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Into the Studio with Brandy Masch

Are you ready to take the leap into making art full-time? Brandy Masch has recently done just that, stepping away from her day job at Opus Kelowna to dedicate her days to her art career. She shared her path with us, outlining the steps she has taken to get to this exciting milestone. Read on to gather ideas and inspiration for your own journey!...Read more

Experiments in Mixed Media

Ignite your creativity in fresh new ways! Discover techniques for pushing artistic boundaries by watching Experiments in Mixed Media Part 1: Sketchbooks, Graphite and Yupo (above) & Experiments in Mixed Media Part 2: Yupo, India Ink and Pitt Pens (below). with artist, teacher, public speaker and author, Nancy Crawford....Read more

Sublimation Printing

Stunning & Strong: Sublimation Printing at Opus!

Modern, bold, & tough as nails: sublimation printing on white & clear-coated aluminium panels is available through the Opus Fine Art Digital Printing Service. ...Read more

Special Opus + Gamblin Event: Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials with Scott Gelatly

Note – July 22, 2015: Both these demonstrations are now full and no further registration will be taken. Thank you for your interest!


Since their founding, Gamblin Artists Colors has handcrafted luscious oil colours and contemporary mediums true to the working properties of traditional materials, yet safer & more permanent.

Gamblin’s dedication to today’s oil painters extends beyond offering the finest possible materials – Gamblin believes in sharing their knowledge so painters can choose those materials that best support their own artistic visions.

In this lecture-demonstration, you will learn:...Read more

Pre-Order NOW to Beat the Back To School Rush!

Plan ahead for an artful 2015/2016 school year - place a pre-order for your classroom for fall session delivery. Orders over $200, receive FREE shipping, too!*

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Save 30% Off Any & All Gamblin Products!

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Opus Readymade Frames

Discover your new favourite frame today!

Trevor Code from Opus Granville Island sets the framework for the features and assembly of many of our popular ready-made frames in these quick and simple videos....Read more

The Making of an Escoda Versatil Brush

Watch a true Master in action!

Ricard Escoda, Senior from Escoda Artist Brushes paid a visit to Opus to demonstrate the Versatil, a beautiful brush line that rivals the performance of Kolinsky sable.

These professional synthetic watercolour brushes are handmade, and Ricard, a master brush maker, had all the tools used to craft them on hand. He had everyone entranced as he assembled a round Versatil –  so much so that we had to film it!

Watch Mr. Escoda as he elegantly blends modern technology with time-honoured techniques to create a Versatil brush before your eyes....Read more

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2015

2015 New Spring Plein-Air Blossom Sessions

The 2015 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s (VCBF) Plein-Air Session will be an exceptional celebration of beauty in the city, with participants painting outdoors, searching for the colours and majestic images of the cherry trees in bloom this spring.

The Plein-Air Session is an opportunity to open our eyes, and with our full senses discover the richness of the world always present. It is a time to break away from seclusion and be inspirited by the beauty that surrounds us....Read more

Share your Gift

Join artists Pierre Coupey, Sarah Clement, and Enda Bardell as they reminisce about their first memories of art, and explore what exactly drew them to working with the mediums they love.

Pierre Coupey

"Paint itself is something I'm in love with – the way of making shape and form with a loaded brush. Without that, I think life would be quite deprived."

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