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Just Practice

Join artist and Opus Daily Practice participant Sharon Leung for an afternoon painting pandas in the park!

Sharon has always been creative, but she started getting back into daily practice thanks to our challenge. Between the daily prompts for inspiration and a creative community that embraced her via social media, Sharon is evolving her skills and making some cute pandas while she's at it.

Watch Just Practice with Sharon Leung and get inspired by her experience in taking on a daily practice. Need a place to start? Join our Opus Daily Practice: Spring into Summer 7-Day Edition this June 15 - 21st and join us in making art a solid part of our daily routines!...Read more

Opus Special Event: The Magic of Plein Air Painting with Sheree Jones

Sat, July 15, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join Sheree Jones on Bowen Island, Saturday, July 15, 2017 for
The Magic of Plein Air Painting – An Intermediate Workshop for Oil and Acrylic Painters. Learn to work quickly and confidently on location in this one day plein air workshop with Sheree Jones on beautiful Bowen Island....Read more

Opus Daily Practice Challenge - Spring into Summer 7-Day Edition!

Opus Daily Practice: Spring into Summer 7-day edition begins June 15

Spring into a summer of creativity – the Opus Daily Practice Challenge returns with another 7-Day edition, June 15–21!

Challenge yourself to create daily for 7 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.

Sketch, draw, paint, collage, print, sculpt... you name it! Post your progress online with #opusdailypractice to connect with your fellow artists!...Read more

Pick Your Prize

The winner's names have been drawn for the Pick Your Prize giveaway!

Congratulations to:

  • Renee S. - Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Brush - Size 7 Round
  • Mandy X. - Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
  • Zoe R. - Winsor & Newton Oil Colours
  • Joni L. - Winsor & Newton Oil Bars
  • Kathryn C. - Arches Watercolour Blocks - 9" x 12" Cold Pressed and Rough, and Arches Oil Paper Pad 9" x 12"

Thank you to the over 950 people that entered this draw! It was exciting to see how many of you joined in on this opportunity to win these truly outstanding prizes from Winsor & Newton and Arches.

Have a wonderful summer of colourful creativity!...Read more


Oil Techniques: Painting en Plein Air

What makes your heart skip a beat and say, "I have to paint this!"? Every painter is searching for the magic — that special something that compels you to bring a subject to life with a brush and canvas.

Sheree Jones shares some of the techniques she employs to capture that magic while painting in oils en plein air in the Opus video, Oil Techniques: Painting en Plein Air. Learn how starting with a value sketch compensates for changing light, how not painting all details can invite the viewer to explore a part of the painting, and more!...Read more

How to Varnish an Acrylic Painting

Keep your artwork looking as good as the day it was completed by learning how to apply a varnish layer!...Read more

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

March 4, 2017
Join former NHL goalie, Richard Brodeur, as he paints live at Opus North Vancouver, this Saturday, March 4th from 10AM-4PM. Read more.

Why Varnish?

The final step in a painter’s process is one of the most important: varnishing....Read more