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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

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.

 

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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

Rooster Glass on Glass Mosaic by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art

October 2018 – Santa Rosa, CA

Roosters, Chickens and Sunflowers
with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art

Class is full as of 6/25 I am taking a wait list and will let you know if someone does not pay deposit by the end of June.

Theme: Roosters, Chickens and Sunflowers

Dates: October 12, 13, 14
Friday October 12 – 11 am to 4 pm
Saturday October 13 – 9 am – 4 pm
Sunday October 14 – 9 am – 4 pm
Cost:
$425

Address:
4780 Rincon Creek Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

All packages include cost of class, supplies and materials and lunch will be provided all 3 days.

Register NOW

Mosaic, Flower, Sunflower, Artist, Famous Artist, Northwest Artist, Fine Artist
Kory Dollar Stained Glass Mosaic by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art

To Register contact Kory Dollar at dollarkory@gmail.com and request an invoice.
All supplies and materials will be provided. Three Lunches will be provided. We will have snack and refreshments available all weekend. There is so much planned!   

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. Kory will demo several unique cuts she uses in her roosters and sunflowers, 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 to cut the circles. The class will explore how to create movement, in the tail feathers suing long slender cuts.  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.”

The goal on Sunday is to have projects ready to be grouted by noon. Grout time is scheduled outside at 2 pm. We will need time for your projects to dry. If you are unable to complete the mosaic in time to grout we will send grouting instructions and a  grouting kit can be sent home. 

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.
Mosaic, Flower, Sunflower, Artist, Famous Artist, Northwest Artist, Fine Artist

January 2019 – Salem, OR

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


This class is for beginning to intermediate students

This class has 5 spots left as of 9/27/2018

Theme:   Flowers – Large Blossom Flowers
Project: 12″ x 12″ custom framed window
Dates: January 11 -13 , 2019
Friday January 11  – 11 am to 12 pm Check in
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Sunday January 13 – 2 pm – 3 pm check out
Location: Salem, Oregon Check out the Vineyard
Cost: $650 – $450 – cost is determined by lodging selection (see below)
All packages include cost of class, supplies and materials and meals.
Lower Bunk  $550  –   1 bunk total (1 spot left)
Upper Bunk $525 – 1 bunk total (1 spot left)
King Room upgrade $550/person + $50/ night upgrade  – sold out
Queen Room upgrade $550/person + $40/ night upgrade   – 1 room available (2 spots, max)
NO Lodging:   $450  – 2 spots available
Students: Max 12 – Min 8
Lodging : Can sleep 5 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. 

Register NOW

To Register contact Kory Dollar at dollarkory@gmail.com and request an invoice.
About the Vineyard

Add a Massage to your Package! 
Cieara Kennedy , a licensed massage therapist will be on staff to provide 15 or 30 min massages with your choice of aroma therapy the cost will be included in your package and scheduled 2 weeks prior to your stay.  The 50 min massages are an additional $50, please let Kory know at registration to add it to your package, if you are interested.

Three bedrooms plus game room with bunk beds. Great Kitchen. On a 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 Host’s 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.”

 

The goal on Sunday is to have projects ready to be grouted by noon. Grout time is scheduled outside at 2 pm. We will need time for your projects to dry. If you are unable to complete the mosaic in time to grout we will send grouting instructions and a  grouting kit can be sent home. 

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.
Windy Blossom Mosaic by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art

October 2018 – Deer Island, Oregon

 

Mosaic Retreat  with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art at Deer Island Manor

Theme: Fall Themed  

Dates: October 26, 27, 28
Cost:
$550 for lower bunk (2 spots remaining as of 9/27/2018)
$525 for upper bunk (3 spots remaining as of 9/27/2018)
$650 for King room (sold out)
$450 NO LODGING / Food and Project included (2 spots remaining as of 9/27/2018)

$50 additional for Massage (optional)

Address:
Deer Island Manor
64535 Columbia River highway
Deer Island, OR 97054
All packages include cost of class, supplies ,materials,  room and board.

To Register contact Kory Dollar at dollarkory@gmail.com and request an invoice.

 

 

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Visit the Manor’s Webpage at: http://www.deerislandmanor.com/
3 Day Mosaic Retreat with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art at Deer Island Manor;   October 26, 27, 28.

The theme will be Fall with a focus on Trees and Wind. 

Each student will walk away with a 12″ x 15″ custom framed mosaic.
Check out the photos from the May 2017 Retreat

Your Host’s Kory and Diane 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! Meet and Greet, Late Night Desert in the Kitchen, High Tea on Saturday, Meditation and Yoga sessions through out the entire weekend, River Hunt, Champagne Brunch on Sunday, 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 gardens, 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®. 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.

Advanced Opportunity: We will have several sessions where we will have the opportunity to use a tile saw and cut unique glass tiles, bottles, and a variety of thick materials. Bring a tea-cup, or a bottle with you and we will be cutting unique pieces to add to 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.

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.”

