Month: January 2010

Petition in Support of the Arts

We are asking all art lovers to help join with the arts community in protest of the funding cuts to the arts in British Columbia. This is your chance to make your voices heard. How can you help? Sign or... Read More

How to: canvas offsets and how to use ’em

A set of step-by-step instructions for how to use offsets to mount your canvas in a front-loading canvas frame, as well as instructions for fastening your hanging hardware. For the accompanying video, click here. Hardware and Tools You Will Need... Read More

Staff Pick Watercolour Workshop

Art Escapes is an exciting series of watercolor workshops taking place at the Granville Island Hotel in Vancouver, BC. An island retreat in the heart of the city, Granville Island brings together the best of Vancouver, an eclectic mix of... Read More

A Plague of Artists

Forget the H1N1 virus, there is a plague of artists in BC, according to Hill Strategies Research (HSR), a company that conducts research on the arts in Canada. The revelations of their analyses can seem, on the surface, rather depressing.... Read More

Why Choose Golden?

Once, when I was working in the Victoria store, a shopper asked me which brand of acrylic paint she should buy. As a beginner, she was a bit leery about buying the higher priced brands, and really wanted to know... Read More

UNYA Aries Program

Students at UNYA’s Aries Program took part in printmaking workshops offered this month through a generous donation of supplies from Opus Framing & Art Supplies. Twelve First Nations youth (13-15 years old) at the alternate school in East Vancouver were... Read More

A Night of Social Craft

There are a number of activities you likely save for those times when you’re alone, in the privacy of your own home, or with a group of close friends. Museum of Vancouver (MOV) plans to throw open the doors and... Read More