Holiday Mosaic Retreat – October 21, 22, 23 2022 – Portland, Oregon


Theme: Spooko-lious or Santa-rific – your choice
Date and times: October 21, 22, 23 2022
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: $450

All supplies included


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Choose to stay, work late, and create connections in the mosaic community. Additional nights can be added. We recommend arriving Thursday evening if you’re coming from out of town. If you wish to not stay, please select “no lodging” below. Price reflects 2 nights lodging. Please let us know if you need additional nights, paid at time of stay. All beds are high quality and comfortable.


Glass on Glass Holiday Party Mosaic Workshop –

Oohhh, do we have a festive weekend planned for our fellow glass and holiday lovers!!! 10 students will have the opportunities to join our first annual holiday creation class. Students will create a Spooko-lious or Santa-rific holiday glass on glass mosaics. Register now, it’s going to be great GARUNTEED.

This is an immersive glass on glass mosaic class with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art. Learn how to create a quality glass on glass art that will last. All supplies and materials will be provided.

Studio will be open till 10 pm. each night, instruction available till 5 pm. Our studio is unlike any other, located inside a 2000 sq. ft. gymnasium, it offers an inviting artist atmosphere. Breakfast is included Friday morning if you come in on Thursday.

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. 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.

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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.
  • All students will contribute to meals details discussed prior to class


  • 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, 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. 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.

*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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