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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.

  • Chigiri-e and Other Collaging Styles with Roxsane Tiernan

    Location: 
    Granville Island
    Sat, July 28, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Sat, July 28, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Join Roxsane as she introduces you to the world of Japanese torn paper art: chigiri-e.

    Discover the various materials needed, the different paper types, and how to properly tear your papers. Roxsane will also discuss different collaging methods and how you can create collages with different media such as acrylic paint -the possibilities are endless!

    Space is limited and registration is required.
    Please visit Opus Granville Island or contact them at 604‑736‑7028 to register....Read more

  • Chigiri-e and Other Collaging Styles with Roxsane Tiernan

    Location: 
    Granville Island
    Sat, July 28, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Sat, July 28, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Join Roxsane as she introduces you to the world of Japanese torn paper art: chigiri-e.

    Discover the various materials needed, the different paper types, and how to properly tear your papers. Roxsane will also discuss different collaging methods and how you can create collages with different media such as acrylic paint -the possibilities are endless!

    Space is limited and registration is required.
    Please visit Opus Granville Island or contact them at 604‑736‑7028 to register....Read more

  • Abstracts and Abstract Landscapes with Acrylics with Susannah Paranich

    Location: 
    Granville Island
    Sat, August 4, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Sat, August 4, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Join Susannah as she demonstrates how to incorporate abstraction into your landscape paintings and seascapes.

    Learn how she achieves different effects by using colour washes, mixing colours, and more! She will also demonstrate how she creates beautiful textures by using brushes, palette knives, and unique acrylic mediums. This demonstration is great for all skill levels.

    Space is limited and registration is required.
    Please visit Opus Granville Island or contact them at 604‑736‑7028 to register....Read more

  • Abstracts and Abstract Landscapes with Acrylics with Susannah Paranich

    Location: 
    Granville Island
    Sat, August 4, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Sat, August 4, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Join Susannah as she demonstrates how to incorporate abstraction into your landscape paintings and seascapes.

    Learn how she achieves different effects by using colour washes, mixing colours, and more! She will also demonstrate how she creates beautiful textures by using brushes, palette knives, and unique acrylic mediums. This demonstration is great for all skill levels.

    Space is limited and registration is required.
    Please visit Opus Granville Island or contact them at 604‑736‑7028 to register....Read more

  • Travel Sketching - Perspective Drawing with Tony O’Regan

    Location: 
    Granville Island
    Sun, August 5, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Sun, August 5, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Join Tony as he demonstrates how to create convincing drawings to illustrate form, depth, and space!...Read more

  • Travel Sketching - Perspective Drawing with Tony O’Regan

    Location: 
    Granville Island
    Sun, August 5, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Sun, August 5, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Join Tony as he demonstrates how to create convincing drawings to illustrate form, depth, and space!...Read more

  • Gradations with Watercolours with Frank Townsley

    Location: 
    Granville Island
    Sun, August 12, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Sun, August 12, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to create gradation effects with watercolours?

    If so, come join Frank Townsley as he demonstrates how to do so using wet-on-wet techniques! Gradations are an effective and unique tool which can benefit water colourists of all skill levels. You will not only learn how to simulate clouds, fog, mist, and smoke, but as well as create a sense of perspective with curvature in rocks, smooth tree trunks, architecture, and even animals. Gradation can also be created for loose, soft backgrounds for florals and vignette painting styles – the possibilities are endless!

    Space is limited and registration is required.
    Please visit Opus Granville Island or contact them at 604‑736‑7028 to register....Read more

  • Gradations with Watercolours with Frank Townsley

    Location: 
    Granville Island
    Sun, August 12, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Sun, August 12, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to create gradation effects with watercolours?

    If so, come join Frank Townsley as he demonstrates how to do so using wet-on-wet techniques! Gradations are an effective and unique tool which can benefit water colourists of all skill levels. You will not only learn how to simulate clouds, fog, mist, and smoke, but as well as create a sense of perspective with curvature in rocks, smooth tree trunks, architecture, and even animals. Gradation can also be created for loose, soft backgrounds for florals and vignette painting styles – the possibilities are endless!

    Space is limited and registration is required.
    Please visit Opus Granville Island or contact them at 604‑736‑7028 to register....Read more

  • Alcohol Inks in Abstraction and Realism with Fran Friesen

    Location: 
    Granville Island
    Sun, August 19, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Sun, August 19, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Join Fran as she introduces you to the world of alcohol inks!...Read more

  • Alcohol Inks in Abstraction and Realism with Fran Friesen

    Location: 
    Granville Island
    Sun, August 19, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Sun, August 19, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Join Fran as she introduces you to the world of alcohol inks!...Read more