2021 Art Discovery Series

2021 Art Discovery Series

Each Friday from 4 to 5 p.m., discover the inspiration, techniques and stories behind the creation of art. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will need to “Discover Art Six Feet Apart” and keep our refreshments to a minimum. You are invited to join us virtually each Friday as well on our Celebration of Fine Art Facebook Page.

For more information, call 480-443-7695 or email info@celebrateart.com

1/22: The Allure of the Figure

The human figure has been the muse of artists since the beginning of time. The form, lines, shadows and the palette provide a never-ending source of inspiration. Learn from some of our figurative art leaders about what drives them to capture the human figure on canvas.

1/29: The Line Between Abstraction and Realism

Abstract art is not completely abstract. Lines, shapes and color all influence the final work of art, and some realism artists might say there is quite a bit of abstraction involved in interpreting real life on canvas. You will hear from both sides of the artistic spectrum.

2/5: Monumental Installations

Ever wonder what goes into the planning and execution of major art installations, including life-sized and monumental works of art for both private and public installation? Get insights to how all of this comes together under the guidance of the artist and other partners.

2/12: Architectural Influence on Jewelry

It is not just the metal and stones that make a piece of jewelry alluring, but also the composition. It is not unusual to see an architectural influence in the design of jewelry, lending itself to an almost sculptural feel. Hear what goes into this process for several of our jewelers.

2/19: Considering a Custom Commission?

One of the joys of art can be having a personal moment in time or loved one captured on canvas or sculpture. Join the discussion to hear just what goes into a successful custom commission project and what to expect from the process.

2/26: The Melting Point

Shaped by fire and the gifted influence of the artist, glass can be both decorative and functional. Color, shape, and light reflection all make up the elements of fine art glass. Meet the artists and discover techniques from glass blowing to kiln firing to stained glass.

3/5: Tools of the Trade

Every trade has a set of tools needed to make it work. Art is no different. You may be surprised by some of the tools that are used in creating your favorite works of art. Join this lively discussion and discover some trade secrets.

3/12: Nature as Art

Many would agree that nature serves as the ultimate inspiration for art and many other wonderful things in life. Listen and discover from artists who bring nature front and center in the creative context, whether it be photography, painting or other artistic expressions.

3/19: The Art of the Bronze

Discover for yourself the multiple steps involved in taking an idea from concept to clay – to the foundry, bronze pour, patina process and finally through to a completed work of art. These talented artists will share the challenges and excitement of this creative journey.

3/26: The Key to Composition

Artistic composition influences how the artist moves the viewer’s eye throughout the piece. Balance, movement and harmony all work together to convey a message or feeling. The composition helps tell the story in a rhythmic and meaningful way. Discover the principles that influence successful composition.

Celebration of Fine Art

January 15–March 27, 2022  |  Open Daily 10am–6pm

The Celebration of Fine Art is located in the “big white tents” in the heart of beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona on the southwest corner of Hayden Rd. and the Loop 101 (exit 35). There is a Café, restrooms and plenty of free parking on site. Tickets: $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and military. Children under 12 are admitted at no charge.

Your Celebration of Fine Art ticket is a season pass, good for the duration of the 10-week show and sale.

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