Animals in Flight, Birds, Bees, and Bugs December 1, 2, 3 2023


Theme:  Theme: Animals in Flight, Birds, Bees, and Bugs
Date: December 1, 2, 3 2023

Friday and Saturday
10 AM – 5 PM
10 AM – 12 PM
Location: Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art
                    64535 Columbia River Hwy
                    Deer Island, OR 97054
Cost: $525

All supplies included


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Staying with us adds to the experience. Price below includes 2 nights, extra nights can be added just let us know.

Stay with us, do not book a hotel, trust us it is to your benefit. Our venue/studio is fabulous, you’ll be amazed.

Added nights are billed at time of stay, Please Checkbox so we can plan for your stay. For students flying in it is recommended you fly in on Thursday.

75$ Paid to driver each way


Immerse yourself in the world of glass mosaic art at the “Animals in Flight, Birds, Bees, and Bugs” retreat with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art. Learn the techniques of creating stunning glass on glass mosaics that will last. All supplies are included, lodging and non optional venue/food fee not included. Our location offers an inviting artistic atmosphere. Join us in Deer Island, Oregon, on December 1-3, 2023, for a transformative creative experience.

This three-day retreat will be a combination of lecture/slideshow, discussion, Q&A, demos, and hands-on instruction. Focusing 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 glass 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. In class we will explore how to create movement, using Kory’s signature cuts. Additional topics covered include precision cutting, committing to a design, selecting a color pallet, varying opacity, and creating a one-of-a-kind design. Kory will discuss grout bleed, adhesives, grout additives, and provide tips and tricks to grouting.

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.

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Creative Spirit
Slippers with hard bottoms
Water Bottle and coffee/teacup with a lid
Sweatshirt and Long pants and t-shirt and shorts – Weather is unpredictable here, so it might be hot or cold.


  • We have basic amenities i.e., hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, pillows, bedding, ear plugs.
  • Bunks are more like cozy coves; they are built into the walls!! Extremely sturdy, easy to get in and out of and incredibly comfortable! Outlets are available and easy to access.
  • Students can bring additional unique items such as broken jewelry, beads, and tesserae to embellish your mosaic.

Stay with us, do not book a hotel, trust us it is to your benefit. Our venue/studio is fabulous, you’ll be amazed.

Flying in? Lodging and transportation can be added to your package. Transportation to and from the airport can be arranged for $75 each way. Our studio is located about 50 miles from the airport, a 2 hour round trip for our driver. Cab or Uber transportation is either not available or highly costly.

There is so much planned! Studio is open till 10 pm. each night, instruction available till 5 pm. This studio is unlike any other, located inside a 2000 sq. ft. gymnasium, it offers an inviting artistic atmosphere.


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