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

May 2019 – Deer Island, Oregon

 

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

Theme: Roosters, Chickens, and Sunflowers

Dates: May 3, 4, 5 2019
Cost:  $550 for Lower Bunk (sold out 3/14/2019)
$525 for Upper Bunk ( 4 upper bunks as of 3/14/2019)

$650 for King room (sold out)  +$50 for Massage (optional).

May – Upper Bunk

May's Stained Glass Mosaic Retreat - Upper Bunk

$525.00

Check in is 10 am Friday and Check out is 2 pm on Sunday

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

Additional $50 for 30 min massage (optional) 

Register Now! Contact Kory Dollar at dollarkory@gmail.com to request an invoice. 50% is due upon registration to reserve your spot.

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

dear-island-manor

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,  May  3, 4, 5,  2019

Each student will walk away with a 15″ x 15″ custom framed mosaic. The substrate will be a new sheet of 1/8 annealed glass in a custom frame
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. 

Contact Diane Elizabeth Dunn to reserve your spot at Deerislandmanor@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/deerislandmanor/

 Deluxe Bunk  $550 / person  8 bunks total

 

Lewis Room  $550/person + $50/ night upgrade Check out the Lewis Room (sold out)

Clark Room$550/person + $50/ night upgrade  Check out the Clark Room (sold out)

Sanctuary Room$550/person + $50/ night upgrade (sold out)  

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, May 3, 2018

Noon – 3 pm Check-in  
Meet & Greet with Coffee/Tea and Hors d’oeuvres

This is a time to get settled in it is very informal, Kory is available for one on one conversations and questions. We will have a small private show of Kory’s art on display in the Sanctuary and you are invited to explore the manor and get settled in. Because of the location we expect that there will be people arriving through out the day and no instruction will start before 3 pm. 
3 pm – 5 pm Introduction and Lecture 
Focus will be Glass on Glass application and Kory’s rules, when to use them and when to break them! 

Understanding Layers
Balance and Rule of Thirds
Composition and Design
Randomization Method
Direct Application for GOG
Color Theory
5:00-6:00 pm Dinner in the Kitchen:    Spaghetti  (vegetable and Meat), Organic Farm Salad, Warm French Garlic Bread
6:30 pm – 9 pm  Studio Time – Demonstrations, Lecture, Hands-on, and One-on-one
Creating Waterfalls and adding texture to your design

Mastering Evergreen Cut
 
9:00-10:00 pm  Manor Kitchen – Dessert/Night Cap/Coffee/Tea – Tiramisu Cake

Saturday, May 4, 2018
7 am Optional early morning stretching and light yoga with Michelle
8:00 am – 9:00 am Manor Kitchen – Pancake Feast
Pancakes with a variety of toppings, scrambled eggs, sliced fruit, orange juice,                     coffee/tea
9:00 am Studio Open
9:30 am – 12 pm Studio Time – Demonstrations, Lecture, Hands-on, and One-on-one
Committing to Design 
Long Evergreen Cuts
Waterfall Design
Randomization method with long evergreen cut
Directional Flow
Opacity,  Reflection, and Illumination
12 Noon  Lunch – Manor Kitchen
A large variety of hearty sandwiches (vegetarian and non-vegetarian)
1 pm – 5 pm Studio Time – Demonstrations, Lecture, Hands-on, and One-on-one
Randomization method with evergreen cut
Directional Flow and waterfalls
Opacity,  Reflection, and Illumination and Mountains

6:00-7:00 pm  Dinner – Taco Bar
7:00 pm to 10 pm Open Studio 
7:00 pm Optional River Walk hosted by El Lacey
9:30 pm  Dessert Bar – Fresh baked cookies, Scones, Ice Cream with toppings

Sunday, May 5, 2018
7 am Optional early morning stretching and light yoga with Michelle
Light continental breakfast toast, muffins, scones and coffee, juice and tea available in the Manor Kitchen as early as 7 am (Help yourself).
Open Studio 8 am – 10 am
10:00 am Sunday Brunch  – Manor Kitchen
Quiche Buffet (a beautiful variety of homemade quiches)
Fresh Fruit
Home-baked Muffins (variety)
Fresh made Belgium waffles with a variety of toppings
Coffee/Tea
11 am – 12 pm finish projects
12 pm –  1 pm 
clean up
1:30 – 2 pm set up grout stations
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

follow Deer Island Manor on Facebook

Our beautiful master suite is 540 sq. feet of luxury and eclectic beautiful. A private bath and jetted tub awaits you! King sized bed with cozy private sitting area. Large walk in shower in our unique, newly remodeled bathroom. Deer Island Manor is now the private full-time residence of Jason and Lady Diane Dunn.

