Plein Air Oil Painting: Color and Composition with Jacalyn Beam

Jun 3, 2020 • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

With the Phase I opening of Delaware, the Rehoboth Art League will offer “Plein Air Oil Painting: Color and Composition with Jacalyn Beam” on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 2 and 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the outdoor campus of the Art League.  En plein air is a French expression meaning "in the open air,” and refers to the act of painting outdoors with the artist's subject in full view. Plein air artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural light, color and movement into their works. Since the class will be held outdoors and class size maintained at less than ten, social distancing will be easily accomplished.  All other CDC guidelines will also be strictly adhered to especially wearing face masks at all times.


In this class for intermediate and advanced painters, participants will discuss and practice seeing shapes and color in the landscape.  Attention will be given to the "what and why" of subject matter and then moving the answers to canvas.  Color temperature will be discussed and explored as a means to support artistic goals.  In general, the class will be a lot of fun, experimentation and rewarding! NEED SUPPLIES? No worries - Jerry's Art Supply will be have everything you need on site! Purchase directly from Jerry's OR bring your own supplies.   For a list of supplies contact, the Education Programs Director at  The cost for the class is $200 per person.


Jacalyn Beam was born in Chester County, PA.  Her early training in art was rooted in the history and beauty of the Brandywine Valley.  She holds a B.S., M.Ed. and Ed.D. and has always held a passion for painting.  Jacalyn is a member of the American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, Washington Society of Landscape Artists, American Women artists, and the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association (MAPAPA).  She is included in books, magazines and other documents including, "100 Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters" published by Schiffer and has earned many awards. Governor John Carney recently appointed Dr. Beam to serve on the state's art council for a term of three years beginning January 2020. 

Registration is required for all classes.  To register go to, email the Art League’s Education Programs Director at or call the Art League at 302-227-8408 ext. 112.  All classes are held at the Rehoboth Art League, located at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres, Rehoboth Beach.   

Plein Air Oil Painting: Color and Composition with Jacalyn Beam