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October 23, 24, 25, 2020 – Hillsboro, Oregon

Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art
Theme: Sugar Skulls or Mandala
Dates: October 23, 24, 25
Cost: $375
Location: 12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124
The studio is at the Helvetica Lavender and Tree Farm
Hours: Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – Noon
Food is not provided for this event, but a potluck is something most students participate in.
Registration: Contact Kory Dollar at dollarkory@gmail.com
Host: Denny Miller

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Dennys October 2020

Register Now for a weekend full of creativity with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art. Students will create a breathtaking stained glass mandala or a sugar skull mosaic. Size of frames will be 12" x 12"

$375.00

 
The size of the base will be 12″ x 12″ or 15″ x 15″ (with upgrade charge of $25)

Frame upgrade

Pay in advance for a 15" x 15" frame. Returning students will get a free upgrade.

$25.00

This is an intense workshop, many do choose to work late into the evening and may have a group dinner Friday and Saturday evening. If you plan on staying and eating, we will do a potluck style meals and bring your own wine or beverages.

If you would like to register for this class by payment other than PayPal or would like to request a payment plan please feel free to contact me below.

** Disclaimer** We do work late, we do have a lot of fun, plan on a late night Friday and Saturday, if you want to finish. This is not a craft project, we are working hard, cutting glass, and creating EPIC art.

You will learn a process that creates quality stained glass mosaics that will last a lifetime. I will be bringing hand crafted 12″ x 12″ custom framed windows students will have an option to upgrade to a 15″ x 15″ for an additional $25. Returning students will get a free upgrade.

Class size is limited to 10 people.

Note: If for any reason the class is canceled due to max number of students (6) not reached, or unforeseen reason 100% of the deposits/all payments will be refunded.
If for any reason you need to cancel your reservation, you must do so 45 days prior to the event to get a refund, If you cancel 45 days prior to the event we will process your refund, with a $25 administration fee. After the 45 day deadline, we must fill the spot for you to get a refund, with a $50 administration fee. If you cancel 15 days prior for any reason you will forfeit $100 of your deposit and the remainder balance will only be refunded in the event your spot is filled. All final payments must be received 30 days prior to the event.

October 9, 10, 11, 2020 – Santa Rosa, California

Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art

Theme: Sugar Skulls or Mandala

October 9, 10, 11 2020

Private Studio

Santa Rosa, California

$450

Hours: Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – Noon
Cost: $450

3 Lunches included

Location: Santa Rosa, California
Address:
4780 Rincon Creek Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Registration: Contact Kory Dollar at dollarkory@gmail.com
Host: Kathie Roberts at kathyroberts@comcast.net

REGISTER NOW

Dennys October 2020

Register Now for a weekend full of creativity with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art. Students will create a breathtaking stained glass mandala or a sugar skull mosaic. Size of frames will be 12" x 12"

$375.00

 
The size of the base will be a 15″ x 15″ or 12″ x 12″, student’s choice.

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12″ x 24″ ($25 additional fee). Return students will get a free upgrade to a 15″ x 15 ” or 12″ x 24

Frame size upgrade 12″ x 24″

$25.00

This is an intense workshop, many do choose to work late into the evening and may have a group dinner Friday and Saturday evening. If you plan on staying and eating, we will do a potluck style dinner and bring your own wine or beverage).

If you would like to register for this class by payment other than PayPal, require a payment plan or you have further questions, please feel free to contact me below.

This will be my second annual Santa Rosa Mosaic Workshop. It is a fantastic location. The host Kathy is wonderful; her home is transformed to a mosaic studio! There is a lot of room, including outdoor space. The place is perfect for a weekend get away! We provide 3 lunches and all supplies and materials. Students are welcome to bring healthy snacks to share. There is a hot tub and a pool! We did use the hot tub last year, so if you are staying late bring your swim suite!

NOTE – if you are a local student and want to host someone, please let myself or Kathy know and we can connect you with someone!

** Disclaimer** We do work late, we do have a lot of fun, plan on a late night Friday and Saturday, if you want to finish. This is not a craft project, we are working hard, cutting glass, and creating EPIC art.

You will learn a process that creates quality stained glass mosaics that will last a lifetime. I will be bringing hand crafted 12″ x 15″ custom framed windows. This is a big substrate to finish in 3 days!

Last year, we all had dinner at Kathy’s. We chipped in on food, wine, beer, and went to the store and had some awesome barbecued meals!

Check out the photos from 2018. 

Register as early as January 2019 to secure your spot.

