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Creative Process: Interview with Joanne Hastie

As the weather cools down and days get shorter, many artists will be returning to the comfort of their studios soon. We caught up with Vancouver artist and marathon runner, Joanne Hastie recently, and discussed how she uses the photos she’s taken when outdoors to capture the essence of a scene in her art process, and how her process has come full circle – via Italy!...Read more

Painting with Acrylics: Liquitex Intermixability

Discover the power of Liquitex Intermixability by combining spray paint, ink and acrylic paint to create layers of depth and radiance in your artwork!...Read more

Art in the Garden

View an extraordinary garden from the perspective of a child and be whisked away into a magical wonderland full of flowers, fruits, fun and art!...Read more

Poetry with Paper featuring Tara Galuska

Journey into a whimsical world of paper with artist and illustrator, Tara Galuska....Read more

Opus is coming to Coquitlam Fall 2016!

What's new at Opus? A NEW OPUS!

We are pleased to announce that we will be opening our 7th Opus Art Supplies store – in Coquitlam – this coming Fall, 2016. We wanted our OpusPLUS members to be among the first to know about this exciting expansion, before making our wider public announcement next week.

As we regularly hear from OpusPLUS Members that they'd love to see our stores expand into more communities across the province, we keep a lookout for neighbourhoods and buildings that are the right fit, that "feel" like an Opus store. Just such a location recently presented itself in Coquitlam and at an ideal time for us to say, "Yes!"...Read more

Painting with Gouache en Plein Air feat. Bryan Coombes

Watch as watermedia takes flight! Go on a trip with Bryan Coombes, as he captures seaplanes in Vancouver's Coal Harbour....Read more

5th Annual Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the 5th Annual Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge!

We'd like to send out a huge THANK YOU to the 1300+ artists of all ages and skill levels who challenged themselves to capture the beauty of nature, urban life, and their imaginations artistic spirit in our 5th Annual Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge, held at our six Opus locations across BC on Sunday, May 15th, 2016. ...Read more

Opus Special Event: Stepping Out & Up! Plein Air & Painting with Acrylics with Jan Poynter

Sat, June 4, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun, June 5, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Learn to work quickly and confidently on location or in the studio in these plein air workshops with Jan Poynter on beautiful Bowen Island!...Read more

Where Will Your Sketchbook Take You?

Where will your sketchbook take you?

Your sketchbook has become your companion, always in your bag or under your arm. From your morning coffee to traveling home from work, an artist's sketchbook is home to multiple mediums and countless memories.

These memories create inspiration. They spur the artist further as they play with concepts for pieces or as a source of entertainment to help pass the time on their travels. Your sketchbook was there with you when you drove down the coastline with your family, that morning you got stuck in traffic, and during the most unexpected rushes of inspiration....Read more

Opus Daily Practice Challenge 2016

Wow! What a huge success!!! This year, the Opus Daily Practice Challenge saw so many participants producing artwork and practicing their art daily throughout the month of February. We were thrilled to witness such support among the artists - the sharing, encouragement and camaraderie that developed was truly heartwarming.

To each and every artist who bravely shared their practice pieces and the challenges they encountered throughout the month, we are so grateful for your commitment and stick-with-it-ness. We hope that you have enjoyed the process as much as we have enjoyed seeing the results. ...Read more