The Academy by Vivi Magoo

Our newest addition to Vivi Magoo, The Academy, offers online classes in a variety of styles – LIVE STREAMING, ON DEMAND, and our very own unique HYBRID of both.

Taught by instructors you know and love, and, in typical Vivi Magoo style, some new and talented upcoming designer-instructors who will dazzle you with their creativity and energize you with their unique style.


The Academy by Vivi Magoo

Join us in our newest adventure!


Welcome to

The Academy

by Vivi Magoo

"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."    Walt Disney

+ ONLINE CLASSES

Live Streaming
On-Demand
Hybrid - a combination of live streaming and on-demand

+ FREE CONTENT

Curated Articles
Free Demos


Shanks, Blanks and Dazzling Focals!
The Minerva Ring
Eva Sherman
May 22nd, 2021


Shanks, Blanks and Dazzling Focals! Day Two: The Minerva Ring

fused sterling wire – tube set stones – raised bezel – lovely cabochon

Make this dazzling fused silver ring set with a raised cabochon
Are you registered for Eva’s Minerva Ring class? Click here to be directed to your private page

Shanks, Blanks and Dazzling Focals!
** two rings in one day **
The Neptune Ring
and
The Poseidon Ring
Eva Sherman
May 21st, 2021


Shanks, Blanks and Dazzling Focals! Day One: The Neptune and Poseidon Rings

sterling silver – textured metal – cabochon settings – square shanks – embellished shanks – unique statement pieces

Two gorgeous rings for the price of one!
Are you registered for Eva’s Neptune and Poseidon Ring classes? Click here to be directed to your private page

Shanks, Blanks and Dazzling Focals!
The Venus Ring
Eva Sherman
March 27th, 2021
9:00 am until 4:00 pm (Phoenix time)


Shanks, Blanks and Dazzling Focals! Day Four: The Venus Ring

fusing – sterling – prong set stone – oxidized – and finished – perfectly beautiful!

sterling wire embellishments fused and joined to back plate – prong set stone mounted to finished shank. Lovely indeed!
Are you a registered Shanks, Blanks and Dazzling Focals – Day Four student? Click here to be taken to your private Facebook page.

Shanks, Blanks and Dazzling Focals!
The Minerva Ring
Eva Sherman
March 20th, 2021
9:00 am until 4:00 pm (Phoenix time)


Shanks, Blanks and Dazzling Focals! Day Two: The Minerva Ring

fused sterling wire – tube set stones – raised bezel – lovely cabochon

Make this dazzling fused silver ring set with a raised cabochon
Are you a registered Shanks, Blanks and Dazzling Focals – Day Two student? Click here to be taken to your private Facebook page

Shanks, Blanks and Dazzling Focals!
** two rings in one day **
The Neptune Ring
and
The Poseidon Ring
Eva Sherman
March 19th, 2021
9:00 am until 4:00 pm (Phoenix time)


Shanks, Blanks and Dazzling Focals! Day One: The Neptune and Poseidon Rings

sterling silver – textured metal – cabochon settings – square shanks – embellished shanks – unique statement pieces

Two gorgeous rings in one day!
Are you a registered Shanks, Blanks and Dazzling Focals – Day One student? Click here to be taken to your private Facebook page

Are you  interested in signing up for this class in the future? Sign up on our waitlist, and as soon as we get enough students to fill a class, we’ll contact you!

waitlist



The Water’s Edge – April Bower – March 7th, 9th, 11th and 13th

Argentium silver – fusing – flush setting – melting edges – anticlastic forming – granulation – roller printing texture – oxidizing 

Watch a little short video clip of the class. Click here.
Are you a registered Water’s Edge student? Click here, and we’ll take you to your private Vivi Magoo page on our website!

Are you  interested in signing up for this class in the future? Sign up on our waitlist, and as soon as we get enough students to fill a class, we’ll contact you!

waitlist



The Water’s Edge – April Bower – March 1-2 and March 4-5

Argentium silver – fusing – flush setting – melting edges – anticlastic forming – granulation – roller printing texture – oxidizing 

Watch a little short video clip of the class. Click here.
Are you a registered Water’s Edge student? Click here, and we’ll take you to your private Vivi Magoo page on our website!

DUST TO DUST
featuring April Bower
January 25th, 27th, 29th, and February 4th
2021


Dust to Dust – April Bower – January 25th, 27th, 29th and February 4th, 2021

Fold, texture, fuse & form this Argentium silver ring with silver and 18k gold dust and 14k fused pins.

Are you ready to register? Click here.
Are you a registered Dust to Dust student in the January 25th through February 4th? Click here to access your private page

DUST TO DUST
featuring April Bower
January 9th, 11th, 13th and 21st
2021


Dust to Dust – April Bower – January 9th, 11th, 13th and 21st, 2021

Fold, texture, fuse & form this Argentium silver ring with silver and 18k gold dust and 14k fused pins.

Are you ready to register? Click here.
Are you a registered Dust to Dust student in the January 9th through January th? Click here to access your private page

Reticulated and Fused: A Study in Contrasts – December 2020 featuring April Bower


April’s first class was a huge hit and has sold out! The good news is – she is offering another session in December. You can read about it here

Learn how to create and successfully reticulate silver, fuse Argentium, stone set, fold form, pearl cut, and finish rings you design.

Are you ready to register? Click here.
Are you a registered Reticulated and Fused – December 2020 student? Click here for access to your private page

Steel and Gold…a Love Story
November 30th through December 3rd 2020
featuring Bette Barnett


Read more here

If you love the glow of gold against the jet-black of patinated steel, this is the workshop for you. In this live online workshop, you will learn how to create beautiful mixed metals jewelry with steel. Steel is lightweight, strong, malleable and versatile. Even more important is its high melting temperature, which allows other metals to be fused to steel, creating dramatic patterns and contrast.

Are you ready to register? Click here.
Are you registered for Bette’s class? Click here for access to your private page

Starry Starry Night – October 2020 featuring April Bower. April’s class was so successful, we offered another section!


This class has ended, but you can read more about it here
Are you a Starry Starry Night – October 2020 alum? Click here to access your private class page

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM ONLINE CLASSES?

+ all the best instructors you have come to expect from Vivi Magoo

+ exciting projects taught in true Vivi Magoo style

+ quality online instruction

+ no need to travel – we bring classes to you

+ private, password protected site

+ learn in the comfort of your own studio

+ meet new friends online, and reunite with others in your Vivi Magoo family

+ discussion boards

+ chat sessions

+ instructor office hours

+ online social gatherings

WHY OFFER FREE CONTENT?

+ We offer this as a service to our Vivi Magoo family

+ We scour the web so you don’t have to

+ Improve your skills

+ Hone your style

+ Gather new tips and techniques from designers across the globe

+L earn in the comfort of your own home

+Meet up-and-coming instructors

Frequently Asked Questions