Vivi Magoo LTD | The Dreamers and Doers Part II | Anne Mitchell | September 12-16, 2018


Watch the Dreamers Video!

Welcome to Vivi Magoo LTD

Dreamers and Doers, Part Two

As a designer and creator, how do you take an image or idea that captures your imagination all the way to a completed design?
In this three day intensive, each student will complete an advanced pendant and chain creation.

The first day of class will be broken down into two sections.  The morning will be spent prepping your casting crucible. The fun will begin after that when students will begin melting fine silver and creating broom casting nuggets. Don’t like your original pour? That’s okay; remelt your metal, and try again.

On Day Two we will begin the design phase, decisions will be made on project layout, embellishments and more. Want to add gold to your piece? Anne will show you how to electroplate. Want to add enameling? She’s your guide and will show you how. Bezels? Yes! She’ll assist you in working through the challenges of implementing your envisioned designs, and working with materials and skills at hand.

Day Three will include advanced chain-making adventures. We will deconstruct the techniques and requirements for more complex chain forms that include layering and mixing up link sizes, styles, shapes and wire gauges. Designing the chain is only half the fun; the real challenge comes from solving the puzzles of construction that advanced chain forms require. Some of the chain-making skills we will explore are fusing, hammering, shaping, and texturing.

You’ll create a closure for your piece and finalize the assembly of your work. We will work on patination and finish-polishing techniques that are the final flourishes in good craftsmanship that will transform the work into a gallery-ready masterpiece.


Each participant should optimally have an intermediate level of experience with fine silver fusing and basic metal smith techniques. Students should be comfortable using a hand-held butane torch, and have a basic understanding of the tools on a metal smith’s workbench such as various hammers, the bench block, jeweler’s saw and a variety of texturing tools.

Who should take this class?  

Ideal participants for this class are artists yearning to expand their skill base in working with fine silver and other metal techniques. We explore ways of thinking about design and the transformation of ideas into gallery-quality finished pieces of art jewelry, while working through the constraints, challenges and limitations of the materials and techniques.  The class environment will be a creative hive of open discussion and development of ideas, while we pound, hammer, bend, rivet and shape our visions into reality.

Kit Fee: TBD

Kit fee includes:  

Fine silver wire in a variety of sizes, fine silver sheet, cabs, bezel cups, enameling powders, gold for electroplating, use of Anne’s tools and equipment, and Anne will provide all tools necessary for your individual workspace.

Student supply list:  

Each student can bring extra fine silver round wire in 16 & 14 gauge. The truly bold can bring along 12 and 10 gauge for their creations. Each student should also bring a 6 piece or 12 piece needle file set of (#2 or #4).

Instructor will provide:

Work station set-ups which consist of a torch, kiln brick, hammers, bench blocks, hand tools, saw frame and bench pin, PMC kiln and soldering stations.

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Welcome to

Vivi Magoo LTD

Click HERE to watch our video!

We’re so happy you’ve decided to travel to Scottsdale with Barb, Erin and Anne!

Become the designer you’ve always dreamed of being, with “Coach Anne” by your side, guiding and enabling you to reach new heights in your design process.

We’re going to have fun, embarking on a fast-paced and exciting journey through broom-casting, electro-plating, enameling, and more.

Hampton Inn & Suites

Wednesday, September 12th
-arrive at venue, check in and enjoy dinner-

Thursday, September 13th – Saturday, September 15th
-start your day with breakfast
-full day of class where you will learn, create and be inspired-
-catered lunches and dinners
-nightly happy hour
-open studio in the evening
-special evening presentation by Anne Mitchell
-Vivi Magoo signature treats and gifts

Sunday, October 16th
-enjoy breakfast and check out at 11am-

Price includes meals, class fees, 4 nights of lodging in a semi-private room
as well as happy hours, treats and Vivi Magoo goodies!
Transportation and kit fees are not included.
***Please contact Erin at if you are interested in payment arrangements.***

Space is limited to the first 10 students, so be sure to reserve your spot quickly!

Sold Out???

Please place a “back order!”


Contact Barb or Erin with any questions or to discuss any special requests.
At Vivi Magoo, our goal is to have you return home feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and inspired by all that you’ve learned and experienced.  Let us know how we can make that happen!



Email questions or comments regarding changes or cancellations to

Deadline to cancel is August 11th, 2018.

Cancellations prior to or on August 11, 2018 will incur a $300 processing fee.

Cancellations received after August 11, 2018 are non-refundable.

In the very rare event of an emergency or unavoidable natural disaster or act of God, a class may be cancelled. In this situation, all fees will be reimbursed.

I hereby release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue Solem’s Classic Interiors LLC (hereinafter referred to as releasees), its officers, employees, agents, and volunteers of any and all liability, claims, demands, causes of action whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage, injury, or death, that may be sustained by me. this waiver applies to the duration of my involvement with the retreat held by the releasee.

I will also agree to defend, indemnify and hold Solem’s Classic Interiors, LLC, its officials, employees, agents, and volunteers harmless from any liabilities, claims, injuries, damages, losses, lawsuits, judgements, and expenses associated with the acts or failure to act by me for the full duration of the retreat.

It is my express intent that the waiver and hold harmless provisions of this agreement shall survive my death and apply to all my agents, successors and assigns, heirs, and personal representatives.

Both parties agree to apply the laws of the state of Arizona and enter into binding arbitration if a dispute were to arise.

If any portion of this agreement is deemed unlawful or unenforceable then only that portion will be stricken and the remainder of the provisions will remain in force.

By moving forward with payment for this event, you are agreeing to the Terms of Agreement as described above.