In School, After School and Summer Programs
Small Factory Productions offers a wide variety of arts and technology programs and resources for mainstream and special education students. Program pricing varies according to class size and needs. Our instructors will work with you to accommodate your school’s schedule and budget. Grants may be available to you to fund the programs in your school or non-profit organization.
Our most popular class! Create-A-Cartoon is an amazing way to let your child’s imagination soar while introducing them to creative writing, art, music, and acting. Young producers work together to dream up an original story that will be turned into a 2-3 minute mini cartoon movie. They journey through the production process while developing characters, backgrounds, props, scripts and music. The class concludes with a red carpet premiere of their cartoon movie!
Creative writing, art, acting and teamwork are just a few of the skills that students acquire and build upon during our courses.
More than 30 public and private elementary schools utilize the Create-a-Cartoon program to enhance Language Arts Literacy, Visual and Performing Arts, Technology and the Social Skills aspects of Comprehensive Health and Physical Education. Cartoon themes can target specific content areas or be interdisciplinary in nature.
Video Game Design 101
In this class we learn the basics/fundamentals of Game Making. Starting out with a brick breaker style game, kids learn how to create sprites and objects. Then they code those objects to bring the game to life. Once we have the basics down they evolve their game with power ups and multiple levels of increasing difficulty.
Students will explore the basics of animation production. The basic techniques of setting up a character, using frames, tweening and onionskin will be learned. The final product will be a basic animation created entirely by the student.
Executive Producers at Small Factory give an educational and interactive talk on how cartoons are made. Topics include animation, music production, composition, software, and creative thinking. We can tailor our presentation for any age group ranging from 5 years old and on.
Please call Small Factory at 732.212.1088 for more details.
Small Factory offers curriculum created by our instructors for use in classrooms. Whether in a school building or Homeschool, the focus of these lessons and the use of animation is sure to engage all students, while also addressing important issues and including core curriculum content standards.
“I feel the importance of our Create-a-Cartoon project was beyond measure. Creating “Habitat Heroes” was one of the proudest and most memorable experiences in my 30 years of teaching!”
— Ilene Brudner, Third Grade Teacher, Robertsville Elementary School, Robertsville, NJ