Theme: Mermaids and Goddesses
Date and times: October October 27-29, 2023
Friday and Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday 10 AM – 12 PM
Location: Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art
64535 Columbia River Hwy
Deer Island, OR 97054
All supplies included
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. After you have registered click HERE to schedule your one-on-one design consultation with Kory so we can put together your kit before you arrive. Kits will be assembled to create a unique experience, but your are not limited to the kit supplies, they are just a great jump start to your project.
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 Thursday morning if arrive Wednesday.
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.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
- 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.
- YOU DO NOT NEED TO BRING ANY TOOLS
NEED TO KNOW
- 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.
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.
Welcome to the enchanting world of Mermaids and Goddesses weekend Retreat! Immerse yourself in a mesmerizing Glass on Glass experience retreat on Deer Island, Oregon, Led by the incredibly talented Kory Dollar from Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art, this monthly retreat promises to be an unforgettable journey into the art of mosaics, taking you under the sea. Kory and her team have been working with the Vitrigraph to create some fantastic inclusions for your mosaics.
Unleash your creativity and learn the captivating art of glass on glass mosaic. With Kory Dollar’s expert guidance, you’ll discover the joy of creating stunning pieces with ease. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced mosaic artist, this retreat is designed to cater to all skill levels.
During the retreat, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the breathtaking surroundings of Oregon while indulging in your passion for mosaics. Each day, you’ll delve into the world of glass on glass mosaics, learning essential techniques and discovering new approaches to your craft.
What sets this retreat apart is the sense of community and camaraderie among participants. Connect with fellow artists and mosaic enthusiasts, and forge new friendships that transcend the boundaries of the retreat. Our glass community is a place where you can share your love for mosaics, exchange ideas, and support one another’s artistic journeys.
With our top-of-the-line mosaic kits, you’ll have all the tools you need to create awe-inspiring artworks. Our one-of-a-kind mosaic kits, featuring high-quality materials and handmade frames, ensure that your masterpieces will be nothing short of exceptional. From glass dots to glass nippers, we provide everything you require to bring your vision to life.
Experience the joy of learning in a serene retreat center dedicated to mosaics. Allow your creativity to flourish as you immerse yourself in the world of glass on glass mosaics. No matter whether you wish to sell your art, start mosaicking, or simply indulge in a new experience, this retreat is the perfect place to enhance your skills and awaken your artistic soul.
Don’t miss the opportunity to join us on this transformative journey. Take a mosaic class near Portland, learn the art of mosaics, and embark on a vacation filled with creativity and inspiration. The Mermaids and Goddesses retreat awaits, inviting you to create lasting memories and explore the wonders of Oregon.