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

Lower School Trip to Paris

Very bright and early on Wednesday 21 of June, we boarded the Eurostar for Paris, with a full itinerary of sightseeing and gallery visits planned as part of the 2017 Lower School Arts Week. After checking into our hotel, we enjoyed the obligatory ham and cheese baguette for lunch and some well executed selfies in front of the Eiffel tower before making our way to the … Continue reading Lower School Trip to Paris

Ready for September 2015!

The new academic year is nearly upon us and we’re all ready to start again! We have two new members of staff joining us this year, Joe Becci – ex RIC student and Illustration graduate and Peter Quirke – Graphic Design. Welcome to our fabulous Art Department. I am also back from maternity leave and raring to go! Welcome back all staff and students and … Continue reading Ready for September 2015!

Photography Lesson 3: Daylight Photograms

Photograms are traditionally created in a darkroom, with the photographic paper run through the chemicals to produce a black and white image (when using black & white paper). This time, however, the students experimented with taking photographic paper outside and exposing it to natural light. Rather than finding objects to place onto the paper,  they would bring the paper to the natural world and place it … Continue reading Photography Lesson 3: Daylight Photograms

Photography Lesson 1: Pinhole cameras

Students on the GCSE and A-level Photography courses hit the ground running this term by bringing in boxes to their first lesson and making them into pinhole cameras. The process required making their boxes ‘light-proof’: painting the insides black and sealing any gaps and holes. An easy way to check for leaks was to take the boxes into the darkroom, turn off the lights, drop … Continue reading Photography Lesson 1: Pinhole cameras

DESIGN AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world, and as the gateway to the international creative community. First staged in 2003, the London Design Festival is one of the world’s most important annual design events. The Festival programme is made up of over 300 events and exhibitions staged by hundreds of partner … Continue reading DESIGN AT YOUR FINGERTIPS