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Creating a Sensory Experience Through Art

The Embrace by Marney-Rose Edge
The Embrace by Marney-Rose Edge

Fill your senses with Spring! Two artists share how their sensory experience of their subjects, flora and fauna, becomes part of their work, both in process and in the completed piece.

Thank you to Marney-Rose Edge and Melody Unger for speaking so beautifully on this subject.

Florishing Flowers with Marney-Rose Edge...Read more

How to Paint a Blossom with Marney-Rose Edge

The Embrace by Marney-Rose Edge
The Embrace by Marney-Rose Edge

Marney-Rose Edge's watercolour florals capture the delicacy of the blooms and juxtapose them with dramatic backgrounds. The results are stunning works filled with light, colour, and the beauty of nature....Read more

Ideas for Decorative Papers

Ideas for Decorative Papers

Our expanded selection decorative papers is offering inspiration this spring! In addition Japanese Chiyogami and tissue papers . Their beautiful and delicate patterns, interesting textures, and wide variety of colours offer you a plethora of creative possibilities, whether you're making paper art or using it for embellishing your work.

Chiyogami, also known as Yuzen, is a Japanese screen printed washi paper filled with delicate patterns. The diminutive scale of the designs lend themselves to small scale applications, such as the paper dolls and small boxes that it has traditionally been used to make....Read more

Faber-Castell Week at Opus Art Supplies

April 2019 - Fill Your Senses With Spring

Fill Your Senses With Spring!

Let the beauty of spring's blossoms open up your creativity!

Click to see our Visual Arts Newsletter online...Read more

Thank You for Sharing Your Gift in 2018!

The holiday season is a time for giving and receiving, and both have happened in abundance in the last few months thanks to your participation in our 2018 Share Your Gift Donation Drive. Your donations of lightly-used art supplies have been given a meaningful new life, offering non-profit organizations, schools, and community groups throughout the British Columbia much needed materials to allow others to pursue their artistic endeavours.

Our call went out and you answered with abundance!...Read more

Working Studio: Staying organized with BC artist, Amy Stewart

Make Room For More

Amy Stewart in her studio

Amy Stewart paints in her studio.

More space, more art, more life!
We visited the studio of artist Amy Stewart for an inspiring look at how a clean, organized studio space influences her art practice....Read more

Opus Downtown Vancouver: Grand Opening Events!

Join us for an art-filled February at our New Opus Downtown location!

New Location rendering by Kyrra Kosar

The new Opus Downtown Vancouver by Kyrra Kosar...Read more

Oh My Gouache!

Quickly gaining in popularity among painters and illustrators alike, gouache combines the ease of watercolours with the workability and flow of acrylics. The matte, opaque finish of this paint is perfect for photographing or scanning work for digital reproduction....Read more