With the opening of Phase I in Delaware, the Rehoboth Art League will be offering Plein Air Oil Painting: Color and Composition with Jacalyn Beam from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays, June 2 and 3, on its outdoor campus. . “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. Outdoor artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural elements of light, color and movement into their works. Since the class will be held outdoors and the class size will be kept under 10, social distancing will be easily accomplished. All other CDC guidelines will also be strictly observed, especially the wearing of face masks at all times.

In this course for intermediate and advanced painters, participants will discuss and practice seeing shapes and colors in the landscape. Particular attention will be paid to the what and why of the topic and how to move responses to the canvas. Color temperature will be discussed and explored as a way to support artistic goals. Need supplies? No problem; Jerry’s Art Supply will have everything you need on site! Buy direct from Jerry’s or bring your own supplies. For a list of supplies, email [email protected] The cost of the course is $ 200 per person.

Jacalyn Beam was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania. His early artistic training was rooted in the history and beauty of the Brandywine Valley. She holds BS, MEd and EdD degrees and has always had a passion for painting. Beam is a member of the American Impressionist Society, the Oil Painters of America, the Washington Society of Landscape Artists, the American Women Artists, and the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association. It is included in books, magazines and other materials, including “100 Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters” published by Schiffer, and has won numerous awards. Governor John Carney recently appointed Beam to serve on the state arts council for a three-year term starting in January 2020.

Registration is compulsory for all courses. To register, go to www.rehobothartleague.org, email [email protected] or call 302-227-8408, ext. 112. All classes are held at the Rehoboth Art League, located at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres.

The Rehoboth Art League is a non-profit organization dedicated to making art accessible to everyone. This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a public agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.


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