Summer Festival

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

GCSE Photography London Trip

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

RIC Summer Festival 2018

On June 28th RIC had their annual summer festival with captivating performances by the lower school drama students interpreting ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and a hilarious 6th form version of John Buchan’s ‘The 39 Steps’. There were various musical performances by students and well known musician Henry Dagg playing some very curious instruments. Another highlight was the incredible talent on view in the Underhill theatre … Continue reading RIC Summer Festival 2018

GCSE & A level Summer Exhibition 2017

The College’s annual Summer Festival on Wednesday 28 June kicks off our 2017 exhibition displaying this year’s GCSE and A level work from students in Fine Art, Textiles, Graphic Design, Photography and 3D Design. A record number of students have taken art & design subjects this year and the standard remains as high as ever. The exhibition will be up all over the summer and … Continue reading GCSE & A level Summer Exhibition 2017

‘It’s like being a magician’ – GCSE Photography

Now more than ever photographic manipulation is made easier and more accessible to all, from sophisticated computer programmes such as Photoshop, to Apps on smartphones. However there is still a great deal to learn and a lot to understand in order to ‘get it right’. To produce an image which can amaze, entertain, amuse or bemuse takes preparation and time, and an understanding not just … Continue reading ‘It’s like being a magician’ – GCSE Photography

Cameraless Photography by GCSE Photography students

During the first term, GCSE Photography students are taken back to the beginnings of photography and are set the challenge of creating images without the use of a camera. Not just without digital cameras, but no cameras at all. To begin with, students were guided around the workings of the darkroom. How light-sensitive paper works, how it reacts to light, objects and liquids. How the … Continue reading Cameraless Photography by GCSE Photography students