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About dollarkory

Hello my name is Kory Dollar. I am a graduate of Clark College and I am currently attending Washington State University. Art is my passion. My minor is Digital Technology and Culture; I love to create digital artwork, edit photography, create mini-movies and documentaries, or animation. I also consider myself a mosaic artist. My life is all about my family, school, and art. I get a sense security when I am loving, learning, or creating. I am a mother of 4 children ages 20, 16, 7, & 2 and I have the best man in the WORLD, Mark. Mark and I have been on a journey for 13 years this summer. I have never shared so many cherished memories with another person in my life as I have shared with Mark. He has allowed me to pursue all of my dreams and together we can accomplish any goal.

April 2019 -Hillsboro, Oregon

Stained Glass Mandala Workshop with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art

Theme: Mandala Madness

Dates: Friday, April 26 and Sunday, April 28, 2019

Time: Friday 9 am to 12 am, yes 12 am or as late as you want to work. Sunday is grout day 9am to 12 pm. Location: Hillsboro, Oregon

Address: Denny’s Workshop

12814 NW Bishop Road
Hillsboro, OR 97124
503-866-0180
Call for info

Cost: $200

 

 

April Mandala Madness

Register for Mosaic Madness all day and night event!

$200.00

To keep cost down it will be potluck style for food.

Check out the Mandala Photos! 

I will have a lot of supplies to create one of a kind designs. Round glass recycled substrates or 12″ x 12″ custom framed substrate,  or bring your own!

Water, Tea, and Coffee provided. 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.

 

Contact Kory Dollar for Registration Information.

 

 

 

What is Glass on Glass (GOG) Mosaic Art?

What is Glass on Glass (GOG) Mosaic Art?

Glass on Glass Mosaics is essentially glass, usually stained glass, glued to glass and then grouted, using sanded grout. Mosaics are durable they can be put together to last a lifetime and beyond, if proper steps are taken.

More specifically, what does art mean to me (Kory Dollar); why do I create and teach with such passion?

To me Glass on Glass is my story, my lifeline, my legacy, my drive, and passion.

What makes my teaching style unique?

I have a specific cutting style, rules, and guidelines established to push myself and my students beyond our artistic realm. I will open your eyes to how glass breaks and why it breaks the way it does. I have simple rules to follow and if you want to break them that is okay too! I will teach you process and style, while having a great time and creating epic art. I can explain how and why. I provide excellent visual aid. My teaching style will adapt to any learning style.  I provide hands on, visual aids, verbally express the steps, and provide detailed handouts.

The snow will melt, but this memory will last forever! This photo reminds me of why I love glass on glass. It takes me back to childhood, the creative bonds I established between my parents and the environment. It is the freedom to use any materials around you just to create and it doesn’t have to be good it just needs to be done! Creating art is expressive, healing, and emotional. A gift to understand how using your materials can create life long memories, not just art. Art that disappears can even make the most memorable impact to keep creating in adulthood. From the moment we are born our brain is building synapses that make us happy and art has always done that for me! I believe that because of the artistic environment I grew up in art keeps me happy; it reduces my anxiety, reminds me of wonderful times spent creating from our materials! If the universe gives you snow make a colorful snowman.

What is so different about Glass on Glass Mosaics?

Using the process I have developed, Glass on Glass Art, will out last the test of time. I know that not only am I creating lifetime art, I am inspiring others to leave a healthy artistic footprint behind too.  I teach how to build/create a lifetime piece of fine art. I believe you are only around as long as your memory and that is essentially why I create with such passion. I know my Great Great Great Grandchildren will see my art, making my existence on earth transcending. I want to leave a healthy artistic footprint, to out-stand the test of time; and that is what makes GOG so special to my heart.

I am proud to promote “artistic freedom without self-doubt,” in my students and children. This photo of the best snowman EVER in Lily’s world! It reminds me why I teach my trade to others; Glass on Glass is very powerful; it is a trade I have developed and built throughout my artistic journey,  my life. My work is inspired by tile work, mosaic, sculpture, painting, pottery, woodwork, glass blowing, and my environment I was raised in. I was always at my dad’s hip waiting to create. My mother always talked about designing in odd numbers, numerology, and feng shui in our home. My most cherished possessions are what my father, grandfathers, and children have created. I feel a passion to teach and create, to leave behind my memory, and give my students that gift as well!

