Hotel recommendations for Metals Week 2022

Barb Solem2022, accommodations, Metals Week, Vivi Magoo Presents Art Retreats and Other Inspirations

We’ve traveled around and have identified several options – all of which are affordable at single or double occupancy. If you are driving, all of them will be within a twenty-minute drive of the jewelry studio and they are also found in close proximity to our Phoenix metropolitan light rail, allowing you the option of traveling to-and-from the studio without … Read More

Welcome to Metals Week 2022

Barb SolemVivi Magoo Presents Art Retreats and Other Inspirations

Howdy 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 … Read More

Metals Week 2022

Barb Solem2022, Metals Week, Registration, schedule of events, Vivi Magoo Presents Art Retreats and Other Inspirations

Greetings from Vivi Magooland We have an exciting new fall workshop to share with you! METALS WEEK 2022 FEATURING STUDIO LUNA VERDE (aka Ace McCasland) two sessions SEPTEMBER 22nd thru SEPTEMBER 26th and SEPTEMBER 28TH thru OCTOBER 2ND and NICOLE RINGGOLD “From the Desert” one session SEPTEMBER 22nd thru SEPTEMBER 26th ______________________________________ 9:00 am until 4:00 pm daily PHOENIX, ARIZONA … Read More

Metals Week 2022

Barb Solem2022, Metals Week, Registration, schedule of events, Vivi Magoo Presents Art Retreats and Other Inspirations

Greetings from Vivi Magooland! We hope you are enjoying beautiful spring days filled with warmth and sunshine! The Arizona desert is alive with color, and wildlife is waking up from their winter slumber – what a glorious time to live be living in the desert southwest! _____ We have an exciting new workshop to share with you! _____ METALS WEEK … Read More

Fond memories of The Desert 2022 and looking forward with excitement

Barb SolemApril Bower, Art Retreat in the Desert, classes, Danny's Epic Adventures, Events, facebook page, General Information, Metals Week, News, The Academy by Vivi Magoo, The Desert - 2022, Vivi Magoo LTD, VIVI MAGOO NEWSLETTER, Vivi Magoo Presents Art Retreats and Other Inspirations

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

Relax.Unwind.Connect.

Barb SolemEvents, General Information, The Desert - 2022, The Gathering Place, things to do, Vivi Magoo Presents Art Retreats and Other Inspirations

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

Welcome to Danny’s EPIC ADVENTURES – Spring 2021!

Barb SolemDanny's Epic Adventures, Vivi Magoo Presents Art Retreats and Other Inspirations

Hi EPIC ADVENTURES students! We are getting really excited about our upcoming retreat next week! Erin and Barb are working diligently to put the finishing touches on everything. 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 … Read More

Dust to Dust – Student Supplies List

Barb SolemApril Bower, ONLINE: Dust to Dust, The Academy by Vivi Magoo, Vivi Magoo Presents Art Retreats and Other Inspirations

STUDENT SUPPLY LIST rubber  or  conditioned leather mallet to form coarse 6″ file for dust jewelers saw 2/0 or 3/0 blades for cutting ring blank containers for dust collection spatula scoop to apply dust small artist paintbrush  oil can style flux dispenser  newish (flat)charcoal block or fresh solderite block to fuse on  pickle  Argentium Ez solder, or regular silver solder … Read More