The space

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.

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.

May 2020 – Deer Island, Oregon – Advanced 2nd weekend

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

This class is currently full, so we are offering another weekend at the Manor in May 15, 16, 17 register  by contacting marvelousmosaicfineart@gmail.com

Theme: Nature

May 15, 16, 17 2020

Check in Friday May 15, 2020  at 10 am and check out at 1 pm on Sunday, May 17, 2020

Deer Island Manor
64535 Columbia River Hwy Deer
Island, OR 97054

Deer Island, Oregon

$525 (top bunk)
$550 (bottom bunk)
$650 (king room – one left)

Additional Costs :
Optional Massage: $30 for 30 min
Transportation to and from the PDX airport to the Manor: $50 / person 

What is awesome about the Manor? The space is amazing! The hosts are fantastic! The food is over the top! The supplies are abundant; Kory’s studio is just 5 min away. If you are an out of town guest this Retreat is the BEST location for you. We encourage guests that are flying in to come the day before and stay a day extra. The workshop is an intense workshop, and flying in and out on the same day as the retreats is very exhausting. The Deer Island Manor will provide a free breakfast if you stay any additional nights and the cost of an extra night in the king rooms are $80 / night and the cost of bunk lodging is $50 / night extra. King rooms must be booked for the entire event to get king room Thursday and Sunday evening. The manor is about 45 min from the PDX airport. Transportation can be arranged for $50 / fee per person to and from the airport.

Check in is 10 am Friday and Check out is 2 pm on Sunday

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

Additional $30 for 30 min massage (optional) 

Register Now! Contact Kory Dollar at dollarkory@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. 

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

dear-island-manor

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, May 8, 9, 10 2020

Each student will walk away with a 12″ x 12″  custom framed mosaic. The substrate will be a new sheet of 1/8 annealed glass in a custom frame. Upgrades on larger sizes are available and can be purchased at event.  New students are encouraged to stick to the smaller sized frames. 


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. 

Contact Diane Elizabeth Dunn to reserve your spot at Deerislandmanor@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/deerislandmanor/

 Deluxe Bunk  $550 / person  8 bunks total

(sold out)

Clark Room$550/person + $50/ night upgrade  Check out the Clark Room (sold out)

Sanctuary Room$550/person + $50/ night upgrade (sold out)

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, May 8, 2020

9 am  to 10 am Check-in  
Meet & Greet

This is a time to get settled in it is very informal, Kory is available for one on one conversations and questions. We will have a small private show of Kory’s art on display in the Sanctuary and you are invited to explore the manor and get settled in. Because of the location we expect that there will be people arriving through out the day and no instruction will start before 3 pm. 
10 am –  5 pm Introduction and Lecture 
LUNCH BREAK – 1 PM
6 pm Dinner in the Kitchen:    
6:30 pm – 10 pm  Studio Time –  Kory is not instructing. There will be several assistants checking in on you through out the evening and Kory may be there but individual instruction is limited. 
9:00-10:00 pm  Manor Kitchen – Dessert/Night Cap/Coffee/Tea 

Saturday, May 9, 2020
7 am Optional early morning stretching – Diane
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Studio Open
9:30 am – 12 pm Studio Time – Demonstrations, Lecture, Hands-on, and One-on-one
12 Noon  Lunch – Manor Kitchen
1 pm – 5 pm Studio Time – Demonstrations, Lecture, Hands-on, and One-on-one
6:00-7:00 pm  Dinner –  Family Style
7:00 pm to 10 pm Open Studio 
7:00 pm Optional River Walk , Optional 
9:30 pm  Dessert Bar 

Sunday, May 10, 2020
7 am Optional early morning stretching – Diane
Light continental breakfast toast, muffins, scones and coffee, juice and tea available in the Manor Kitchen as early as 7 am (Help yourself).
Open Studio 7 am

Clean up 8 – 9 am

Grout at 10 am

11 am – 12 pm finish projects
12 pm –  1 pm 
clean up and check out
If you are unable to complete the mosaic late Saturday, grouting instructions and a optional grouting kit can be purchased. 

