*TO DO THIS CLASS PLEASE HAVE PREVIOUS MOSAIC KNOWLEDGE*
Embark on a transformative journey with our Retreat with Advanced Perspective Mosaic – Scenic Landscapes and Mountains. Designed for those seeking monthly retreats with Kory Dollar, this immersive experience will transport you to breathtaking destinations that will leave you feeling refreshed and inspired.
With a focus on scenic landscapes and majestic mountains, this retreat offers a unique opportunity to explore and connect with nature in a whole new way. Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply looking for a refreshing escape, this retreat is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Under the guidance of renowned artist Kory Dollar, you will discover the art of perspective mosaic. Through hands-on workshops and expert guidance, you will learn how to create stunning mosaic masterpieces that capture the essence of the landscapes and mountains that surround you.
Imagine yourself surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery as you immerse yourself in the creative process. Feel the crisp mountain air against your skin as you gather inspiration from the beauty that surrounds you. With Kory Dollar’s expertise and guidance, you will develop advanced mosaic techniques that will allow you to bring your artistic vision to life.
During this retreat, you will also have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for art and nature. Share stories, exchange ideas, and form lasting friendships as you embark on this journey of self-discovery and artistic expression.
Indulge in the tranquility of the retreat’s serene locations, where you can unwind and recharge amidst nature’s finest beauty. Immerse yourself in the peacefulness of the mountains, where breathtaking vistas await at every turn. Take advantage of the chance to unplug from the demands of everyday life and reconnect with your inner creativity.
At the Retreat with Advanced Perspective Mosaic – Scenic Landscapes and Mountains, you’ll experience the perfect blend of artistic inspiration, natural beauty, and personal growth. Don’t miss out on this transformative opportunity to expand your artistic skills, connect with nature, and find your own unique perspective.
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.