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!
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
Maps and Legends to Instructor’s Classrooms
Most of our Desert classes are contained on the Terrace Level of the hotel; however, there are two that are upstairs on the Mezzanine Level. Here’s a map for you to follow during the week. Save the map on your phone – and print out a hard copy of it to keep with you too. We will have maps available … Read More
Health and Safety Info from La Paloma Resort and Spa
We thought you may like to save this information from La Paloma about health and safety measures they are taking to help protect everyone while on their property. Practices & Protocols for Maintaining Cleanliness Health and Safety Emergency Information 0 Comments Please login to comment
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
Shopping with friends….It just doesn’t get any better than that!
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. Tucson Gem … Read More
Welcome to Metals Week 2022
We’re on the launchpad. T-minus 27 days. We’re excited! We’re going to begin emailing you with updates and information that we hope will be beneficial to you. 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 … Read More
YOUR PHYSICAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING ARE OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE TO US
And next to that, we know your emotional and mental health are very important, and that is why we are so excited to be able to offer The Desert – 2022 to our Vivi Magoo family next month. YOUR SAFETY AND HEALTH ARE OUR TOP PRIORITY To set your mind at ease, we want you to know we have been … Read More
What can I expect? Rain? Sunshine? Heat? Cold?
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
Our classes are almost sold out!
We’ve had a tremendous response to our retreat this year! Thanks for your support of Vivi Magoo! It tickles us that you love Vivi Magoo so much! Were you poised at your computer last summer when we opened registration? It was a flurry of activity that day, with most classes filling quickly. There are still seats open in a variety … Read More
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