Loose Women… Men Too!

Title: Loose Women… Men Too!

Type of Class: Oil & Acrylic painting

Instructor: Benita McNider

Time: Tuesdays, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Dates: April 4 – May 23

Price: $135/$125 members

This class recipe calls for the use of large brushes, palette knives, texture inducing objects (from bubble wrap to ribbed fabric), bright colored paint…and your unlimited imagination.  You will produce unique “take home” artwork (eye candy) that matches your sofa, heats up your man-cave, brightens up a ho-hum bedroom, or scandalizes the bathroom! My supply list will add canvas sizes, customized for the locations you plan to redecorate.  Paintings can happen on special supports as well!  All types of mixed media are welcome…bring your own glue.


Class dates:
April 4
April 11
April 18
April 25
May 2
May 9
May 16
May 23

Oil and/or acrylic paints are a good beginning…inks, texture, and thickening products are an asset.


Essentials are:

  • odorless solvents
  • cotton rags
  • paper towels
  • a large palette (MASTERSON recommended)
  • latex gloves
  • a large variety of CLEAN brushes
  • support size is the artist’s choice, but I recommend variety
  • larger canvas for abstracts is good


Essential colors…oil and acrylic (all you will actually need, but…):

  • Ivory (or Mars)
  • Black
  • Titanium White
  • Raw Umber
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Thalo or Prussian Blue
  • Sap Green
  • Thalo Green or Veridian
  • Raw Sienna
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Cad. Yellow Medium
  • Cad. Red Light
  • Alizarin Crimson or Crimson Lake
  • Burnt Sienna


NOTE: Bring more colors if you have them, the above colors are necessary for portraits. Abstracts love surprises!

Alabama Art Supply

Alabama Art Supply has generously offered a 20% discount to ESAC students for supplies. Be sure to check out their website!

A $25 fee will be charged for all class refunds due to a withdrawal. Refunds will be given up to seven (7) days prior to class start date. Thereafter, no refunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the class.


A $75 fee will be charged for all workshop refunds due to a withdrawal. Refunds will be given up to one (1) month prior to the workshop start date. Thereafter, norefunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the workshop.

As of January 1, 2017, the Eastern Shore Art Center will be instituting a quarterly Open Studio fee. Students and/or members who wish to take advantage of Open Studio hours must pay $50 per quarter. This fee will pay for three months of Open Studio hours, as well as firing fees for ceramic items made in Open Studio.


Members who signed up for a Supporting Membership in 2016 will not need to pay Open Studio fees until their membership expires, since its benefits included Open Studio participation.


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