Upcoming Events

FCA Retreat 2019
September 3 – 8th, 2019, Bamfield, BC

The Federation Retreat is the largest educational and social event of the year, hosted by the Federation of Canadian Artists.

The 2019 Retreat takes place in beautiful Bamfield, British Columbia. Based at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, you’ll experience some of the most breathtaking plein air painting locations the West Coast has to offer.

In the company of our Master Instructors, you’ll spend your days creating, painting and developing your skills, while painting en plein air.

In the evenings, you’ll have the opportunity to join your peers for a variety of fun social events or take the time to relax and explore your surroundings.

For more information and to register, please visit www.fcaretreat.com

Past Events

Opus Demo – The Joy of Travel Sketching
Saturday April 13, 2019, Coquitlam, BC

With lightweight and compact supplies, Sue Cowan will show you how she enjoys using small sketchbook journals with pencil, pen and watercolour while travelling.

Sue will show some of her personal journals, share her favourite supplies and tips and demonstrate different techniques for making these sketches.

Artists of all levels of experience can enjoy recording their impressions of a moment in time and place whether travelling the world or in their local park. Later on, these personal sketches bring back vivid memories of time well spent exploring the world.

Visit opusartsupplies.com for details.

Federation Gallery ShowOff – Live Painting Event & Fundraiser
March 9, 2019, Vancouver, BC

SHOWOFF is a night of art and entertainment where 4 artists came together to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Working from the same reference source under a time restriction, each artist was to create something unique, flavoured with their own style.

At the end of the night, the finished pieces were auctioned off with the proceeds split between the participating artists and the Federation.

For more information, please visit https://artists.ca/federation_gallery/showoff_fundraiser








Free Demo at Opus Coquitlam
Pastel Portrait from Life

Sunday, October 14
Morning and Afternoon Demonstrations
Contact Opus Coquitlam for details.