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

follow Deer Island Manor on Facebook

Our beautiful master suite is 540 sq. feet of luxury and eclectic beautiful. A private bath and jetted tub awaits you! King sized bed with cozy private sitting area. Large walk in shower in our unique, newly remodeled bathroom. Deer Island Manor is now the private full-time residence of Jason and Lady Diane Dunn.

The space

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.

 
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.

 

October 2020 – Santa Rosa, California

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

Theme: Sugar Sculls and Day of the Dead

October 9, 10, 11 2020

Private Studio

Santa Rosa, California

$450

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 Mosaic Workshop 2020

October 9, 10, 11 2020 Private Studio Santa Rosa, California $450

$450.00

 
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

 

Windy Blossom Mosaic by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art

September 2020 – Vancouver, Washington

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

September 11, 12, 13 2020
Location Melt Glass in Vancouver, Washington
Theme: Branches and Blossoms
Cost:$375
Hours of class:
Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – Noon
Cost: $375
Students are encouraged to participate in potluck style lunches. More information will be provided after registration.

Register NOW

Example Workshop Photos

Create a breathtaking glass-on-glass mosaic masterpiece! No experience required! Everything will be provided for you. This is a 2.5 day workshop, with  Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art, where you will start with custom framed window, approx 12″x 12″ that will be transformed into a gorgeous work of art.

The mandala mosaic workshop is open to all skill levels, advanced to intermediate.  The focus for this workshop will be on symmetrical balance and color theory related to glass on glass mosaics. Students will design a one-of-a-kind piece of fine art that will be mesmerizing. First, you will select a color pallet from the array of glass that will be available. Second, you will decide how many mandalas will you will be working with and what the unique centers will be. Kory will have an assortment of vintage jewels, bike gears, and other unique items for you to select from. This is also a great time to look for other unique elements to make this piece special to you, like grandmas jewelry. Next, you will will develop confidence in cutting. Once, you have your color pallet selected and you feel comfortable cutting you will intuitively let your mandala evolve, using the abundance of materials available.

This workshop will teach you how to patternize your glass, breaking down each cut from a strip of glass. This process will assist you in understanding how to maximize your glass while getting the cut you are trying to achieve. We will discuss the physics of glass and why it breaks the way it does. I will introduce several online resources you may use when designing your mandala mosaic. These resources are free to use and will assist you in developing a great color pallet and a unique design.  If you have a laptop, please bring it to class.

We will discuss lighting and how it impacts your design and color selection. Kory will introduce her Opacity Rules for Glass on Glass ® and you will become confident in your color selection. You will understand how to produce a visually stunning mosaic with light and without light, the “Night Time View and the Day Time View.”

This class will not only increase your cutting skills and empower your creativity; it will enhance your knowledge of glass on glass mosaics and the elements required to create a  ever-changing quality piece of fine art that will last a lifetime. Kory will share with you her process and give tips and tricks, including introduce you to tools that make learning glass on glass mosaics easy and effortless.

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

This class is open to adults and children  (a registered adult MUST accompany any children under 16). All attendees must be registered, as we have limited classroom space. Any questions or concerns, please contact Melt Directly.

Each student must enroll separately for each class.  Please review our enrollment and cancellation policy, dress code and other class-related details HERE prior to attending your class. If you have any questions regarding these policies or other class-related topics, please feel free to contact us at (360) 771-5617.

While your safety is our top concern, each student will be required to sign a standard liability waiver prior to the beginning of each class. These will be available at Melt or you can print one HERE and bring it with you to class. We also have a handout regarding Safety in the Studio that we would like you to review prior to your class. These documents can all be accessed by clicking on the “Contact & Policies” tab at the top of this page, if you are unable to download them.

