Photo as Art
  • Saturday
    September 16, 2017 - October 21, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Price Qty
Membershow details + $150.00 (USD)  
Non-Membershow details + $175.00 (USD)  

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This is a 6 week class.   Take this rare opportunity to work alongside master photographer, Arthur Levi Rainville, as he goes beyond the technical and inspires students of all levels to take compelling photographs. Whether using your phone, SLR, or point and shoot camera, you will learn inventive approaches to composition, light, color, and atmosphere.  Weekly shooting exercises from artistic landscapes to creative street photography will be explored.  All students can expect to produce exhibition ready photographs by the end of the session.

Arthur Levi Rainville, M.Photog., Cr, CPP, API, has been creating stunning photographs, wrapped in intrigue, atmosphere and romanticism, for over 50 years. With his life’s work being lovingly displayed in museums on three continents; he has been touted as, “the Poet Lauréate of Photography, one of the most sensitive, artists of our time.”

 Working out of his decorous studio in the historic waterfront district of New Bedford, Massachusetts, he is widely known for his muted, granular color work.  Refinements of this life’s passion lead to his lyrical, quixotic Mansuesco style of today.  Defying a definable formula, Mansuesco, much like Impressionism, is a plurality of looks.  An innate quality of light coupled with a compositional choreography is akin to his signature style.  In a one-man show at the French Cultural Center, his work was astutely referred to as “… a synthesis of observation and imagination blended with a palette of gauzy colors.”

Arthur has taught photography professionally for 40 years.  Former Academic Director at the New England School of Photography in Boston, he has lectured across the country at the Fine Art Museums of Boston, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Diego.  Arthur has taught workshops in France, Italy, Greece, Canada, UK, and Trinidad/Tobago.  Besides being a noted touring lecturer, he is a prolific author with four published books on the Creative Spirit and living an Artful Life.






24 Logan Street, #325  New Bedford, MA 02740

tel: (508)  641 – 2608




137 Gifford Street, Falmouth, Massachusetts, 02541, United States