As the end of the year begins it’s imminent approach, we look back on the success of our October Half-Term Courses that saw young people who were already connected to the Knowle West Media Centre and those who were engaging with us for the first time!
Aquarium Photography Course (23/10/17)
Following on from our sold-out Animal Photography Course we thought we would take a trip to Bristol Aquarium to develop the photography skills of participants through capturing the beauty of ocean life. Learning the skills to shoot in low light settings, the group had the opportunity to practice and learn about a variety of different sea creatures. From the well known blow fish to the more obscure unicorn fish, the day was undeniably an experience that broadened the young people’s scope of marine wild life as well as the staff’s.
Skateboard Design Course (25-26/10/17)
Skateboarding and design came together for our second October Half-Term course. This two day instructional programme allowed 16-25 year olds to conceptualise designs for their own skate decks (provided by KWMC). This particular course took place at KWMC: The Factory which facilitated the laser cutting that was needed to precisely etch the designs into the wood of the decks. We were pleased to see a host of new faces who were able to learn more about the work we do at KWMC as well as create new friendships with local young people who have shared interests.
Our Half-Term Courses continue to serve as an intersection for skill development, creativity and fun and we can’t wait for our next series of out of term programmes that will be take place during February 2018’s school break. Until next time!..