**Photo is an example of and inspiration photo that will be made in this class. This is a theme based class and we all will be working on a one-of-a-kind mandala, using technique and style specific to Kory’s Style. There will be a variety of color choices available for the mandalas. You will receive an email detailing the syllabus for the class one week prior to class.  The variety and colors of glass available may vary, but pre-cut color mixes will be available in a wide variety. All supplies will be included in the cost, but You are welcome to bring small unique items to be placed in the piece, like jewelry or small stones to personalize your mosaic.

August 2020 – Deer Island, Oregon

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

Theme: TBD

August 21, 22, 23 2020

Deer Island Manor

Deer Island, Oregon

$525 (top bunk – 4 spots), $550 (bottom bunk 4- spots), $650 (Sold out king room, x 2)

$30 for 30 min Massage (optional).

August – Upper Bunk

$550.00

August – Lower bunk

$525.00

Check in is 10 am Friday and Check out is 2 pm on Sunday

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

Additional $50 for 30 min massage (optional) 

Register Now! Contact Kory Dollar at dollarkory@gmail.com to request an invoice. 50% is due upon registration to reserve your spot.

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

dear-island-manor

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

Each student will walk away with a 15″ x 15″ custom framed mosaic. The substrate will be a new sheet of 1/8 annealed glass in a custom frame
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. 

Contact Diane Elizabeth Dunn to reserve your spot at Deerislandmanor@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/deerislandmanor/

 Deluxe Bunk  $550 / person  8 bunks total

Lewis Room  $550/person + $50/ night upgrade Check out the Lewis Room 

Clark Room$550/person + $50/ night upgrade  Check out the Clark Room 

Sanctuary Room$550/person + $50/ night upgrade (sold out)  

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, August 21, 2019

Noon – 3 pm Check-in  
Meet & Greet with Coffee/Tea and Hors d’oeuvres

This is a time to get settled in it is very informal, Kory is available for one on one conversations and questions. We will have a small private show of Kory’s art on display in the Sanctuary and you are invited to explore the manor and get settled in. Because of the location we expect that there will be people arriving through out the day and no instruction will start before 3 pm. 
3 pm – 5 pm Introduction and Lecture 
Focus will be Glass on Glass application and Kory’s rules, when to use them and when to break them! 

Understanding Layers
Balance and Rule of Thirds
Composition and Design
Randomization Method
Direct Application for GOG
Color Theory
5:00-6:00 pm Dinner in the Kitchen
6:30 pm – 9 pm  Studio Time – Demonstrations, Lecture, Hands-on, and One-on-one
texture to your design

Mastering Evergreen Cut
 
9:00-10:00 pm  Manor Kitchen – Dessert/Night Cap/Coffee/Tea – 

Saturday, August 22, 2019
7 am Optional early morning stretching and light yoga with Diane
8:00 am – 9:00 am Manor Kitchen – Pancake Feast
9:00 am Studio Open
9:30 am – 12 pm Studio Time – Demonstrations, Lecture, Hands-on, and One-on-one
Committing to Design 
Long Evergreen Cuts
Design
Randomization method with long evergreen cut
Directional Flow
Opacity,  Reflection, and Illumination
12 Noon  Lunch – Manor Kitchen
1 pm – 5 pm Studio Time – Demonstrations, Lecture, Hands-on, and One-on-one
Randomization method with evergreen cut
Directional Flow and waterfalls
Opacity,  Reflection, and Illumination and Mountains

6:00-7:00 pm  Dinner – Taco Bar
7:00 pm to 10 pm Open Studio
9:30 pm  Dessert Bar – Fresh baked cookies, Scones, Ice Cream with toppings

Sunday, August 23, 2019
7 am Optional early morning stretching and light yoga with Diana
Light continental breakfast toast, muffins, scones and coffee, juice and tea available in the Manor Kitchen as early as 7 am (Help yourself).
Open Studio 8 am – 10 am
10:00 am Sunday Brunch  – Manor Kitchen
11 am – 12 pm finish projects
12 pm –  1 pm 
clean up
1:30 – 2 pm set up grout stations
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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Our beautiful master suite is 540 sq. feet of luxury and eclectic beautiful. A private bath and jetted tub awaits you! King sized bed with cozy private sitting area. Large walk in shower in our unique, newly remodeled bathroom. Deer Island Manor is now the private full-time residence of Jason and Lady Diane Dunn.

