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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.

  • Abstract Geometrics in Acrylic with Justine Andrew

    Location: 
    North Vancouver
    Sun, February 18, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Sun, February 18, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Justine Andrew will be presenting on how to create interesting geometric abstract paintings using acrylic, latex paints, mediums among other more unconventional items like sandpaper....Read more

  • Take it Outside and Paint Your Town with Veronica Roth

    Location: 
    North Vancouver
    Sat, February 24, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Sat, February 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Capture your everyday in the most delightful way with a fun, versatile, and wonderfully varied bespoke sketchbook!...Read more

  • Creating Movement Using Colour and Shapes with Bonnie Dobbin

    Location: 
    North Vancouver
    Sun, February 25, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Sun, February 25, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    February 06, 2018 – Please note: We are sorry to announce that this demonstration has been cancelled. Thank you for your interest.

    In this demonstration, Bonnie will show her process of how she lays out a pattern on the canvas and then navigates that pattern to create movement and imagery....Read more

  • Abstract Cities with Mariana Sola

    Location: 
    North Vancouver
    Sat, March 3, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Sat, March 3, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    February 7, 2018– Please note: The 10:30 AM demonstration is now full and no further registration will be taken. Thank you for your interest! Note: there is still room in the 2:00 PM demonstration.

    Big, bold brush strokes and fields of colour! Join Mariana Sola as she demonstrates how to make abstract landscapes and cityscapes, inspired by the imagination or photographs....Read more

  • Magical Mediums with Cory Kinney

    Location: 
    North Vancouver
    Sun, March 4, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Sun, March 4, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Many painters feel that acrylic painting mediums are limited to the realm of the two dimensional canvas. In the demonstration, Cory Kinney will talk about his use of mediums in a variety of unusual settings. Participants will learn how to think about medium uses in non-traditional ways....Read more

  • Introduction to Encaustic with Eva Francis

    Location: 
    North Vancouver
    Sat, March 17, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Sat, March 17, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Join Eva as she introduces you to a different technique of making art: encaustics. Eva will begin by briefly discussing how encaustic came about in ancient times, providing examples and discussing the art form's more recent history where it has had a resurgence in popularity....Read more

  • Value Sketching with Jesse Winchester Schmidt

    Location: 
    North Vancouver
    Sun, March 18, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Sun, March 18, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Join Jesse as he demonstrates fun and easy techniques to improve your sketching skills with the use of values. Learn how to draw a proper value sketch as well as learn industry secrets from Pixar and Dreamworks....Read more

  • Large Scale Installation with Hanna Benihoud

    Location: 
    North Vancouver
    Sat, March 24, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Sat, March 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Join architect and artist, Hanna Benihoud, as she demonstrates her step-by-step process from how she gets from a sketch to her final piece. Within her process she will cover finding a site and surveying it, using computer programmes to 3d model your idea at scale, and prototyping an idea to test its limits before the build....Read more