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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.

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

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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




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.


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.


Rooster Glass on Glass Mosaic by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art

October 2018 – Santa Rosa, CA

Roosters, Chickens and Sunflowers
with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art

Class is full as of 6/25 I am taking a wait list and will let you know if someone does not pay deposit by the end of June.

Theme: Roosters, Chickens and Sunflowers

Dates: October 12, 13, 14
Friday October 12 – 11 am to 4 pm
Saturday October 13 – 9 am – 4 pm
Sunday October 14 – 9 am – 4 pm

4780 Rincon Creek Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

All packages include cost of class, supplies and materials and lunch will be provided all 3 days.

Register NOW

Mosaic, Flower, Sunflower, Artist, Famous Artist, Northwest Artist, Fine Artist
Kory Dollar Stained Glass Mosaic by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art

To Register contact Kory Dollar at dollarkory@gmail.com and request an invoice.
All supplies and materials will be provided. Three Lunches will be provided. We will have snack and refreshments available all weekend. There is so much planned!   

The three day workshop will be a combination of lecture/slideshow, discussion, Q&A, demos, and hands-on instruction. We will focus 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 roosters and sunflowers, using three tools, nippers, a scoring tool, and running pliers. During this process, you will learn how cut strips to patternize your glass into flowers 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 to cut the circles. The class will explore how to create movement, in the tail feathers suing long slender cuts.  Additional topics covered include: precision cutting, committing to a design, selecting a color pallet, varying opacity, Randomization Method®, balance and composition, creating a one-of-a-kind designs, and incorporating found and unusual items. Kory will discuss grout bleed, adhesives, grout additives, and provide tips and tricks to grouting. Mac glue will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring additional unique items such as broken jewelry, beads, and tesserae to embellish your mosaic.

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.”

The goal on Sunday is to have projects ready to be grouted by noon. Grout time is scheduled outside at 2 pm. We will need time for your projects to dry. If you are unable to complete the mosaic in time to grout we will send grouting instructions and a  grouting kit can be sent home. 

50% deposits will be required to reserve your spot.
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.

2016 Show Schedule

Kory’s Mosaic Sun-Catcher’s can be purchased year around at the following locations

Tasty Kates – Port Orford, Oregon
917 Highway 101
Port Oford, Oregon 97465

Something Awesome – Bandon, Oregon
Open 7 days / week
47493 HWY 101
Bandon, Oregon 97411

Fibers & Stiches – Warren, Oregon
Monday – Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm. Thursday 10am-7pm
58093 Columbia River Hwy
Warren, Oregon 97053

South Columbia County Chamber of Commerce – St. Helens, Oregon
Open 7 days / week 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
2194 Columbia Blvd
St Helens, Oregon 97051

2016 Columbia County Home & Garden Show- St. Helens, Oregon
Saturday, April 2, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, April 3, 11 am – 4 pm

Tigard Downtown Art Walk 2016 – Tigard, Oregon
May 5 – 14, 2016 – 11 day Pop-up Gallery
May 7, 2016 – One Day Sidewalk Show and Sell

Mt. Tabor Art Walk – Portland, Oregon
Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22, 2016

Recycled Arts – Vancouver, Washington – Esther Short Park
Saturday & Sunday, June 25-26, 2016

2nd Annual Mosaic Show at Bandon Library Art Gallery – Bandon, Oregon – Bandon Library Art Gallery 
Entire Month of July

Mississippi Street Fair
– Portland, Oregon
Saturday, July 9, 2016

Cracked Pots – Troutdale, Oregon – Mcmenamins Edgefield
Tuesday & Wednesday, July 19th & July 20th, 2016
From 10a – 8p on Tuesday, 10a – 4p on Wednesday

ArtSplash – Tualatin, Oregon – Tualatin Commons
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 22-24, 2016
Friday, July 22…………… 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, July 23 ……….. 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, July 24 ………….. 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Jade International Night Market – Portland, Oregon – Portland Community College ( South East Campus )
Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 5:00 pm-10:00 pm

Jade International Night Market – Portland, Oregon – Portland Community College ( South East Campus )
Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 5:00 pm-10:00 pm

Belmont Street Fair – Portland, Oregon – Belmont Street
Saturday, September, 10, 2016 from 11:00 am -7:00 pm

Local 14 – Portland, Oregon – Left Bank Annex
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 29, 2016 – October 2, 2016
Thursday, September 29……………. 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, September 30…………….10:00 am -7:00 pm
Saturday, October 1………………… 10:00 am -5:00 pm
Sunday, October 2……………………. 10:00 am -5:00 pm

Application Pending
Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Juried Mosaic Exhibit
– Ashland, Oregon – SOU Oregon Center for the Arts, Thorndike and Retzlaff Galleries
September 17, 2016 – October 16, 2016




For Sale Mosaic Art by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic

“Almond Blossom” by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic

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Three Sisters, by Kory Dollar and Angela Burns $2,000


Cherry Blossom by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic


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Twilight Meadow by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic


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Wish Upon a Star by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic


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Celestial Stars by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic



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Oceanic Travel by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic



Nursery by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic



Marvelous Mosaic by Kory Dollar
Zahara, Goddess of Dance, by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic


Grandma’s Quilt



Winter Sorrow by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic


Marvelous Mosaic by Kory Dollar
“Whoot” by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic



Stained Glass Mosaic Sun-Catchers

Kory Dollar is a stained glass mosaic artist from the Pacific Northwest.

Specializing in Glass on Glass (GOG) Mosaic Art.  The majority of Kory’s art is created on up-cycled vintage windows. The windows can hang outside in a covered porch as a sun-catcher, in a window to create a privacy screen, or back-lit to create illuminated art.

She strives to keep items out of the land fill by recycling stained glass, antique bottles, old headlights and taillights, or just about any piece she can find beauty in.

Marvelous Mosaic Accepts Commissions

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Free Style Mosaic Flower Garden Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic


“Almond Blossom” by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic

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“Cherry Blossom” by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic

“Almond Blossoms” by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic

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“Celestial Suns” by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic

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Mandala by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic

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Twilight Meadow” by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic

Nursery by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic

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Oceanic Travel by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic