Welcome to Metals Week 2022

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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 Hotel Recommendations

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Thanks for your patience while I researched hotel possibilities. I 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 … Read More

Metals Week 2022

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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

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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

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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