Creating Natural Form

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Creating Natural Form: Restorative Art Theory and Application

Conductors

Briana Garcia

Benjamin Schmidt

Sean Sweetman

Principals

Steve Dawson - Owner Sax Tiedeman Funeral Home and Monarch Cremations

Damon de la Cruz, PhD - Associate Professor Cypress College

Robert Holmes, PhD - Adjunct Professor American River College

Barry Lease, EdD - Program Director Pittsburg Institute of Mortuary Science

Timothy Kowalski, MDiv - Instructor Worsham College of Mortuary Science

Leili McMurrough, JD - Program Director Worsham College of Mortuary Science

Karen Scott, MBA - Program Director Malcolm X College  

Program 

Section I - From Here to There

Getting from Here to There

Case Considerations and Types of Restorative Art

Tools of the Trade

Building a Base

Bones

Muscles

Skin and Its Markings

Our Feature Presentation

EveryBODY is Different

 

Section II -Two Sides of the Same Coin: Restorative Art and Embalming

Preservative Art

The Prep Room Detective; Investigating the Case

A Little Bit of Pleasantry; Setting the Features

Keeping an Eye on Things: Monitoring Your Injection Procedure

Incision Closure

Autopsy Preparation

Organ and Tissue Donors

 

Section III-What Comes After: Post Embalming Treatments and Restoration

Tissue Building

Compresses

Waxes and Their Application

Tissue Damage

Case Studies

Section IV -The Final Puzzle Piece: Presentation

Can You Make Them Look Like This Again?

Color Theory

Lighting

Cosmetics

Hair Care and Replacement

Ready for Their Final Party: Dressing and Casketing

Preparation of an Unembalmed Body