The space

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.

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.

February 2020 – Vancouver, Washington

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

February 7,8,9 2020

Theme: Freestyle Flower Garden

Hours of class:
Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – Noon
Cost: $375
Students are encouraged to participate in potluck style lunches. More information will be provided after registration.

Register NOW

Example Workshop Photos

Create a breathtaking glass-on-glass mosaic masterpiece! No experience required! Everything will be provided for you. This is a 2.5 day workshop, with  Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art, where you will start with custom framed window, approx 12″x 12″ that will be transformed into a gorgeous work of art.

The mandala mosaic workshop is open to all skill levels, advanced to intermediate.  The focus for this workshop will be on symmetrical balance and color theory related to glass on glass mosaics. Students will design a one-of-a-kind piece of fine art that will be mesmerizing. First, you will select a color pallet from the array of glass that will be available. Second, you will decide how many mandalas will you will be working with and what the unique centers will be. Kory will have an assortment of vintage jewels, bike gears, and other unique items for you to select from. This is also a great time to look for other unique elements to make this piece special to you, like grandmas jewelry. Next, you will will develop confidence in cutting. Once, you have your color pallet selected and you feel comfortable cutting you will intuitively let your mandala evolve, using the abundance of materials available.

This workshop will teach you how to patternize your glass, breaking down each cut from a strip of glass. This process will assist you in understanding how to maximize your glass while getting the cut you are trying to achieve. We will discuss the physics of glass and why it breaks the way it does. I will introduce several online resources you may use when designing your mandala mosaic. These resources are free to use and will assist you in developing a great color pallet and a unique design.  If you have a laptop, please bring it to class.

We will discuss lighting and how it impacts your design and color selection. Kory will introduce her Opacity Rules for Glass on Glass ® and you will become confident in your color selection. You will understand how to produce a visually stunning mosaic with light and without light, the “Night Time View and the Day Time View.”

This class will not only increase your cutting skills and empower your creativity; it will enhance your knowledge of glass on glass mosaics and the elements required to create a  ever-changing quality piece of fine art that will last a lifetime. Kory will share with you her process and give tips and tricks, including introduce you to tools that make learning glass on glass mosaics easy and effortless.

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

This class is open to adults and children  (a registered adult MUST accompany any children under 16). All attendees must be registered, as we have limited classroom space. Any questions or concerns, please contact Melt Directly.

Each student must enroll separately for each class.  Please review our enrollment and cancellation policy, dress code and other class-related details HERE prior to attending your class. If you have any questions regarding these policies or other class-related topics, please feel free to contact us at (360) 771-5617.

While your safety is our top concern, each student will be required to sign a standard liability waiver prior to the beginning of each class. These will be available at Melt or you can print one HERE and bring it with you to class. We also have a handout regarding Safety in the Studio that we would like you to review prior to your class. These documents can all be accessed by clicking on the “Contact & Policies” tab at the top of this page, if you are unable to download them.

**Photo is an example of and inspiration photo that will be made in this class. This is a theme based class and we all will be working on a one-of-a-kind mandala, using technique and style specific to Kory’s Style. There will be a variety of color choices available for the mandalas. You will receive an email detailing the syllabus for the class one week prior to class.  The variety and colors of glass available may vary, but pre-cut color mixes will be available in a wide variety. All supplies will be included in the cost, but You are welcome to bring small unique items to be placed in the piece, like jewelry or small stones to personalize your mosaic.