GOG is like no other art, not even stained glass. The details and depth can mesmerize me for hours! It is freedom in a cup! Glass on Glass has so many artistic element’s that a painting or any other medium can not offer. GOG is a variation transparent, opaque, iiridized glass, combined with unique elements like texture, reflectivity, illumination, and prismatic colors. Glass on Glass Mosaics have LIFE and can heal the sole! I am proud to say that lifelong friendships are established through our mosaic community and human connections are so important  to promote happiness and build confidence. Glass on Glass Mosaic can also offer an ever-changing piece of illuminated art, essentially changing with the light of the sun.

Photo is of Lily Lathrop, my only niece. My dad, sister, I once made a colored dragon, a snow chair, and many snowmen! Last year, my son and I filled bottles of water and food coloring and had fun splattering the neighborhood!

Want to learn how to make stained glass mosaic art?

Join me and other like-minded individuals at a t Mosaic Retreat, Workshop, or Private Lesson.

View Kory’s 2019 teaching schedule

“Just keep nipping,” Kory

Hope Wahl, Mosaic, Glass on Glass, Stained Glass, Sunset, Elephant

October 2019 – Santa Rosa, California

Theme: Silhouette and Sunsets

October 11, 12, 13, 2019
Hours: Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – Noon
Cost: $425

3 Lunches included

Location: Santa Rosa, California
Address:
4780 Rincon Creek Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Registration: Contact Kory Dollar at dollarkory@gmail.com
Host: Kathie Roberts at kathyroberts@comcast.net

REGISTER NOW (8 spots left as of 2/5/2019)

 

Santa Rosa, California – October – Silhouette and Sunsets

Register Now for Santa Rosa, California in October 2019

$425.00


The size of the base will be 12″ x 15″ if you would like to upgrade your frame to a 12″ x 24″ ($25 additional fee).

 

Frame size upgrade 12″ x 24″

$25.00

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 dinner and bring your own wine or beverage).

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

 

This will be my second annual Santa Rosa Mosaic Workshop. It is a fantastic location. The host Kathy is wonderful; her home is transformed to a mosaic studio! There is a lot of room, including outdoor space. The place is perfect for a weekend get away! We provide 3 lunches and all supplies and materials. Students are welcome to bring healthy snacks to share. There is a hot tub and a pool! We did use the hot tub last year, so if you are staying late bring your swim suite!

NOTE – if you are a local student and want to host someone, please let myself or Kathy know and we can connect you with someone!

** 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 15″ custom framed windows. This is a big substrate to finish in 3 days!

Last year, we all had dinner at Kathy’s. We chipped in on food, wine, beer, and went to the store and had some awesome barbecued meals!

 

Check out the photos from 2018. 

Register as early as January 2019 to secure your spot.

Class size is limited to 10 people, 8 spots remaining

 

Hope Wahl, Mosaic, Glass on Glass, Stained Glass, Sunset, Elephant

September – Damascus, Oregon

Theme:  Silhouette and Sunsets (6 spots remaining)
September 20 -22, 2019
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 dollarkory@gmail.com
Host: Phyllis Flury at pflury@comcast.net
REGISTER NOW BELOW

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Damascus, Oregon Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop

Register Now for Damascus September 2019

$375.00

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.

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September – Vancouver, Washington

September – Vancouver, Washington
Theme: Mandala
September 13 -15, 2019 (5 spots left as of 2/3/2019)
Hours: Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – Noon
Cost: $375
Location: Melt Glass , Vancouver Washington
502 Washington St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Vancouver, Washington
(360) 771-5617
Register at: www.meltglass.com

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March 2019 – Hillsboro, Oregon

Class is FULL

Theme: Recycled Glass on Glass Mosaics
Date: March 22 – 24, 2019
Hours: Friday 10 am – 5 pm (Additional $50)
Saturday 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday 9 am – 12 pm
Cost: $175 + additional $50 if attending Friday
Location: Denny’s Workshop (Hillsboro, Oregon)

Address12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Registration: Contact Denny Nkemontoh dennysworkshop@gmail.com OR www.dennys-workshop.com

REGISTER NOW

 

 

Friday Upgrade

Enjoy all day Friday in the studio for an extra $50 This class is unlimited supplies and unlimited projects! Take advantage of the extra time for very little cost. You are more then welcome to bring any current project or start a new one.

$50.00

Lodging Available: One queen room, with kitchenette available for an additional $75 / night. (Sold Out Saturday Night).

 

 

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.

