Fond memories of The Desert 2022 and looking forward with excitement

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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

Meet Chris Anderson of Lion Punch Forge!

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In 2016 Chris started Lion Punch Forge as a hobby after he, his brother, and father bought a coal fired blacksmith shop. Like many makers Chris is self taught. However he will openly credit the many amazing mentors he has encountered during his journey. Making jewelry allowed Chris to rediscover his love for geology. He quickly picked up lapidary arts … Read More

Grab these last-minute seats!

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As of today, January 20th, these are the classes with one seat left in them.  If you see one you want grab it quickly before it’s gone! Tomorrow, I’ll be back and post those classes with two or three seats left!  ***ONE SEAT LEFT *** MONDAY, JANUARY 31st April Bower | The Water’s Edge Bracelet | Monday, January 31, 2022 … Read More


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Vivi Magoo Gatherings 5 pm until 7 pm Nightly Vivi Magoo Terrace no-host bar We know you’ll be pooped at the end of the day. Honestly – we are too! We all deserve a bit of R-&-R! Don’t you want a chance to put your feet up and schmooze with your Vivi Magoo sisters-and-brothers-in-crime! There will be lots to do … Read More

What can I expect? Rain? Sunshine? Heat? Cold?

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Metals Week

Tucson weather ranges from daily highs of 70(ish) to overnight lows of 45 degrees. The extended forecast during our retreat looks beautiful! Picture Perfect! Here’s what Accu-Weather says about Tucson’s weather during our stay – It’s Chamber of Commerce perfect! Our classrooms are generally well-controlled, but that’s not to say it may appear a bit warm or somewhat chilly to … Read More