Christina: Programmer Extraordinaire!

Christina Pinarello joined our studio family in 2020, but she has oodles of knowledge and experience from working in her home country of Germany,\ (where she earned her ECE), while travelling the world, and here in Canada. We are so happy to have her here with us...

The Small Fry Sewing Society

Our little studio has been very affected by the global pandemic; our entire business model had to change. As difficult and scary as it has been, it has also provided us with the opportunity to work on projects that we have long dreamed of but never been able to devote...

Welcoming Back the Families

The COVID-19 pandemic caused us to close our doors to the public for 6 long months. We kept the spirit of the Art Factory alive through the Art Factory at Home program and eventually camps. However, the true heart and soul of our studio has always been the drop-in...

Welcoming Back the Children

In our first post we shared our devastation at having to close our doors to the children of our community. We were able to create our Art Factory at Home rental program, but still our studio sat silent. Finally, Public Health informed us that we could begin running...

2020: Finding Our Way

As we enter into a new year we are reflecting on 2020 and all the challenges it presented not only for The Art Factory, but for our community as a whole. As always we are especially thinking of the children. When our doors had to unexpectedly shut in March we sat in...