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Jump Studios: Free Activities for Young People

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.

We are so excited to welcome young people back to the Jump Studios programme starting this April: W/C Monday 25th April 2022 at Knowle West Media Centre and KWMC: The Factory!
To register your interest in attending one of our after-school sessions or creative programmes, please fill in the short form below. Details and start dates are below:

You can register your interest via our online form and view our latest programme of activities here.

After School Programmes:

Mondays Creative Hub // Control Alt Delete 
Creative arts, photography, coding, tech and gaming
Starting 25th April 2022 | 4.30-6 pm
Ages: 10-16 | Free | Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, BS4 1NL

Tuesdays Maker City: Inspire
STEAM, creative tech and social action
Starting 26th April 2022 | 4.30-6.30 pm
Ages: 10-14 | Free | KWMC: The Factory, Filwood Green Business Park, BS4 1ET

Tuesdays Maker City: Industry
STEM careers, prototyping and professional mentoring
Starting 26th April 2022 | 4.30-6.30 pm
Ages: 12-16 | Free | KWMC: The Factory, Filwood Green Business Park, BS4 1ET

Tuesdays Maker City: Self-led
Closed group for young people who have attended one of our making programmes and are confident to use the space independently. 
Starting 26th April 2022 | 4.30-6.30 pm
Ages: 12-16 | Free | KWMC: The Factory, Filwood Green Business Park, BS4 1ET

Wednesdays  Sound Wave 
Introduction to music-making, sound writing and production
Starting 19th January 2022 | 4.30-6 pm
Ages: 10-16 | Free | Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, BS4 1NL


What else is on? 

Wednesdays Sound Wave + 
A series of open jamming sessions for local musicians looking to expand their knowledge and networks
Wednesdays | 6.15-7.15 pm
Ages: 14+ | Free | Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, BS4 1NL

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

Sessions will be run in line with government guidelines on any COVID-19 restrictions.

​​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/

Recent activities

February Half Term: girls in tech and Wonder Women!

On 13th February 2018 we kicked off our February half term programme, which saw young people from South Bristol and beyond learning, making new friends and having a great time while doing it! The week began with our sold-out puppet making course led by avid puppeteer Sarah Green. Young people had the opportunity to conceptualise a story and bring it to life using cut-outs and other crafts....

Exploring masculinity and mental health

In February 2018 the Jump Studios team had the opportunity to speak to year 11 students at Ralph Allen school in Bath, UK. Their aim was to open a discussion around men's mental health and perceptions of masculinity. The team are in the process of planning a new programme called 'The Male Room' which will explore these topics further, so engaging with...

Looking Back on Half Term

As we approach the end of the year, the Jump Studios team have been reflecting on October Half Term. We had an exciting few days, as our creative courses welcomed new young people for the first time and saw young people already connected to KWMC come back for more. Aquarium Photography Course (23/10/17 & 24/10/17) Following on from our sold-out summer Animal Photography Course we took a trip to Bristol...

Fun and Games at the Gaming & Anime Expo

On Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November Knowle West Media Centre opened its doors once again for the annual South Bristol Gaming & Anime Expo. Attracting people from all over the city and beyond, the event pulled out all the stops, satisfying every gaming enthusiast's taste for retro and modern gaming! The two day Expo included a breadth of games that ranged from classics such...

Jump Studios’ Animal Photography Course

"It inspired my son to be a wildlife cameraman!" Photography and wildlife unite this summer in Jump Studios' latest course for young people. To kick off the 2017 Summer Programme at Knowle West Media Centre we took a trip to Bristol Zoo Gardens with fifteen 10 to 16 year olds from the local area.  Some young people were introduced to photography for the first...

Tech on the Table is a smash hit

"Everyone is just ready to try something new; they are curious and motived” Our Tech on the Table summer activities launched on 8th August with another group of excited 10-16 year olds ready to embark on a creative journey. Two days almost didn't seem enough for a course that included building robots, interacting with At-Bristol's fully functioning NAO robot and the Minecraft...

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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