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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

Press Kit: Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge

Be part of Canada's largest outdoor art challenge for artists of all ages and experience. Join us for the Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge on May 7th!

Join BC’s creative community for a day of making art outdoors, friendly competition, and over $30,000 in prizes at this free event hosted by your local Opus Art Supplies.

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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

Drawn Out: 365 Days of Drawing

In planes, trains, and automobiles, visual artist Michael Markowsky traverses the landscape to find new and interesting locations in which to create. He has painted in the Arctic tundra, in the bed of a moving truck, and even in a CF-18 fighter plane! This constant change of scenery is all done in the pursuit of challenging his artistic process to gain new insights and ways of working....Read more

Exploring New Territory with Sarah Clement

Vancouver-based artist and illustrator Sarah Clement has been inspired by nature and the world around her for as long as she can remember. Her whimsical and detailed illustrations mix the colourful freedom of ink with the more structured lines of cut-paper, producing artwork that is uniquely her own....Read more

Posting Opus Daily Practice Submissions

So you’ve practiced and taken an image of your artwork – but now what do you do? Share your work with other participants!...Read more

Fine Art Digital Projectors

Discover the possibilities of using projected digital imagery in your fine art practice!

Digital art projectors make the perfect addition to any artist's studio, granting you access to a multitude of tools for creating. Whether you're working on canvas, cradled wood panel, or even a large scale wall mural, digital projectors give artists the ability to develop artwork with more accuracy in less time....Read more

Opus Donations Drive 2015

Share Your Gift this Holiday Season!

Giving back to the arts community is important to all of us at Opus. Now in its 16th year, the Opus Donations Drive raises much needed funds for local organizations, matching your cash donations with Opus gift cards of equal value, to assist each group’s programs.

We would love for you to continue your generous support this year by making a donation on your next visit your local Opus store. Let’s continue to share our gift with the community!

Visit your local store and support their charity by donating this year!...Read more