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Just Practice

Get inspired to practice daily with a quote from Vincent van Gogh! Watch A Step Forward: Just Practice with Aska Djikia as she lends her hand lettering skills to his timeless words about the importance of practice.

We hope it helps spur you on to continue with your daily practice through to the end of our February Opus Daily Practice Challenge... and beyond!

PLUS, be sure to read Aska's article, A Beginner's Journey to Hand Lettering, for tips on getting started. You can also see what other Opus Daily Practice participants are doing with hand lettering by following #opuslettering and #opushandlettering tags on Instagram....Read more

Opus Daily Practice Challenge

The Opus Daily Practice Challenge returns February 1–28, 2017!


January resolutions can be tough – the holiday season, a new year, plus 31 days. It's too much! But don't worry, February follows with enough time passed that you are renewed and ready to take action, and with an easy 28 days to make art a part of your daily life.

Challenge yourself to create daily for 28 days with Opus Daily Practice, making your art practice a priority wherever your days may take you – the studio, kitchen table or living room, in the park or at a coffee shop, or on-the-go....Read more

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What's happening in the Visual Arts community. It moves fast, so check often.

$1000 Working Artist Purchase Award | Call for Submissions Deadline - March 31, 2017

We offer a small art purchase award to help serious artists keep working. Our award is open worldwide to all visual artists, including but not limited to those working in traditional styles, ie., painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, glass, or with digital/new media, installation, photography and film/video.

Complete submission guidelines at: http://www.workingartist.org/submission-guidelines.html .

info@workingartist.org

Also look out for our next quarterly Photography Award Deadline: March 17, 2017!

Working Artist Org. is dedicated to discovering, collecting, and promoting great art and artists.

Poetry Moves

Poetry Moves
Maplewood House | Feb 22 - Mar 29 (6 weeks)

TIME: WEDNESDAYS | 7:00-9:00PM

ADDRESS: 399 SEYMOUR RIVER PLACE, NORTH VANCOUVER | SEE FACILITY DETAILS

AGES: ADULTS & YOUTH

INSTRUCTOR: BRITT MACLEOD

PRICE: $140...Read more