Dawn Mendelson, Artistic Director, has provided leadership in the development of Piece by Piece since 2007. She has over time built an arts curricula for participants that fosters learning in design, drawing, creativity and mosaic technique with progressive benchmarks. Dawn steers the vision for workshops held at a variety of locations, both in person and virtual, and meeting learning needs for participants of every skill level. Dawn specializes in pique assiette, a style of mosaic which uses recycled materials. She has been featured on PBS and HGTV, and is well-respected within the professional mosaic-artist network. In 2021, Dawn completed the Community Teaching Artists certification program at Cal State Los Angeles which has positively informed her practice as a teacher, artist and community member. Her passion is working with people, especially those who are new to art, and enjoying their moments of self-discovery.