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Bling  Bloom Bijoux





Free when you book both retreats value £220 

1 day/1 night

when you book

both retreats

value £220

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Meet Este



Today you're going to work on wood panels to create 3 works which can be mounted for wall hanging.

Working on wood provides a new type of surface upon which to you'll build multi-layered designs stamped with textured moulding paste to create patterns which can be worked with in many ways you'll explore in this workshop.

You'll take home three works on timber that will also serve as 'samplers' for a range of mediums and techniques you'll definitely want to use again. 


ALL  ART MATERIALS  ARE PROVIDED - no need to buy or bring anything with you


All of the materials you will use in this workshop are same that Este uses throughout her work Golden Paints - with whom Este is a accredited 'Artist Educator'.

In this workshop you'll use:

  • Prepared wood panels (3 panels, 30 x 30 cm)

  • Golden Paints and Mediums

  • Special-effect paints and mediums

We'd love you to join us for this blitz of bling!

 So we're offering it as a FREE BONUS if you plan to do  both art+yoga retreats,  and even if you do one retreat, you'll still pay only £199 for the workshop package. In both cases, you'll  pay for your extra room night (the 14th September) -  , so check the pricing at the end of this page to see the great rates I've secured for your preferred accommodation.

Bling Bloom Bijoux  is a  1-day intensive painting workshop packed with new material and techniques, designed to complement the methods and materials used throughout the retreats. All materials and lunch are included.

ART WORKSHOP DATE  (7 hrs tuition)

  • STARTS on 9.00 am on 15th  September

  • ENDS  at 5.15 pm on 15th September


Este Macleod is an acclaimed British artist and designer whose  way of teaching will show you ways to turn the things you notice into expressive, sophisticated artworks on paper using new dynamic painting and mixed media techniques.

Her way of teaching will spark your imagination, get you in a creative flow and show ways to broaden your art practice as anyone who's experienced Este's popular on-line courses will know.


Este is a free-spirited artist with a background in textile design. She has been teaching on-line art courses since 2015, focusing on processes and concepts to make individuals' creativity blossom. These courses have gained an incredible following, as Este combines carefully-selected materials and techniques and shows different methods to be used for continued exploration. 

"When I teach, I keep guidelines tight and simplify processes, the knowledge gained enables the flourishing of new ideas when applied to individual art practices."

Este is a professional artist and designer. In addition to her paintings sold in galleries in the UK and internationally, her work is used in a variety of products ranging from wallpapers and textiles, homeware, ceramics, puzzles, stationary and book illustrations.

Born in South Africa, Este has been living in the UK since 1999.

Her educational background includes: HND Textile Design, Fine Art Printmaking, BA Hons Ceramics and Glass, MA in Contemporary Jewellery Design.

More about Creative Art Retreats by Anna Kwiecinska

With a background as an art historian and art gallery owner, my collaboration with artists continues to be a fascinating career which evolved into specialist and art retreats designed to combine seriously good art tuition with authentic cultural experiences.

The practice of yoga has under-pinned Creative Living Retreats, as a source of focus for creative inspiration - so whether you join us as a novice or a yogi, each day presents a new yoga journey with our intuitive teachers .... Live Creatively

Over a decade, many retreatants have returned for our thoughtfully curated weeks of supported creativity. 


Loved the whole thing. Food was amazing and plenty of variety. Staff amazing ... I just thought you did the retreat so well. I felt totally satisfied with the way you made it all happen and made us all feel very special. You really were the glue. Very professional.


The exhibition was just so beautifully put together. 

Lyn Mowday, Busselton, Australia

How does the Workshop work?

Today is a stand-alone workshop day  with 7 hours of tuition which can be added onto your retreat (with a Charge), or FREE if you are attending both the Bali Botanica and the Florabunda retreats

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BREAKFAST                      At your hotel, after which walk to Villa Nilaya.

                                           Don't forget to bring your swimsuit for a cooling dip  between art sessions!

ART SESSION I                9.30 -12.30 with morning tea

LUNCH BREAK               12.30 - 1.45

ART SESSION 2              1.45 - 5.15 with afternoon tea

What does your Workshop include?  

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  • All Art materials 

  • 7 hours of tuition from Este MacLeod

  • Lunch at Villa Nilaya

  • The cost of one night at the hotel you have chosen for your Retreat/s

What does your Workshop not include?  

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Booking your Place and cost of the Workshop 


YOUR WORKSOP IS FREE   if you book both the Bali Botanica and Florabunda Painting + Yoga Retreats, so you only pay for your extra room night (14th September).

THE WORKSHOP COST IS  £199  plus the cost of the hotel room night (14th) if you choose to do only one retreat (either).


 ,extra SPECIAL ROOM RATES for this workshop - divide the prices below by 2 if you are sharing a room

 (and by the way, you can use these same rates of you'd like to stay on between retreats for  10, 11, 12 and 13 September)



  • Superior Room                             £30  

  • Villa Suite                                      £36  


  • Superior Sea View Room           £88

  • Deluxe Ocean Front Room        £99 

  • Honeymoon Suite                       £129

  • Timber Cottage                           £94

  • Timber Chalet                              £70 


  • Garden View Room                     £99

  • Garden View Bungalow             £129 

  • Ocean View Room                      £148

  • Ocean View Bungalow              £150

  • Deluxe Jr Suite Garden View    £162  

  • Deluxe Jr Suite Ocean View      £185 

  • Luxury Ocean View Suite          £222  

  • Luxury Pool Villa                         £299  

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