Monthly Archives: January 2020

September 25,26, 27, 2020- Salem, OR

Wine Country Glass on Glass Mosaic Retreat
with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art

Dates: September 25, 26, 27, 2020
Friday September 25  – 10 am to 11 pm Check in
ill Sunday  September 27 – 2 pm check out
Theme: OPEN to any theme – students will be required to contact Kory prior to workshop and let her know what they would like to create.
Cost: $500 (no lodging) 3 spots, $525 (1 top bunk), $550 (1 bottom bunk), $650(queen ), $700 (master Suite sold out)
Location: Salem, Oregon Check out the Vineyard
View student photos of Sunsets and Silhouettes

Students: Max 12 – Min 8
Lodging : Can sleep 6 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 and request an invoice.
About the Vineyard

Three bedrooms plus game room with bunk beds. Great Kitchen. On a vineyard.

The Villa At Hopewell Hills Vineyard is such a wonderful location! Check out the 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 Hosts 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.”

Salem September 2020 no lodging

All supplies and materials will be provided. Meals are included in your package.


November 20, 21, 22, 2020 Deer Island, Oregon

November 2020- Glass on Glass Mosaic Retreat with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art at Deer Island Manor

Theme:  Large Scale Mosaics

November 20, 21, 22,  2020
Location Deer Island Manor Deer Island, Oregon
Max Students 12 Minimum Students 6
Cost: $550 for upper bunks and lower bunks
$650 for King room w/shared bath
We will be working on the same substrate used for the large scale mosaics,

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12″ x 12″ will be included in the class, but actual sizes could vary and additional fees could apply if selecting large substrates.  This weekend will be packed full of information about Kory’s Large Scale Mosaic at Dukes Family Vineyards.  A time laps video will be played for you to watch the progress of the new installation in progress. Kory Dollar, Hope Wahl, and Ray Vanderwall are currently working on composing a new addition “Journey Through the Northwest.” The new mosaic will be 5 panels and about 32 sq feet it will detail Multnomah Falls, Three Sisters, and Haystack Rock.    

What is special about this location? We work till 10 pm. All food is provided. The studio space is in a old gym. There is extra supplies because my studio is only 2 miles. The beds are amazing, all of them even the bunks! It is a great weekend get away. Alcoholic  beverages are not provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. We have sit down family style meals that are amazing. The space is an old school house and it is over 8,000 sq feet and we have the entire place. Diane and Jason the hosts are fantastic. If you are flying in we can arrange transportation. We always have an option of a massage or a facial (one or the other) I like to rotate this. massages and facials are additional costs. There is a lot more demonstrations than a normal class because of the long class times. You can work in your pajamas. I always have at least 50% return students to all classes and this venue is one of the top rated. You can fly in a day early or stay a day later for $50 / night for the bunks and $75 / night for the king rooms (must be booked for the entire event). King rooms can be shared. There is only one upgrade charge. You can bring a significant other, even if they are not participating the food charge is an additional $100. King room must be booked in advance, they fill fast.

Studio tours back to Kory Dollar’s studio are available at no additional cost.

This is a weekend get away! You don’t need to bring anything except a creative mind and a good attitude. We do work very hard at these events, but the end results are amazing.

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Registration: Contact Kory Dollar at or visit for more information.

The steps to designing a quality mosaic should be taken seriously. These classes are developed to foster knowledge, skill, and style. It is my goal to mold you into a fearless creative mind, creating from your materials. I will provide you with rules, tips and tricks that will increase your cutting skills, design skills, and give you steps to create a quality one-of-a-kind stained glass mosaic. I have been specializing in glass on glass mosaics for 20 years, through trial and error, I have developed a process that will assist you in understanding how to design a glass on glass mosaic that looks good at night without light and good during the day with light. We will discuss balance, color theory, physics of glass and why it breaks the way it does. I will teach you to use my rules as a guideline to foster your personal creativity, they, and you are welcome to break them. It is important we have fun and release stress, not create it. Don’t over think the process. It is essential to train you to use your creative side to cultivate “artistic freedom without self-doubt.” Think back to when you were a child; you created for expression, not to please others. The more you produce, the better you get. When you do something all the time you become good at it. Practice is how you get better. Another process we will discuss in depth is pre-cut and cut to fit glass, randomization, and the direct method. We will practice cutting glass because the more you cut the better you get.  I will teach you process; the progression is what will make you quicker and confident to commit to your design and cuts. The act of doing will develop confidence in cutting ad sharpen your skills and self-assurance. In my classes your mosaic is your world…you are the artist; I encourage you to take my suggestions and tips but use your instincts to develop your piece.

