The College’s annual Summer Festival has already been and gone – somebody told me that we were in our 10th year of this lovely event – that cannot be right, I’m not that old! Whenever its inception, the Summer Festival has always been a real highlight of the year and a wonderful way to celebrate the achievements of our students in the Arts. We had … Continue reading Summer Festival
2018/19 has been a mammoth year for the Graphics team with our Year 10 students having their first taste of the GCSE course; two Year 11 groups and record numbers in Year 12 and 13 with a total of 29 students completing their A level this academic year. What is particularly impressive is that the vast majority of these students came to A level Graphics … Continue reading RIC Graphics Explosion!
Grand finale of RIC’s touring exhibition celebrating 35 Years of Visual Arts. Continue reading 35 Years of Visual Arts at RIC
It was an exceptional year for GCSE Photography with some truly outstanding work produced. I was particularly impressed by the standard of work from students who had never done any photography before September 2018. Their level of enthusiasm, energy and creativity was quite thrilling to watch as the year progressed. Hats off to them! Continue reading GCSE Photography 2019
The arts staff at RIC agree that this was an epic year across all the art subjects taken this year. I was particularly impressed by the level of work produced by the A Level Photography students who showed not only creativity and a superb work ethic, but also a maturity in their vision and artist research. Continue reading A Level Photography 2019
Students at RIC year 7 up to 6th form have created 2 new murals at Rochester Train Station. Here they are along with station supervisor Helen Parker & RIC arts teacher Carmel Park. Continue reading New murals at Rochester Train Station
For this year’s Lower School Arts week students explored the artistic potential of the nearby coastal areas of Kent. We visited the castle and beach front at Whitstable, the Turner Contemporary Museum and harbour area of Margate, as well as a visit to Upnor Castle and the tidal beach along the adjoining River Medway. Students used various arts mediums including painting and drawing, photography and … Continue reading Arts Week 2018
Well, I think the stats speak for themselves! Another fantastic year for the Art Department and our amazingly talented students – most of whom achieved their grades after only one year of intensive study. Well done everybody. Continue reading Why take an A level in Art & Design at RIC?
This year, Arts Week took our youngest students on a four-day residential to Cornwall. Our theme this year was ‘Landscape and The Environment’ and activities and workshops centred on this theme. There were trips to the Tate St Ives and the Eden Project as well as practical artist-led workshops at the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Museum and Leach Pottery – and of course, surfing!! You can … Continue reading Lower School Arts Week 2019
On November 14th The RIC GCSE Photography students went on a trip to London to visit the Cecil Beaton exhibition and 1930s fashion exhibit at the Fashion and Textiles Museum in London as part of their coursework project. They were also encouraged to take photographs of the urban environment for their Art & Design project. First we visited Rochester Castle for a quick run through … Continue reading GCSE Photography London Trip
A selection of the very impressive work produced by this year’s GCSE photography students. Continue reading GCSE Photography 2018
As part of a GCSE portrait project I asked students to research the life and work of David Bailey and recreate an image in his photographic style. Here are some of the results. Continue reading Homage to David Bailey