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Opus Visiting Artist Series: Demonstrations, Workshops & Classes

"Every successful canvas has been painted from the point of view of a student, for a great painter is always a student." - Charles Webster Hawthorne, Hawthorne on Painting

Refine your skills, learn something new, or get inspired by other artists sharing their ideas and methods. Opus Visiting Artist demonstrations are informative, free and happening at an Opus near you. Workshops and classes normally include fees; please see individual listings for details.

Scroll down to view all demonstrations, workshops and classes, or click on your local Opus store to see what's on in your community.

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Coquitlam
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Downtown Vancouver
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Granville Island
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Kelowna
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Langley
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North Vancouver
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Victoria
 

Space is limited and registration is required for all demos, workshops, and classes. Please register in advance by contacting the host store directly.

  • Printmaking with Recycled Materials with April Caverhill

    Location: 
    Victoria
    Sun, February 18, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Sun, February 18, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    January 31, 2018– Please note: Both of these demonstrations are now full and no further registration will be taken. Thank you for your interest!

    Join artist and illustrator April Caverhill as she shows you how to make beautiful, innovative prints using recycled packaging and old books....Read more

  • Skills and Wise Choices with Ron Wilson

    Location: 
    Victoria
    Sat, February 24, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Sat, February 24, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    January 9, 2018 – Please note: Both of these demonstrations are now full and no further registration will be taken. Thank you for your interest!

    Join Ron as he demonstrates the construction of landscape art by laying down the infrastructure of line and shape....Read more

  • Painting Sunshine in Your Garden with Bev Robertson

    Location: 
    Victoria
    Sun, February 25, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Sun, February 25, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    January 9, 2018 – Please note: Both of these demonstrations are now full and no further registration will be taken. Thank you for your interest!

    Learn to paint natural light into your paintings!...Read more

  • Westcoast Inspired Still Life with Natalie Shumka

    Location: 
    Victoria
    Sat, March 3, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Sat, March 3, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    February 8, 2018 – Please note: Both of these demonstrations are now full and no further registration will be taken. Thank you for your interest!

    Natalie will seek inspiration from the beach, and demonstrate the oil painting techniques she uses to render the hard, transparent quality of glass, the granular feeling of sand, as well as the rough and smooth texture of driftwood....Read more

  • Glowing Colour Using Acrylic Paint as Watercolour with Anne Bowen

    Location: 
    Victoria
    Sun, March 4, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Sun, March 4, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    January 9, 2018 – Please note: Both of these demonstrations are now full and no further registration will be taken. Thank you for your interest!

    The primary focus of the demonstration will be the use of transparent paint to achieve glowing, rich color and subtle value transitions....Read more

  • Mastering Perspective in Your Landscape Painting with Kit Bell

    Location: 
    Victoria
    Sat, March 10, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Sat, March 10, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    January 31, 2018– Please note: Both of these demonstrations are now full and no further registration will be taken. Thank you for your interest!

    Using the tools of perspective allows us to translate a three dimensional world onto a two dimensional surface. When done well, it goes unnoticed, but when perspective issues exist, it leaves the viewer with a feeling something isn’t quite right....Read more

  • Fast and Loose with Alison Watt

    Location: 
    Victoria
    Sun, March 11, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Sun, March 11, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    January 9, 2018– Please note: Both of these demonstrations are now full and no further registration will be taken. Thank you for your interest!

    One of the most common comments Alison hears from her students is “I’d like to loosen up in my painting.” This demo is designed to introduce you to some exercises, techniques and materials to help you break out of old habits, loosen up your work and find the fun in painting again!...Read more

  • Get Started with Encaustics with Marie Savage

    Location: 
    Victoria
    Sat, March 17, 12:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    Sat, March 17, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    January 31, 2018– Please note: Both of these demonstrations are now full and no further registration will be taken. Thank you for your interest!

    Join Marie as she demonstrates a light introduction to the many techniques you can use with encaustic medium....Read more

  • Painting in Layers: Acrylic on Duralar with Caren Heine

    Location: 
    Victoria
    Sun, March 18, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Sun, March 18, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    January 31, 2018– Please note: Both of these demonstrations are now full and no further registration will be taken. Thank you for your interest!

    Join Caren as she demonstrates her process of using acrylic paint on transparent matte Dura-Lar, then laying over top quick watercolour, or pen and ink sketches, resulting in a great feeling of depth....Read more

  • Using Sketchbooks as Inspiration for Larger Painting with Victor Lotto

    Location: 
    Victoria
    Sat, March 24, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Sat, March 24, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    January 31, 2018– Please note: Both of these demonstrations are now full and no further registration will be taken. Thank you for your interest!

    This demonstration will review techniques for drawing and painting in sketch books while traveling. Victor will cover the qualities of various sketchbooks, the palette, brushes, and the use of specialized pens....Read more

  • Minimum Line - Maximum Information with Gareth Gaudin

    Location: 
    Victoria
    Sun, March 25, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Sun, March 25, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Join Gareth as he demonstrates his techniques and strategies for how he pencils, inks, and grey-washes a cartoon from scratch while telling fantastic tales of traveling around the world meeting famous cartoonists....Read more

  • Egg Tempera Demystified with Jenny Hainsworth Auld

    Location: 
    Victoria
    Sat, March 31, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Sat, March 31, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Join Jenny as she demonstrates the steps for making this versatile, archival, and beautiful paint medium using dry pigments and egg yolk. It's easier than you think!

    Space is limited and registration is required.
    Please visit Opus Victoria or contact them at 250‑386‑8133 or toll free 1‑800‑524‑6555 to register.


    Jenny Auld studied painting at Langara College in Vancouver, linguistics at UBC, calligraphy in Edinburgh, Scotland, and egg tempera technique in New York City’s Lower East Side. She is a regular contributor of short stories to Vancouver Island Almost Free magazine. She is currently working toward her second solo exhibition of works in soft pastel at Art Sui Gallery in Taipei, Taiwan.