Rye Studio Newshttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/Channel 4 Video: This is Colour (London Pride 2017)http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-06-23-channel-4-video-this-is-colour-london-pride-2017http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-06-23-channel-4-video-this-is-colour-london-pride-2017<p>We&#39;ve just heard that Channel 4 will be using a film made by year 13 student Josh Wildman at Rye Studio School to promote the London Pride celebrations in a couple of weeks. If you don&#39;t get a chance to see it on TV, you can view it here!</p> <p>Well done Josh and all the year 13 Creative Media students who helped make it.</p> <p><a href="http://randomacts.channel4.com/post/160987260456/this-is-colour-by-josh-wildman-an-exploration-of">http://randomacts.channel4.com/post/160987260456/this-is-colour-by-josh-wildman-an-exploration-of</a></p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/Screen_Shot_2017-06-23_at_11.32.52.pngFri, 23 Jun 2017 11:30:25 GMTAnnual Schools Project at Eastbourne Sunshine Carnivalhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-06-13-annual-schools-project-at-eastbourne-sunshine-carnival-1http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-06-13-annual-schools-project-at-eastbourne-sunshine-carnival-1<p>This year students from Rye College and Rye Studio took part in Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival and the Annual Schools Exhibition.</p> <p>This much loved exhibition is one of the UK&rsquo;s largest displays of children&rsquo;s art work and this year more than 1,500 children from 32 local schools have taken part in free workshops with Brighton-based carnival artists Same Sky.</p> <p>Drawing ideas from Eric Ravilious (1903&ndash;1942), a key artist within the Towner Collection, the project has looked at friendship including the role of tea parties and ceremonies inspired by Six Cups: Designs for Wedgewood (1937). This links into both this year&rsquo;s carnival theme &lsquo;Our Community &ndash; Our World&rsquo; and the gallery&rsquo;s exhibition Ravilious &amp; Co: The Pattern of Friendship which opened on the day of the carnival.</p> <p>The artwork made by the children was displayed in Towner&rsquo;s section of the carnival procession, which took place on Saturday 27 May and followed the established carnival route down Eastbourne&rsquo;s seafront from Western Lawns to Princes Park.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Photo credit: Harrison Cruwys</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://ryestudioschool.schudio.com/images/news/DSCF2146.JPG" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://ryestudioschool.schudio.com/images/news/DSCF2143.JPG" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://ryestudioschool.schudio.com/images/news/DSCF2141.JPG" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://ryestudioschool.schudio.com/images/news/DSCF2138.JPG" /></p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/DSCF2139.JPGTue, 13 Jun 2017 09:57:05 GMTMake up Masterclass with Victoria Gugenheimhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-05-26-make-up-masterclass-with-victoria-gugenheimhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-05-26-make-up-masterclass-with-victoria-gugenheim<p>It&rsquo;s not every day that you get the opportunity to learn from a make-up artist who has not only appeared in a Hollywood blockbuster, but who has also created the make-up for it. But that&rsquo;s what happened on Friday 19th May when Victoria Gugenheim, make-up artist for Guardians of the Galaxy and Maleficent, rocked up at Rye Studio to conduct a special effects master class that covered everything from third degree burns to recreating the alien that she played in Guardians.&nbsp;</p> <p>With her pink and yellow hair, angular pink eyebrows and 6 inch platform boots, Victoria, who has won a multitude of accolades for her body painting, is definitely not your &lsquo;regular&rsquo; make-up artist. Taking just over 40 minutes to unpack her extensive kit of latex, face paint, brushes, sponges and make-up palettes, students were invited to take a close look at all her special effects essentials before she began the workshop with a demo on how to create a realistic third degree burn.&nbsp;</p> <p>Year 12 student, Kayleigh Carmichael, was Victoria&rsquo;s &lsquo;model&rsquo; for this part of the workshop, during which she demonstrated how layers of latex could be applied, painted with a variety of colours, from coral to dark red and black, then &lsquo;distressed&rsquo; with tweezers to mimic a burn. Working alongside Victoria, all the students had the opportunity to create a burn in small groups, a requirement for their BTEC qualification.