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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

September – Vancouver, Washington

September – Vancouver, Washington
Theme: Mandala
September 13 -15, 2019 (5 spots left as of 2/3/2019)
Hours: Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – Noon
Cost: $375
Location: Melt Glass , Vancouver Washington
502 Washington St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Vancouver, Washington
(360) 771-5617
Register at: www.meltglass.com

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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 – Vancouver, Washington

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Theme: (one spot left as of 2/3/2019)

Date: May 31, June 1, and June 2, 2019

Hours: Friday 10am – 5pm

Saturday 9am – 5pm

Sunday 9am – Noon

Cost: $375
Location: Vancouver, Washington – Melt Glass

REGISTER at : www.meltglass.com

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
Cost:
$425

Address:
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.

November 2018 – Vancouver, Washington

Sold OUT as of 7/22/2018, Please click here to be placed on the waiting list. If there is enough interest, we will hold mosaic class the week following November 9, 10, 11.
Stained Glass on Glass Mosaic Workshop with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art
Theme: WAVES
Date: Nov 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2018

Hours of class:
Friday 5-9pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 10am-4pm
Cost: $300

Click to Register

Create a breathtaking glass-on-glass mosaic masterpiece! No experience required! Everything will be provided for you. This is a 2.5 day workshop, with  Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art, where you will start with custom framed window, approx 15″ x 15″ that will be transformed into a gorgeous work of art.

Students will learn her Three Step Fabrication Method®  to simplify the steps in creating a  Freestyle Mosaic Wave®. We will discuss a unique strip cutting approach to break down the glass and maximize your waste. This is a wonderful opportunity to understand how to organize your mosaic from start to finish, breaking down each section into a layer of elements. Specific topics will include color theory and her NEWLY developed opacity rules. Kory will demonstrate several cutting techniques, including her signature one-cut-sliver cut and a glass shaving cutting style.

Local artist, Kory Dollar, is coming to Melt specifically to teach this class. She is known across the US for her outstanding creations in glass. I encourage you to visit her Facebook page, Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art  and her website, http://www.marvelousmosaic.wordpress.com to see examples of her amazing artwork. She is really fun to work with and will bring a lot of energy to this class!

This class is open to adults and children ages 16 and up (a registered adult MUST accompany any children under 16). All attendees must be registered, as we have limited classroom space. Any questions or concerns, please contact Melt Directly.

Each student must enroll separately for each class.  Please review our enrollment and cancellation policy, dress code and other class-related details HERE prior to attending your class. If you have any questions regarding these policies or other class-related topics, please feel free to contact us at (360) 771-5617.

While your safety is our top concern, each student will be required to sign a standard liability waiver prior to the beginning of each class. These will be available at Melt or you can print one HERE and bring it with you to class. We also have a handout regarding Safety in the Studio that we would like you to review prior to your class. These documents can all be accessed by clicking on the “Contact & Policies” tab at the top of this page, if you are unable to download them.

**Photo is an example of and inspiration photo that will be made in this class. This is a theme based class and we all will be working on a one of a kind wave, using technique and style specific to Kory’s Style.  You will receive an email detailing the syllabus for the class one week prior to class.  All supplies will be included in the cost, but You are welcome to bring small unique items to be placed in the wave, like jewelry or small stones to personalize your mosaic.

 

July 2018 – Vancouver, Washington

Sold Out
Stained Glass on Glass Mosaic Workshop with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art
Theme: Branches and Blossoms
Glass on Glass Mosaic Workshop

Date: July 13th, 14th & 15th, 2018

Hours of class:

Friday 5-9pm

Saturday 9am-5pm

Sunday 10am-4pm

Cost: $300

Click to Register

Create a breathtaking glass-on-glass mosaic masterpiece! No experience required! Everything will be provided for you. This is a 2.5 day workshop, with  Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art, where you will start with custom framed window, approx 8″ x 15″ that will be transformed into a gorgeous work of art.

Students will learn her Three Step Fabrication Method®  to simplify the steps in creating a  Freestyle Blossom Tree®. We will discuss a unique strip cutting approach to break down the glass and maximize your waste. This is a wonderful opportunity to understand how to organize your mosaic from start to finish, breaking down each section into a layer of elements. Specific topics will include color theory and her NEWLY developed opacity rules. Kory will demonstrate several cutting techniques, including her signature one-cut-sliver cut and a glass shaving cutting style.

Local artist, Kory Dollar, is coming to Melt specifically to teach this class. She is known across the US for her outstanding creations in glass. I encourage you to visit her Facebook page, Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art  and her website, http://www.marvelousmosaic.wordpress.com to see examples of her amazing artwork. She is really fun to work with and will bring a lot of energy to this class!