May 2020 – Deer Island, Oregon

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

This class is currently full, so we are offering another weekend at the Manor in May 15, 16, 17 register  by contacting marvelousmosaicfineart@gmail.com

Theme: Nature

May 8, 9, 10 2020

Check in Friday May 8, 2020  at 10 am and check out at 1 pm on Sunday, May 10, 2020

Deer Island Manor
64535 Columbia River Hwy Deer
Island, OR 97054

Deer Island, Oregon

$525 (top bunk – full)
$550 (bottom bunk – full)
$650 (king room – full)

Additional Costs :
Optional Massage: $30 for 30 min
Transportation to and from the PDX airport to the Manor: $50 / person 

What is awesome about the Manor? The space is amazing! The hosts are fantastic! The food is over the top! The supplies are abundant; Kory’s studio is just 5 min away. If you are an out of town guest this Retreat is the BEST location for you. We encourage guests that are flying in to come the day before and stay a day extra. The workshop is an intense workshop, and flying in and out on the same day as the retreats is very exhausting. The Deer Island Manor will provide a free breakfast if you stay any additional nights and the cost of an extra night in the king rooms are $80 / night and the cost of bunk lodging is $50 / night extra. King rooms must be booked for the entire event to get king room Thursday and Sunday evening. The manor is about 45 min from the PDX airport. Transportation can be arranged for $50 / fee per person to and from the airport.

Check in is 10 am Friday and Check out is 2 pm on Sunday

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

Additional $30 for 30 min massage (optional) 

Register Now! Contact Kory Dollar at dollarkory@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. 

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

dear-island-manor

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, May 8, 9, 10 2020

Each student will walk away with a 12″ x 12″  custom framed mosaic. The substrate will be a new sheet of 1/8 annealed glass in a custom frame. Upgrades on larger sizes are available and can be purchased at event.  New students are encouraged to stick to the smaller sized frames. 


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. 

Contact Diane Elizabeth Dunn to reserve your spot at Deerislandmanor@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/deerislandmanor/

 Deluxe Bunk  $550 / person  8 bunks total

(sold out)

Clark Room$550/person + $50/ night upgrade  Check out the Clark Room (sold out)

Sanctuary Room$550/person + $50/ night upgrade (sold out)

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, May 8, 2020

9 am  to 10 am Check-in  
Meet & Greet

This is a time to get settled in it is very informal, Kory is available for one on one conversations and questions. We will have a small private show of Kory’s art on display in the Sanctuary and you are invited to explore the manor and get settled in. Because of the location we expect that there will be people arriving through out the day and no instruction will start before 3 pm. 
10 am –  5 pm Introduction and Lecture 
LUNCH BREAK – 1 PM
6 pm Dinner in the Kitchen:    
6:30 pm – 10 pm  Studio Time –  Kory is not instructing. There will be several assistants checking in on you through out the evening and Kory may be there but individual instruction is limited. 
9:00-10:00 pm  Manor Kitchen – Dessert/Night Cap/Coffee/Tea 

Saturday, May 9, 2020
7 am Optional early morning stretching – Diane
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Studio Open
9:30 am – 12 pm Studio Time – Demonstrations, Lecture, Hands-on, and One-on-one
12 Noon  Lunch – Manor Kitchen
1 pm – 5 pm Studio Time – Demonstrations, Lecture, Hands-on, and One-on-one
6:00-7:00 pm  Dinner –  Family Style
7:00 pm to 10 pm Open Studio 
7:00 pm Optional River Walk , Optional 
9:30 pm  Dessert Bar 

Sunday, May 10, 2020
7 am Optional early morning stretching – Diane
Light continental breakfast toast, muffins, scones and coffee, juice and tea available in the Manor Kitchen as early as 7 am (Help yourself).
Open Studio 7 am

Clean up 8 – 9 am

Grout at 10 am

11 am – 12 pm finish projects
12 pm –  1 pm 
clean up and check out
If you are unable to complete the mosaic late Saturday, grouting instructions and a optional grouting kit can be purchased. 

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

follow Deer Island Manor on Facebook

Our beautiful master suite is 540 sq. feet of luxury and eclectic beautiful. A private bath and jetted tub awaits you! King sized bed with cozy private sitting area. Large walk in shower in our unique, newly remodeled bathroom. Deer Island Manor is now the private full-time residence of Jason and Lady Diane Dunn.

The space

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.

 
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 2020 – Hillsboro, Oregon

Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art at Denny’s Workshop on the Helvetia Lavender Farm.