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/IMG_1520.JPG" style="width: 320px; height: 240px;" />&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/image4.JPG" style="width: 320px; height: 240px;" /></p> <p><br /> In the second part of the workshop - a tutorial for the make-up used to create Victoria&rsquo;s alien character from Guardians of the Galaxy, Victoria demonstrated advanced techniques for applying the perfect make-up base, which in this case consisted of a vibrant metallic yellow. Year 12 student, Jasmine Oskay, Victoria&rsquo;s model for this session, was transformed into an alien, complete with painted rivets created with a &lsquo;dopping&rsquo; sponge.&nbsp;</p> <p>A question and answer session rounded up the intensive 4 hour master class. A huge thanks goes out to Victoria, her models and all the Production Arts Make-Up students, for supporting this event. We look forward to welcoming this Hollywood make-up artist back for more insider tips, tricks and techniques.</p> <p>For more on Victoria&rsquo;s work, go to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.victoriagugenheim.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.victoriagugenheim.com.</a></p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/Victoria_Day_Glo_Body_Paint.jpgFri, 26 May 2017 10:44:45 GMTThe Next Masterchef Contestant?http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-05-05-the-next-masterchef-contestanthttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-05-05-the-next-masterchef-contestant<p>Congratulations to &#39;masterchef in the making&#39; Jasmine Oskay, who has been offered the opportunity to work alongside Head Chef, Ben Fisher, at The Mermaid Inn in Rye. Ben has previously worked at prestigious Michelin Star restaurants including Fischer&#39;s in Baslow, The French Laundry in California, and with leading chefs Thomas Keller, Harrods, and Tom Aikens, London.</p> <p>Since starting her work experience at The Mermaid, Year 12 student Jasmine has&nbsp;been able to work across the departments to experience a variety of roles in hospitality, including front of house, reception, portering and now the kitchen. As any fan of Masterchef or The Bake-Off will appreciate, the opportunity to work with a leading chef doesn&#39;t come easily, so we are especially proud of Jasmine&#39;s achievement - and are looking forward to sampling some of her cuisine! Thank you to Georgina Kite and Judith Blincow, Managing Directors of The Mermaid for their continued support of Rye Studio&#39;s work experience programme.</p> <p><a href="https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mermaidinn.com%2Fdining%2F&amp;h=ATMOHN3_r5BmJ456JVWMmGE6Gpv9gmB17q3Xh5xvVn3Z6jJSCRNpupDkzAdqsrpq3b5wWtZgRHc5UP30qDGdX5YWJnSTk-wlEOmtAH2yjaP406mVQiWjlehB6Q4GLFX9fC2s-ACRzYhbP7TJMySAcQHX&amp;enc=AZPDKvXAe0dFAu8cT0pn61FhLmzZ0j-VSNTONj9yTWbyuDTSDnCnnSKCSEtmNgfNlxA1JQVy9g1mNuCVkbaGI6KUj-TQEPTfX92wNQj5SEZHgLKflpHeI5yO9w8UvyG5zJNQLIozauaI70C0TTZ45R_M8GK-E_N3s6Gmlq8SvHCD0l988fQSmh96BBg0JXy7MS25_A05jbp33ja7fMdUjVgm&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.mermaidinn.com/dining/</a></p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Jasmine_Oskay_with_Chef_at_The_Mermaid_Inn.jpgFri, 05 May 2017 10:12:45 GMTJenni lands internship with director Guy Heritage!http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-04-28-jenni-lands-internship-with-director-guy-heritagehttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-04-28-jenni-lands-internship-with-director-guy-heritage<p>A huge congratulations goes to Year 12 student, Jenni Tilson, who has secured a 1 day a week&nbsp;10 week work placement at JJ Locations London. &nbsp;Jenni was interviewed by Guy Heritage, Director, and Hannah Collins, Bookings Manager, and was successful in securing her placement. She will be part of a team of 4 full-time Studio Assistants and will work across the 9 photographic and film studios in JJ&#39;s portfolio.&nbsp;</p> <p>This internship is the only one being offered by JJ Locations in this academic year, so it is a massive&nbsp;achievement to say the least. &nbsp;</p> <p><a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en-GB&amp;q=https://jjmedia.com/locations&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1493456689143000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEnjxcz0FgPtdrh-5qx_uErg3X_0g" href="https://jjmedia.com/locations" id="m_1454091355329152351LPlnk399223" target="_blank">https://jjmedia.com/locations</a></p> <table cellspacing="0" id="m_1454091355329152351LPContainer_14933697318970.22048944192906594" role="presentation"> <tbody> <tr valign="top"> <td colspan="1" id="m_1454091355329152351ImageCell_14933697318980.5853317587879896"> <p><a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en-GB&amp;q=https://jjmedia.com/locations&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1493456689143000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEnjxcz0FgPtdrh-5qx_uErg3X_0g" href="https://jjmedia.com/locations" id="m_1454091355329152351LPImageAnchor_14933697318980.5576480397469397" target="_blank"><img aria-label="Preview image with link selected. 