Category Archives: Glass on Glass Mosaics

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.

Join our community of Glass on Glass Junkies on Facebook

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.

 

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 marvelousmosaicfineart@gmail.com Memory Foam Beds

$550.00

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

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 marvelousmosaicfineart@gmail.com

$650.00

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.

$30.00

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

November 13, 14, 15, 2020 Deer Island, Oregon

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

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 marvelousmosaicfineart@gmail.com

$650.00

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

Theme:  Blossoms and Birds

November 13, 14, 15 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
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.

Join our community of Glass on Glass Junkies on Facebook

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.

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 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.

March 27, 28, 29 2020 – Seattle, Washington

Glass on Glass Mosaic Flower Garden Workshop with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art at Bedrock Industries in Seattle, Washington

Dates: March 27, 28, 29 2020

Location: Bedrock Industries
4021 13th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119

Theme: Flower Gardens

Cost: $400

Hours of class: Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 6pm (work later order in for dinner)
Sunday 9am – Noon (Grout day, most likely finish earlier)

3 spots remaining

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 15″ that will be transformed into a gorgeous work of art.

Students will learn Kory’s Three Step Fabrication Method® to simplify the steps in creating a Freestyle Flower Garden. We will discuss a unique strip cutting approach to break down the glass and maximize your waste. This is a wonderful opportunity to understand how to organize your mosaic from start to finish, breaking down each section into a layer of elements. Specific topics will include color theory and her NEWLY developed opacity rules. Kory will demonstrate several cutting techniques, including her signature one-cut-sliver cut and a glass shaving cutting style.

This is a theme based class and we all will be working on a one-of-a-kind piece, using technique and style specific to Kory’s Style. There will be a variety of color choices available for the blossoms. 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.

New, outdoor, ready to hang frames will be available, starting at $25 upgrade fee and sizes well vary.

Class will include a tour of Bedrock Industries! Check out their Facebook page 

Registration limited to 10 students

Register Now! Contact Marvelous Mosaic at Marvelousmosaicfineart@gmail.com to request an invoice. 50% is due upon registration to reserve your spot, or pay now with pay pal located at bottom of page. 

March 2020 Seattle, Washington

Glass on Glass Mosaic Workshop with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art March 27, 28, 29 2020 Location: Bedrock Industries in Seattle, Washington Theme: Freestyle Flower Gardens 

$400.00

50% deposits will be required to reserve your spot.
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.

March 20, 21, 22, 2020 – Hillsboro, Oregon

Glass on Glass Mosaic Workshop with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art

Dates: March 20, 21, 22 2020

Location: Denny’s Workshop at the Helvetica Lavendar Farm in Hillsboro, Oregon

Price: $375

Theme: Freestyle Flower Garden
Create a breathtaking glass-on-glass mosaic masterpiece! No experience required! This is a 2.5 day workshop, where you will start with a custom framed window, approx 12″x 15″ that will be transformed into a gorgeous work of art. Frame upgrades will be available at workshop and are priced between $25-$50.
Students are encouraged to participate in potluck style lunches. More information will be provided after registration.

March 2020 Freestyle Flower Garden – Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art at Denny’s Workshop

All supplies and materials included. Details in Class description.

$375.00

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Lodging Booked

Lodging Available: One queen room, with kitchenette available for an additional $75 / night 2 night minimum. Lodging can accommodate 2 registered students (shared bed) so have a friend register too.
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.

If you would like to register for this class by payment other than PayPal or you have further questions, please feel free to email marvelousmosaicfineart@gmail.com

About my workshops:

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.

About Denny’s Workshop:

Denny’s workshop is nestled in the center of lavender and Christmas trees, overlooking the Cascade Mountains. The sunset view is amazing and never one you want to miss! The venue can comfortably fit 10 students.

*Beautiful friendly kitties roam this venue.

April 17, 18, 19, 2020 – Kings Beach, CA

Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art in Kings Beach, California

 

VIEW PHOTOS FROM 2018

View Photos from 2019

Reservations will all be made through Bonnie Jamieson
Email: bonnie@americanclothingrecyclers.com
Cell: (775) 232-3498

View 2018 Video

Glass on Glass Mosaic Bird Workshop

April 17, 18, 19 2020

Theme: Birds

Cost: $450

 

April 2020 – Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art in North Lake Tahoe

Pay in Full Option

$450.00

Location of the Workshop:
North Tahoe Event Center
8318 North Lake Boulevard
Kings Beach, CA 96143
Tour the Venue
Hours of class:
Friday 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday — 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday — 9 am – 2 pm
Cost: $450— which includes glass and materials
Project: 12″ x 15″ custom framed window
Includes 3 Lunches
I have some exciting news! I will be coming back to Tahoe!  The venue is located on the North Shore is an exceptional facility, sitting just steps away from the sandy beaches, majestic mountains, and a crystal clear lake. The Beachfront property will be a great inspirational setting to our mosaic workshop. There is a spectacular choice of fine dining, shopping, gambling, and cultural activities in the area, if you want to make a vacation of it. Bonnie will arrange a optional dinner on Saturday night at a local restaurant and we can get to know some of the new faces and get acquainted with some new students.
I will be teaching my glass on glass technique or GOG and we will be working cohesively to create a wave full of movement and texture. Our focus will be on color theory, long-curvy-skinny cuts, blending glass, and directional flow. Students will learn my Three Step Fabrication Method® to simplify the steps in creating a Glass on Glass (GOG) mosaic. We will discuss my strip cutting approach to breaking down the glass. This is a wonderful opportunity to understand how to organize your mosaic from start to finish.
It will be my goal that you will walk away understanding the entire GOG process from start to finish. I will encourage imperfections and in order to make the process feel less judging. It is my goal by the end of the class that you understand, “the art of art is the imperfections.” I plan on simplifying the process enough to give you “artistic freedom without self doubt” and the courage to create. 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. It is a great opportunity to use Mac Glue!

I look forward to meeting some new faces! See you in Lake Tahoe.

To reserve your spot a deposit of $225 is required. The remainder balance will be due 2 weeks before the class date. will need to will need to be made via check, or paypal
and the remainder balance will be due 2 weeks before the date of the class.

Reservations will all be made through Bonnie Jamieson
Email: bonnie@americanclothingrecyclers.com
Cell: (775) 232-3498

For more detailed information about the class contact Kory Dollar Email: dollarkory@gmail.com
Cell (360)719-9298

Check out the live camera at the North Tahoe Event Center where we will be!

http://tahoetopia.com/webcam/north-tahoe-event-center-kings-beach

The three day workshop 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. The students create a finished beautiful stained glass mosaic sun-catcher. . Kory will demo several unique cuts she uses in her waves and sunsets, using three tools, nippers, a scoring tool, and running pliers. During this process, you will learn how cut strips to patternize your glass into layers while maximizing your glass. 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.

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.

If the class min is not reached (6) or the teacher cancels, ALL deposits and funds will be returned in full. Maximum students: 14 

50% deposits will be required to reserve your spot.
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.

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.

Join our community of Glass on Glass Junkies on Facebook

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

mosaic, heron, stained glass, kory dollar, marvelous mosaic

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

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!

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“Just keep nipping,” Kory