Cieara Kennedy , a licensed massage therapist will be on staff to provide 15 or 30 min massages with your choice of aroma therapy the cost will be included in your package and scheduled 2 weeks prior to your stay. 

 Lodging :
Deluxe Lower Bunk  $550 / person  4 bunks total
Upper Bunk $525/ person 4 bunks total
Clark Room$550/person + $50/ night upgrade  Check out the Clark Room
Sanctuary Room$550/person + $50/ night upgrade   

 

 

 

Address:
Deer Island Manor
64535 Columbia River highway
Deer Island, OR 97054

Schedule For Mosaic Retreat with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art
Friday, October 26, 2018  
 Check-in  Noon – 3 pm
Sunday October 28, 2018
Check out 4 pm

The goal on Sunday is to have projects ready to be grouted by noon. Grout time is scheduled outside at 2 pm. We will need time for your projects to dry. If you are unable to complete the mosaic in time to grout we will send grouting instructions and a optional grouting kit can be purchased. 

About The Manor and Your Host’s Diane and Jason Dunn

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Deer Island Manor is now the private full-time residence of Jason and Lady Diane Dunn.

Deer Island Manor was built in 1908 and served as the local grade school up until 10 years ago. It is on the State’s historical register and sits on the Lewis and Clark trail.

Deer Island Manor is now the private home of Jason and Diane Dunn. They have an eclectic design style that reflects their love of auction and flea market exploring.

The Manor is filled with antique, mid-century and modern finds. Organic vegetable and herb gardens fill the front yard as well as free ranging chickens. Lavender and dahlias are in full bloom!

We have a large gourmet kitchen that may be used by guests. The Great Hall houses an eclectic library, wet bar and art collection as well as a meditation space.

 

This is a weekend packed full of fun! The Deer Island Manor is just 10 min from St. Helens, Oregon where The Spirit of Halloweentown is having some great activities. Every October the town of St. Helens transforms into Halloweentown, named after the popular Disney Channel movie that was filmed there. Beginning with the lighting of the Great Pumpkin in the town plaza, this is a festival with spooky and fun holiday activities for the whole family. If you wanted to get away for a few hours, Saturday evening. There will also be a huge bonfire hosted by the city near the river Saturday evening is anyone would like to attend. We can carpool there. The bonfire is a free event and open to the public.

October 27
7:15 p.m. Final Pumpkin Lighting Ceremony with Kalabar and Sophie in the
Courthouse Plaza. Come join the fun with these extra special guests. Free
Event.
7:30 – 9:30 Boos Cruise. Join friends on the shuttle as it makes its rounds to
locations around town that will be serving up specialty cocktails, brews and
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bloody bites that will be scary good. Tickets at http://www.sccchamber.org .
Limited tickets to this scary good time. Please drink responsibly.
8 p.m. Photo Ops with Kalabar and Sophie. Tickets online
https://cityandtownevents.ticketleap.com/

 
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.

November 2018 – Vancouver, Washington

Sold OUT as of 7/22/2018, Please click here to be placed on the waiting list. If there is enough interest, we will hold mosaic class the week following November 9, 10, 11.
Stained Glass on Glass Mosaic Workshop with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art
Theme: WAVES
Date: Nov 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2018

Hours of class:
Friday 5-9pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 10am-4pm
Cost: $300

Click to Register

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

Students will learn her Three Step Fabrication Method®  to simplify the steps in creating a  Freestyle Mosaic Wave®. 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.

Local artist, Kory Dollar, is coming to Melt specifically to teach this class. She is known across the US for her outstanding creations in glass. I encourage you to visit her Facebook page, Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art  and her website, http://www.marvelousmosaic.wordpress.com to see examples of her amazing artwork. She is really fun to work with and will bring a lot of energy to this class!

This class is open to adults and children ages 16 and up (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 wave, using technique and style specific to Kory’s Style.  You will receive an email detailing the syllabus for the class one week prior to class.  All supplies will be included in the cost, but You are welcome to bring small unique items to be placed in the wave, like jewelry or small stones to personalize your mosaic.

 

August 2019 Camp Out – Hillsboro, Oregon

August Mosaic Camp Out
with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art
Denny’s Workshop Helvetia Lavender Farm in Hillsboro, Oregon

August 4 day Campout
Dates:  August 22, 23, 24, 25  2019
Location: Denny’s Workshop in Hillsboro, Oregon
Address: 12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Cost: $500
Theme: OPEN Glass on Glass Projects, Any size projects
Space is limited and return students will get first choice.
Check in Thursday Aug, 22 at 10 am
Check out Sunday Aug 25 at 2 pm
Check out Sunday Aug Bring a trailer, tent, motor home for no extra charge or rent one of the 2 rooms available.
We will provide a the main dishes for meals and ask that each student bring dishes to share. There will be a menu released two weeks before the event, so you can assist in planning our meals. There will be a barbecue, and a mock kitchen set up outside for everyone to use at any time. This is the second annual event. We will have an enclosed eating area set up. The class will limit out at 10 students and I will have several helpers there through out the event. Facials and massages available on Friday and Saturday, for an additional cost.

