Art Retreat on the Prairie

Wednesday, September 12
Sunday, September 16

Welcome to Vivi Magoo LTD:
Dream-It, Desire It, Design-It … The Doers!

As a designer and creator, how do you take an image or idea that captures your imagination all the way to a completed design?
In this three day intensive, each student will complete at least one advanced pendant and chain creation

The goal for this three-day design intensive workshop is to enable students to hone and expand the skills they already possess, learn new techniques, and conceptualize new ways of using these skills to transform their ideas into reality.

We will focus on logically working through the steps of formulating an idea, creating the cartoon for the design, then transforming it into a distinctive and refined finished piece.

Worlds of creative possibilities for combining metals with various materials will be unleashed as we focus on skill-building and fine craftsmanship in an open, fun and engaging atmosphere.


Event Details

Hampton Inn

Scottsdale, Arizona

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Registration is open!

Class Details

Frequently Asked Questions

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Cancellations prior to August 1, 2018 will incur a $150 processing fee.

Cancellations received on or after August 1, 2017 are non-refundable.

In the very rare event of an emergency or unavoidable natural disaster or act of God, a class may be cancelled. In this situation, all fees will be reimbursed.

I hereby release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue Solem’s Classic Interiors LLC (hereinafter referred to as releasees), its officers, employees, agents, and volunteers of any and all liability, claims, demands, causes of action whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage, injury, or death, that may be sustained by me. this waiver applies to the duration of my involvement with the retreat held by the releasee.

I will also agree to defend, indemnify and hold Solem’s Classic Interiors, LLC, its officials, employees, agents, and volunteers harmless from any liabilities, claims, injuries, damages, losses, lawsuits, judgements, and expenses associated with the acts or failure to act by me for the full duration of the retreat.

It is my express intent that the waiver and hold harmless provisions of this agreement shall survive my death and apply to all my agents, successors and assigns, heirs, and personal representatives.

Both parties agree to apply the laws of the state of Arizona and enter into binding arbitration if a dispute were to arise.

If any portion of this agreement is deemed unlawful or unenforceable then only that portion will be stricken and the remainder of the provisions will remain in force.


four nights of lodging
(semi-private room*)

four hearty, country breakfasts

three filling lunches

four delicious dinners

happy hours

open studio each evening

nightly presentations by Anne

signature treats and Vivi Magoo goodies

transportation and kit fees are extra


With its acclaimed resorts, dining, shopping and nightlife,

Scottsdale offers everything you’d expect from a premier vacation destination, plus something delightfully unexpected – the stirring beauty of the Sonoran Desert.

Known as much for its sophisticated urban flair as its magnificent Sonoran Desert setting, Scottsdale is a city that’s sure to fill you with pure vacation inspiration.

click here for directions to our retreat location

You may choose to ship your things ahead of time to the Dreamers and Doers retreat. 

Make sure to put your name on your boxes so we know where to direct them when they are delivered. We would appreciate it if you would time delivery one day prior to the start of your first class.

Here is the address for Hampton Inn.

  • Three Days of Classes beginning each day at 9:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm
  • Lunch Break from noon until 1:00 pm
  • Happy Hour from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm
  • Dinner each evening beginning at 6:00 pm
  • Nightly presentations by Anne Mitchell
  • Open studio
  • Each participant should optimally have an intermediate level of experience with fine silver fusing and basic metal smith techniques. Students should be comfortable using a hand-held butane torch, and have a basic understanding of the tools on a metal smith’s workbench such as various hammers, the bench block, jeweler’s saw and a variety of texturing tools.
    Do you need to be an expert jewelry designer to take this series of classes? Not at all; Anne is exceptional at meeting her students at their individual level.

    And, with only fourteen students, the amount of personal attention she can give her students is going to be awesome!

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