Wine Country Glass on Glass Mosaic Retreat
with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art
This class is for beginning to intermediate students
This class has 5 spots left as of 9/27/2018
Theme: Flowers – Large Blossom Flowers
Project: 12″ x 12″ custom framed window
Dates: January 11 -13 , 2019
Friday January 11 – 11 am to 12 pm Check in
Sunday January 13 – 2 pm – 3 pm check out
Location: Salem, Oregon Check out the Vineyard
Cost: $650 – $450 – cost is determined by lodging selection (see below)
All packages include cost of class, supplies and materials and meals.
Lower Bunk $550 – 1 bunk total (1 spot left)
Upper Bunk $525 – 1 bunk total (1 spot left)
King Room upgrade $550/person + $50/ night upgrade – sold out
Queen Room upgrade $550/person + $40/ night upgrade – 1 room available (2 spots, max)
NO Lodging: $450 – 2 spots available
Students: Max 12 – Min 8
Lodging : Can sleep 5 students unless, sharing King or Queen Room. Please let me know if you and a friend are attending that want to share a room. There will only be one upgrade charge.
To Register contact Kory Dollar at firstname.lastname@example.org and request an invoice.
About the Vineyard
Add a Massage to your Package!
Cieara Kennedy , a licensed massage therapist will be on staff to provide 15 or 30 min massages with your choice of aroma therapy the cost will be included in your package and scheduled 2 weeks prior to your stay. The 50 min massages are an additional $50, please let Kory know at registration to add it to your package, if you are interested.
Three bedrooms plus game room with bunk beds. Great Kitchen. On a vineyard.
Beautiful villa in the middle of a picturesque vineyard. Huge, fully equipped kitchen and large dining area are at the center of the fabulous floor plan. Large covered and open decks complete the comfortable living areas, and provide a spacious relaxing environment for your vacation.
Located right in the heart of the famous Eola/Amity AVA of Oregon Wine Country. Dozens of world class wineries and tasting rooms within a 15 mile radius. 20 minutes from downtown Salem and 20 minutes in the other direction to downtown McMinville, Dundee, Newburg, Carlton…all great Willamette Valley wine tasting destinations.
The perimeter of the vineyard is walk-able and is great for a moderately hilly, just over a mile long walk around the 19 acres of vineyards.
Your Host’s Kory and Ann will fill your weekend with creativity, relaxation, and great food.
All supplies and materials will be provided. Lodging and meals are included in your package. We will have snack and refreshments available all weekend. There is so much planned! The studio will be open till 10 pm. each night.
The three day retreat will be a combination of lecture/slideshow, discussion, Q&A, demos, and hands-on instruction. We will focus on Glass on Glass (GOG) application, using the direct method to create a stimulating optical effect. Kory will demo several unique cuts she uses in her flowers, using three tools, nippers, a scoring tool, and running pliers. During this process, you will learn how cut strips to patternize your glass into flowers while maximizing your glass. Kory will demonstrate and discuss a specific nipping style /technique, Glass Shaving® to create a crisp clean edge, using only wheeled nippers. The class will explore how to create movement, using Kory’s signature cut, One-cut Sliver Cut® and c-cut. Additional topics covered include: precision cutting, committing to a design, selecting a color pallet, varying opacity, Randomization Method®, balance and composition, creating a one-of-a-kind designs, and incorporating found and unusual items. Kory will discuss grout bleed, adhesives, grout additives, and provide tips and tricks to grouting. Mac glue will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring additional unique items such as broken jewelry, beads, and tesserae to embellish your mosaic.
There will be a grout demonstration on Sunday. Students are welcome to grout if they have completed the project and glue has dried. If projects are not completed, or dried by 12 pm then a grout package will be available to take home for optional grouting.
Kory notes that she does not strive for perfection; “the art of art is the imperfections.” She says, “It is my goal that I will simplify the process enough to give you ‘artistic freedom without self doubt’. I strive to build confidence in these classes. I do not teach from a pattern, I teach to use your sketch as only a guideline; you are not restricted to the pattern. I will assist you in creating a balanced one-of-a-kind composition, using my uniquely designed simplified steps. We will focus on several unique cuts and I will provide you with tips and tricks that I use daily.”
The goal on Sunday is to have projects ready to be grouted by noon. Grout time is scheduled outside at 2 pm. We will need time for your projects to dry. If you are unable to complete the mosaic in time to grout we will send grouting instructions and a grouting kit can be sent home.