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Or call us 020 7749 0500</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In her role as a Studio Assistant she is likely to be working&nbsp;on shoots with photographers such as Mario Testino - a regular at JJ&#39;s studios - celebrities including Jamie Oliver who filmed his 30 Minute Meals there, along with&nbsp;Rita Ora, Mary Berry, Adele, and Taylor Swift, along with magazines like ELLE, Marie Claire, Rolling Stone, Red, Glamour, Vogue and Grazia.&nbsp;</p> <p><a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en-GB&amp;q=https://jjmedia.com/our-work&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1493456689143000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGTYx7GDou5zJqTGfEpdijvhqgbKg" href="https://jjmedia.com/our-work" id="m_1454091355329152351LPlnk771583" target="_blank">https://jjmedia.com/our-work</a></p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_8066.jpgFri, 28 Apr 2017 09:15:15 GMT£207.62 raised for Red Nose Day!!http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-27-207-62-raised-for-red-nose-dayhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-27-207-62-raised-for-red-nose-day<p>Well that was a fun day!&nbsp; Year 10 students, as part of the Arts Award, organised a fantastic Red Nose Day.<br /> <br /> During the day there was a raffle, decorate your own cake stall,&nbsp; handmade key rings, comics and puzzle books for sale.&nbsp; There was even a collaborative art event at Rye Town Hall where the general public &#39;got down with the kids&#39; and joined in.<br /> <br /> At the end of the day there was a prize for the best dressed person in red!<br /> <br /> Well done to our year 10 students for a fantastic fun event which raised a whopping &pound;207.62.... amazing!<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Red_nose_day_all_in_red.jpgMon, 27 Mar 2017 12:21:58 GMTChannel 4 Student Video: Life with a Hearing Impairmenthttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-23-channel-4-student-video-life-with-a-hearing-impairmenthttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-23-channel-4-student-video-life-with-a-hearing-impairment<p>This first of two films commissioned by Channel 4 and Screen South has been released on the following Channel 4 website. Very well done to it&#39;s writer and director, our very own Ellie Taylor, and all of the staff and students who worked on it.</p> <p>You can view it and share it from here: <a href="https://aminormal.channel4.com/health/life-with-hearing-impairment">https://aminormal.channel4.com/health/life-with-hearing-impairment</a></p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/uploads_Hearing_impairment_ellie_production.jpegThu, 23 Mar 2017 16:51:42 GMTCrufts 2017http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-15-crufts-2017http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-15-crufts-2017<p>My visit to Crufts, the biggest dog show in the world, to support Tenterden Turbos&rsquo; Large Agility Team, which my mum is a part of, they had to beat hundreds of other dogs to qualify for Crufts.</p> <p>We started the day off at three in the morning, on our journey up to the NEC Birmingham, after taking the wrong exit, we decide to ignore the SAT NAV and take a slight detour through Birmingham, and I&rsquo;ve never known six miles to be so long!</p> <p>After arriving at the NEC we made our way to the main arena, where the Agility was taking place, then it was a nervous wait for the Large Agility Teams to start.</p> <p>Tenterden Turbos were on the green carpet ready to run, I was watching them from the side lines cheering them on. After all their hard work they made it into fourth place.</p> <p>After Echo&rsquo;s hard work she was rewarded with treats and even helped herself to some free samples off a stall.</p> <p>The day was an amazing experience.</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.ukWed, 15 Mar 2017 13:46:08 GMTMove It Trip to Londonhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-15-move-it-trip-to-londonhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-15-move-it-trip-to-london<p>On the 10<sup>th</sup> March, the students from Rye Studio attended Move it. Move it is a dance event held in Excel London and offers workshops for all ages and abilities in all different styles. Along with workshops live performances take place throughout the day along with dance competitions and stalls selling merchandise or advertising for university&rsquo;s or colleges.</p> <p>Some of the students met Johnny Labey who starred in &lsquo;Dance, dance, dance&rsquo;, as well as taking part in workshops ran by choreographers who choreograph for people such as Katy Perry, Beyonc&eacute; and Justin Bieber.</p> <p>&rsquo;&rsquo;Move it reassured me of what career I would like to pursue in the future&rsquo;&rsquo; Jamie Isteed Year 12</p> <p>&lsquo;&rsquo;Move it was such an insightful and thrilling experience having the opportunity to take part in professional dance classes and watch professional dancers on the main stage.