Nature Themed Glass Mosaic Retreat – March 22, 23, 24, 2024


3/22/24 – 3/24/24

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 Nature Themed Glass Mosaic Retreat, a monthly getaway designed for individuals who yearn to express their creativity and find solace in the beauty of nature. Led by renowned mosaic artist Kory Dollar, this retreat offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of glass mosaics.

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life as you retreat to a collective vintage schoolhouse in a quaint town of dear island.

Under the expert guidance of Kory Dollar, you will embark on a journey of self-expression through the ancient art of glass mosaics. Kory’s wealth of knowledge and passion for her craft will empower you to unleash your creativity and explore new artistic possibilities. Whether you are a novice or an experienced mosaic artist, Kory’s warm and nurturing approach ensures that every participant feels supported and inspired.

During this retreat, you will have access to a wide range of high-quality materials and tools, enabling you to create stunning and intricate glass mosaic artworks. With a vast selection of nature-themed designs to choose from, you can channel your artistic vision into pieces that capture the essence of the natural world. Revel in the unique beauty of each glass tile as you bring your imagination to life, piece by piece.

Immerse yourself in an atmosphere of camaraderie and friendship as you connect with fellow retreat participants who share your passion for art and nature. Engage in meaningful conversations, exchange ideas, and forge lasting connections with like-minded individuals who understand and appreciate the transformative power of artistic expression.

  • Create stunning glass mosaic artworks inspired by nature
  • Receive expert guidance from renowned mosaic artist Kory Dollar
  • Access to a wide range of high-quality materials and tools
  • Choose from an array of nature-themed designs
  • Connect with fellow retreat participants who share your passion for art and nature

Join us at the Nature Themed Glass Mosaic Retreat and embark on a transformative journey of creativity, self-discovery, and rejuvenation. Escape the ordinary and step into a world of artistic wonder and natural beauty. Unlock the power of mosaic artistry and unleash your inner artist amidst the serenity of nature.

  • 3 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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