I will encourage you to create with passion, strive for originality, make your own rules and break them! Have you ever herd of the saying, if you don’t use it you lose it? Practice makes perfect! Now let’s learn some rules, cutting techniques, and tips and tricks to promote your creativity. The objective is for you to design a one-of-a-kind design, a lifetime piece of art. I want you to gain the confidence in the design aspect, understand how to create good art. The three-step method I have created will assist you in doing just that. Understand how to break your design into layers, specific cuts, and control the directional flow. We will discuss the best way to select your glass using the opacity rules created specifically for glass on glass. Technique and style will be addressed. I will encourage you to use my process and commit to your design quickly. Grouting and glue tips will be addressed in this workshop.


Lower Bunk – November 2020 – Deer Island

Reserve a lower bunk cost includes cost of workshop, food, and lodging Lodging for Friday and Saturday night Additional nights can be reserved for an additional $50 / night - contacting Memory Foam Beds


Upper Bunk – November 2020 – Deer Island

Reserve an Upper Bunk (note- upper bunks have stairs to the top) Cost includes cost of workshop, food, and lodging for Friday and Saturday additional nights can be reserved for $50/night - contacting Memory Foam Bed


Private Room – November 2020 – Deer Island

Reserve a King Bed in a private room. Cost includes cost of workshop, food, and lodging. Lodging for Friday and Saturday night. Additional nights can be reserved for an additional $75 / night - contact


Sunday Wine Tasting at the Dukes Family Vineyards -November

Pre-Thanksgiving Weekend Wine Tasting - Open House  Sunday 22,  2020 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm At Dukes Family Vineyards in Amity, Oregon.


Hope Whal
Multnomah Falls
Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art
Original Sketch by Hope Wahl
This is a sneak peak of the proposal sketch estimated install date April 1, 2020

October 23, 24, 25, 2020 – Hillsboro, Oregon

Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art
Theme: Sugar Skulls or Mandala
Dates: October 23, 24, 25
Cost: $375
Location: 12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124
The studio is at the Helvetica Lavender and Tree Farm
Hours: Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – Noon
Food is not provided for this event, but a potluck is something most students participate in.
Registration: Contact Kory Dollar at
Host: Denny Miller


Dennys October 2020

Register Now for a weekend full of creativity with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art. Students will create a breathtaking stained glass mandala or a sugar skull mosaic. Size of frames will be 12" x 12"


The size of the base will be 12″ x 12″ or 15″ x 15″ (with upgrade charge of $25)

Frame upgrade

Pay in advance for a 15" x 15" frame. Returning students will get a free upgrade.


This is an intense workshop, many do choose to work late into the evening and may have a group dinner Friday and Saturday evening. If you plan on staying and eating, we will do a potluck style meals and bring your own wine or beverages.

If you would like to register for this class by payment other than PayPal or would like to request a payment plan please feel free to contact me below.

** Disclaimer** We do work late, we do have a lot of fun, plan on a late night Friday and Saturday, if you want to finish. This is not a craft project, we are working hard, cutting glass, and creating EPIC art.

You will learn a process that creates quality stained glass mosaics that will last a lifetime. I will be bringing hand crafted 12″ x 12″ custom framed windows students will have an option to upgrade to a 15″ x 15″ for an additional $25. Returning students will get a free upgrade.

Class size is limited to 10 people.

Note: If for any reason the class is canceled due to max number of students (6) not reached, or unforeseen reason 100% of the deposits/all payments will be refunded.
If for any reason you need to cancel your reservation, you must do so 45 days prior to the event to get a refund, If you cancel 45 days prior to the event we will process your refund, with a $25 administration fee. After the 45 day deadline, we must fill the spot for you to get a refund, with a $50 administration fee. If you cancel 15 days prior for any reason you will forfeit $100 of your deposit and the remainder balance will only be refunded in the event your spot is filled. All final payments must be received 30 days prior to the event.

August 28, 29, 30, 2020 – Damascus, Oregon

Theme:  Large Scale Flowers
August 28, 29, 30 2020
Hours: Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – Noon
Cost: $375
Location:  Damascus, Oregon (address released after deposit paid).
Registration: Contact Kory Dollar at
Host: Phyllis Flury at

Damascus, Oregon 2020 August 28, 29, 30

Register Now for Damascus August 2020


If you would like to register for this class by payment other than PayPal or you have further questions, please feel free to contact me below.