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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.

January 2020 – Hillsboro, Oregon

Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop With Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art

Theme: Recycled Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop
Project Base: Bowling Ball or Recycled Microwave Round

January 24, 25, 26 2020
Denny’s Workshop
Hillsboro, Oregon
$150

Queen Room upgrade $75 ONLY one room book for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday. Use of studio as late as you would like comes with booking.

1 spot left and queen room upgrade available

email dollarkory@gmail.com to be on the wait list

 

 

 

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November 2019 – Deer Island, Oregon

November 2019 – Glass on Glass Mosaic Retreat with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art at Deer Island Manor

This class is full please see other available classes.

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Theme: Great Blue Heron or Flamingo (birds)

November 15, 16, 17 2019
Location Deer Island Manor Deer Island, Oregon
Max Students 12 Minimum Students 6
Cost: $550 for lower bunk (sold out),
$525 for upper bunk (sold out)
$650 for private King room shared bath (sold out)

Frame Size 12″ x 15″ or upgrade to 12″ x 24″ for an additional $25
Returning Students get a free frame upgrade

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 dollarkory@gmail.com or visit www.marvelousmosaic.com 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.

 

 

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 marvelousmosaicfineart@gmail.com Memory Foam Bed

$550.00

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October 2019- Hillsboro, Oregon

1 spot remaining as of 10/3/2019

 

Theme:  Great Blue Heron or Flamingo

Project base 10″ x 16″ custom frame
Students can upgrade frame for additional fee, upgrades will be done before class

Select ONE a great blue heron or a flamingo

October 25, 26, 27 2019
Denny’s Workshop
Hillsboro, Oregon
$375
Queen Room upgrade $75 / night (queen room sold out)

1 spot left as of 10/3/2019 – contact marvelousmosaicfineart@gmail.com to be placed on the waiting list.

 

 

Denny’s Oct 2019

Address: 12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124 Phone: (503) 866-0180 Hours: Friday 10 am – 6 pm Saturday 9 am – 5 pm Sunday 9 am – 12 pm Additional information will be sent one week prior to class to email on file. Please contact Kory Dollar for any additional questions at dollarkory@gmail.com or 360-719-9298

$375.00

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

2 spots remaining

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

 

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 15″ x 15″ or

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12″ x 24″ ($25 additional fee). Return students will get a free upgrade to a 15″ x 15 ” or 12″ x 24

 

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 (sold out)
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
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Damascus, Oregon 2020 August 28, 29, 30

Register Now for Damascus August 2020

$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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February 7, 8, 9, 2020- Vancouver, Washington

one spot left

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

February – Vancouver, Washington
Theme: Freestyle Flower Garden
February 7,8,9 2020
Vancouver, Washington
Cost $375
Location: Melt Glass , Vancouver Washington
502 Washington St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Vancouver, Washington
(360) 771-5617
Register at: www.meltglass.com

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 ( 1 remaining as of 7/31/19),
$525 for upper bunk (1 remaining as of 7/31/2019)
$650 for private King room shared bath (booked)

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

 

 

May Retreat at Deer Island Manor – King Bedroom Upgrade

November Retreat at Deer Island Manor – Silhouette and Sunsets – King Bedroom – inside the main house

$650.00

 

 

Deer Island Mosaic Retreat – November 2020

November Retreat at Deer Island Manor – Silhouette and Sunsets – Upper Bunk

$525.00

 

 

Deer Island – November– Retreat – Lower Bunk

November Retreat – Silhouette and Sunsets – Lower Bunk

$550.00