Hello everyone! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your families from all of us at SketchCop® Solutions!
It’s hard to believe we are closing in on another Christmas, not to mention the end of another year.
Each year it seems like the months go by faster. Nonetheless, I appreciate your continued support our newsletter and the SketchCop® Academy.
For years I’ve been talking about offering training, but it seems like every year the casework keeps getting in the way. In 2022 that will change as we are making training a priority!
With that said, we are going to start the new year off right. On February 1st, 2022 we will release our introductory course – Forensic Art 100.
Forensic Art 100 examines the personal traits and professional skills necessary to become an effective forensic artist. The course is taught by Michael W. Streed, an I.A.I. Certified Forensic Artist and one of the world’s most experienced Forensic Facial Imaging Experts.
During the course Michael will share the personal traits & professional skills one must possess or be able to develop to become an effective forensic artist. This includes, how to develop your signature style, the art media that best supports your style and a case examination using one of Michael’s sketches that helped law enforcement quickly solve a case. At the conclusion of the course attendees will have the opportunity to take the SketchCop® Challenge where they will be asked to create a portrait drawing and receive valuable instructor feedback. Registration information will be sent in a separate e-mail.
Those who wish to continue their training can enroll in our follow up course – Forensic Art 101.
Forensic Art 101 will introduce attendees with basic fundamentals for creating a facial composite. Topics include – interviewing eyewitnesses, basic facial anatomy, how to create a facial sketch, testifying in court and much, much more. Details and registration info to follow.
For those who don’t want to become a forensic artist but are interested in learning how to draw faces using digital drawing apps for tablets and PC’s might be interested in some of the micro courses we have planned.
Distance learning is an effective way to learn new skills and reinforce prior learning. We are working on migrating the SketchCop Academy to an updated learning platform that will allow us broader options to teach and provide feedback. SketchCop Solutions is fortunate to have Professor Terri Armenta guide our course development and help us deliver interesting and easily digestible content.
This year promises to be a breakout year for many of us. Stay with us as we get ramped up and ready for clock to strike midnight and propel us into 2022.
As a reminder, be on the lookout for the course registration information. As stated earlier, the information will come in a separate communication.
In the meantime, stay safe, be well and as always – Keep on Sketching!