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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

Urban Sketching Techniques

Experience your surroundings in a new way through washes of watercolour and ink!...Read more

Opus Special Event: Stepping Out & Up! Plein Air & Painting with Acrylics with Jan Poynter

Sat, June 4, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun, June 5, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Learn to work quickly and confidently on location or in the studio in these plein air workshops with Jan Poynter on beautiful Bowen Island!...Read more

Where Will Your Sketchbook Take You?

Where will your sketchbook take you?

Your sketchbook has become your companion, always in your bag or under your arm. From your morning coffee to traveling home from work, an artist's sketchbook is home to multiple mediums and countless memories.

These memories create inspiration. They spur the artist further as they play with concepts for pieces or as a source of entertainment to help pass the time on their travels. Your sketchbook was there with you when you drove down the coastline with your family, that morning you got stuck in traffic, and during the most unexpected rushes of inspiration....Read more

Drawn Out: 365 Days of Drawing

In planes, trains, and automobiles, visual artist Michael Markowsky traverses the landscape to find new and interesting locations in which to create. He has painted in the Arctic tundra, in the bed of a moving truck, and even in a CF-18 fighter plane! This constant change of scenery is all done in the pursuit of challenging his artistic process to gain new insights and ways of working....Read more