Are you looking for something completely different to do this November? How about delving into the world of forensic art?
This month, the Surgeons’ Hall Museums will be hosting an unusual online workshop. Forensic Art: An introduction to Forensic Art and Facial Reconstruction will provide a fascinating insight into the process of interpreting human remains.
Forensic facial reconstruction attempts to depict the likeness of the deceased, using a combination of art and science techniques. Join forensic artist Karen Fleming, via Zoom, as she demonstrates the process involved.
During the workshop Fleming will show how a full facial reconstruction is created. Using a replica skull, she will discuss the scientific methods that are used when only skeletal remains are available to identify a person.
Karen Fleming has an MSc in forensic art and facial identification from The University of Dundee, along with a BA (hons) degree in painting from Edinburgh College of Art. She has recently been working on 2D facial reconstructions from ancient skulls excavated in Edinburgh which can be viewed on her website.
If you’d like to join this quirky event, you will need to book online. A Zoom meeting code will be emailed to you by 3pm on the day before the class.
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When: 14th November 2020, at 12pm and 3pm
Where: Online via Zoom
£: Tickets cost £9.50 – £12.50 and should be booked in advance (Suitable for ages 16+ years)
More info: museum.rcsed.ac.uk