Class size is limited to 10 people, 8 spots remaining

RESCHEDULED for June March 20, 21, 22, 2020 – Hillsboro, Oregon

Rescheduled EMAIL marvelousmosaicfineart@gmail.com if you have any questions. Thank you to all my students for your understanding and flexibly during this time. Glass on Glass Mosaic Workshop with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art RESCHEDULED

Rescheduled to June Dates: March 20, 21, 22 2020

Location: Denny’s Workshop at the Helvetica Lavendar Farm in Hillsboro, Oregon

Price: $375

Theme: Freestyle Flower Garden
Create a breathtaking glass-on-glass mosaic masterpiece! No experience required! This is a 2.5 day workshop, where you will start with a custom framed window, approx 12″x 15″ that will be transformed into a gorgeous work of art. Frame upgrades will be available at workshop and are priced between $25-$50.
Students are encouraged to participate in potluck style lunches. More information will be provided after registration.

Lodging Booked

Lodging Available: One queen room, with kitchenette available for an additional $75 / night 2 night minimum. Lodging can accommodate 2 registered students (shared bed) so have a friend register too.
Hours: Friday 10 am – 6 pm Saturday 9 am – 5 pm Sunday 9 am – 12 pm Additional information will be sent one week prior to class to email on file.

If you would like to register for this class by payment other than PayPal or you have further questions, please feel free to email marvelousmosaicfineart@gmail.com

About my workshops:

The steps to designing a quality mosaic should be taken seriously. These classes are developed to foster knowledge, skill, and style. It is my goal to mold you into a fearless creative mind, creating from your materials. I will provide you with rules, tips and tricks that will increase your cutting skills, design skills, and give you steps to create a quality one-of-a-kind stained glass mosaic. I have been specializing in glass on glass mosaics for 20 years, through trial and error, I have developed a process that will assist you in understanding how to design a glass on glass mosaic that looks good at night without light and good during the day with light. We will discuss balance, color theory, physics of glass and why it breaks the way it does. I will teach you to use my rules as a guideline to foster your personal creativity, they, and you are welcome to break them. It is important we have fun and release stress, not create it. Don’t over think the process. It is essential to train you to use your creative side to cultivate “artistic freedom without self-doubt.” Think back to when you were a child; you created for expression, not to please others. The more you produce, the better you get. When you do something all the time you become good at it. Practice is how you get better. Another process we will discuss in depth is pre-cut and cut to fit glass, randomization, and the direct method. We will practice cutting glass because the more you cut the better you get. I will teach you process; the progression is what will make you quicker and confident to commit to your design and cuts. The act of doing will develop confidence in cutting ad sharpen your skills and self-assurance. In my classes your mosaic is your world…you are the artist; I encourage you to take my suggestions and tips but use your instincts to develop your piece.

I will encourage you to create with passion, strive for originality, make your own rules and break them! Have you ever herd of the saying, if you don’t use it you lose it? Practice makes perfect! Now let’s learn some rules, cutting techniques, and tips and tricks to promote your creativity. The objective is for you to design a one-of-a-kind design, a lifetime piece of art. I want you to gain the confidence in the design aspect, understand how to create good art. The three-step method I have created will assist you in doing just that. Understand how to break your design into layers, specific cuts, and control the directional flow. We will discuss the best way to select your glass using the opacity rules created specifically for glass on glass. Technique and style will be addressed. I will encourage you to use my process and commit to your design quickly. Grouting and glue tips will be addressed in this workshop.

About Denny’s Workshop:

Denny’s workshop is nestled in the center of lavender and Christmas trees, overlooking the Cascade Mountains. The sunset view is amazing and never one you want to miss! The venue can comfortably fit 10 students.

*Beautiful friendly kitties roam this venue.

What is Glass on Glass (GOG) Mosaic Art?

What is Glass on Glass (GOG) Mosaic Art?

Glass on Glass Mosaics is essentially glass, usually stained glass, glued to glass and then grouted, using sanded grout. Mosaics are durable they can be put together to last a lifetime and beyond, if proper steps are taken.

More specifically, what does art mean to me (Kory Dollar); why do I create and teach with such passion?

To me Glass on Glass is my story, my lifeline, my legacy, my drive, and passion.

What makes my teaching style unique?

I have a specific cutting style, rules, and guidelines established to push myself and my students beyond our artistic realm. I will open your eyes to how glass breaks and why it breaks the way it does. I have simple rules to follow and if you want to break them that is okay too! I will teach you process and style, while having a great time and creating epic art. I can explain how and why. I provide excellent visual aid. My teaching style will adapt to any learning style.  I provide hands on, visual aids, verbally express the steps, and provide detailed handouts.

