New Small Factory Membership Program Offers More Learning Opportunities
At Small Factory, a new school year means we’re in full swing with new classes, and even a new membership program! The membership program is back in action after some revamping, and is a great way for students to explore different medias and technologies while giving them access to today’s best software and technology programs.
“This year, there’s going to be a ton of different projects and things that kids can work on weekly,” said Chris Dudick, owner of Small Factory. “They’ll definitely be able to figure out if they’re more the engineering type, the art type, or the coding type. Kids will have the chance to experience all types of projects that we offer to figure out what they really want to learn about and go into with more depth.”
Small Factory’s new program is introducing a Proprietary Online E-Learning Portal with a rewards-based point system, five weekly STEAM-based projects, parental notification of completed projects, student journals and at-home use so students can log in at home and continue the work they started at Small Factory.
“There were a lot of things we learned from the first year, and access to many different projects at the same time is something we want to offer,” said Dudick. “We also realized that a point system and parent notification are all things that were interesting to our members last year, and we were able to develop an online platform that would give kids access to all the different things that we’re doing in the studio, but that they would also be able to do it at home as well.”
Small Factory is always encouraging kids to explore passions and find new ways to learn.
“If you’re an athlete, you have baseball season or basketball season, but if you’re into tech and media, there’s no season for that. Kids need access to all of these things to grow and learn, and that’s what we give them,” said Dudick.
The membership program will give students access to STEAM-based projects and classes after school at the two campuses — Fair Haven and Manalapan. Teaching projects will be based around coding, art and engineering.
Classes start the week of September 12, and will run Monday through Friday from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.
The membership program is still the same low price of $50 per month, with a $20 drop-in fee for non-members. Small Factory will be offering students a chance to sign up for a free three-week trial from Sept. 12 to Sept. 30, five days a week from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.
The first 50 (25 in Fair Haven and 25 in Manalapan) students to email firstname.lastname@example.org will get a free trial membership. Please be sure to specify which location you are interested in.
Other classes being offered this fall include 3D Printing, 3D Video Game Animation, App Making, Minecraft Programming, Voice Acting and more. To see a preview of the fall schedule, click here.