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Why Varnish?

The final step in a painter’s process is one of the most important: varnishing....Read more

Charles van Sandwyk: Illustrator, Writer, Wanderer

You are invited to peek into the whimsical, magical world of Charles van Sandwyk, sitting down by the fire to be inspired by his love of storytelling!

We visited this beloved artist and author to discover how illustration, etching, watercolour, and book-binding by hand play into his work. See his process come alive as Charles transports you to his magical home studio in North Vancouver, where elves, fairies, and woodland creatures are conjured up to impart ancient lessons from the tales of old....Read more

Opus Holiday Hours 2016

All locations are open their regular hours during most of the season. Opus hours for Christmas, Boxing Day, and New Year's are: ...Read more

5th Annual BC Buy Local Week - Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2016

Be a Local Champion!
1. Snap a pic of some of your favourite BC business
2. Share to social media with #BCBuyLocal
and you'll be entered for a chance to win from BC Buy Local partners! Details at BCBuyLocal.com


Opus Art Supplies a proud member of BC Buy Local, a campaign that celebrates local business to promote the contributions that BC businesses make to our economy and our communities. ...Read more

A Clear View: Present, Protect & Preserve Your Artwork with the Right Glazing

When you think of finishing a piece of artwork, what comes to mind? For many artists and art buyers, the final touch is the selection of a frame to accent the piece. In addition to providing a beautiful presentation, framing also offers protection from the elements. With the right materials, it can ensure your piece lasts a lifetime....Read more

Score, Fold, Stitch: Designing Your Own Sketchbook

To watch Score, Fold, Stitch on our YouTube Channel, click here.

Score, fold and stitch the way to your own handmade sketchbook!

Join Nadine Werner, master bookbinder, paper artist, and designer for Paper-Oh Notebooks, as she demonstrates some of the easy techniques she uses for creating sketchbooks with glue free bindings. Whether you work in graphite, watercolour, or a variety of mediums, designing your own personalized sketchbook is a fun way to make something that can meet your specific needs....Read more

Face Painting with Snazaroo

Looking for Halloween ideas? Get inspired to put your brushwork and blending skills on display by creating a stunning face-painting work of art to enhance your Halloween look this year....Read more

Asking the Big Question with Pennylane Shen

Are you aiming for a professional career capturing the landscape on your canvas? Do you feel most alive when creating work that you want to talk to your audience about, educating them about what the work means? Does the idea of working towards improving your technique with regular, focused practice sound like a dream way to spend your evenings and weekends? There are an infinite number of paths an artist can take, and each journey is as individual as the artist themself....Read more

Painting with Acrylics: Liquitex Muted Colors

Discover how using muted colours can make your sunny colours sing!...Read more

Creative Process: Interview with Joanne Hastie

As the weather cools down and days get shorter, many artists will be returning to the comfort of their studios soon. We caught up with Vancouver artist and marathon runner, Joanne Hastie recently, and discussed how she uses the photos she’s taken when outdoors to capture the essence of a scene in her art process, and how her process has come full circle – via Italy!...Read more