Opus Downtown Vancouver: Grand Opening Events!

January 31, 2019

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

 

The new Opus Downtown Vancouver by Kyrra Kosar

NEW LOCATION: U1 – 555 West Hastings Street
(across Cordova Street from Waterfront Station)

You’re invited to our new Opus Downtown Vancouver location for a February filled to the brim with creative and inspiring activities!

Join your creative community for live painting events, lunchtime life drawing sessions, a large scale paint pour, and artist demonstrations.

Participate in a photo scavenger hunt challenge and enter to for a chance to win our grand prize of a $1,000 Opus Shopping Spree!

Get in on all the art action! Participate in one (or all) of our February events!


Overview Quick links: Pouring PartyLife DrawingLive Painting EventWatercolour Demo with Megan Majewski Instagram Scavenger HuntLive Paint BattlesLiquitex New Product Demos with Tony ZatzikGrand Opening SaleGrand Opening CelebrationWatercolour Demo with Enda Bardell


 

Community Art Project: Pouring Party!

Still from our video, Introduction to Resin Pouring

Still from our video, Introduction to Resin Pouring

Wednesday, February 6, 11am – 1pm
Drop in, no registration necessary.

Opus Art Supplies invites you to check out our newest location at Harbour Center and be a part of a community art project – a large-scale paint pour!

Acrylic pours are a fun and easy way to get started in abstract painting, creating fluid patterns governed by chance and guided by you! Drop by to check out our new store and try your hand at a letting colours pour, drip, and move across the canvas to create one-of-a-kind works of art. Whether you’ve never painted before or are an experienced artist, this is a great chance to try something new! The finished piece will be on display at Opus Art Supplies in Harbour Centre for our February 16th Grand Opening Celebration.

Thank you to Liquitex for their generous materials sponsorship of this event!


 

Life Drawing: Draped Model

Life Drawing

Thursday, February 7, 11am – 1pm
Drop in, no registration necessary.

Take part in a free, drop-in life drawing session! Warm up with a series of short poses, and then move on to longer standing and seated poses. Come with a sketchbook to use with the Conte crayons we’ll be providing or bring your favourite drawing materials.


 

Live Painting at Waterfront Station

Friday, February 8, 11am – 1pm
Drop by and say, “hi!”

We’re setting up to do a little en plein air painting! Visit our on-site artist outside of Waterfront Station as they sketch and paint their surroundings.


 

Visiting Artist Demonstration

Life Drawing

Meghan Majewski – New Ways with Watercolour
Saturday, February 9, 10–11:30am and 12–1:30pm

Seating is limited, register to today at 604‑678‑5889 to save your spot!

Megan will demonstrate a selection of new mediums and methods for watercolour. She will discuss the differences and uses between watercolour grounds, as well as a fun and easy monoprinting technique using watercolour. Fundamentals of watercolour technique, such as washes, masking, using salt, gradients, wet on wet, lifting, and more will also be covered.

For more details, please visit this demo’s event listing on our Demonstrations page.


 

Instagram Photo Scavenger Hunt!

Tuesday, February 12–15
No registration necessary, follow @opusartsupplies on Instagram to get in on the fun!</br />

Get creative with your camera and get to know the neighbourhood. Follow @opusartsupplies on Instagram and watch for our posts and stories starting February 12th as we reveal what you can capture to earn points towards prizes. Then post your pics on IG with @opusartsupplies and #opusdtgo to play along and earn points for your chance to win! Earn the top points to receive a Fine Art Digital Printing Package from Opus!* Secondary prizes include swag from Liquitex – umbrellas, tumblers, and more!

Contest Rules

How to Play

  • Follow @opusartsupplies on Instagram
  • Post your photos on Instagram, tagging them with @opusartsupplies and #opusdtgo
  • Safety First! Do not trespass or put yourself in danger for a photo
  • Always be respectful and ask for consent before you take someone else’s photo
  • Have FUN!

Where to post:
You can post in your Instagram gallery or in your story, but be sure you tag @opusartsupplies so we can see your post and award you points. *(Click to see conditions)

When to post:
Anytime before February 15th at 8pm PST – Winner will be announced on February 16th at our Grand Opening Celebrations and on Instagram!

What to post:
There are 10 photos for you to find. Score as many points as you can from the list below to win! Post anywhere from 1 to all 10 of the shots – you don’t need to capture all of them to play! You can post individual photos or post several images to an album – both will count towards your score. There are no additional points for multiple images of the same prompt.

100 Points each:
1. Something Red
2. Something Blue
3. Something Yellow
4. Something Red, Yellow and Blue
5. Utility Box Wrap

200 Points each:
6. Group member(s) with Public Art
7. Group member(s) posing in front of graffiti
8. Group member(s) impersonating famous artist(s)
9. Group member(s) in front of a mural

500 Points each:
10. Group member(s) at the NEW Harbour Centre Location
BONUS: 100 points per person in a group photo at Harbour Centre
BONUS: 300 points for using any Harbour Centre location tag

Your score will determine your prize bracket
Points Prize
Top Score (or draw of if there is a tie) Digital Print Package
2500+ Liquitex Umbrella
1500 Liquitex Tumbler
500 Liquitex Nail Brush

 

* Please note that, while we’ll do our best to capture every post and story that has been tagged with both @opusartsupplies and #opusdtgo, due to the nature of Instagram, we can’t guarantee all posts will be recorded. We appreciate your participation in this event and thank you for your understanding. In the case of a tie in top points earned, a secondary draw with all tied top points participants will take place to select the winner.

