“The best things were standing on the stage and singing and dancing and conducting.”
“I’ve loved being on this course … everyone has been helping each other.”
JumpstART! is an arts training course for people with learning disabilities offering taster sessions, explore days and 15 week courses where students experience an in-depth exploration of an artform and the opportunity for personal development.
Students taking part in JumpstART! courses learn new skills, gain confidence, experience working with professional artists and made visits to arts and cultural venues. The courses finish with an exhibition or performance where students get the exciting chance to show their work at a public event. JumpstART! courses run in Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft and Ipswich. Each module focuses on one particular artform including illustration, dance, film making, photography, music and visual arts.
JumpstART! had studio projects which ran in Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft in 2015.
These exciting new projects offered people with learning disabilities, who had previously been on the JumpstART! Courses, the opportunity to develop their skills as artists in a supported studio space. The projects ran in Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft for 12 weeks.
The projects included:-
Support from professional artists and a learning support assistant,
Guidance for students in developing and designing their own artwork for an end of project showcase and a portfolio of work,
Further guidance on how to market and promote artwork via digital media,
Visits to other arts venues and exhibitions.
To see the art created through the studio project visit our online exhibition.
JumpstART! uses person-centred planning to identify progression routes for its students, it also offers advice and guidance to progress on to volunteering, work experience and further training.
For more information about JumpstART! Bury St Edmunds please contact Project Officer Charlie Meyer on 01986 873955 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about JumpstART! Lowestoft, please contact Project Officer Fran Speight on 01986 873955 or email@example.com