Instructors

Current Instructors

Past Instructors


Current Instructors


Brian Atyeo

Brian M. Atyeo was born and raised in Toronto. He worked as a freelance artist during his highschool years before moving to Calgary to take a position as an illustrator’s apprentice. Not long after, Atyeo ventured on his own to open B.A. Architectural Rendering Services.

Over the next few years, business grew into a profitable multi-purpose illustration and interior design firm. Becoming more successful and surrounding himself with highly competent associates, Brian freed his time to pursue his creative endeavors.

By 1980, Atyeo was showing his work in Calgary, Edmonton & Toronto, devoting his time fully to painting. Without the constraints of business, he could focus on creative painting and workshop instruction.

This young and dynamic painter is known for his unique style and ability to capture the beauty and the raw edge of his landscapes with aggressive color and forms.

Brian Atyeo is a member of The Canadian Society of Painters and Watercolours (CSPWC) and the Ontario Society of Artists (OSA).

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Jeremy Mayne

Jeremy Mayne completed his M.F.A. at the University of Calgary, including studies at the Royal College of Art, London, England. Mayne is a member of Calgary’s Artist’s Circle and the Alberta Society of Artists. His work is in numerous collections both national and international. As an instructor he has twenty three years experience teaching art and has given a great number of workshops to artists throughout Alberta. As a practicing artist Mayne runs Blue Willow Studio.

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Ursula Reynolds

Ursula Reynolds is a well-respected teacher and artist. Her enthusiasm for teaching and art creates a vibrant, stimulating and non-threatening environment for the exploration of one’s creativity. She has been painting full time for many years and her work is found in several galleries, as well as at her annual home/studio show.

She is an accomplished teacher, having taught on numerous academic levels. Also, Ursula is always willing to embark on new artistic adventures, such as giving art workshops or conducting an art mentorship programme at the high school level.

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Anthony Steffes

Anthony Steffes is an experimental artist who is committed to integrating all the arts into the process of playing with mediums while exploring composition and design. When not working on his own projects he is employed to develop five-day integrated arts workshops for gifted and talented senior high students in Manitoba. Known equally well for inspiring and exhausting artists, teachers, and students he is happiest when engaged in the process of helping someone do what they think they could not. Anthony's art experience has been acquired from the University of Manitoba, University of Toronto, Ontario College of Art, Forum Art Institute, and attending workshops across Canada and the United States.

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Past Instructors


Janice Mason Steeves

Born in Saskatchewan, Janice Mason Steeves graduated with an M.A.
in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manitoba. She held clinical and school psychology positions before leaving the field to focus on painting. Further studies were completed at the Ontario College of Art and Design. She is represented in many public and corporate collections both in Canada and internationally, including
The Government of Ontario Art Collection, Gallery Stratford,
The Schulich School of Business (York University), CIBC World Markets (London), and the Senvest Collection (Montreal). In addition to her studio practice, Mason Steeves teaches painting workshops in Canada, the US and Sweden, and has an active Distance Art Mentoring Program, working online with students internationally. She has been awarded artist residencies in Spain, Ireland, Sweden and Iceland. Mason Steeves' home and studio is in the country outside of Rockwood, Ontario.

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