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  • Just Practice

    llustrator and cosmetic tattoo artist, Brianne Tweddle, took part in the Opus Daily Practice Challenge last year while she was working at Opus Downtown Vancouver. Through sharing her art on social media, she found that people loved seeing her doodles and sketches – just as much as a completed piece! The realization that not everything she made and wanted to share online needed to be a masterpiece helps keep her motivated everyday.

    Watch her video above to learn how Brianne incorporates practice into her daily life, and start bringing your own sketchbook everywhere – you never know when the inspiration to Just Practice will come!...Read more

  • Fine Art Digital Projectors

    Discover the possibilities of using projected digital imagery in your fine art practice!

    Digital art projectors make the perfect addition to any artist's studio, granting you access to a multitude of tools for creating. Whether you're working on canvas, cradled wood panel, or even a large scale wall mural, digital projectors give artists the ability to develop artwork with more accuracy in less time....Read more

  • Science & Art Unite! Daniel Smith Watercolors

    Get a behind–the–scenes look at the raw materials used to produce some of your favourite watercolours!

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  • Ross den Otter: Photographer / Mixed Media Artist

    Photographer, mixed media artist, and teacher Ross den Otter began experimenting with fine art materials on his photographs after being inspired by a local artist in the Eastside Culture Crawl. After years of being immersed in the arts, he used this experience to explore and develop a multitude of processes for taking his photographs beyond the JPEG.

    Ross now balances his commercial photography practice, teaching at VanArts and Vancouver Photo Workshops, along with creating his mixed media artwork....Read more

  • Blythe Scott: Mixed Media Artist

    Victoria mixed media artist, Blythe Scott's, artwork depicts the wonder, beauty, and emotional essence of the places she has been. Originally from Scotland, Blythe is drawn to the textures of the urban landscape, frequently scaling rocky hills and parking garages to get a birds eye view of the landscapes she wishes to portray....Read more

  • Just Add Colour

    Colouring books have grown up!

    A relaxing, therapeutic, and remarkably fun activity, colouring books have made a comeback with adults worldwide. We visited Vancouver artist Sandeep Johal in her home studio to talk about this creative craze and how it is influencing artists and newcomers alike....Read more

  • Experiments in Mixed Media

    Ignite your creativity in fresh new ways! Discover techniques for pushing artistic boundaries by watching Experiments in Mixed Media Part 1: Sketchbooks, Graphite and Yupo (above) & Experiments in Mixed Media Part 2: Yupo, India Ink and Pitt Pens (below). with artist, teacher, public speaker and author, Nancy Crawford....Read more

  • Waking up the Paint with Alex Fong

    Alex Fong is a Kelowna based watermedia artist whose playful paintings stir the imagination with a kaleidoscope of light and colour. He is a staple amongst the artists in the Okanagan - known for his whimsical paintings, contributions to the Valley's wine industry, and charitable organizations. Alex is also a frequent visiting artist at Opus, conducting demonstrations primarily at Opus Kelowna....Read more

  • Opus Ready-made Frames

    Discover your new favourite frame today!

    Trevor Code from Opus Granville Island sets the framework for the features and assembly of many of our popular ready-made frames in these quick and simple videos....Read more

  • The Making of an Escoda Versatil Brush

    Watch a true Master in action!

    Ricard Escoda, Senior from Escoda Artist Brushes paid a visit to Opus to demonstrate the Versatil, a beautiful brush line that rivals the performance of Kolinsky sable.

    These professional synthetic watercolour brushes are handmade, and Ricard, a master brush maker, had all the tools used to craft them on hand. He had everyone entranced as he assembled a round Versatil –  so much so that we had to film it!

    Watch Mr. Escoda as he elegantly blends modern technology with time-honoured techniques to create a Versatil brush before your eyes....Read more