Welcome to Metals Week 2022

Barb SolemVivi Magoo Presents Art Retreats and Other Inspirations


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 when they arrive at an event such as ours, and our goal is to take the worry and stress out of your time with us.

We have created ways to connect you with us and you with each other before and during our retreat. We’ll send informational updates  to you, and, it works both directions; you can reach out to us without having to search too hard or wait too long for a response.


Do you Facebook??? We’re creating a private FB page just for you and your instructors (and us!) so we can check in daily/periodically and connect with each other. Have questions for Nicole or Ace? Ask it on our private FB page. Want to share a hotel room with another student? Post your intention, and see if there is anyone who wants to share. Need to talk with Erin or Barb? This is a great place to reach out to us.

If we’re friends on FB, we’ll find you and invite you to join the private page. If you are a new Vivi Magoo student and haven’t become friends with Barb on FB, you’ll need to connect with her first. You and Barb have to be friends on her page (here’s the link). Once you are friends, you can request to become a member of Metal Week private Facebook page. If you don’t have a FB account, no worries – you can stay connected with Barb and Erin through texts/emails, and we can post on your behalf.


Here’s another favor we ask of you – We ask that you share your cell phone number with us so we will be able to text as an additional way to stay connected. If you are a new student, would you please text Barb on the phone that you plan to bring to Metals Week and include your name in the body of the text so we add you to our contacts? Thanks!

Here’s Barb’s cell phone number
602-509-6030 (text)

***If you are a returning student, and your number hasn’t changed since your last retreat with us, we have all the info we need – no need to do anything!


We have an active Instagram page and would love for you to share your photos and posts with us throughout the retreat. You can find us here and here. Hashtag your posts to #metalsweek2022 and #vivimagooltd. Thanks for sharing your fun and projects with us!


We can assure you we have protocols in place to keep everyone safe during our retreat which include temperature checks when necessary, face masks for those who choose to wear them, hand sanitizer, nearby hand washing stations and liberal use of disinfectant in each studio. You can do your part to stay safe and keep others around you safe as well by getting vaccinated and boosted before arriving at our retreat. 


We know you will enjoy your time with us and go home with a lot of new techniques and tips to use at your benches in the days that follow our retreat. As importantly, we know that you will forge friendships along the way and stay connected with these new and dear friends until you reunite with them at a future Vivi Magoo retreat.

We’re looking forward to gathering soon!

Barb (602) 509-6030 (cell)

Erin (602) 615-4136 (cell)