August 21, 22, 23, 2020 – Deer Island, Oregon

Mosaic Retreat  with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art at Deer Island Manor

Dates: August 21, 22, 23 2020

Location: Deer Island Manor

64535 Columbia River Hwy Deer
Island, OR 97054

Theme: Goddesses and Mandalas

Cost: $550 upper/lower bunk, $650 king room
Retreat all inclusive: lodging and meals included

Deer Island August 2020 Upper Bunk

Upper Bunk at Deer Island Manor for August 2020 price includes lodging for 2 nights, class, all supplies, and meals.


Deer Island August 2020 Lower Bunk

Lower Bunk at Deer Island Manor for August 2020 price includes lodging for 2 nights, class, all supplies, and meals.


Deer Island King Room – August 2020

Private Room with King Bed Price includes Lodging for Friday and Saturday evening and cost of workshop supplies and materials


What is awesome about the Manor? The space is amazing! The hosts are fantastic! The food is over the top! The supplies are abundant; Kory’s studio is just 5 min away. If you are an out of town guest this Retreat is the BEST location for you. We encourage guests that are flying in to come the day before and stay a day extra. The workshop is an intense workshop, and flying in and out on the same day as the retreats is very exhausting. The Deer Island Manor will provide a free breakfast if you stay any additional nights and the cost of an extra night in the king rooms are $80 / night and the cost of bunk lodging is $50 / night extra. King rooms must be booked for the entire event to get king room Thursday and Sunday evening. The manor is about 45 min from the PDX airport. Transportation can be arranged for $50 / fee per person to and from the airport.

Check in is 10 am Friday and Check out is 2 pm on Sunday
All packages include cost of class, supplies ,materials,  room and board

Additional $30 for 30 min massage (optional) and facials $30-$60

Register Now! Contact Kory Dollar at to request an invoice. 50% is due upon registration to reserve your spot. Email for other payment options as well.

dear-island-manor3 Day Mosaic Retreat with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art at Deer Island Manor

Each student will walk away with a 15″ x 15″ custom framed mosaic. The substrate will be a new sheet of 1/8 annealed glass in a custom frame
Check out the photos from the May 2017 Retreat

Your hosts Kory and Diane 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! Meet and Greet, Late Night Desert in the Kitchen, High Tea on Saturday, Meditation and Yoga sessions through out the entire weekend, Champagne Brunch on Sunday. The studio will be open till 10 p.m. 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 gardens, 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®. Additional topics covered include: 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.

Advanced Opportunity: We will have several sessions where we will have the opportunity to use a tile saw and cut unique glass tiles, bottles, and a variety of thick materials. Bring a tea-cup, or a bottle with you and we will be cutting unique pieces to add to 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 2 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.”

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. 

Contact Diane Elizabeth Dunn to reserve your spot at

 Deluxe Bunk  $550 / person  8 bunks total

Lewis Room  $550/person + $50/ night upgrade Check out the Lewis Room 

Clark Room$550/person + $50/ night upgrade  Check out the Clark Room 

Sanctuary Room$550/person + $50/ night upgrade (sold out)  

Deer Island Manor
64535 Columbia River highway
Deer Island, OR 97054

Schedule For Mosaic Retreat with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art
Friday, August 21, 2019

Noon – 3 pm Check-in  
Meet & Greet with Coffee/Tea and Hors d’oeuvres

This is a time to get settled in it is very informal, Kory is available for one on one conversations and questions. We will have a small private show of Kory’s art on display in the Sanctuary and you are invited to explore the manor and get settled in. Because of the location we expect that there will be people arriving through out the day and no instruction will start before 3 pm. 
3 pm – 5 pm Introduction and Lecture 
Focus will be Glass on Glass application and Kory’s rules, when to use them and when to break them! 

Understanding Layers
Balance and Rule of Thirds
Composition and Design
Randomization Method
Direct Application for GOG
Color Theory
5:00-6:00 pm Dinner in the Kitchen
6:30 pm – 9 pm  Studio Time – Demonstrations, Lecture, Hands-on, and One-on-one
texture to your design

Mastering Evergreen Cut
9:00-10:00 pm  Manor Kitchen – Dessert/Night Cap/Coffee/Tea – 

Saturday, August 22, 2019
7 am Optional early morning stretching and light yoga with Diane
8:00 am – 9:00 am Manor Kitchen – Pancake Feast
9:00 am Studio Open
9:30 am – 12 pm Studio Time – Demonstrations, Lecture, Hands-on, and One-on-one
Committing to Design 
Long Evergreen Cuts
Randomization method with long evergreen cut
Directional Flow
Opacity,  Reflection, and Illumination
12 Noon  Lunch – Manor Kitchen
1 pm – 5 pm Studio Time – Demonstrations, Lecture, Hands-on, and One-on-one
Randomization method with evergreen cut
Directional Flow and waterfalls
Opacity,  Reflection, and Illumination and Mountains

6:00-7:00 pm  Dinner – Taco Bar
7:00 pm to 10 pm Open Studio
9:30 pm  Dessert Bar – Fresh baked cookies, Scones, Ice Cream with toppings

Sunday, August 23, 2019
7 am Optional early morning stretching and light yoga with Diana
Light continental breakfast toast, muffins, scones and coffee, juice and tea available in the Manor Kitchen as early as 7 am (Help yourself).
Open Studio 8 am – 10 am
10:00 am Sunday Brunch  – Manor Kitchen
11 am – 12 pm finish projects
12 pm –  1 pm 
clean up
1:30 – 2 pm set up grout stations
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 optional grouting kit can be purchased. 

About The Manor and Your Host’s Diane and Jason Dunn

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Our beautiful master suite is 540 sq. feet of luxury and eclectic beautiful. A private bath and jetted tub awaits you! King sized bed with cozy private sitting area. Large walk in shower in our unique, newly remodeled bathroom. Deer Island Manor is now the private full-time residence of Jason and Lady Diane Dunn.

The space

Deer Island Manor was built in 1908 and served as the local grade school up until 10 years ago. It is on the State’s historical register and sits on the Lewis and Clark trail.

Deer Island Manor is now the private home of Jason and Diane Dunn. They have an eclectic design style that reflects their love of auction and flea market exploring.

The Manor is filled with antique, mid-century and modern finds. Organic vegetable and herb gardens fill the front yard as well as free ranging chickens. Lavender and dahlias are in full bloom!

We have a large gourmet kitchen that may be used by guests. The Great Hall houses an eclectic library, wet bar and art collection as well as a meditation space.

About Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art

Hello my name is Kory Dollar. I am a full time stained glass mosaic artist. I own Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art . Art is my passion; I love my job. My passion is teaching and creating beautiful memories with my students and life long friends. I enjoy to bring confidence to women and provide them with a creative outlet to express anything they would like.

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