About Us

meet APRIL 

Hi, I’m April!  Prior to opening The Art Factory I was an educator for 20+ years in the area. My teaching and parenting philosophy are very much inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. I am passionate about providing our community's youngest children an opportunity to engage in meaningful and developmentally appropriate exploration and play. Opening a process based art and play studio that focuses on imagination, nature, and following the child is truly a dream come true!  I hope you will join us! 



The Art Factory was created in 2021 and is located in Blacksburg, Va.  Our art studio is bright, inviting, open, and uniquely organized; but most importantly it is an environment that is welcoming, fun, inspiring, safe, and imaginative… a studio that is truly a magically place to play