Welcome to Four Seasons, a mini-course inspired by trees, colours and the beauty of Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. I love trees as subject to use in art and would like to invite you to join me on this five day mini-course I developed in order to explore colour and creative processes.
If you'd like to explore more techniques, I created an hour long masterclass as a follow on painting project that adds to the lessons in Four Seasons. Come paint with me a grouping of trees on a layered watercolour background in muted colours. This masterclass includes two video lessons: a short tutorial on mixing neutral colours and a second in-depth artwork project of a grouping of trees in a sunset landscape.
Prepare to be inspired. Fabulous Fish consists of nine projects. Esté will demonstrate ways to help you to create dynamic fish drawings using her Creative Leap method, these will be turned into interesting artworks in watercolour and acrylic inks. Suitable for all levels of experience, this course is just the ticket to get your creative juices flowing.
Make time for art, get your creative juices flowing and enjoy exploring possibilities starting with a simple circle. Over the period of five days I will show you different ways to create your own circular wreath incorporating your unique shapes, drawing style and painted marks.
Expand your creativity and develop a stronger sense of colour, pattern and form with this dynamic, alternative course covering both drawing and painting with a definite focus on trees. There are three modules, each with five projects that build upon each other. Look out for bonus lessons covering colour theory and two special projects to conclude Arboretum.
Imaginarium is a powerful alternative drawing-focused course inspired by the world around us. There are eighteen projects designed to kickstart creativity and promote original and inventive thinking. Imaginarium focuses on imaginary forms and the development of doodles, drawings and designs to become a vocabulary of shapes that can be used in your art practice and future projects.
As of January 2024, all of the weekly colour prompts from 2023 are now available to purchase for only £15. I've also moved Coloricombo 2024 across to Substack. Access is FREE, click here to ensure you're signed up. If you were previously signed up, you'll be moved across automatically.
I wake up every morning excited to see the days lesson. The techniques you are sharing are wonderful! I am so excited to try them out and feel I can take my art work to another level with all that you are sharing. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thank you, Este Macleod, for such an inspirational and well-designed course. As a retired educator, I recognize the importance of and the amount of time that goes into planning and building skills.
Third year taking an Este course. They are magical. Este is a great instructor. You can have virtually any skill level and find joy in what you create. Art is a journey and Este is one of the great finds in my art exploration.
Online Art & Creativity Courses
Making art is what makes me feel alive
I started teaching online courses in 2015. Exploring different creative processes, art materials and working with colour is something I relish and I'm always on the lookout to see what mediums and techniques I can share.
Some of my more intense courses have taken years to develop: I take pride in the content and offering value to my students is a priority.
Everything I teach is based on the knowledge I've attained over three decades as a professional artist and designer. I use this experience to inspire others to fully understand techniques, learn new skills, deepen colour sense and develop their own unique artistic voices.
Teaching is something I'm passionate about
I come from a family of academics who recognised my artistic obsession when I was a young child. This feeling hasn't changed, being an artist is my life's work, it is part of my DNA.
My first studies were in Textile Design, followed by Fine Art Printmaking, a BA (Hons) in Ceramics and Glass and an MA in Contemporary Jewellery Design. I am also an accredited Golden Artist Educator.