Would you like to indulge in some creative ‘me time’ whilst exploring the topic of still life in acrylics with mixed media? Join me for a course filled with colour and dynamic art projects to inspire and enthuse.

Probably my most popular course ever, this four week long course is offered for the last time starting 9 September 2024 as a scheduled course.

Join the Priority List to be the first be notified when registration opens and to qualify for an exclusive 20% discount applied to the full course price of £357 (approximately $465).

To find out more about Explore Still Life I click here or join the Priority List below.

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Mini Courses 25% Off

All mini courses below are discounted until the end of July when you use the code SUMMER25

Choose from

  • Four Seasons
  • Sunset Trees
  • One, Two, Three, Let's Paint Cats
  • Fabulous Fish
  • Imaginary Butterflies
  • Creative Circle









Elizabeth D

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!

Carin S

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. 

Carolyn L

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.

About Esté

"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.

Sharing knowledge

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.