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Practice Makes Perfect

Don't try to find the time to make art - just do it! Even if it's during your Tea Time.

Our second video prompt for this month's Opus Daily Practice Challenge features artist, and Opus Granville Island staff member, Tristan Noone. Tristan has been creating art his whole life, but after a 2 year hiatus, he found it very difficult to get back into the habit of creating daily. He had to teach himself how to "practice art" again instead of toiling over a piece trying to create that perfect line.

Watch Practice Makes Perfect with Tristan Noone above to see our prompt: Tea Time drawn right before your eyes! Plus find out more about Tristan and how he uses daily drawing exercises to keep his hands in practice....Read more

Ola Volo: Illustrator & Mural Artist

Put the focus on YOUR artwork with inspiration from Ola Volo!

This full-time illustrator and mural artist shares how she creates her folklore-inspired art. Watch as she gives you an insider's look at her illustration process and how she extends that vision to create one of her signature murals, an adventurous piece that reflects the spirit of one her clients, Open Road Volkswagen....Read more

Loving Vincent Private Screening

You are invited to attend a private screening of the Oscar-nominated film Loving Vincent!

As one of our most loyal customers, we are pleased to invite you and a guest* to a special evening with Opus Art Supplies.

Join us on March 14th for a private screening of the world’s first fully painted feature film, Loving Vincent,
at the Vancity Theatre in downtown Vancouver.

Two showtimes, 6:45 pm and 8:45 pm, are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This event is by invitation only and is non-transferable. Deadline to register is Thursday, February 28th.

When: March 14 at 6:45 pm OR 8:45 pm...Read more

Step Toward Social Media Success

One of the most rewarding things about creating art is bringing forth what’s inside of us in order to share it with others. Approaching social media as an extension of your art and your connection to those who appreciate it can be incredibly rewarding, both to the viewer and yourself.

Instagram, a social media platform that has seen a lot of growth over the last several years, appears to be designed specifically for us as artists - a highly visual platform that puts images at the forefront while including room for the content to support those pictures....Read more