Mining the Personal Archive – P0927-20

Date: Jul 27 - 31, 2020

Skill Level(s): II to III i

Instructor(s): Joshua Rashaad McFadden

Tuition: $1,155
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45


Portraiture, memory and archive—three records of the past, closely correlated, but diverse in interpretation, especially when it comes to personal history. This workshop encourages students to examine their own personal histories with the goal of producing self-portraiture. In addition to the study of portraiture techniques and group discussions, students work one-on-one with the instructor to deepen their own voice and message. This course facilitates the sharpening of personal visions, technical skills and conceptual frameworks to strengthen the artistic practice.


Digital photography, archived image, scanning, collage, digital workflow with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, digital printmaking techniques


Joshua Rashaad McFadden is an American visual artist whose primary medium is photography. He is an assistant professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He explores the use of archival material within his work and is known for his portraiture. Joshua’s timely projects have earned him international acclaim.


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