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Jump Studios

Experiment with new technologies, develop your skills as a leader or media-maker, and enjoy being creative. Jump in!

Jump Studios is Knowle West Media Centre’s programme for 10 – 30 year olds. We offer a range of after-school groups, creative courses, work experience, training opportunities and holiday activities. We also get paid work for our Emerging Creatives via our Creative Agency Eight.

After School Activities

We aim to run all after-school programmes in person at Knowle West Media Centre from 19 April 2021, in line with government social distancing guidelines. We will also be offering a semi-virtual option for young people unable to attend an in person session.

Group sizes are considerably smaller than usual due to COVID-19 restrictions. You will only be able to book one activity per young person per week. Block booking is essential so please make sure you choose a night of the week that you are available throughout the term.

You can register your interest via our online form.

Control Alt Delete

Mondays, 4.30 – 6 pm
Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, BS4 1NL
(Ages 10 – 16) FREE

Explore new and exciting creative technologies including coding, gaming and 3D design.

Maker City

Tuesdays, 4.30 – 6 pm
Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, BS4 1NL
(Ages 10 – 16) FREE

A STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) programme for young people interested learning about digital making, creative tech and social action.

Sound Wave: After School

Wednesdays, 4.30 – 6 pm
Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, BS4 1NL
(Ages 10 – 16) FREE

Learn how to create and write your own song while exploring exciting music tech.
Creative Hub

Wednesdays, 4.30 – 6 pm
Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, BS4 1NL
(Ages 10 – 16) FREE

Explore and develop your creative skills. Recent sessions include character design, digital storytelling, animation and filmmaking.

Collaborative Theatre Project

Thursdays, 5 – 6pm
Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, BS4 1NL
(Ages 11 – 14) FREE

A theatre project for young people interested in theatre-making, storytelling, creative tech and social action!

Get Involved

Booking is essential for all free after-school sessions. Links to each term’s booking form will be shared on this page and via our social media channels @jumpKWMC

​​If you have any issues filling out the form or can’t access it, please contact the team via e-mail at jumpstudios@kwmc.org.uk or by phone on 0117 903 0444.  Please note that phone lines are only monitored while the KWMC building is open and will not be answered during the national lockdown when the building is closed.

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Free Resources

At the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown we put together a list of online resources that we use at Jump Studios that young people can access at home for free.  If you fancy some offline creative activities there is also a list of activities without technology!

Music

Music production / podcasting: Soundtrap

Coding with Music: Sonic Pi

Chrome Music Lab: Music Lab

Coding

Hour of Code: https://hourofcode.com/uk

Learn Python: https://www.learnpython.org/

Codecademy: https://www.codecademy.com

Scratch: https://scratch.mit.edu

Code Club: https://codeclub.org/en/

3D & Laser cutting design software

Sketchpad.io: https://sketch.io/sketchpad/

TinkerCad: https://www.tinkercad.com

Design

Drawkit: https://www.drawkit.io/

Canva:  https://www.canva.com/

Pixlr: https://pixlr.com/x/

Piskel: https://www.piskelapp.com/

Other cool resources!

Google Fonts: https://fonts.google.com/

Maker City (Jump Studios)

We believe that young people should have the chance to access and explore the exciting world of digital making.

Maker City is Jump Studios‘ 10-week programme for makers aged 10 – 15 from across Bristol.  Over 10 weeks, young people can experiment with a range of digital manufacturing technologies, including laser cutting, robotics, vacuum forming, 3D scanning, 3D printing and using a vinyl cutter –  all whilst learning about the product design process and social action campaigning.

After this introduction to different technologies, the young people have the chance to design and make a project of their choice.

Maker City runs in three locations each week. At the end of the programme the three groups come together to share what they’ve made, create a network of young makers and work together in a final making challenge!

This programme is completely free!

Our current locations are:

Our previous locations are:

  • Parson Street primary school
  • City Academy secondary
  • Bridge Learning Campus Secondary school
  • Barton Hill Academy
  • Greenfield Primary

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We had our first Maker City graduation on Saturday 15 December 2018 at Filwood Community Centre as part of our festive makers’ market. It was a great time for the young people, parents and teachers to come together, reflect on what they’d learned, and do one more making challenge!

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How do I get involved?

If you would like to come to our open sessions at KWMC: The Factory or are a teacher and you would like Maker City to come to your school please get in touch with Dot: e-mail dot@kwmc.org.uk or call 0117 903 0444.

The next block of 10 Maker City open sessions will start on 8th October 2019. Please get in touch as soon as possible to join our waiting list.

Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
Bristol
BS4 1NL
+44 (0) 117 903 0444
enquiries@kwmc.org.uk

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