Weekend Retreat – September 2017


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

Dates: September 15, 16, 17 2017
Cost:  $650 -$750 depending on lodging
Deer Island Manor
64535 Columbia River highway
Deer Island, OR 97054
All packages include cost of class, supplies ,materials,  room and board.dear-island-manor

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, September 15, 16, 17 2017

The topic will be Glass on Glass mosaics, with a focus on Freestyle Flower Garden® and incorporating unusual and found items in your mosaic to make it one-of-a-kind!

Each student will walk away with a 12″ x 15″ custom framed mosaic. The substrate will be a new sheet of 1/8 annealed glass in a custom frame or a choice of a frame-less 12 ” round with a stand.
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.

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 $30 for a 30 min Massage.

Contact Diane Elizabeth Dunn to reserve your spot at Deerislandmanor@gmail.com

 Deluxe Bunk  $650 / person  8 bunks total 2 available as of 7/5/2017 

Lewis Room  $650/person + $25/ night upgrade (SOLD OUT) 

Clark Room$650/person + $25/ night upgrade  Check out the Clark Room

Sanctuary Room$650/person + $25/ night upgrade (SOLD OUT)

Master Suite $650/person + $50/ night upgrade (private bedroom and bath)
Check out the Master Suite

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

Schedule For Mosaic Retreat with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art
Friday, September 15 , 2017

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 Flower Buds

Tear Drop Cut
Sliver Cut
9:00-10:00 pm  Manor Kitchen – Dessert/Night Cap/Coffee/Tea – Tiramisu Cake

Saturday, September 16, 2017  
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 
Grass and Stems
Randomization method with one-cut-sliver
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 one-cut-sliver
Directional Flow
Opacity,  Reflection, and Illumination

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

May 7, 2017 Sunday
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
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. 

I offer two mosaic kits that are available pre-order only, please allow one week to ship. Ask Diane to add it on to your invoice and it can be ready at the class or we can ship it out to you if you send a request to dollarkory@gmail.com

Essential Mosaic Kit $95









Studio Kit $249 with tool upgrades and and all Kory’s favorite tools


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.

Interaction with guests

Note: you don’t need this to attend the class, all supplies and materials will be provided.

50% deposits will be required to reserve your spot.  
Note: If for any reason the class is canceled due to max number of students (8) 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 100% refund, if you cancel after the 45 day deadline we must fill the spot for you to get 100% of your deposit back, if you cancel 15 days prior for any reason you will forfeit $100 of your deposit.

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