Waste Age: Trip

Some of our Graphic Design and Textile students visited the new exhibition ‘Waste Age’ at The Design Museum last Friday. The exhibition explores the issue of waste within our society and aims to make us rethink our relationship to everyday things.  It finds the lost value in our trash and imagining a future of clean materials and a circular economy could point the way out … Continue reading Waste Age: Trip

ISA Finalist

We are thrilled to announce that Rochester Independent College is a finalist in the Independent Schools Association (ISA) We are proud finalists for the Award For Excellence and Innovation In Fine Arts. A school that has the visual and creative arts at the heart of its identity.A school where students and staff are innovative, prize winning artists.A school whose stated aims commit it to supporting … Continue reading ISA Finalist

London Design Festival 2021

London Design Festival was launched by Sir John Sorrell CBE and Ben Evans CBE in 2003. Building on London’s existing design activity, their concept was to create an annual event that would promote the city’s creativity, drawing in the country’s greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to a deliver an unmissable celebration of design. The launch of the first Festival took place at Bloomberg on 25 … Continue reading London Design Festival 2021

Observational Drawing in The College Gardens

We made the most of the sunshine with the year 8s this week; getting outside with our drawing boards and graphite. The college gardens are looking luscious and green at the moment, and given the lovely weather it just seemed the right thing to do! The students were spoilt for choice with the trees, the flowers, the stream and all of the other wonderful sights … Continue reading Observational Drawing in The College Gardens


The lower-school have been busy on photoshop editing their May van Millingen- inspired illustrations. They started with sketching their designs and then carefully added colour with layers of water-colour paint, leaving these to dry and finally adding fine-liner detailing to create the sketchy illustrative style that May van Millingen uses in her work. Once the illustrations were finalised we scanned them into the computers and … Continue reading Food-tastic

We’re Going On A Bird Hunt

The lower school have been busy on Wednesday afternoons creating ceramic sculptures of British indigenous birds. Each student selected a bird to focus on, drawing preliminary sketches sketches and then producing this vibrant and fun clay tiles for the college garden. These lovely sculptures have been scattered all around the college gardens so keep an eye out for the colourful birds, hiding in the bushes! Continue reading We’re Going On A Bird Hunt

Speakers for Schools

Speakers for Schools Inspiration Programme provides a network of today’s most inspiring figures across business, arts, politics and more donating their time to help inspire students to fuel their ambition. We are passionate about providing a high quality and personal service, making it seamless for speakers, educators and organisations to get involved. Speakers in our network range from CEOs of major companies to notable national journalists, arts … Continue reading Speakers for Schools

Lower School Land Art and Photography

The lower school students have been busy at home creating some spectacular sculptures and snapping some wonderful photographs in their back garden. Taking full advantage of the nice weather we decided to head outside and make the most of the sunshine! We have been appreciating and exploring the resources & spaces that are at our fingertips- something that we all seemed to be guilty of … Continue reading Lower School Land Art and Photography