Introducing the Colorful Summer Flower Mosaic Retreat, a monthly immersion into the world of art and creativity with renowned artist Kory Dollar. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to unleash your inner artist and create stunning mosaic masterpieces inspired by the vibrant colors of the summer flowers.
Join us in this retreat and embark on a journey that will ignite your passion for art and immerse you in a world of creativity. The Colorful Summer Flower Mosaic Retreat is specifically designed to provide a unique and enriching experience for individuals of all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists.
Under Kory Dollar’s expert guidance, you will learn the techniques and secrets behind creating breathtaking mosaic art. With her in-depth knowledge and hands-on approach, Kory will empower you to explore your artistic abilities and discover your own unique artistic style.
During the retreat, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide array of colorful materials, including vibrant stained glass, hand crafted jewels, and intricate murrine pieces.
Immerse yourself in a peaceful and serene environment as you work on your mosaic creations. Our retreat location offers the perfect backdrop for your artistic journey, surrounded by nature and tranquility. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and indulge in a weekend dedicated to nurturing your creativity.
Whether you are seeking a new artistic outlet or looking to enhance your skills, the Colorful Summer Flower Mosaic Retreat promises to be an unforgettable experience. Join us and let your creativity blossom in the company of like-minded individuals under the expert guidance of Kory Dollar.
Expert guidance from renowned artist Kory Dollar
Opportunity to work with a variety of colorful materials
Immerse in a peaceful and serene retreat location
Engage in additional activities and relaxation options
An unforgettable experience to nurture your creativity3 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 to 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 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 know*
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, i.e., hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, pillows, bedding, and 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 nearby. 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! The studio is open till 10 pm. each night, instruction is available until 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 the time of stay for meals. This includes 2 breakfasts, 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, the private room, and no pets in the shared studio.
*All reservations are final; you will have the 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, and 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.