Instructor Classrooms and Map

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We’re all set to bring you a fantastic experience next week! We’re excited to kick off The Desert 2023, and it is going to be amazing! So that you never get lost while with us, we’ve created a map and legend of instructor’s classrooms. Map Map and Legend.The-Desert-2023-Classroom-Legend Included is also information about where a few of our key events … Read More

Weather Forecast during our retreat

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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

Relax . Unwind . Connect

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Vivi Magoo Gatherings 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm Nightly AZul bar/lounge no-host bar menu items available   We know you’ll be pooped at the end of the day Honestly – we are too! We all deserve a bit of R-&-R! There will be lots to do there! A time for gathering – reuniting – making new friends – in the … Read More

Health & Safety Information from La Paloma

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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

Low inventory in some classes….

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We’ve had an awesome 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

Where will I find the Student Supplies list for each of my classes?

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#Q – I’m coming to The Desert and need a supply list that includes to what to bring. Thanks for your help. I’m really excited!  #A – Hi – so good to hear from you! Class supplies lists are located on our website – part of each class description. Click on the class for which you are registered, and scroll … Read More

A quick guide to shopping the gem shows

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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. <click here: Tucson Gem Shows> __________________________________ REMEMBER THERE … Read More

Your Health and Well-Being are Important to Us

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YOUR SAFETY AND HEALTH ARE OUR TOP PRIORITY To set your mind at ease, we want you to know we have been monitoring events associated with influenza, RSV and the Covid virus. We are planning to follow the CDC guidelines, and knowing the situation is constantly fluid, we will incorporate any new and updated measures as we approach our retreat … Read More

Welcome to The Desert 2023

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We are getting really excited about our upcoming retreat next month! We’re working diligently to put the finishing touches on everything to make it perfect for you. We’ll be emailing you – sometimes daily – over the next several weeks with updates and information that we hope will be beneficial. Our experience is that students become a bit anxious about … Read More

Hotel recommendations for Metals Week 2022

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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