Register Now For August 4 Day Campout

Stained Glass Mosaic 4 Day Campout with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art

$500.00


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.

We have limited space so as you register and pay your deposit please let us know your sleeping accommodations. Last year we had a outdoor shower set up that worked quite well (we did have some kinks, but this year will not be our first rodeo, so expect a nice shower area.

View the 2018 Mosaic Campout Photos

You can get hotel accommodations or come and go as you want.

If you will be flying in please let us know your flight schedule, so we can assist in transportation to and from the venue.

Registration: Contact Denny Miller Nkemontoh at   dennysworkshop@gmail.com

The 4 day camp out will be a combination of lecture/slideshow, discussion, Q&A, demos, and hands-on instruction. We will have many options for you to choose from or you can bring your own base. We will have all the supplies you could possibly need for any project and you can use as much as you would like. You will not be limited to to the amount of projects you can complete. The focus will be Glass on Glass, but you can work on 3-d mosaics too. We will have recycled glass blocks for night lights, you can make a bird bath from the many satellite dishes we will have available, Dave’s custom frames will be there too! I will also have large vintage windows there for NO additional cost. Kory will work with you to develop any type of mosaic you would like. Another option is to bring a project you have been wanting to finish we can work on that too! You can also select one of the themes that Kory has already taught; branches and blossoms, freestyle flower garden, waves, mandalas, or a landscape mosaic.

Kory will have multiple and hands on cutting demonstrations through out the weekend. You will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with her to discuss any methods, styles, or techniques you would like to work on.

Location: 12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Maximum Students 15:
Minimum Students 10:

Three and a half days in the lush Oregon countryside, making mosaics with old and new friends.  Pitch your tent (or bring your trailer) and pack a cooler.  Enjoy open-studio time to work on your projects and class sessions led by Kory Dollar.  Work late in the studio, gather around a bonfire, go for an evening hike, or enjoy a outdoor summer massage. This is just one of the many joys that we will have available for our summer mosaic camp out.

About the Helvetia Lavender Farm:


Helvetia Lavender Farm, nestled in the hills overlooking the Willamette Valley a short drive from Portland, demonstrates the versatility of lavender with 60 different varieties in landscaping and cutting fields. Students are welcome to wander through the gardens, enjoy the view from our pavilion, and relax amid the many spots to relax and enjoy the scent of lavender.  There is a beautiful pond on the property and a fantastic fire pit. We will have access to the pavilion where you can have drinks at sunset with your new friends, and enjoy the beautiful outdoor setting. The Pavillion is nestled in the trees and gardens overlooking rolling hills and the Cascade Mountains.

Food and Beverage Details:
We will have water, coffee and tea for you to drink, if you want alcoholic beverages you must bring your own. We will provide a barbecue for everyone to use at anytime.  We will provide the main dishes for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening. There will also be meats, cheeses, veggies, breads, and condiments for you to make a sandwich at anytime. We are asking everyone to pitch in with side dishes, pastries, fruit, salads, and other snacks to share through out the weekend. If you want to bring paper supplies, instead of food that is also an option too. We are planning a nice sit down dinner Friday evening and a  barbecue Saturday night. This is a camp out not a retreat, everyone will be expected to help participate in meals and clean up.

Camping Details:
There is hook up for power and water, if you are bringing a trailer. You must be self-contained. There is no dump station or gray water disposal. We will be limited to the number of trailers, so please let us know the size and type of trailer when you register. If you have extra room in your trailer and want a bunk mate we have students that are looking for a bed.

We have a lot of camping spots with sunset views! Arrive early to set up your tent and get your spot. We have ONE shower on site, there will be a sign-up schedule to use. We assume with keeping the numbers low and having showering schedule it should not be an issue.  There are two bathrooms in the workshop and a few porta potties on site.

We do have 2 loaner tents, one very large that is a 10-man we will be setting up and one 5-man tent. If you want to bring an air bed and a sleeping bag you are welcome to sleep in them but we will most likely limit the 10 man to 4 women and the 5 man to two women, so let us know a head of time if you need to sleep in the tent.

30 Min Massages will be available for an additional cost of $30. Please let Denny know when you register, if you would like to schedule one.

Location: 12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR 9712

To Register contact Denny Miller Nkemontoh at info@dennys-workshop.com or 503-866-0180 to  or visit  www.dennys-workshop.com  for more information on the venue.

For more information about the details of the class contact Kory Dollar at 360-719-9298 or dollarkory@gmail.com

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®. 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 and any other adhesive required 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.

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.”

NOTE: You can not bring extra people unless they are registering for the class, due to bathrooms we just can not allow extras, even if they are not participating.

If the class min is not reached (10) or the teacher cancels, ALL deposits and funds will be returned in full. Maximum students: 15

50% deposits will be required to reserve your spot.
Note: If for any reason the class is canceled due to max number of students (10) 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.