Stained Glass on Glass Mosaic Mandala Workshop with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art at Melt in Vancouver, Washington
September 11, 12, 13 2020
Location Melt Glass in Vancouver, Washington
Theme: Branches and Blossoms
Hours of class:
Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – Noon
Students are encouraged to participate in potluck style lunches. More information will be provided after registration.
Create a breathtaking glass-on-glass mosaic masterpiece! No experience required! Everything will be provided for you. This is a 2.5 day workshop, with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art, where you will start with custom framed window, approx 12″x 12″ that will be transformed into a gorgeous work of art.
The mandala mosaic workshop is open to all skill levels, advanced to intermediate. The focus for this workshop will be on symmetrical balance and color theory related to glass on glass mosaics. Students will design a one-of-a-kind piece of fine art that will be mesmerizing. First, you will select a color pallet from the array of glass that will be available. Second, you will decide how many mandalas will you will be working with and what the unique centers will be. Kory will have an assortment of vintage jewels, bike gears, and other unique items for you to select from. This is also a great time to look for other unique elements to make this piece special to you, like grandmas jewelry. Next, you will will develop confidence in cutting. Once, you have your color pallet selected and you feel comfortable cutting you will intuitively let your mandala evolve, using the abundance of materials available.
This workshop will teach you how to patternize your glass, breaking down each cut from a strip of glass. This process will assist you in understanding how to maximize your glass while getting the cut you are trying to achieve. We will discuss the physics of glass and why it breaks the way it does. I will introduce several online resources you may use when designing your mandala mosaic. These resources are free to use and will assist you in developing a great color pallet and a unique design. If you have a laptop, please bring it to class.
We will discuss lighting and how it impacts your design and color selection. Kory will introduce her Opacity Rules for Glass on Glass ® and you will become confident in your color selection. You will understand how to produce a visually stunning mosaic with light and without light, the “Night Time View and the Day Time View.”
This class will not only increase your cutting skills and empower your creativity; it will enhance your knowledge of glass on glass mosaics and the elements required to create a ever-changing quality piece of fine art that will last a lifetime. Kory will share with you her process and give tips and tricks, including introduce you to tools that make learning glass on glass mosaics easy and effortless.
Local artist, Kory Dollar, is coming to Melt specifically to teach glass on glass mosaics. She is known across the US for her outstanding glass on glass mosaics. I encourage you to visit her Facebook page, Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art and her website, http://www.marvelousmosaic.wordpress.com to see examples of her amazing artwork. She is really fun to work with and will bring a lot of energy to this class!
This class is open to adults and children (a registered adult MUST accompany any children under 16). All attendees must be registered, as we have limited classroom space. Any questions or concerns, please contact Melt Directly.
Each student must enroll separately for each class. Please review our enrollment and cancellation policy, dress code and other class-related details HERE prior to attending your class. If you have any questions regarding these policies or other class-related topics, please feel free to contact us at (360) 771-5617.
While your safety is our top concern, each student will be required to sign a standard liability waiver prior to the beginning of each class. These will be available at Melt or you can print one HERE and bring it with you to class. We also have a handout regarding Safety in the Studio that we would like you to review prior to your class. These documents can all be accessed by clicking on the “Contact & Policies” tab at the top of this page, if you are unable to download them.
**Photo is an example of and inspiration photo that will be made in this class. This is a theme based class and we all will be working on a one-of-a-kind mandala, using technique and style specific to Kory’s Style. There will be a variety of color choices available for the mandalas. You will receive an email detailing the syllabus for the class one week prior to class. The variety and colors of glass available may vary, but pre-cut color mixes will be available in a wide variety. All supplies will be included in the cost, but You are welcome to bring small unique items to be placed in the piece, like jewelry or small stones to personalize your mosaic.