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Opus Videos

Our Opus Video Library has over 100 videos filmed with local artists offering both art instruction in our how-to videos and a glimpse into their studios and process in our mini-documentaries.

You'll also get glimpses into Opus-led and creative community events, as well as information on Opus-brand products and services to help you take your art practice further.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Exploring New Territory with Sarah Clement

    Vancouver-based artist and illustrator Sarah Clement has been inspired by nature and the world around her for as long as she can remember. Her whimsical and detailed illustrations mix the colourful freedom of ink with the more structured lines of cut-paper, producing artwork that is uniquely her own....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