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Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge 2017

Seasoned plein air painters & novice artists who love the great outdoors. Groups of friends looking for a creative activity & families celebrating spring a painting picnic. You are all invited to the Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 10 am – 6 pm!...Read more

Watch & Win!

Watch and Win!

Out of 473 entries, Justina E. was selected as the winner of our $1000 prize pack!

Our top video of 2016, as chosen by the viewers, is Just Practice with Kyrra Kosar! Watch the video for inspiration, and join us for the Opus Daily Practice Challenge, beginning February 1st. Click here for details.

#opusdailypractice challenge: Join us for 28 days in February, 2017...Read more


Smart Printing: From Phone to Home

Smart Printing: From Phone to HomeThe best camera is the one that’s with you,” Chase Jarvis....Read more

Getting to the Core of Graphite

Getting to the Core of Graphite

The graphite pencil is ubiquitous, a staple everywhere from the classroom, studio, and office, to the beginner’s toolbox and the professional’s collection....Read more

Charles van Sandwyk: Illustrator, Writer, Wanderer

You are invited to peek into the whimsical, magical world of Charles van Sandwyk, sitting down by the fire to be inspired by his love of storytelling!

We visited this beloved artist and author to discover how illustration, etching, watercolour, and book-binding by hand play into his work. See his process come alive as Charles transports you to his magical home studio in North Vancouver, where elves, fairies, and woodland creatures are conjured up to impart ancient lessons from the tales of old....Read more

A Brief History of Acrylics

This versatile & beloved medium is a relative newcomer to the art world. Did you know that the oldest acrylic painting is less than 100 years old?

Though they are one of the of the most popular products on our shelves, acrylic paints have had a short history. Relative to other beloved painting media like oil
and watercolour, both of which have been around for centuries, acrylics have
only been in popular use since the mid-20th century....Read more

A Clear View: Present, Protect & Preserve Your Artwork with the Right Glazing

When you think of finishing a piece of artwork, what comes to mind? For many artists and art buyers, the final touch is the selection of a frame to accent the piece. In addition to providing a beautiful presentation, framing also offers protection from the elements. With the right materials, it can ensure your piece lasts a lifetime....Read more

Score, Fold, Stitch: Designing Your Own Sketchbook

To watch Score, Fold, Stitch on our YouTube Channel, click here.

Score, fold and stitch the way to your own handmade sketchbook!

Join Nadine Werner, master bookbinder, paper artist, and designer for Paper-Oh Notebooks, as she demonstrates some of the easy techniques she uses for creating sketchbooks with glue free bindings. Whether you work in graphite, watercolour, or a variety of mediums, designing your own personalized sketchbook is a fun way to make something that can meet your specific needs....Read more

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