The top prize is limited to one Facemount Print up to 18″ × 24″ in size on gloss photo paper or Moab Slickrock redeemed by winner of the 2019 Instragram Photo Scavenger Hunt. Available in-store only at Opus locations throughout BC; not available online or for phone orders. The winner will be presented with the voucher at the Grand Opening Celebrations on February 16 or can pick up the voucher upon presenting photo ID to store management, when they next visit Opus Downtown Vancouver. Voucher expires February, 16, 2020.


 

Live Paint Battles

 

Voting is open! Click to view & vote for your favourite pieces!

 

Join us for 2 days of Live Paint Battles at Harbour Centre’s Atrium. Each battle features 4 painters, 2 rounds, and 1 victory! Watch as local artists bring brush to canvas in two 30 minute rounds, cheer them on as they paint, and vote for your favourite pieces!

Live Paint Battle: Round 1

Tuesday, February 12, 11am – 1pm
Harbour Centre Atrium (located at the 555 West Hastings Street entrance)

Battle #1 features:
Oksana Gaidasheva
Inha Cho
JP Vega
Chrissy Cheung

Live Paint Battle: Round 2

Wednesday, February 13, 11am – 1pm
Harbour Centre Atrium (located at the 555 West Hastings Street entrance)

Battle #2 features:
Jace Kim
William Liao
Dimitri Sirenko
Caroline Dahlmanns

 

Click here to view the artwork
& vote for your favourite pieces!

 

Due to snowy weather conditions, we have introduced an online voting component to our Live Paint Battle. Online votes will be combined with votes received in person to determine the winners announced on Saturday, February 16th at our Grand Opening Celebration at 4pm.

Each artist has painted a 30 minute painting in round 1 and a 45 minute painting in round 2 for their chance to win a $500 Opus Gift Card!

Bid on your favourite pieces from the February 12th & 13th Live Painting Battles! The works will be installed and on display at Opus Downtown Vancouver on February 16 for Silent Auction, and you’ll be able to be bid on until the end of the festivities. 70% of the proceeds of each piece goes to the artist and 30% to the Art Therapy Program at Covenant House!


 

Visiting Artist Demonstration

Liquitex Acrylic Goauche & Soft Body Acrylic Demonstrations with Tony Zatzick
February 13, 10am – 12pm & 1:30–3:30pm

Call 604-678-5889 to register (just 20 spots per demo!)

Join us for a hands-on demonstration with Liquitex artist Tony Zatzick and explore NEW Liquitex Gouache and Liquitex Soft Body Acrylics.

Discover the working properties of Liquitex Professional Acrylic Gouache and Liquitex Professional Soft Body Acrylic, exploring their differences, similarities, and intermixability.
The new launch of Liquitex Professional Acrylic Gouache introduces 50 colours that are semi-opaque, non-cracking, water-resistant, dry matte, and in a new ergonomic bottle design. Also, rediscover Liquitex Professional Soft Body Acrylic – the same great formula, now in a new easy-to-use squeeze bottle for more comfort and less waste.

Learn about complete compatibility with entire line of Liquitex paint ranges and mediums, such as sprays, markers, inks, heavy body , traditional fluid, gel mediums, texture gels, effects mediums such as Pouring Medium and String Gel. Tony will also discuss the similarities and differences of these paints on a variety of of surfaces such as, absorbent vs primed surfaces and canvas, panel and paper.

Tony will be visiting our Granville Island, North Vancouver, Coquitlam, and Langley stores as well. For dates, times, and registration info for these events, please visit Liquitex Acrylic Goauche & Soft Body Acrylic Demonstrations with Tony Zatzick


 

Grand Opening Sale

February 14–18

On at all Opus stores for OpusPLUS Members (membership is free, sign up in-store at any Opus location)

In addition to our current OpusPLUS Member Sale, we’re waking up your weekend with even more materials on sale! Be sure to visit an Opus Art Supplies store near you during this sales event and sign up for our email newsletter to see what’s on sale.


 

Grand Opening Celebration

Saturday, February 16, 10am – 6pm

You’re invited to join us for a day full of art activities! All events are drop in, no registration necessary.

Live Painting Battle Exhibition & Silent Auction 10am – 5pm

Bid on your favourite pieces from February 12 & 13’s Live Painting Battles! The works will be installed and on display for Silent Auction and able to be bid on until the end of the festivities, with 70% of the proceeds going to the Artist and 30% to Covenant House’s Art Therapy Program!

Life Drawing: Draped Model 11am – 1pm

Take part in a free, drop-in life drawing session! Warm up with a series of short poses, and then move on to longer standing and seated poses. Come a sketchbook to use with the Conte crayons we’ll be providing or bring your favourite drawing materials.

Souvenir Screenprint 12–4pm

Visit our screenprinting station and pull a ‘By All Means Create’ graphic print of your very own!

Face Painting 1–4pm

Kids and adults alike are invited to spend a little time with our face painting artist to add a little colour to their day… and their face!

Many thanks to Snazaroo for their sponsorship of this event.

Grand Opening Winners Announced! 4pm

Join us for refreshments and to find out the winners of our Live Painting Battles, Instagram Scavenger Hunt, and our Grand Prize of a $1000 Opus Shopping Spree!


 

Visiting Artist Demonstration

Life Drawing

Skies Unlimited: Letting Loose with Watercolour with Enda Bardell
Saturday, February 23, 10:30am – 12pm and 1pm – 2:30pm

Seating is limited, register to today at 604‑678‑5889 to save your spot!

Watercolour is the most natural medium for painting skies. Enda will demonstrate how to capture the changing light and shifting clouds to unleash their drama by using wet-in-wet technique. She will also show you how to paint spontaneously, adapt, and recover, allowing the paint to naturally flow and blend on paper with a limited palette. You will also learn how the degree of dampness of the paper, and use of brush strokes, can create your desired effect.

For more details, please visit this demo’s event listing on our Demonstrations page.