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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!

We can offer free taster sessions for schools!

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
  • Merchants Academy Secondary
  • Oasis Connaught Primary


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!


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 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
+44 (0) 117 903 0444

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