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Urban Sketching Techniques

Let your surroundings be the inspiration to tell your own watercolour story!...Read more

Job Opportunity: Warehouse Staff - Vancouver, BC

The Opus warehouse is the dynamic hub of our company — the central location where we receive products from around the world and then send them out to our seven stores in BC, to schools and businesses, and our mail order customers across the country.

It is a fast-paced environment where common sense and being open to learning new things is a daily requirement. This is definitely a good place to be if you like to get a daily cardio workout and take pride in doing things right.

The warehouse is easily accessible by transit as it is located just a short walk from the Skytrain station at Rupert and Broadway in Vancouver. Travel by car or bike is also very convenient because this centralized location is close to almost all direct routes in and out of Vancouver. ...Read more

Discover Oil & Watercolour Mediums

Add Mediums to Your Mix!

Did you know that the beautifully formulated paint you love can offer your work even more? Pair your tube colours with mediums and extend the possibilities!

Mediums change the working properties of paint in a multitude of ways. They allow you to create thick texture or thin glazes, add variation in visual texture or sheen, improve the flow while working, and add ease to the clean up. We’ve picked some of our favourites from Winsor & Newton’s Oil and Water Colour lines to share how a little medium can have big effect!...Read more

Pick Your Prize

Pick Your Prize!
Enter for your chance to WIN 1 of 3 medium prize packs from Winsor & Newton or Liquitex!

Choose your prize from the following top-of-the-line professional quality art supplies, including:...Read more

Opus & Emily Carr University

Yes, Opus is (Still!) Open

Watercolour painting by Alfonso L. Tejada • alfonsotejada.com

With the relocation of Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECU) in September, we’ve been hearing the question, “Is Opus Granville Island going to remain open?” The answer is a resounding, “YES!” Opus’ original store plays such an important part in the visual arts community and we intend to continue to be a hub for creative individuals.

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Opus Paint Out at the New West Craft Summer Night Market

July 15, 2017
Grab your favourite art supplies and join us for an evening of creativity and community at the New Westminster Quay! Read more.

Just Practice

Join artist and Opus Daily Practice participant Sharon Leung for an afternoon painting pandas in the park!

Sharon has always been creative, but she started getting back into daily practice thanks to our challenge. Between the daily prompts for inspiration and a creative community that embraced her via social media, Sharon is evolving her skills and making some cute pandas while she's at it.

Watch Just Practice with Sharon Leung and get inspired by her experience in taking on a daily practice. Need a place to start? Join our Opus Daily Practice: Spring into Summer 7-Day Edition this June 15 - 21st and join us in making art a solid part of our daily routines!...Read more

Opus Special Event: The Magic of Plein Air Painting with Sheree Jones

Sat, July 15, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join Sheree Jones on Bowen Island, Saturday, July 15, 2017 for
The Magic of Plein Air Painting – An Intermediate Workshop for Oil and Acrylic Painters. Learn to work quickly and confidently on location in this one day plein air workshop with Sheree Jones on beautiful Bowen Island....Read more

Opus Daily Practice Challenge - Spring into Summer 7-Day Edition!

Opus Daily Practice: Spring into Summer 7-day edition begins June 15

Spring into a summer of creativity – the Opus Daily Practice Challenge returns with another 7-Day edition, June 15–21!

Challenge yourself to create daily for 7 days with Opus Daily Practice, making your art practice a priority wherever your days may take you – the studio, kitchen table or living room, in the park or at a coffee shop, or on-the-go.

Sketch, draw, paint, collage, print, sculpt... you name it! Post your progress online with #opusdailypractice to connect with your fellow artists!...Read more