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Art Kits @ Opus

Arts Umbrella Art Kits at Opus Granville Island

Located on Granville Island for more than 30 years, Arts Umbrella has grown from a dream of a few young and artistic parents to a highly respected model for children’s arts organizations around the world. Arts Umbrella ignites a lasting inspiration in the classroom, so that students can learn to think creatively in everything they do.

Arts Umbrella is a not-for-profit centre for arts education for young people, reaching thousands of children and youth annually through core programming, outreach programs and school performances. Arts Umbrella is committed to making arts education accessible, especially for children and youth in under served neighbourhoods, with innovative instruction in dance, theatre, music and visual and media arts. ...Read more

VFS Digital Design

VFS Digital Design

Digital Design at Vancouver Film School. Maybe not the first thing you think of when you hear "design school". Hey, that's okay, because there are advantages to being small. It's what makes us different. It's what lets us offer a one-year education that's about pushing design forward instead of just pushing buttons. Combining process and results in a package that spans graphic design, interactive design, motion design, and video production, no other school wastes so little of your time and demands so much. ...Read more

Welcome to our new design!

Screenshot of the front page of opusframing.com

We're excited to be moving to the new design of our website today. A number of factors went in to the decision to do this, but primary among them was making information on our website more readable. As a bonus: the current changes come with some great new features!...Read more

Drawn / Artists and Drawings / 2010

Drawing at Drawn Festival 2009

"Drawing is under-appreciated," says Lynn Ruscheinsky, an art history professor who teaches courses in indigenous and contemporary art at Langara College and Emily Carr University. "Artists throughout history have long understood the value and importance of this medium, yet the general public and even the art world itself have traditionally viewed drawing as little more than a preparatory form for works created in other media." According to Ruscheinksy, this view of drawing's place is both arbitrary and wrong: "Drawing is an important artistic language with something unique and very special to say." ...Read more

Creating an Art News Community Profile

Your Art News Community Profile (what we call your "Art News login") allows you to post Art News and to keep track of the comments and posts you've made on our site. In the future, we hope to introduce more ways to help you stay connected and informed through our website. ...Read more

You can now post Art News!

Yes, it's true – no more emailing us, or using our old submit form. By creating an Art News Community Profile with us, you gain access to some new abilities to interact with our website. One of those abilities is posting Art News. Here's how you do it....Read more

Supporting Our Community

The visual arts give us so much, and so it has always been a central theme in Opus’ business philosophy to support visual arts programs in our community. We do this by encouraging new artists and masters alike, by promoting community arts events, by contributing to non-profit visual arts organizations and programs, and by supporting visual arts education. ...Read more

Surrey Children's Festival

Surrey Children's Festival

Join us for a culturally diverse artistic journey at the 6th annual Surrey Children’s Festival. This year’s Festival will take place June 3, 4 and 5 at the Surrey Arts Centre and Bear Creek Park. Surrey Children’s Festival is the only Arts-based children’s festival in Surrey and surrounding area, and this year we are expecting over 20,000 people on site to enjoy hands-on art activities and high calibre performances....Read more

Artists Among Us

Artists Among Us...Creative Transitions Art Show and Sale

ArtWorks Studio, Canadian Mental Health Association presents the 5th Annual Artists Among Us…Creative Transitions Art Show and Sale from May 7 to 9, 2010.

Laughter wafts down the halls of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) building on Sutherland Avenue in Kelowna. In following the source of these cheerful sounds, you find yourself in a large, bright room filled with sunshine and art. A number of people gather in this warm and inviting space, some at easels and others seated at a long center table; some are happily chatting while others are quietly concentrating…everyone is creating art. You have arrived at the ArtWorks Studio in Kelowna....Read more

Make It Vancouver, 2010

Crowds at Make It

The birds are chirping, cherry blossoms are blooming, and you have the overwhelming urge to get out and shop! Instead of heading to a generic, overcrowded mall why not experience a shopping event that will entice all your senses. If you want to support over 90 of Canada's brightest urban artisans and designers Spring Make It is the place to be this May 1-2. Find everything from fashion accessories, clothing, home décor, art, gourmet goodies and many other one-of-a-kind handmade items. All your spring shopping needs are taken care of from lovely gifts to perfect self indulgences. Make It is about celebrating creativity, having fun and supporting amazing Canadian talent. The vibe at the show is funky, hip and urban - very different from you traditional granny craft show!...Read more