Welcome to The Desert 2024

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

Gemstones and Cabochons – Oh My!

Barb Solem2023, Metals Week

We had a question from one of our beautiful Metals Week students about Susan’s workshop and specifically what gemstones and/or cabs to bring to class. Here’s our reply: Have you checked out Susan’s shop page on her website? She has many curated gemstones available there. You can purchase them, or get a good idea of what she herself uses in … Read More

Did you know you can ship your tools and supplies ahead?

Barb Solem2023, Metals Week, shipping

Are you worried about the hassle of checking your tools on the plane? We hand carry all of our precious gemstones, cabochons, metal and wire  with us on the plane. Don’t tempt anyone to steal any of those expensive items in your checked luggage. Having said that, we do, however, check our tools and let them travel with cargo and … Read More

8.27.2023 UPDATE

Barb Solem2023, Metals Week

Instructor: Susan Lenart Class: Sacred Objects: Totems and Talismans – Creating Personal Sacred Objects Date of Class: September 11, 2023 – September 15, 2023 Time: 9:00 am until 4:00 pm daily Level: Advanced Beginner – students should have experience with creating and soldering*** (see note below) Students will work on symbolism with their own shapes + small hollow forms and  attachments . Susan is bringing in … Read More

Reserve Your Room

Barb SolemVivi Magoo Presents Art Retreats and Other Inspirations

La Paloma has reserved a block of rooms for our Vivi Magoo family and friends at a reduced rate of $245/night, single or double occupancy. Rooms are limited, and we suggest you book early so you don’t miss out! ROOM RATES ARE VALID FOR STAYS BETWEEN January 31st and February 8th. There are two ways you can make your reservation  … Read More