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Opus Kids’ Art Exhibition
August 15, 2016: Another amazing Opus Kids' Art Exhibition has come to a close with over 500 artworks displayed at Opus stores across BC and more than $3000 in donations raised!
Thank you to all the young artists who shared their art in the group exhibitions and to everyone who made a donation. 100% of the funds go directly to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Child Life Department to purchase art supplies for their Creative Art Program.
We are looking forward to next year's exhibit and hope you are, too!
Nurture & encourage the young artists in your life with the chance to have their work shown at their local Opus store!
Kids 12 years old or younger are invited to show their work in a group exhibition at their local Opus August 1-14, 2016 during our Annual Opus Kids’ Art Exhibition, with proceeds from the event going to art programs at the BC Children's Hospital Foundation!
Bonus: All children who display a piece at the exhibit at their local Opus store will be entered into a draw for a chance to have their exhibited work custom-framed to their specifications!
Watch Art in the Garden, filmed at David and Aubin van Berckel's Bowen Island home, and discover how having an outlet to express themselves can unleash a child's hidden potential and give them agency in the world around them.
For a minimum donation of $1*, you can pick up a 8"×8" Buzz Canvas Panel for kids to create their piece. Panels will be available at your local Opus starting Thursday, June 23. The subject, style and medium of the art created on the panels are up to the artist – we encourage all to explore their creativity and have fun!
Completed works must be submitted to Opus by Sunday, July 31.
While visiting the Kids’ Art Exhibition between August 1–14, 2016, members of the public are invited to vote for their favourite artwork. The piece with the most votes at each Opus store will receive the People’s Choice Award and a $25 Opus Gift Card. Voters will be entered to win a $25 Opus Gift Card, too!
The Opus Kids’ Art Exhibition has been a very successful and enjoyable event in our Langley location for over 10 years and in 2012 we introduced this creative opportunity at all of our stores. We look forward to displaying this year’s work and invite you to join us August 1–14 at your local Opus store to take in this extraordinary exhibition of young talent. See you there!
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." - Pablo Picasso
*All funds raised will be used to purchase art supplies for
The 8"×8" Buzz Canvas Panel surface has limitless potential to showcase young artsists’ work. Here are a few ideas to get the ball rolling:
- Try working on paper – drawing, painting, collage, air dry clay – then mounting the artwork to the panel.
- Use different grounds or gessos to prep the surface some more; Golden White Absorbent Ground is ideal for the older artist and black gesso can look great with fluorescent colours overtop.
- Chromatemp, Chromacryl, Funstuff paints, and Opus Buzz Acrylic paints are all suitable for kids. With using any acrylic paint, it is recommended that children ages 4 and up be well covered with a smock or an old large shirt.
- To keep the mess to a minimum, opt for washable markers. Pair with the Bee Artist Marker Pad and watch the creative magic unfold!
Valid During:June 23, 2016 - August 14, 2016