Balance and Color Theory Mosaic Retreat – April 12, 13, 14, 2024



10 AM – 5 PM Friday and Saturday
10 AM – 12 PM Sunday

Location: Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art
               64535 Columbia River Hwy
               Deer Island, OR 97054

Cost: $525

All supplies included

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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

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Introducing the Balance and Color Theory Mosaic Retreat, a monthly getaway designed to inspire your artistic spirit and deepen your understanding of the fascinating world of color theory! Led by the talented and experienced Kory Dollar, this retreat is the perfect opportunity for beginners and experienced mosaic artists alike to explore the mesmerizing art of mosaics.

At the Balance and Color Theory Mosaic Retreat, you’ll embark on a creative journey like no other. Discover the power of color harmony and balance as Kory guides you through various techniques and exercises designed to unlock your artistic potential. With her expert guidance, you’ll gain a solid foundation in color theory, allowing you to confidently create stunning mosaic pieces that captivate the eye.

Throughout this immersive retreat, you’ll have the opportunity to experiment with a wide range of materials, from vibrant stained glass to handcrafted murrine, and Vitrigraph. This hands-on experience will not only enhance your technical skills but also deepen your understanding of how to harness color to evoke emotions in your artwork.

With small class sizes and personalized attention, Kory Dollar ensures that each participant receives the support they need to grow as an artist. She fosters a nurturing and inclusive environment where creativity flourishes, inspiring you to take risks and push your artistic boundaries.

The Balance and Color Theory Mosaic Retreat also offers a variety of enrichment activities to enhance your experience. Dive into engaging discussions about color psychology and its impact on art while connecting with fellow artists who share your passion.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to expand your artistic horizons and develop a deeper appreciation for the intricacies of color theory. Join us at the Balance and Color Theory Mosaic Retreat, and unlock your true creative potential.

Key Features:

  • In-depth Cutting Courses Led By Kory Dollar
  • Hands-on experience with a wide range of materials
  • Small class sizes for personalized attention
  • Engaging discussions on color psychology
  • An inclusive and nurturing artistic environment3 day breakdown of the Retreat 

    The 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. The class 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 designs. Kory will discuss grout bleed, adhesives, grout additives, and provide tips and tricks to grouting. Mac glue will be provided. 

    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.

    *Need to knows*

    • If you’re staying the night bring hard bottom slippers.
    • Glue does not come out of your clothes please bring clothes you do not care about.
    • We have basic amenities ie , hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, pillows, bedding, ear plugs.
    • Bunks are built into the walls, they are sturdy, easy to get in and out of and very cozy! Bunks do have outlets near by. Bunks and studio king room do not have AC. 1 Private room and fully equipped travel trailer have AC. 
    • 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.

    We will have snacks and refreshments available all weekend, 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. Breakfast is included Friday is included if you stay Thursday night. 

    *A $75 fee will be added to your bill at time of stay for meals, this includes 2 breakfast, 2 lunches and 2 dinners. We are not near any food establishments and discussions are held at meal time.

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    *Please note there are pets in the house Private room, no pets in shared studio or trailer lodging.

    *All reservations are final; you will have to option to reschedule within 6 months if you must cancel for an unforeseen reason. Cancelations within 45 days, your spot must be filled to receive full credit, partial credit will be given. Cancel 15 days prior for any reason you will forfeit your credit. Final payments must be received 30 days prior to the event.


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