March 20, 21, 22 2020
Denny’s Workshop
Hillsboro, Oregon
$375
Theme: Freestyle Flower Garden

Queen Room upgrade $75 (available as of 9/30/2019)

Location: Denny’s Workshop (Hillsboro, Oregon)

Address12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124

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

March – Queen Bedroom and Shared Kitchenette – upgrade-March

One Room Available $75 / night min 2 night Lodging for 2 nights, March 20 , 21, 2020. Check in March 20, 2020 at 9 am and check out 2 pm Sunday, March 20, 2020

$150.00

REGISTER NOW

Lodging Available: One queen room, with kitchenette available for an additional $75 / 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.

 

May 2020 – Vancouver, Washington

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

Dates:May 29, 30, 31 2020

Theme :Great Blue Heron or Flamingo

Hours of class:
Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – Noon
Cost: $375
Students are encouraged to participate in potluck style lunches. More information will be provided after registration.

Register NOW

Example Workshop Photos

Create a breathtaking glass-on-glass mosaic masterpiece! No experience required! Everything will be provided for you. This is a 2.5 day workshop, with  Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art, where you will start with custom framed window, approx 12″x 12″ that will be transformed into a gorgeous work of art.

The mandala mosaic workshop is open to all skill levels, advanced to intermediate.  The focus for this workshop will be on symmetrical balance and color theory related to glass on glass mosaics. Students will design a one-of-a-kind piece of fine art that will be mesmerizing. First, you will select a color pallet from the array of glass that will be available. Second, you will decide how many mandalas will you will be working with and what the unique centers will be. Kory will have an assortment of vintage jewels, bike gears, and other unique items for you to select from. This is also a great time to look for other unique elements to make this piece special to you, like grandmas jewelry. Next, you will will develop confidence in cutting. Once, you have your color pallet selected and you feel comfortable cutting you will intuitively let your mandala evolve, using the abundance of materials available.

This workshop will teach you how to patternize your glass, breaking down each cut from a strip of glass. This process will assist you in understanding how to maximize your glass while getting the cut you are trying to achieve. We will discuss the physics of glass and why it breaks the way it does. I will introduce several online resources you may use when designing your mandala mosaic. These resources are free to use and will assist you in developing a great color pallet and a unique design.  If you have a laptop, please bring it to class.

We will discuss lighting and how it impacts your design and color selection. Kory will introduce her Opacity Rules for Glass on Glass ® and you will become confident in your color selection. You will understand how to produce a visually stunning mosaic with light and without light, the “Night Time View and the Day Time View.”

This class will not only increase your cutting skills and empower your creativity; it will enhance your knowledge of glass on glass mosaics and the elements required to create a  ever-changing quality piece of fine art that will last a lifetime. Kory will share with you her process and give tips and tricks, including introduce you to tools that make learning glass on glass mosaics easy and effortless.

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

This class is open to adults and children  (a registered adult MUST accompany any children under 16). All attendees must be registered, as we have limited classroom space. Any questions or concerns, please contact Melt Directly.

Each student must enroll separately for each class.  Please review our enrollment and cancellation policy, dress code and other class-related details HERE prior to attending your class. If you have any questions regarding these policies or other class-related topics, please feel free to contact us at (360) 771-5617.

While your safety is our top concern, each student will be required to sign a standard liability waiver prior to the beginning of each class. These will be available at Melt or you can print one HERE and bring it with you to class. We also have a handout regarding Safety in the Studio that we would like you to review prior to your class. These documents can all be accessed by clicking on the “Contact & Policies” tab at the top of this page, if you are unable to download them.

**Photo is an example of and inspiration photo that will be made in this class. This is a theme based class and we all will be working on a one-of-a-kind mandala, using technique and style specific to Kory’s Style. There will be a variety of color choices available for the mandalas. You will receive an email detailing the syllabus for the class one week prior to class.  The variety and colors of glass available may vary, but pre-cut color mixes will be available in a wide variety. All supplies will be included in the cost, but You are welcome to bring small unique items to be placed in the piece, like jewelry or small stones to personalize your mosaic.

April 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.