Thursday evenings, April 4 – May 9
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This is a 6-week class. A unique, creative photographic experience designed for anyone making images, from newbies to seasoned photographers. Not a technical class, we will explore aesthetics to make more compelling imagery through photographic safaris and assignments. The class will experiment in bold use of light and shadow, gestalt composition via deconstructions, embracing “double-take seeing,” decisive moment street-shooting, color explorations, the alternative landscape, and imaginative still-life. Polish your artsy side making more compelling images.
Arthur Levi Rainville has been creating stunning photographs, wrapped in intrigue, atmosphere and romanticism, for over 50 years. With his life’s work being 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.”
He is widely known for his muted, granular color work. Refinements of this life’s passion led to his lyrical, quixotic Mansuesco style. 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 intimate signature style.
Arthur has taught portraiture professionally for 40 years, inspiring photographers, budding or seasoned, to look to Art and Heart as they face the blank canvas.
Former Portrait Department Chair and Academic Director of the New England School of Photography in Boston, Arthur 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, Trinidad and Tobago. Besides being a noted touring lecturer, he is a prolific author with copious articles and four published books on the Creative Spirit and living an Artful Life. As photography’s resident ‘Sage,’ Arthur continues to spread the word that private, personal vision matters.
He has been honored with the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) degrees of: Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer and Approved Photographic Instructor.
He is the 2019 recipient of the PPA International Helen K. Yancy Lifetime Achievement Medal, only the twelfth such award bestowed by PPA in its 150-year history. From a membership of 30,000 in 64 countries, the medallion is presented to an individual who by their gracious sharing of talents has bequeathed to photography an achievement of distinguished service of far-reaching value.
His time is devoted and divided between private portrait commissions via Artisan Trusts, photographic consultancy and teachings, independent curatorial work and his experiential fine art studies and gallery oeuvre.