&rsquo;&rsquo; Niamh Hughes Year 13</p> <p>&lsquo;&rsquo;Move it was amazing! It gave me great opportunities and gave me a clearer picture of the dance community&rsquo;&rsquo; Shukran Oskay Year 10</p> <p>&lsquo;&rsquo;Move it was great. I have so many more options now for my future. It was such a good day out and I defiantly want to go again next year!&rsquo;&rsquo; Jasmine McSwan Year 10</p> <p>All of the students had a really good day and want to go back again next year.</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/move_it.jpgWed, 15 Mar 2017 13:37:06 GMTTheatre Craft Londonhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-14-theatre-craft-londonhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-14-theatre-craft-london<p>On the 14<sup>th</sup> November 2016, Rye Studio School students attended Theatre Craft. This is an annual event which was held at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel. Theatre craft offers a great variety of free workshops led by theatre professionals ranging from choreographing to stage management, costume designing to lighting and CV writing to creative writing for a play.</p> <p>The careers fair was extremely suitable for the students wanting to pursue a career within the arts. As well as the careers fair the students took the opportunity of speaking to professionals who are in the industry, gaining tips and advice how to peruse in the arts.</p> <p>Followed by this we saw the extraordinary theatre production of &lsquo;Wicked&rsquo; at the Apollo Theatre.&nbsp;</p> <p>Theatre Craft have allowed me to create a clear path to where I see my future heading. Watching Wicked inspired me to further myself in the field of dance.&rdquo; &ndash; Harley Gentry, Year 13</p> <p>&ldquo;Attending Theatre Craft allowed me to gain a truthful understanding of the professional industry. Wicked was an exhilarating, inspiring piece that made me more excited about the career I want to pursue.&rdquo; &ndash; Niamh Hughes, Year 13</p> <p>&ldquo;Theatre Craft gave me an insight of careers within the theatre which I have considered to pursue in the future.&rdquo; &ndash; Jamie Isteed, Year 12</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Theatrecraft.pngTue, 14 Mar 2017 12:29:31 GMTNew York New York !http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-14-new-york-new-yorkhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-14-new-york-new-york<p>Students from Rye Studio had a brilliant time during their &lsquo;whistle stop&lsquo; tour of New York city. First New York icon to be ticked off the list was the Empire State Building. The view from the 86<sup>th</sup> floor, with the sun setting over New Jersey, bathed all in beautiful orange sunlight. Photographs having been taken of the vista below and of course the mandatory selfies meant that we could move on to our evening meal in an American Diner and then to bed. The ridiculously early start had finally caught up with us all.</p> <p>The following morning we met up with Caroline Vazanna, writer, editor, stylist, founder and Creative Director of &lsquo;Making it in Manhatten&rsquo; who inspired our students with a hugely informative and motivating presentation of how to become a successful fashion stylist, journalist and blogger. The students listened avidly to her tales of tenacity, hard work, internships&nbsp; and good fortune.</p> <p>A chorus of thanks and a wave goodbye and off we marched along the East River water front to Castle Clinton to board our ferry to Liberty Island. Having read Emma Lazarus&rsquo;s, The New Colossus, the students commented on the ironic timing of Trumps recent executive orders preventing the &lsquo;huddled masses yearning to breathe free&rsquo; and the &lsquo;tempest-tost&rsquo; from passing the gates at immigration.</p> <p>We paid our respects at the 911 Memorial, the thousands of names inscribed were a very solemn reminder of the horrific day in 2001. An unlikely survivor, a Callery Pear tree, rescued from the rubble, restored to health and replanted in its former position is&nbsp; a beautiful symbol of hope.</p> <p>We visited Grand Central Station several times on our visit, built in 1903 this magnificent building with its cavernous main concourse was saved after a long court battle in the 70&rsquo;s from the&nbsp; same fate as the demolished Pennsylvania Station. Ada Huxtable, a renowned New York architecture critic commented, &ldquo;we will probably be judged not by the monuments we build but by those we have destroyed.&quot; or in this case saved.</p> <p>The next day we visited the meat packing district&rsquo;s new Whitney Art Gallery. The students loved the Immersive Cinema and Art, the portraits and the modern painting exhibitions. Afterwards we walked uptown about a mile and a half in the beautiful linear park built on a raised former freight railway known as the Hi Line. We continued the journey via subway and a pretzl munching walk through Central Park to The Met.