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Documenting your Artwork with a Digital Camera

Documenting your artwork with a digital camera allows you to keep a record of your completed and sold artwork. Whether you gift the artwork to someone or you sell it, you want to make sure that it’s a part of your legacy as an artist.

You can also use the digital image for marketing purposes on your website, blog, online portfolio and print portfolio. Having a digital copy of the artwork is also important because you can utilize the digital file as a tool to produce additional income in the form of digital prints. ...Read more

Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge 2015

Seasoned plein air painters & novice artists who love the great outdoors. Groups of friends looking for a creative activity & families celebrating Mother’s Day with a painting picnic. You are all invited to the Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge on Sunday, May 10, 2015! ...Read more

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2015

2015 New Spring Plein-Air Blossom Sessions

The 2015 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s (VCBF) Plein-Air Session will be an exceptional celebration of beauty in the city, with participants painting outdoors, searching for the colours and majestic images of the cherry trees in bloom this spring.

The Plein-Air Session is an opportunity to open our eyes, and with our full senses discover the richness of the world always present. It is a time to break away from seclusion and be inspirited by the beauty that surrounds us....Read more

Opus Daily Practice Challenge

Just Practice

It’s time to make time for making! Scheduling in even 5 minutes a day of creative time can have outstanding results. This month, we challenge you to challenge yourself to … Just Practice!

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Last Minute Gift Ideas!

Whether you're shopping for the seasoned artist or a new creative enthusiast, we're here to help!

Find great gifts for painters, sketchers, sculptors and more, and ease your last minute shopping with fun and inspiring ideas for all the creative people in your life....Read more

Share your Gift

Join artists Pierre Coupey, Sarah Clement, and Enda Bardell as they reminisce about their first memories of art, and explore what exactly drew them to working with the mediums they love.

Pierre Coupey

"Paint itself is something I'm in love with – the way of making shape and form with a loaded brush. Without that, I think life would be quite deprived."

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Opus Donations Drive 2014: Share Your Gift!

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Happy Holidays!

What better time to contribute to the arts community than in this, the season of giving. Now in its 15th year, the Opus Donations Drive raises funds for local organizations, matching your cash donations with Opus gift cards of equal value, to assist each group’s programs. Let’s continue to share our gift with the community. See which charity your local Opus store is donating to this year!

By All Means Create with ...

Kathy van Gogh

What's in a name? A lot when yours is shared with a famous relation. Our By All Means Create with… series draws to a close with decorative artist Kathy van Gogh.

Kathy knows the voice of her inner critic well - bearing the name van Gogh deterred her from creating for almost forty years of her life. As a means to paint while not being regarded as a “painter”, she chose to enter the creative world through the decorative arts. In the process, she has found ways to use the critic's voice to make the pieces she loves a success....Read more

Fertile Images + Design

"Use whatever tools are available. We combine film photography with digital photography, painting and design - these all help us make our images." - Zak Sarwari

Zak Sarwari and Lysa Bromaroff have joined together in life, art, and business through their love of photography to form Fertile Images + Design....Read more