CIAS brings Cochrane and area groups, businesses and individuals who love arts and culture into a central Hub. Here you can source instructors, classes, studios supplies and everything art. Let the creativity begin!!!
Tony has a Bachelor’s degree in Art History, with a minor in Sculpture and a diploma from the Banff Centre School for the Arts in Photography. He worked as a studio technician at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
After graduation, Tony established the Irontree Design Studio, where he designed and manufactured one-of-a-kind wrought iron furniture. He has spent the last few years developing his skills in wood block and lino printing.
Tony’s years of experience in the arts have given him a wide range of interests and knowledge to help students find their path.
Marla was raised on the prairies of southern Alberta and now resides in the Alberta foothills where the inspiration for her paintings surrounds her. She is primarily a landscape painter and describes her style as contemporary realism to the abstract.
Marla paints and instructs in acrylic, oil and watercolour, in any subject matter and all skill levels from beginner to advanced. Marla teaches in several venues including Cochrane, Calgary and Okotoks. Check out Marla’s website and view collections.
Marla instructs the CIAS course Acrylic Landscape Painting.