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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

Opus Daily Practice Challenge

Fall into your studio for a week of daily practice - the Opus Daily Practice Challenge is back with a 7-Day edition, October 1–7!...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

Painting with Acrylics: Liquitex Intermixability

Discover the power of Liquitex Intermixability by combining spray paint, ink and acrylic paint to create layers of depth and radiance in your artwork!...Read more

Art in the Garden

View an extraordinary garden from the perspective of a child and be whisked away into a magical wonderland full of flowers, fruits, fun and art!...Read more

Poetry with Paper featuring Tara Galuska

Journey into a whimsical world of paper with artist and illustrator, Tara Galuska....Read more

Opus is coming to Coquitlam Fall 2016!

What's new at Opus? A NEW OPUS!

We are pleased to announce that we will be opening our 7th Opus Art Supplies store – in Coquitlam – this coming Fall, 2016. We wanted our OpusPLUS members to be among the first to know about this exciting expansion, before making our wider public announcement next week.

As we regularly hear from OpusPLUS Members that they'd love to see our stores expand into more communities across the province, we keep a lookout for neighbourhoods and buildings that are the right fit, that "feel" like an Opus store. Just such a location recently presented itself in Coquitlam and at an ideal time for us to say, "Yes!"...Read more

Painting with Gouache en Plein Air feat. Bryan Coombes

Watch as watermedia takes flight! Go on a trip with Bryan Coombes, as he captures seaplanes in Vancouver's Coal Harbour....Read more