May 8, 9, 10, 2020 – Deer Island, Oregon

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

This class is currently full, so we are offering another weekend at the Manor in May 15, 16, 17 register  by contacting

Theme: Nature

May 8, 9, 10 2020

Check in Friday May 8, 2020  at 10 am and check out at 1 pm on Sunday, May 10, 2020

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

Deer Island, Oregon

$550 (top bunk – full)
$550 (bottom bunk – full)
$650 (king room – full)

Additional Costs :
Optional Massage: $30 for 30 min
Transportation to and from the PDX airport to the Manor: $50 / person 

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

Deer Island Manor
64535 Columbia River highway
Deer Island, OR 97054
All packages include cost of class, supplies ,materials,  room and board

Additional $30 for 30 min massage (optional) 

Register Now! Contact Kory Dollar at to request an invoice. 50% is due upon registration to reserve your spot, or pay now with pay pal located at bottom of page. 

Mosaic, Flower, Sunflower, Artist, Famous Artist, Northwest Artist, Fine Artist
Kory Dollar Stained Glass Mosaic by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art


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3 Day Mosaic Retreat with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art at Deer Island Manor, May 8, 9, 10 2020

Each student will walk away with a 12″ x 12″  custom framed mosaic. The substrate will be a new sheet of 1/8 annealed glass in a custom frame. Upgrades on larger sizes are available and can be purchased at event.  New students are encouraged to stick to the smaller sized frames. 

Check out the photos from the May 2017 Retreat

Your Host’s 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, River Hunt, Champagne Brunch on Sunday, 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 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

(sold out)

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

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, May 8, 2020

9 am  to 10 am Check-in  
Meet & Greet

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. 
10 am –  5 pm Introduction and Lecture 
6 pm Dinner in the Kitchen:    
6:30 pm – 10 pm  Studio Time –  Kory is not instructing. There will be several assistants checking in on you through out the evening and Kory may be there but individual instruction is limited. 
9:00-10:00 pm  Manor Kitchen – Dessert/Night Cap/Coffee/Tea 

Saturday, May 9, 2020
7 am Optional early morning stretching – Diane
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Studio Open
9:30 am – 12 pm Studio Time – Demonstrations, Lecture, Hands-on, and One-on-one
12 Noon  Lunch – Manor Kitchen
1 pm – 5 pm Studio Time – Demonstrations, Lecture, Hands-on, and One-on-one
6:00-7:00 pm  Dinner –  Family Style
7:00 pm to 10 pm Open Studio 
7:00 pm Optional River Walk , Optional 
9:30 pm  Dessert Bar 

Sunday, May 10, 2020
7 am Optional early morning stretching – Diane
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 7 am

Clean up 8 – 9 am

Grout at 10 am

11 am – 12 pm finish projects
12 pm –  1 pm 
clean up and check out
If you are unable to complete the mosaic late Saturday, 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.


Deer Island May 2020 Lower Bunk

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


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.

4 thoughts on “May 8, 9, 10, 2020 – Deer Island, Oregon

    1. I will be flying in from OK on May 7th and fly out on Monday morning. When I get my flight information, I’ll send it to you.

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