The snow will melt, but this memory will last forever! This photo reminds me of why I love glass on glass. It takes me back to childhood, the creative bonds I established between my parents and the environment. It is the freedom to use any materials around you just to create and it doesn’t have to be good it just needs to be done! Creating art is expressive, healing, and emotional. A gift to understand how using your materials can create life long memories, not just art. Art that disappears can even make the most memorable impact to keep creating in adulthood. From the moment we are born our brain is building synapses that make us happy and art has always done that for me! I believe that because of the artistic environment I grew up in art keeps me happy; it reduces my anxiety, reminds me of wonderful times spent creating from our materials! If the universe gives you snow make a colorful snowman.

What is so different about Glass on Glass Mosaics?

Using the process I have developed, Glass on Glass Art, will out last the test of time. I know that not only am I creating lifetime art, I am inspiring others to leave a healthy artistic footprint behind too.  I teach how to build/create a lifetime piece of fine art. I believe you are only around as long as your memory and that is essentially why I create with such passion. I know my Great Great Great Grandchildren will see my art, making my existence on earth transcending. I want to leave a healthy artistic footprint, to out-stand the test of time; and that is what makes GOG so special to my heart.

I am proud to promote “artistic freedom without self-doubt,” in my students and children. This photo of the best snowman EVER in Lily’s world! It reminds me why I teach my trade to others; Glass on Glass is very powerful; it is a trade I have developed and built throughout my artistic journey,  my life. My work is inspired by tile work, mosaic, sculpture, painting, pottery, woodwork, glass blowing, and my environment I was raised in. I was always at my dad’s hip waiting to create. My mother always talked about designing in odd numbers, numerology, and feng shui in our home. My most cherished possessions are what my father, grandfathers, and children have created. I feel a passion to teach and create, to leave behind my memory, and give my students that gift as well!

GOG is like no other art, not even stained glass. The details and depth can mesmerize me for hours! It is freedom in a cup! Glass on Glass has so many artistic element’s that a painting or any other medium can not offer. GOG is a variation transparent, opaque, iiridized glass, combined with unique elements like texture, reflectivity, illumination, and prismatic colors. Glass on Glass Mosaics have LIFE and can heal the sole! I am proud to say that lifelong friendships are established through our mosaic community and human connections are so important  to promote happiness and build confidence. Glass on Glass Mosaic can also offer an ever-changing piece of illuminated art, essentially changing with the light of the sun.

Photo is of Lily Lathrop, my only niece. My dad, sister, I once made a colored dragon, a snow chair, and many snowmen! Last year, my son and I filled bottles of water and food coloring and had fun splattering the neighborhood!

Want to learn how to make stained glass mosaic art?

Join me and other like-minded individuals at a t Mosaic Retreat, Workshop, or Private Lesson.

View Kory’s 2019 teaching schedule

“Just keep nipping,” Kory

Hope Wahl, Mosaic, Glass on Glass, Stained Glass, Sunset, Elephant

October 2019 – Santa Rosa, California

Theme: Silhouette and Sunsets

2 spots remaining

October 11, 12, 13, 2019
Hours: Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – Noon
Cost: $425

3 Lunches included

Location: Santa Rosa, California
Address:
4780 Rincon Creek Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Registration: Contact Kory Dollar at dollarkory@gmail.com
Host: Kathie Roberts at kathyroberts@comcast.net

REGISTER NOW

 

Santa Rosa, California – October – Silhouette and Sunsets

Register Now for Santa Rosa, California in October 2019

$425.00


The size of the base will be 12″ x 15″ if you would like to upgrade your frame to a 15″ x 15″ or

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12″ x 24″ ($25 additional fee). Return students will get a free upgrade to a 15″ x 15 ” or 12″ x 24

 

Frame size upgrade 12″ x 24″

$25.00

This is an intense workshop, many do choose to work late into the evening and may have a group dinner Friday and Saturday evening. If you plan on staying and eating, we will do a potluck style dinner and bring your own wine or beverage).

If you would like to register for this class by payment other than PayPal, require a payment plan or you have further questions, please feel free to contact me below.

 

This will be my second annual Santa Rosa Mosaic Workshop. It is a fantastic location. The host Kathy is wonderful; her home is transformed to a mosaic studio! There is a lot of room, including outdoor space. The place is perfect for a weekend get away! We provide 3 lunches and all supplies and materials. Students are welcome to bring healthy snacks to share. There is a hot tub and a pool! We did use the hot tub last year, so if you are staying late bring your swim suite!

NOTE – if you are a local student and want to host someone, please let myself or Kathy know and we can connect you with someone!

** Disclaimer** We do work late, we do have a lot of fun, plan on a late night Friday and Saturday, if you want to finish. This is not a craft project, we are working hard, cutting glass, and creating EPIC art.

