Lower School Trip to the Design Museum

As part of Arts Week, the Lower School enjoyed a day at the Design Museum in Kensington High Street in London.  The sun shone brightly as the year 7, 8 and 9s took part in the Designer Maker User workshop which is the companion to the Design Museum’s permanent gallery. Using refreshed handling collections of contemporary design objects, students were able to interact with key … Continue reading Lower School Trip to the Design Museum

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

Lower School Arts Week

From Monday 19 – Friday 23 June 2017 Lower School students in years 7-9 will be taking part in our first official Arts Week. We will be kicking off with a trip to the Design Museum in London where students will be taking part in the Designer Maker User workshop which is the companion to the Design Museum’s permanent gallery. Using refreshed handling collections of … Continue reading Lower School Arts Week

Ready for your closeup? – Portraiture photography at RIC

One of the elements of the photography course which manages to incorporate a number of disciplines, from studio lighting to understanding flattering angles, is portraiture. Arguably one of the most popular uses for photography upon its invention was its ability to capture the human likeness. Students study all forms of portraiture, from experimental depictions of the human face to journalism, identity, and of course the … Continue reading Ready for your closeup? – Portraiture photography at RIC

RIC student selected for Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Rochester Independent College’s Alfie Rutter has been selected for this year’s Royal Academy A-level Online Summer Exhibition out of over 2,400 entries. Although only a GCSE student, Alfie was old enough to be allowed to enter, and has made it to 49 selected works available to view on the Royal Academy’s very own website. Have a look by following the link, and be sure to … Continue reading RIC student selected for Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

A Level Graphics Trip to The Design Museum London

Graphics students in years 12 and 13 went to the new Design Museum in Kensington in February to see the museum’s permanent collection ‘Designer Maker User’ which tells the story of contemporary design through these three interconnected roles. We also visited the Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition which displayed some wildly fascinating and extremely innovative designs in furniture, fashion, graphic and product design. https://designmuseum.org/Continue reading A Level Graphics Trip to The Design Museum London

GCSE Photography – Capturing Motion

One theme in particular the Photography students enjoy every year is ‘capturing motion’. It is an exercise designed to introduce and master the more technical workings of the camera, in particular shutter speed. The knowledge required can at first seem complex, but through experimentation and trial and error, students discover exactly how they can show movement, from blurred ‘traces’ of motion to ‘freezing time’ and … Continue reading GCSE Photography – Capturing Motion