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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.

Opus Special Event: Hockey legend Richard Brodeur paints at Opus for the North Shore Art Crawl

Join former NHL goalie, Richard Brodeur, as he paints live at Opus North Vancouver this Saturday, March 4th from 10AM-4PM. Don't miss your chance to meet this Canucks alumni as he trades his hockey stick and pads for a paint brush and easel!...Read more

Showers of Art Exhibition and Sale

Burnaby Artists’ Guild presents an art exhibition and sale, “Showers of Art” at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6540 Deer Lake Avenue in Burnaby April 21-23. The Opening will be at 7:30 pm on Friday the 21st. The show will be open Friday 7-10pm, Saturday 10-6pm and Sunday 10-5 pm. Feature Artist Zoe Clemens and the Guild’s many talented artists showcase original artwork in a variety of styles and mediums. Artists will be in attendance. Demonstrations offered. Show includes a raffle for an original painting and a sale of art cards and magnets. Free admission. Free parking. Info 604-291- 6864 or visit the Guild website www.Burnabyartistsguild.com