Art and Forensics
Human Identification in Anthropology
University of Tennessee, Anthropology Department
Forensic Facial Imaging
Barbara Anderson is a Forensic Artist & Sculptor specializing in facial reconstructions from the skull, composite sketching, and age-progression drawing. She combines her ability to draw with her investigative skills to help solve crimes and find missing persons.
She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice which is how she got started in the field of Forensics. For 19 years, she worked in the Forensic Investigation Unit for the Sacramento Police Department in California and became the Police Departments first Forensic Artist.
Her expertise extends beyond art and includes crime scene investi- gation, anthropology, and photography.
She works in many different art mediums, however sculpting with clay and drawing with pastels and pencils are her favorites. Doing sidewalk murals in chalk or an oil painting is always a fun thing to do too.
As a Medical Investigator and Forensic Photographer with the Federal Government, she is part of a team of specialists who deploy out to disaster scenes and assist in the identification of victims of mass fatalities.
Age Progression Techniques
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Forensic Imaging Unit
Advanced 2-Dimensional Identification Techniques & Portrait Sculpting in Clay
Scottsdale Artists' School
Advanced Facial Reconstruction Sculpture
University of Oklahoma
Professional Facial Reconstruction
University of Manchester, Unit of Art in Medicine
California State University, Sacramento
Mastering Composite Drawing
Northwestern University, Center for Public Safety