Month: April 2012

Opus PLUS Launches

If you subscribe to the Opus Visual Arts Newsletter and have shopped with us by name since February, you’ve read about Opus PLUS and already received some of the benefits of this membership program. May 1, 2012 marks its official... Read More

Photographing Urban Vancouver

In September of 2010, I moved from Toronto to Vancouver. Becoming a permanent resident on the West Coast was to fulfill a dream that any scenic and landscape photographer would envy. Although I love shooting in the countryside, I also... Read More

The City as Your Studio

From inspiration to exhibition possibilities, the urban landscape has a lot to offer an artist. Strategic and creative use of city spaces can provide artists with ample opportunities to work big and showcase their talents. An easel and watercolour set... Read More

Solvent-Free Oil Painting

Health and safety is a major concern for artists, and many people avoid painting with oils to avoid complications. Solvents, even odourless mineral spirits, require sufficient ventilation. The fumes can be irritating and are toxic, with some artists intolerant to... Read More

Make It: The Handmade Revolution

Apr. 20 (4–9 p.m.), Apr. 21 (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.) & Apr. 22 (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.) At the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive – $5 at the door It is always an exciting time of year when the first signs of spring start to appear. The days... Read More