This class is open to adults and children ages 16 and up (a registered adult MUST accompany any children under 16). All attendees must be registered, as we have limited classroom space. Any questions or concerns, please contact Melt Directly.

Each student must enroll separately for each class.  Please review our enrollment and cancellation policy, dress code and other class-related details HERE prior to attending your class. If you have any questions regarding these policies or other class-related topics, please feel free to contact us at (360) 771-5617.

While your safety is our top concern, each student will be required to sign a standard liability waiver prior to the beginning of each class. These will be available at Melt or you can print one HERE and bring it with you to class. We also have a handout regarding Safety in the Studio that we would like you to review prior to your class. These documents can all be accessed by clicking on the “Contact & Policies” tab at the top of this page, if you are unable to download them.

**Photo is an example of and inspiration photo that will be made in this class. This is a theme based class and we all will be working on a one of a kind branch with blossoms, using technique and style specific to Kory’s Style. There will be a variety of color choices available for the blossoms. You will receive an email detailing the syllabus for the class one week prior to class.  The variety and colors of glass available may vary, but pre-cut blossom mixes will be available in yellow’s, pink’s, purple’s, and a fall blend. All supplies will be included in the cost, but You are welcome to bring small unique items to be placed in the blossoms, like jewelry or small stones to personalize your mosaic.

 

March 2019 Fort Worth, Texas

Glass on Glass Mosaic Landscape with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art, in Fort Worth, Texas

12″ x 24″ Glass on Glass Mosaic, all supplies and materials included in $400

1 spot remaining as of 2/5/2019

Theme: Mosaic Landscape
Date: March 8, 9, 10
Hours of class:
Friday –9- 4 pm
Saturday — 9 am – 4 pm
Sunday – 9 am – 2 pm

Cost: $400 — which includes glass and materials

Location UPDATE

Location:  Central Christian Church Fort Worth, TX
Address: 3205 Hamilton Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76107

For more information about the details of the class contact Kory Dollar at 360-719-9298 or dollarkory@gmail.com

Stained Glass on Glass Mosaic Landscape with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art, in Fort Worth, Texas

Register for Landscape Mosaic Workshop in Fort Worth, Texas in March

$400.00

 

 

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Register NOW for Fort Worth, Texas Stained Glass on Glass Mosaic Workshop with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art in March 2019. The class will focus on understanding how glass breaks, we will create a 12″ x 15″ landscape mosaic. Kory will specifically address the long and skinny cuts that are in Angela’s sunset and the evergreen tree. Kory will discuss directional flow in depth and the students will walk away with a understanding of how the ever changing light effects glass on glass mosaics. You will learn Kory’s Opacity Rules specifically developed for glass on glass mosaics.

Students will learn Kory’s NEWLY designed Three Step Fabrication Method® to simplify the steps in creating a a landscape mosaic on glass The class will discuss her strip cutting approach to breaking down the glass to patternize you design. This is a wonderful opportunity to understand how to organize your mosaic from start to finish.

The 3 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.  Students will learn Kory’s Three Step Fabrication Method® to effectively and efficiently construct a stained glass mosaic to last a lifetime.  Kory will demo several unique cuts she uses in her gardens, using three tools, nippers, a scoring tool, and running pliers. During this process, you will learn how cut strips to patternize your glass into specific cuts. 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 cut, One-cut Sliver Cut®. Additional topics covered include: 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.

Students are welcome to grout if they have completed the project and glue has dried. If projects are not completed by 11 on Sunday and you are unable to grout, 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.”

This class is limited to a 12 Mac Glue will be sponsoring the class and hosting the location.   I have my ticket bought and I am looking forward to seeing some new faces, as well as working with several returning students!

50% deposits will be required to reserve your spot.
Note: If for any reason the class is canceled due to max number of students (10) 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.

 

April 2019 – Kings Beach, CA

 

Under the Sea Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop in Tahoe, with Kory Dollar

Register for Tahoe in April

$450.00

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

ONE more spot left!

bonnie@americanclothingrecyclers.com

VIEW PHOTOS FROM 2018

Reservations will all be made through Bonnie Jamieson
Email: bonnie@americanclothingrecyclers.com
Cell: (775) 232-3498