You will learn a process that creates quality stained glass mosaics that will last a lifetime. I will be bringing hand crafted 12″ x 15″ custom framed windows. This is a big substrate to finish in 3 days!

Last year, we all had dinner at Kathy’s. We chipped in on food, wine, beer, and went to the store and had some awesome barbecued meals!

 

Check out the photos from 2018. 

Register as early as January 2019 to secure your spot.

Class size is limited to 10 people, 8 spots remaining

 

February 7, 8, 9, 2020- Vancouver, Washington

one spot left

Recycled Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art in at Melt Glass in Vancouver, Washington

February – Vancouver, Washington
Theme: Freestyle Flower Garden
February 7,8,9 2020
Vancouver, Washington
Cost $375
Location: Melt Glass , Vancouver Washington
502 Washington St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Vancouver, Washington
(360) 771-5617
Register at: www.meltglass.com

March 2019 – Hillsboro, Oregon

Class is FULL

Theme: Recycled Glass on Glass Mosaics
Date: March 22 – 24, 2019
Hours: Friday 10 am – 5 pm (Additional $50)
Saturday 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday 9 am – 12 pm
Cost: $175 + additional $50 if attending Friday
Location: Denny’s Workshop (Hillsboro, Oregon)

Address12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Registration: Contact Denny Nkemontoh dennysworkshop@gmail.com OR www.dennys-workshop.com

REGISTER NOW

 

 

Friday Upgrade

Enjoy all day Friday in the studio for an extra $50 This class is unlimited supplies and unlimited projects! Take advantage of the extra time for very little cost. You are more then welcome to bring any current project or start a new one.

$50.00

Lodging Available: One queen room, with kitchenette available for an additional $75 / night. (Sold Out Saturday Night).

 

 

If you would like to register for this class by payment other than PayPal or you have further questions, please feel free to contact me below.

 

May – Kory’s Studio – Northwest Birds

Advanced Class  (must be a prior student)
Theme: Northwest Birds (4 spots open and 4 day workshop)
Date: May 17 – 19, 2109
Hours:
Thursday 10 am – 5 pm
Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 9 am -5 pm
Sunday 10 am – 1 pm
Location: Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art in Columbia City, Oregon
Address: 2055 5th Street
Columbia City, Oregon 97018
Cost: $550
Maximum 4 students – You will get a lot of one-on-one attention. This class is great for advanced students wanting to move on to the next level. We will discuss large scale projects, large scale cuts and I will provide tips and tricks when you start creating these large projects over 9 sq feet. Each student will have a piece of 36″ x 16″ 1/4 inch tempered glass.

You will have full access to all my supplies in the studio to create your one-of-a-kind design. We will discuss the entire process of large scale designs,  including design proposals, design process, types of glass, where to order the glass, types of glues, the challenges of using large pieces, how to proficiently cut the glass with confidence, glass selection process, we will discuss precision cutting, using my favorite 3 hand tools. I will review different types of glass and give you tips on how to effectively cut the glass. This class will move you to the next level. This workshop is for previous students who have taken at least one three day workshop.

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Northwest Birds in Kory Dollar’s Studio

Register for Advanced Bird Workshop

$550.00

If you would like to register for this class by payment other than PayPal or you have further questions, please feel free to contact me below.

OPTIONAL LODGING OPTION
Optional Lodging Information
Lodging available at Deer Island Manor just 10 min away. Additional cost is $79 / night for king private room (2 rooms available) or, 4 bottom bunk’s available $50 / night
Lodging includes light breakfast and coffee or tea. Lunches will be provided by Kory, meals usually are choices of Day 1 Chef Salad or build your own sandwich. Day 2 Pot of Sou, house salad, bread. Day 3 Veggie Quiche/Frittata and/or Bacon and Cheese Quiche/Frittat. Students are encouraged to bring healthy snacks or treats to share. Please bring a water bottle and coffee mug with you. Coffee, tea and spring water and lemon will be provided at the studio. Dinners are optional, we will reserve a table at a local restaurant on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, if students request.

OPTIONAL Lower Twin Bunk Upgrade

Lower Bunk in shared living space, $50/ night includes breakfast.

$50.00

OPTIONAL Queen Room Upgrade

Private King Room Upgrade $79 / night includes breakfast.

$79.00


Optional Frame Upgrade
You can have it custom framed in any kind of wood by Dave Wise for an additional cost, estimated at $125 – $150

Optional Deposit for Custom Wood Frame

Dave will discuss your needs and then a custom frame will be created for your large scale mosaic. You will be able to select your style and wood at the workshop with Dave and he will provide a exact quote. I need deposits to ensure that Dave will be there to discuss your needs. Projects can be mailed for an additional cost or picked up 2 – 4 weeks after class.

$50.00