Piece by Piece Stories

The most up to date information on what Piece by Piece is up to. Get updates on classes, artists, upcoming projects, and more.

  • January Directed Studies - Working with Clay with Ellen Dinerman

    January Directed Studies - Working with Clay with Ellen Dinerman

    To kick off the new year, instructor Ellen Dinerman led a workshop on making clay reliefs, experimenting in particular with texture and glazes. “Participants really enjoyed the clay relief project. The studio was so quiet with everyone working away; learning to carve clay and making various textures,” said instructor Ellen.
  • Piece by Piece Participant Artists Create with Smalti in December

    Piece by Piece Participant Artists Create with Smalti in December

    Using patterns based on traditional quilts, Piece by Piece, participants selected two to three colors, allowing them to focus on cutting techniques and placement styles. In addition to using basic nippers, artists were also able to try the more traditional hammer and hardie for cutting the pieces
  • Piece by Piece Artists Study Tool Use and Techniques in November

    Piece by Piece Artists Study Tool Use and Techniques in November

    Instructor Ellen Dinerman led workshops in November focusing on tool use. Participants learned the value of knowing the right tool for the job, be it glass cutting, ceramic nipping, or even clay sculpting. They created unique pieces this month using...

  • October Sculpture Mosaic Workshop

    October Sculpture Mosaic Workshop

    At the end of every year, all participants, staff, instructors, and volunteers gather to envision the new year, choosing the skills artists want to hone and projects they want to create. Mosaic shoes was one of the most requested workshops.
  • Artists working on mosaics at a Piece by Piece workshop.

    Crafting Stories, Piece by Piece: Announcing New Classes for Veterans

    Over the past year, Piece by Piece has been honored to work closely with the veteran community in collaboration with LA Metro to design a new mural for the Purple Line extension. This journey allowed us to engage with over...

  • Cartoon drawings on paper.

    Unleashing Creativity: Cartoons and Drawing Workshop at Piece by Piece

    As we reflect on the July workshop, let us be reminded that art is not solely about the end result but also the journey – a journey that Julie Williams masterfully guided us through, helping us break free from self-imposed limitations and inspiring us to create fearlessly, piece by piece.