View 2018 Video

Glass on Glass Mosaic Workshop

Theme: Under the Sea
Glass on Glass Mosaic Workshop
Date: April 12, 13, 14
Location of the Workshop:
North Tahoe Event Center
8318 North Lake Boulevard
Kings Beach, CA 96143
Tour the Venue
Hours of class:
Friday 11 am – 5 pm pm
Saturday — 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday — 9 am – 2 pm
Cost: $450— which includes glass and materials
Project: 12″ x 15″ custom framed window
Includes 3 Lunches
I have some exciting news! I will be coming back to Tahoe! I will be teaching a stained glass mosaic class right on Lake Tahoe! The venue is located on the North Shore is an exceptional facility that includes a dramatic view of the sandy beaches, majestic mountains, and a crystal clear lake. The Beachfront view will be a great inspirational setting to our mosaic workshop. There is a spectacular choice of fine dining, shopping, gambling, and cultural activities in the area, if you want to make a vacation of it. Bonnie will arrange a optional dinner on Saturday night at a local restaurant and we can get to know some of the new faces and get acquainted with some new students.
I will be teaching my glass on glass technique or GOG and we will be working cohesively to create a wave full of movement and texture. Our focus will be on color theory, long-curvy-skinny cuts, blending glass, and directional flow. Students will learn my Three Step Fabrication Method® to simplify the steps in creating a Glass on Glass (GOG) mosaic. We will discuss my strip cutting approach to breaking down the glass. This is a wonderful opportunity to understand how to organize your mosaic from start to finish.
It will be my goal that you will walk away understanding the entire GOG process from start to finish. I will encourage imperfections and in order to make the process feel less judging. It is my goal by the end of the class that you understand, “the art of art is the imperfections.” I plan on simplifying the process enough to give you “artistic freedom without self doubt” and the courage to create. 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. It is a great opportunity to use Mac Glue!

I look forward to meeting some new faces! See you in Lake Tahoe.

To reserve your spot a deposit of $225 is required. The remainder balance will be due 2 weeks before the class date. will need to will need to be made via check, or paypal
and the remainder balance will be due 2 weeks before the date of the class.

Reservations will all be made through Bonnie Jamieson
Email: bonnie@americanclothingrecyclers.com
Cell: (775) 232-3498

For more detailed information about the class contact Kory Dollar Email: dollarkory@gmail.com
Cell (360)719-9298

Check out the live camera at the North Tahoe Event Center where we will be!

http://tahoetopia.com/webcam/north-tahoe-event-center-kings-beach

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. The students create a finished beautiful stained glass mosaic sun-catcher. . Kory will demo several unique cuts she uses in her waves and sunsets, using three tools, nippers, a scoring tool, and running pliers. During this process, you will learn how cut strips to patternize your glass into layers while maximizing your glass. The class will explore how to create movement, using Kory’s signature cut, One-cut Sliver Cut®. Additional topics covered include: 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 2 pm then a grout package will be available to take home for optional grouting.

If the class min is not reached (6) or the teacher cancels, ALL deposits and funds will be returned in full. Maximum students: 12

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.
Mosaic, Flower, Sunflower, Artist, Famous Artist, Northwest Artist, Fine Artist

May 2019 – Deer Island, Oregon

 

Mosaic Retreat  with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art at Deer Island Manor

Theme: Roosters, Chickens, and Sunflowers

Dates: May 3, 4, 5 2019
Cost:  $550 for Lower Bunk (sold out 3/14/2019)
$525 for Upper Bunk ( 4 upper bunks as of 3/14/2019)

$650 for King room (sold out)  +$50 for Massage (optional).

May – Upper Bunk

May's Stained Glass Mosaic Retreat - Upper Bunk

$525.00

Check in is 10 am Friday and Check out is 2 pm on Sunday

Address:
Deer Island Manor
64535 Columbia River highway
Deer Island, OR 97054
All packages include cost of class, supplies ,materials,  room and board

Additional $50 for 30 min massage (optional) 

Register Now! Contact Kory Dollar at dollarkory@gmail.com to request an invoice. 50% is due upon registration to reserve your spot.

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

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Visit the Manor’s Webpage at: http://www.deerislandmanor.com/
3 Day Mosaic Retreat with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art at Deer Island Manor,  May  3, 4, 5,  2019

Each student will walk away with a 15″ x 15″ custom framed mosaic. The substrate will be a new sheet of 1/8 annealed glass in a custom frame
Check out the photos from the May 2017 Retreat

Your Host’s Kory and Diane will fill your weekend with creativity, relaxation, and great food. 

All supplies and materials will be provided. Lodging and meals are included in your package. We will have snack and refreshments available all weekend. There is so much planned! Meet and Greet, Late Night Desert in the Kitchen, High Tea on Saturday, Meditation and Yoga sessions through out the entire weekend, River Hunt, Champagne Brunch on Sunday, The studio will be open till 10 pm. each night.

The three day retreat 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 gardens, 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. The class will explore how to create movement, using Kory’s signature cut, One-cut Sliver Cut®. Additional topics covered include: 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.

Advanced Opportunity: We will have several sessions where we will have the opportunity to use a tile saw and cut unique glass tiles, bottles, and a variety of thick materials. Bring a tea-cup, or a bottle with you and we will be cutting unique pieces to add to 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 2 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.”

