April 2019 – Fill Your Senses With Spring

March 15, 2019

Let the beauty of spring’s blossoms open up your creativity!

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The watercolour florals of our featured cover artist in April, Marney-Rose Edge, capture the delicacy of the blooms and juxtapose them with dramatic backgrounds. The results are stunning works filled with light, colour, and the beauty of nature.
Learn more about she creates her signature blooms in How to Paint a Blossom. To see more of Marney-Rose’s work visit her website.

You can also get a feeling for how the senses inform the work Marney-Rose and Faber-Castell Brand Ambassador Mel Unger in Creating a Sensory Experience Through Art.

Mel Unger will be presenting FREE Illustrating Birds in Coloured Pencil demonstrations at six of our BC stores for Faber-Castell Week. The focus will be using coloured pencils and she will show you how to layer, blend, burnish, etch and melt your colours together to create vibrant illustrations of your own!

And join us in-store to try out Faber-Castell products at our tester stations. We will provide materials and our knowledgeable staff will be present to help answer questions and provide guidance.


PLUS purchase a minimum of $10 in Faber-Castell products from April 5-12 and receive a FREE Polychromos pencil crayon! (While supplies last.)

New Products & Services at Opus!

new sizes of Opus Essential Acrylic Colours

new sizes of Opus Essential Acrylic Colours

Ideas for Decorative Papers

A million thanks for 500,000 views!

One of our favourite Opus videos is yours, too! We’re thrilled to celebrate 500,000 views on our video with Alison Woodward, Introduction to Illustration.

See more of Alison’s work on Instagram at @a.a.woodward and @alisonannwoodward, and learn online with us at youtube.com/opusartsupplies. The Opus YouTube channel has more than 45 million views on over 140 videos – thank you for watching!

And keep the learning going in-store, too! April is filled with demonstrations at Opus stores across BC! Take in a demo with Faber-Castell Brand Ambassador, Mel Unger, and register to attend one of dozens of FREE demos hosted by a multitude of local visiting artists! Click to see all Opus Visiting Artist Demonstrations.

Fill Your Senses With Spring!

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