Wave and Under the Sea Mosaic Retreat-August 2, 3, 4, 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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Get ready to dive into an unforgettable retreat experience that will transport you to a world beneath the waves. Introducing the Wave and Under the Sea Mosaic Retreat, led by the renowned artist Kory Dollar. This exclusive retreat is a part of Kory Dollar’s monthly retreat series, featuring unique and immersive experiences for mosaic enthusiasts of all levels.

From August 2 to August 4, 2024, join us as we embark on a creative journey like no other. Immerse yourself in the intricate and mesmerizing art of mosaic-making, inspired by the beauty of the ocean and its vibrant inhabitants. During this three-day retreat, you’ll learn the secrets to creating stunning mosaic art that captures the essence of the sea.

Under Kory’s expert guidance, you’ll discover the techniques and strategies to master the art of mosaics. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced mosaic artist, this retreat is designed to cater to all skill levels. Kory’s patient and encouraging teaching approach will ensure that you leave with newfound inspiration and confidence in your mosaic-making abilities.

Indulge your senses as you work with an exquisite selection of mosaic materials, carefully chosen to reflect the colors, textures, and patterns of the sea. Dive into a world of creativity and self-expression as you design and create your very own mosaic masterpiece. Unleash your imagination and watch as your artwork comes to life, showcasing the beauty and magic of the underwater realm.

Throughout the retreat, you’ll have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with like-minded individuals who share your passion for mosaic art. Exchange ideas, share experiences, and build lasting friendships with fellow retreat participants. The supportive and nurturing retreat environment will foster a sense of community and inspiration that will stay with you long after the retreat ends.

Take a break from the daily grind and treat yourself to a unique and enriching experience at the Wave and Under the Sea Mosaic Retreat. Discover the joy of creating art that captures the essence of the ocean in all its glory. Join us on this unforgettable journey into the world of mosaic-making and let your creativity flow like the tides.

  • 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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