The Haunted Old School Mosaic Workshop in Halloweentown – October11, 12, 13, 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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Welcome to The Haunted Old School Mosaic Workshop in Halloweentown!

Prepare to immerse yourself in a spooktacular retreat like no other. Our monthly retreats with Kory Dollar will transport you to a world of eerie creativity and captivating artistry. Dive into the mystique of Halloweentown as you explore the haunted corridors of an old school transformed into a vibrant mosaic studio.

Channel your inner artist as you embark on a thrilling journey through the enchanting world of mosaic art. Under the experienced guidance of Kory Dollar, a renowned mosaic artist, you will unlock your hidden talents and bring your visions to life.

Feel the adrenaline rush as you gather with fellow creatives amidst the creaking floors and flickering lights, ready to embark on a haunting adventure that will ignite your artistic spirit. The atmosphere is charged with the energy of ghostly whispers and the promise of unlocking your true artistic potential.

Create your own masterpiece using a combination of shattered glass, tantalizing tiles, and enigmatic stones. Let your imagination run wild as you experiment with colors, textures, and shapes, crafting a mosaic that reflects your unique personality.

This Retreat is only 6 miles away from where the movie Halloweentown was filmed, the city of St. Helens makes it a big thing for the community, Every year they go all out decorating downtown, Almost every business on the main road decorates, and a Big Pumpkin goes on display in front of the city hall, St. Helens has all sorts of things going on through out October from Halloween themed car shows to haunted houses it is a great place for the kids, And for the Adults. It is a great time, you feel like the whole town is celebrating with you.

Product Features:

  • Guided workshops by Kory Dollar, a master in the art of mosaics
  • Access to a variety of materials, including glass, tiles, and stones
  • A hauntingly picturesque location: the transformed old school in Halloweentown
  • A supportive and creative community of fellow mosaic enthusiasts
  • An opportunity to develop new skills and techniques in an enchanting setting

Whether you’re an experienced artist or a beginner venturing into the world of mosaics, this retreat offers an unforgettable experience that will leave you spellbound. Unleash your artistic prowess, transcend the boundaries of ordinary creativity, and join us in The Haunted Old School Mosaic Workshop in Halloweentown for an otherworldly adventure unlike any other.

  • 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.