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Opus Visiting Artist Series: Demonstrations, Workshops & Classes

"Every successful canvas has been painted from the point of view of a student, for a great painter is always a student." - Charles Webster Hawthorne, Hawthorne on Painting

Refine your skills, learn something new, or get inspired by other artists sharing their ideas and methods. Opus Visiting Artist demonstrations are informative, free and happening at an Opus near you. Workshops and classes normally include fees; please see individual listings for details.

Scroll down to view all demonstrations, workshops and classes, or click on your local Opus store to see what's on in your community.

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Coquitlam
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Downtown Vancouver
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Granville Island
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Kelowna
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Langley
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North Vancouver
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Victoria
 

Space is limited and registration is required for all demos, workshops, and classes. Please register in advance by contacting the host store directly.

  • "Hands-On" Landscapes in Oil Pastel with Peri-Laine Nilan

    Location: 
    Coquitlam
    Thu, April 26, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Thu, April 26, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Oil pastels are a versatile medium that can be used alone or with other media....Read more


    April 23, 2018 – Please note: The 1:30–3:30PM demonstration has been cancelled. The 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM demonstration is now full but will take place at its regularly scheduled time.

  • Bringing Your Printmaking Outdoors with Carol McQuaid

    Location: 
    Coquitlam
    Tue, May 1, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Tue, May 1, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    Join Carol as she shows you how to bring your printmaking outdoors with ease....Read more


    April 24, 2018 – Please note: We are sorry to announce that this demonstration has been cancelled. Thank you for your interest.

  • Plein Air Sketching with Watercolour & Ink with Lori Sokoluk

    Location: 
    Coquitlam
    Thu, May 10, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Thu, May 10, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    Watercolour and ink lend themselves perfectly to a compact take-along painting kit, whether you are traveling afar, walking Vancouver’s shoreline, or sitting in your back garden.

    Join Lori as she teaches you how to capture the essence of a scene quickly and easily using ink pens and a simple watercolour kit. She will cover a number of useful tips about deciding what to include, drawing perspective, and what to pack in your plein air kit.

    This is a perfect way to experience your surroundings more deeply and to create unique, personalized mementoes from your travels.

    Space is limited and registration is required.
    Please visit Opus Coquitlam or contact them at 604‑545‑0410 to register....Read more

  • Having Fun with Resin with Linda Klippenstein

    Location: 
    Coquitlam
    Tue, May 15, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Tue, May 15, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    Join Linda Nikkel Klippenstein as she demonstrates how to do a pour using resin! Learn how easy it is to mix and add colours using inks, fluid acrylics and powdered pigments to create a beautiful abstract using resin as the medium....Read more

  • "Finish It!" with Jeff Wilson

    Location: 
    Coquitlam
    Sat, May 19, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Sat, May 19, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    You have completed your painting, but now what? How do you make sure your work is ready for an exhibition or sale? Which hardware or finishing will reflects the care and attention that you have spent on the painting itself?...Read more

  • Let’s Get Some Perspective with Tony O'Regan

    Location: 
    Coquitlam
    Sun, May 27, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Sun, May 27, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Join Tony O’Regan as he demonstrates how to create convincing images using form, depth and space. Discover how you can improve the impact of your work with an understanding of these powerful drawing techniques....Read more

  • Adventures with a Travel Sketchbook with Keith Valentine

    Location: 
    Coquitlam
    Mon, May 28, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Mon, May 28, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    Join Keith Valentine as he shares his experiences of thirty-five years of travel sketching....Read more

  • Creating Landscape in Oil with Mark Pytlos

    Location: 
    Coquitlam
    Sat, June 2, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Sat, June 2, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    Discover the 3 stages of creating a landscape using oils!...Read more

  • Let it Flow with Savina Purewal

    Location: 
    Coquitlam
    Sun, June 3, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Sun, June 3, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Discover how to create beautiful seascapes using the ‘fluid painting” technique....Read more