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Kids’ Art Exhibit 2019

October 01, 2019 - October 14, 2019
Artists aged 0–12 and 13–18 are invited to join us for the Opus Kids’ Art Exhibit – portrait edition! Create your portrait (or other work) in...
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Articles

Growing Up Together: A Tribute to Artists & Art Forms

In celebration of our 45th anniversary at Opus, we connected with eight artists who have grown with Opus over the years, and got a look into their lives as artists. Images will expand when clicked on.  Joe Coffey | Oil... Read More

Celebrating 45 Years: How Opus Got Its Start in 1974

Opus Art Supplies founder David van Berckel looks back on how it all began, 45 years ago: It was the 1970s and I was a hippie. I had landed in Canada after getting my engineering degree in the UK and... Read More

How to Ice-Dye

We tried out ice dying as a new way to use pigment. This technique is great for a non-traditional looking tye-dye or a one of a kind print for fabric. The results can be as planned or as unexpected as... Read More

Videos

Pouring Watercolours with Leslie Lambert Redhead

In a twist on this traditional medium, artist Leslie Lambert Redhead walks us through how she creates large-scale watercolour pours. Using Winsor & Newton’s new Jewel Toned Professional Water Colours, Leslie masks out her white, light, and midtones in turn,... Read More

Introduction to Resin Pouring

Resin is a strong, glasslike coating that can be used as a top coat, art medium, as an accent in your artwork, and more. The crystal-clear finish is self-levelling, dries smooth, and makes colours appear vibrant. Let’s explore some of... Read More

Watercolour Tips with Kristen Maduik

Join artist Kristen Maduik as she demonstrates some of her favourite tips and techniques for painting rocks, water, and moss while working outdoors with watercolour. Watch our short series of tips below and get inspired to take your watercolours outside... Read More