Where will I find the Student Supplies list for each of my classes?

Barb Solem2023, Art Retreat in the Desert, supplies lists, Vivi Magoo Presents Art Retreats and Other Inspirations

#Q – I’m coming to The Desert and need a supply list that includes to what to bring. Thanks for your help. I’m really excited!  #A – Hi – so good to hear from you! Class supplies lists are located on our website – part of each class description. Click on the class for which you are registered, and scroll … Read More

A quick guide to shopping the gem shows

Barb Solem2023, Art Retreat in the Desert, Events, Shopping, things to do, Tucson Gem Shows, Vivi Magoo Presents Art Retreats and Other Inspirations

Wondering where to shop in Tucson? Wondering where all the gemstones are? Wondering how best to navigate Tucson gem shows? We have the answers and we’re here to share with you! __________________________________ If you want a concise online guide for many of the shows in Tucson, this is the one we recommend. <click here: Tucson Gem Shows> __________________________________ REMEMBER THERE … Read More

Your Health and Well-Being are Important to Us

Barb Solem2023, Art Retreat in the Desert, General Information, Vivi Magoo Presents Art Retreats and Other Inspirations

YOUR SAFETY AND HEALTH ARE OUR TOP PRIORITY To set your mind at ease, we want you to know we have been monitoring events associated with influenza, RSV and the Covid virus. We are planning to follow the CDC guidelines, and knowing the situation is constantly fluid, we will incorporate any new and updated measures as we approach our retreat … Read More

Welcome to The Desert 2023

Barb Solem2023, Art Retreat in the Desert, News, VIVI MAGOO NEWSLETTER, Vivi Magoo Presents Art Retreats and Other Inspirations

We are getting really excited about our upcoming retreat next month! We’re working diligently to put the finishing touches on everything to make it perfect for you. We’ll be emailing you – sometimes daily – over the next several weeks with updates and information that we hope will be beneficial. Our experience is that students become a bit anxious about … Read More

Hotel recommendations for Metals Week 2022

Barb Solem2022, accommodations, Metals Week, Vivi Magoo Presents Art Retreats and Other Inspirations

We’ve traveled around and have identified several options – all of which are affordable at single or double occupancy. If you are driving, all of them will be within a twenty-minute drive of the jewelry studio and they are also found in close proximity to our Phoenix metropolitan light rail, allowing you the option of traveling to-and-from the studio without … Read More

Welcome to Metals Week 2022

Barb SolemVivi Magoo Presents Art Retreats and Other Inspirations

Howdy Metals Week students! We are getting really excited about our upcoming retreat in September! We’re working diligently to put the finishing touches on everything to make it perfect for you. We’ll begin connecting with you soon with updates and information that we hope will be beneficial. Our experience is that students become a bit anxious about what to expect … Read More

Metals Week 2022

Barb SolemMetals Week, Registration, schedule of events, Vivi Magoo Presents Art Retreats and Other Inspirations

Greetings from Vivi Magooland We have an exciting new fall workshop to share with you! METALS WEEK 2022 FEATURING STUDIO LUNA VERDE (aka Ace McCasland) two sessions SEPTEMBER 22nd thru SEPTEMBER 26th and SEPTEMBER 28TH thru OCTOBER 2ND and NICOLE RINGGOLD “From the Desert” one session SEPTEMBER 22nd thru SEPTEMBER 26th ______________________________________ 9:00 am until 4:00 pm daily PHOENIX, ARIZONA … Read More

Fond memories of The Desert 2022 and looking forward with excitement

Barb SolemApril Bower, Art Retreat in the Desert, classes, Danny's Epic Adventures, Events, facebook page, General Information, Metals Week, News, The Academy by Vivi Magoo, The Desert - 2022, Vivi Magoo LTD, VIVI MAGOO NEWSLETTER, Vivi Magoo Presents Art Retreats and Other Inspirations

Thank you so much! THE DESERT 2022 We hope you enjoyed yourself in Tucson – growing as an artist – deepening friendships with your art sisters and brothers – and learning a thing or two about yourself along the way. After taking a year off due to Covid, we were anxious to return, but a little hesitant as well. What … Read More

Grab these last-minute seats!

Barb Solem2023, Art Retreat in the Desert, classes, classes, News, Registration, VIVI MAGOO NEWSLETTER, Vivi Magoo Presents Art Retreats and Other Inspirations

As of today, January 7th, these are the classes with limited seating.  If you see one you want grab it quickly before it’s gone! THURSDAY, JANUARY 26th Studio Luna Verde (Ace McCasland): Unconventional : prong set necklace (3 seats) Danny Wade: Two Days With Danny: Stamped Triangle Wire Cuff Bracelets (1 seat) Ken Burwell & Danny Wade: Sand Cast Rings … Read More