Cieara Kennedy , a licensed massage therapist will be on staff to provide 15 or 30 min massages with your choice of aroma therapy the cost will be included in your package and scheduled 2 weeks prior to your stay. 

Contact Diane Elizabeth Dunn to reserve your spot at Deerislandmanor@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/deerislandmanor/

 Deluxe Bunk  $550 / person  8 bunks total

 

Lewis Room  $550/person + $50/ night upgrade Check out the Lewis Room (sold out)

Clark Room$550/person + $50/ night upgrade  Check out the Clark Room (sold out)

Sanctuary Room$550/person + $50/ night upgrade (sold out)  

Address:
Deer Island Manor
64535 Columbia River highway
Deer Island, OR 97054

Schedule For Mosaic Retreat with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art
Friday, May 3, 2018

Noon – 3 pm Check-in  
Meet & Greet with Coffee/Tea and Hors d’oeuvres

This is a time to get settled in it is very informal, Kory is available for one on one conversations and questions. We will have a small private show of Kory’s art on display in the Sanctuary and you are invited to explore the manor and get settled in. Because of the location we expect that there will be people arriving through out the day and no instruction will start before 3 pm. 
3 pm – 5 pm Introduction and Lecture 
Focus will be Glass on Glass application and Kory’s rules, when to use them and when to break them! 

Understanding Layers
Balance and Rule of Thirds
Composition and Design
Randomization Method
Direct Application for GOG
Color Theory
5:00-6:00 pm Dinner in the Kitchen:    Spaghetti  (vegetable and Meat), Organic Farm Salad, Warm French Garlic Bread
6:30 pm – 9 pm  Studio Time – Demonstrations, Lecture, Hands-on, and One-on-one
Creating Waterfalls and adding texture to your design

Mastering Evergreen Cut
 
9:00-10:00 pm  Manor Kitchen – Dessert/Night Cap/Coffee/Tea – Tiramisu Cake

Saturday, May 4, 2018
7 am Optional early morning stretching and light yoga with Michelle
8:00 am – 9:00 am Manor Kitchen – Pancake Feast
Pancakes with a variety of toppings, scrambled eggs, sliced fruit, orange juice,                     coffee/tea
9:00 am Studio Open
9:30 am – 12 pm Studio Time – Demonstrations, Lecture, Hands-on, and One-on-one
Committing to Design 
Long Evergreen Cuts
Waterfall Design
Randomization method with long evergreen cut
Directional Flow
Opacity,  Reflection, and Illumination
12 Noon  Lunch – Manor Kitchen
A large variety of hearty sandwiches (vegetarian and non-vegetarian)
1 pm – 5 pm Studio Time – Demonstrations, Lecture, Hands-on, and One-on-one
Randomization method with evergreen cut
Directional Flow and waterfalls
Opacity,  Reflection, and Illumination and Mountains

6:00-7:00 pm  Dinner – Taco Bar
7:00 pm to 10 pm Open Studio 
7:00 pm Optional River Walk hosted by El Lacey
9:30 pm  Dessert Bar – Fresh baked cookies, Scones, Ice Cream with toppings

Sunday, May 5, 2018
7 am Optional early morning stretching and light yoga with Michelle
Light continental breakfast toast, muffins, scones and coffee, juice and tea available in the Manor Kitchen as early as 7 am (Help yourself).
Open Studio 8 am – 10 am
10:00 am Sunday Brunch  – Manor Kitchen
Quiche Buffet (a beautiful variety of homemade quiches)
Fresh Fruit
Home-baked Muffins (variety)
Fresh made Belgium waffles with a variety of toppings
Coffee/Tea
11 am – 12 pm finish projects
12 pm –  1 pm 
clean up
1:30 – 2 pm set up grout stations
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 optional grouting kit can be purchased. 

About The Manor and Your Host’s Diane and Jason Dunn

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Our beautiful master suite is 540 sq. feet of luxury and eclectic beautiful. A private bath and jetted tub awaits you! King sized bed with cozy private sitting area. Large walk in shower in our unique, newly remodeled bathroom. Deer Island Manor is now the private full-time residence of Jason and Lady Diane Dunn.

The space

Deer Island Manor was built in 1908 and served as the local grade school up until 10 years ago. It is on the State’s historical register and sits on the Lewis and Clark trail.

Deer Island Manor is now the private home of Jason and Diane Dunn. They have an eclectic design style that reflects their love of auction and flea market exploring.

The Manor is filled with antique, mid-century and modern finds. Organic vegetable and herb gardens fill the front yard as well as free ranging chickens. Lavender and dahlias are in full bloom!

We have a large gourmet kitchen that may be used by guests. The Great Hall houses an eclectic library, wet bar and art collection as well as a meditation space.

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.