FINE ART

Painting and drawing, mixed media, sculpture, land art, installation, printmaking, film, television, animation, video, photography: lens-based and/or light-based media and new media.

Exploring different approaches to recording images, such as observation, analysis, expression and imagination students develop an understanding of the conventions of figurative/representational and abstract/non-representational imagery or genres. Students are encouraged to experiment with a number of practical techniques such as using underpainting, glazing, wash and impasto; modelling, carving, casting, constructing, assembling and welding; etching, engraving, drypoint, mono printing, lino printing, screen printing, photo silkscreen and lithography. Formal elements such as pictorial space, composition, rhythm, scale and structure as well as the appreciation of colour, tone, texture, shape and form are also investigated.

Subject Tutors

Head of Art Robin Macintosh joined RIC in 2006 and teaches Fine Art and History of Art. Robin studied Fine art at the University of Plymouth. His own practice as a painter explores tensions between the figurative and abstract, inspired predominantly by the British landscape.

Carmel Park has taught art at RIC since 2009. She completed an MA in Fine Art at the University of Kent and exhibits her work in local galleries as part of group and solo shows. She predominately paints landscapes and seascapes inspired by the environment around her home in Faversham.