</p> <p>The Met is like a amalgam of the V&amp;A, The British Museum and National Gallery, two or three hours isn&rsquo;t going to put much of a dent in it, so we had to be selective. To keep the fashionistas amongst us happy we visited the recently opened Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion exhibition featuring contemporary designers work as well as pieces from as early the 18<sup>th</sup> century. Continuing through the Egyptian galleries and a brief sojourn in European painting found us replete.</p> <p>Later that evening we visited the sensory overload called Times Square. Bustling, brash, brightly lit and brilliant, it&rsquo;s enormous electronic billboards, flashing neon, costumed characters, musicians, performers and throngs of people create an overwhelmingly brassy spectacle.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A walk through the relatively empty Saturday mornings streets of New York found us at The Rockerfeller Building and the NBC Studios Tour. We were guided through the history of the studios starting in 1939 to the present day. A very amusing and interesting experience for our media and filmmaking students who played the audience, host, house band, crew and guest in the recording of our own chat show.</p> <p>A short walk from NBC was MoMA, a juggenaut of a modern art gallery. The large central atrium was dominated by choreographed performance of three dancers writhing and convulsing on huge digital projections whilst a computer played two grand pianos The sound reverberating hypnotically around the galleries like a repetitive Phillip Glass composition.</p> <p>We were greeted by Picasso, Cezanne and Duchamp, the students commenting that seeing so many famous artworks in first hand was a very moving experience. One of the students, so overwhelmed by the art said that it had brought her to tears. I thought,&rdquo; Job done, we can go home now&rdquo;</p> <p>But the day was not over, one of our students had insisted that we made a detour to Trump Tower to allow us the chance to witness history being made. Despite a large security presence with cordoned off streets there were only a hand full of die hard protestors holding placards.</p> <p>Sadly we were coming to the end of our tour of New York. Our last day was one of shopping for last minute bargains and grabbing a few New York experiences such as toasted lox and cream cheese bagels and a quick viewing of The Flat iron Building, near Madison Square Park before we set off on our on return home.</p> <p>All agreed that almost without exception the New Yorkers had been friendly, helpful, exhuberant and enthusiastic and although we had seen some amazing sights, learned some facinating facts, and had a really enjoyable time, we were now ready to make our way home.</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/New_York.jpgTue, 14 Mar 2017 12:25:45 GMTYear 12 Trip to FAAE, Denmark http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-14-year-12-trip-to-faae-denmarkhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-14-year-12-trip-to-faae-denmark<p>Just before half term, a group of 18 Year 12 students spent five days at our partner school, Faaeborgegnens Efterskole, in Denmark.</p> <p>We managed to pack a lot into a short stay! Our lovely hosts had laid on a variety of activities for us to take part in. We went into their English lessons, where we discussed the differences between the English and Danish education systems and the different challenges that English students have to face. The Danish students don&rsquo;t have any formal exams and get paid to go to University. All this was in English of course, which the Danish students speak very well.</p> <p>We also made ice sculptures outside in sub zero temperatures! This competition was eventually won by Max, Ryan and Jamie, despite none of them being artists and despite their initial grumpy reluctance to actually leave the warmth of the art studio and venture outside into the snow. That evening the Danes showed us how they cope with the cold weather, by introducing us to the art of Hygge. This involves log fires, candles, blankets, food, hot chocolate and friends. After the Hygge master class, I noticed a lot of our students wrapped up in snuggly blankets and hogging the log burner in the common room.</p> <p>On our last full day in Denmark we visited the Ladby Skibet, a Viking long ship burial and then ventured into Odense, where we did the typical tourist thing and had our group photo taken outside the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen.</p> <p>The days passed quickly and it was, all too soon, time to go home. We all had a wonderful time due to the kindness of our lovely hosts and were very sad to leave, especially as we had to leave at 5.30pm to get to the airport on time. The students and staff have made lasting friendships and many plan to return to visit in the summer. Lizzie got added to the Kissing Wall and Emma misses the cakes.