a scholarship. Success!!

We are trying to get a class in Coral Gables (Coral Gables P.D.) in the =
next few months. If we do, your student is welcome to sit in for a few =
hours of the class to get a feel for the work. (You didn't say where in =
FL you are.)
We can also send you the name of a student/forensic artist near you to =
contact.
Hope this helps,
-Carrie

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Hi Debi,
There are several career directions = your student=20 can take to become a forensic artist.  She/he  can approach it = through=20 law enforcement or art.  The FBI and Secret Service use forensic = artists as=20 do some cities (like NY and San Jose), and states (TX and NJ).  = Because it=20 is such an interesting career, it is very competitive.  Your = student =20 can specialize in court exhibits (demonstrative evidence) and work for a = civil=20 company specializing in trial charts (no particular degree needed for = this), get=20 a major in computer animation and do the same, develop on-site sketching = skills=20 and work in the courts or for TV, go into facial imaging for facial=20 reconstruction (medical direction or anthro), or just get an art degree = and go=20 for it!
We are the largest trainers of = forensic artists=20 in the nation.  All our classes are 40-hour one week session (we = have eight=20 different classes). 
 
Our youngest student was a high = school niece of=20 a friend--she was 16 when she took the class.  When she returned to = Oregon,=20 she was called in to do a composite on a burglary---the witness was a=20 12-year-old and the police felt the near ages would be a help.  She = did the=20 sketch and it was immediately identified--thus clearing over 30 home = burglaries=20 in the area!!! She has just been accepted into the Rhode Island School = of Art on=20 a scholarship.  Success!!
 
We are trying to get a class in = Coral Gables=20 (Coral Gables P.D.) in the next few months.  If we do, your student = is=20 welcome to sit in for a few hours of the class to get a feel for the = work. =20 (You didn't say where in FL you are.)
We can also send you the name of a=20 student/forensic artist near you to contact.
Hope this helps,
-Carrie
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