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Faber-Castell Week at Opus Art Supplies


FABER-CASTELL WEEK APRIL 5–12

Join us in-store from until Friday, April 12th to try out Faber-Castell products at our tester stations. We will provide materials and our knowledgeable staff will be present to help answer questions and provide guidance.


Also, purchase a minimum of $10 in Faber-Castell products and receive a FREE Polychromos pencil crayon! Click here to view our selection of Faber-Castell products.

Offer available until May 1st, or while supplies last. Limit of one pencil per customer.



Mel Unger at Opus!

Join us to see the techniques and art materials Mel Unger, Faber-Castell Brand Ambassador, uses create her feathered masterpieces!

Opus North Vancouver // Friday, April 5 from 1–3 pmFULL*
Opus Downtown Vancouver // Sunday, April 7 from 1–3 pm
Opus Granville Island // Monday, April 8 from 1–3 pm
Opus Coquitlam // Tuesday, April 9 from 1–3 pm FULL*
Opus Langley // Wednesday, April 10 from 1–3 pm FULL*
Opus Victoria // Thursday, April 11 from 1–3 pm FULL*

*Is the demo you're looking for full? Join Mel Unger for an hour-long drop-in session after each store demonstration, from 3–4 pm. Don't miss out!


Mel Unger is a self-taught artist whose passion is illustrating birds with coloured pencils. Her vibrant and detailed illustrations can take from one to a few weeks from start to finish; for this demonstration, she will bring in completed pieces and share the techniques she uses.

The primary focus of this demo will be about maximizing your oil-based coloured pencils because Faber-Castell Polychromos is her pencil of choice. She will show you how to layer, blend, burnish, etch and melt your colours together to create vibrant illustrations. Because her passion is bird art, she will also go over how she free-hand draws her birds and how to focus on parts of the anatomy to bring your bird to life.

The main product Mel will be demonstrating is Polychromos, but she will also show you how you can use Faber-Castell’s various products together to create mixed-media art, such as combining their Pitt Artist Pens with their Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils. For this class, feel free to bring a camera and take pictures of the colour charts and cheat sheet references she has created for her personal use that may come in handy for you!

Please click above on the Opus location you'd like to attend a demo at for registration details.


Mel Unger is known online as melleebee.art. She is a registered nurse who became a bird-lover and watcher 3 years ago. Within the last year, she’s developed her passion and journey into illustrating and teaching bird art on her Instagram account and SkillShare classes. She's very excited to meet you!

Instagram: @melleebee.art
Website: www.melleebee.art