 

Hope Wahl, Mosaic, Glass on Glass, Stained Glass, Sunset, Elephant

August – Dear Island, Oregon

 

August 2019

Theme: Silhouette and Sunsets

Date: August 9, 10, 11, 2019
Location: Deer Island, Oregon – Deer Island Manor
Location: Deer Island Manor
Cost: $550 for lower bunk ( 2 remaining as of 3/14/2019),
$525 for upper bunk (2 remaining as of 3/14/2019)
$650 for private King room shared bath (2 rooms remaining)

Registration: Contact Kory Dollar at dollarkory@gmail.com or visit www.marvelousmosaic.com for more information.

 

August Retreat at Deer Island Manor – King Bedroom Upgrade

August Retreat at Deer Island Manor – Silhouette and Sunsets – King Bedroom

$650.00

 

August Retreat – Upper Bunk

August Retreat at Deer Island Manor - Silhouette and Sunsets - Upper Bunk

$525.00

 

Deer Island – August – Retreat – Lower Bunk

August Retreat - Silhouette and Sunsets - Lower Bunk

$550.00

May – Vancouver, Washington

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Theme: (one spot left as of 2/3/2019)

Date: May 31, June 1, and June 2, 2019

Hours: Friday 10am – 5pm

Saturday 9am – 5pm

Sunday 9am – Noon

Cost: $375
Location: Vancouver, Washington – Melt Glass

REGISTER at : www.meltglass.com

May – Kory’s Studio – Northwest Birds

Advanced Class  (must be a prior student)
Theme: Northwest Birds (4 spots open and 4 day workshop)
Date: May 17 – 19, 2109
Hours:
Thursday 10 am – 5 pm
Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 9 am -5 pm
Sunday 10 am – 1 pm
Location: Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art in Columbia City, Oregon
Address: 2055 5th Street
Columbia City, Oregon 97018
Cost: $550
Maximum 4 students – You will get a lot of one-on-one attention. This class is great for advanced students wanting to move on to the next level. We will discuss large scale projects, large scale cuts and I will provide tips and tricks when you start creating these large projects over 9 sq feet. Each student will have a piece of 36″ x 16″ 1/4 inch tempered glass.

You will have full access to all my supplies in the studio to create your one-of-a-kind design. We will discuss the entire process of large scale designs,  including design proposals, design process, types of glass, where to order the glass, types of glues, the challenges of using large pieces, how to proficiently cut the glass with confidence, glass selection process, we will discuss precision cutting, using my favorite 3 hand tools. I will review different types of glass and give you tips on how to effectively cut the glass. This class will move you to the next level. This workshop is for previous students who have taken at least one three day workshop.

REGISTER NOW

Northwest Birds in Kory Dollar’s Studio

Register for Advanced Bird Workshop

$550.00

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.

OPTIONAL LODGING OPTION
Optional Lodging Information
Lodging available at Deer Island Manor just 10 min away. Additional cost is $79 / night for king private room (2 rooms available) or, 4 bottom bunk’s available $50 / night
Lodging includes light breakfast and coffee or tea. Lunches will be provided by Kory, meals usually are choices of Day 1 Chef Salad or build your own sandwich. Day 2 Pot of Sou, house salad, bread. Day 3 Veggie Quiche/Frittata and/or Bacon and Cheese Quiche/Frittat. Students are encouraged to bring healthy snacks or treats to share. Please bring a water bottle and coffee mug with you. Coffee, tea and spring water and lemon will be provided at the studio. Dinners are optional, we will reserve a table at a local restaurant on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, if students request.

OPTIONAL Lower Twin Bunk Upgrade

Lower Bunk in shared living space, $50/ night includes breakfast.

$50.00

OPTIONAL Queen Room Upgrade

Private King Room Upgrade $79 / night includes breakfast.

$79.00


Optional Frame Upgrade
You can have it custom framed in any kind of wood by Dave Wise for an additional cost, estimated at $125 – $150

Optional Deposit for Custom Wood Frame

Dave will discuss your needs and then a custom frame will be created for your large scale mosaic. You will be able to select your style and wood at the workshop with Dave and he will provide a exact quote. I need deposits to ensure that Dave will be there to discuss your needs. Projects can be mailed for an additional cost or picked up 2 – 4 weeks after class.

$50.00

 

 

February 2019 – Vancouver, WA

 

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Stained Glass on Glass Mosaic Mandala Workshop with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art at Melt in Vancouver, Washington

Sold out

Dates: Feb 22nd – 24th, 2019
Hours of class:
Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – Noon
Cost: $375
Water, Tea, and Coffee provided. Students are encouraged to participate in potluck style lunches. More information will be provided after registration.

Register NOW

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 websitehttp://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.