How do I get to the hotel?

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How do I get to Danny’s EPIC ADVENTURES – Part Two?

FLYING If you’re flying into the Valley of the Sun, you can pick up an Uber or Lyft at the airport, and they will get you safely to the Drury Inn and Suites Phoenix-Chandler in no time. It’s as simple as downloading an app, and you’ll be set up to request a ride in minutes. We use them all the … Read More

Pack your portable light for class

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Our venue is beautiful but not always light enough to see the fine details of our projects. Please remember to bring lighting and an extension cord. Or, better yet, bring a battery-operated light. No cords to trip over! Here are some suggestions – We receive no compensation for our recommendations – We simply offer them as jumpstarts to your search. … Read More

Supplies and Tools

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Many of our students have asked us to help streamline the process of gathering supplies for classes, and we have come up with a way we think will work for you. If there are any tools, supplies, etc. you need to purchase, we have an idea and hopefully a solution to gathering them that will work for you. Mario and … Read More

Class Supplies

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

Welcome to Metals Week 2020!

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Hi Metals Week students! We are getting really excited about our upcoming retreat next month! Erin and I 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 they … Read More

Fond memories of The Desert 2020 and looking forward with excitement

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Thank you so much! THE DESERT 2020 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. This was our largest and best retreat to date – four hundred students, twenty-two instructors, eleven classrooms and six days … Read More

Daily Schedule of Events

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Here are Daily Schedules of Events. Each day is listed separately, so you can specifically review the days you have classes. You may want to print out a copy for the days you’re in class so you can have it for handy reference. We will also have copies in the Vivi Magoo Registration Lounge. Monday, February 3rd Tuesday, February 4th … Read More

Ready.Set.Go.

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Are you ready to head out to the gem shows next week? If you’re ready, we’re ready to give you some helpful pointers. Have you been practicing your restraint methods? We can’t guarantee we’ll be of any help in the restraint department, but we will head you in the right direction, and the rest is up to you. This is … Read More