</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/denmark.jpgTue, 14 Mar 2017 12:20:40 GMTStudents welcome co-founder of leading British handbag and accessory companyhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-01-students-welcome-co-founder-of-leading-british-handbag-and-accessory-companyhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-01-students-welcome-co-founder-of-leading-british-handbag-and-accessory-company<p><span aria-live="polite" class="fbPhotosPhotoCaption" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="fbPhotoSnowliftCaption" tabindex="0"><span class="hasCaption">Rye Studio was thrilled to welcome the co-founder of leading British handbag and accessory company, <a href="http://www.ollieandnic.com/" onclick="LinkshimAsyncLink.referrer_log(this, &quot;http:\/\/www.ollieandnic.com\/&quot;, &quot;\/si\/ajax\/l\/render_linkshim_log\/?u=http\u00253A\u00252F\u00252Fwww.ollieandnic.com\u00252F&amp;h=ATNpLXMkob5qTowTSzxrkTpQmE-t-sgsb_-1wre-6zDf_3YDes8fREuWtEGNy2EpWTd3rzzzrGhouWr2KyUhxHvhs_Rid69XqGiMzGm8Sv0yWs_qdg-XQFQwCaXCud4JrBiv3IVj_KFi&amp;enc=AZMeH8QbJ7dfJtn-WnQ3EAyQbvITN9FgThCv-fspSLNoT2aWgBtBJk4mj4sALvTDRclmz9MCs7qF8c9KAlaf8YKUcYMGooGZfBW7H1e63xZEsWylHma1TiJDprspS_9qBFn6FEdnZUwas8wqXboq22e8&amp;d&quot;);" onmouseover="LinkshimAsyncLink.swap(this, &quot;http:\/\/www.ollieandnic.com\/&quot;);" rel="nofollow nofollow" target="_blank">www.ollieandnic.com</a> Jane Hill, together with our Business Enterprise Partner, Mark Baldwin from Talkative Online. Jane and Mark have commissioned Rye Studio Graphics, Creative Writing and Photography students to create Social Media content for their blog, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Watch this space!<br /> <br /> Apple Bag, &pound;45, from Ollie &amp; Nic photographed with paper quilt-pattern dress designed by ex-student Antonia Jarrold. Photograph by Jane Hill.</span></span></p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/16903565_870375616438160_3993633780460075002_o.jpegWed, 01 Mar 2017 13:12:18 GMTBANDS WANTED! Battle of the Bands 2017http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-02-07-bands-wanted-battle-of-the-bands-2017-1http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-02-07-bands-wanted-battle-of-the-bands-2017-1<div class="_5pbx userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="js_o"> <p>WE NEED YOU!</p> <p>Rye Academy Trust are hosting a &quot;Battle of the Bands&quot; in the Milligan Theatre on March 17th. We are looking for bands from local schools to take part - could this be you?</p> <p>For information or to register interest, please email Gina at gpotter@ryecollege.co.uk or give us a call on 01797 222545!</p> </div> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Battle_of_the_bands_WANTED.jpgTue, 07 Feb 2017 13:50:06 GMTPost Ofsted Meetinghttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-02-01-post-ofsted-meetinghttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-02-01-post-ofsted-meeting<p>The minutes of the post ofsted parents evening are now available to view on our website. &nbsp;Please follow this link : &nbsp;<a href="/files/Post_Ofsted_Meeting_26.01.17.doc">Minutes of Post Ofsted Meeting with Parents.</a></p> http://ryestudioschool.co.ukWed, 01 Feb 2017 15:46:32 GMTReplacement Bus Service - Monday 23rd Januaryhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-19-replacement-bus-service-monday-23rd-january-1http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-19-replacement-bus-service-monday-23rd-january-1<div class="article"> <p>We can confirm that two buses have been booked for Monday 23rd January.</p> <p>The ticket cost is &pound;4 per day from Ashford International, and &pound;3 per day from all other stations. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Student Reception<strong>.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Pick up times from train stations<strong>*</strong>:</p> <p><span style="color:#0000FF;"><u>Ashford route AM</u></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;">07.55 Ashford International Train Station - Coach Stand Bays (at end of building), International Side (arrive back approx. 16.30)</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;">08.10 Hamstreet Train Station - Main Road outside (arrive back approx. 16.15)</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;">08.25 Appledore Train Station - Main Road outside (arrive back approx. 16.00)</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;">Arriving at Rye Train Station (by 08.45).</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;">15.40 Depart from Rye Train Station and return back to original points.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><u><span style="color:#800080;">Hastings Route</span></u></p> <p><span style="color:#800080;">Please be aware that for students in St Leonard&#39;s, the bus will not be boarding at St Leonard&#39;s Warrior Square Railway Station and will instead pick up from Warrior Square.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#800080;">08.05 Warrior Square (Queen Victoria Statue)</span></p> <p><span style="color:#800080;">08.10 Hastings Train Station</span></p> <p><span style="color:#800080;">08.20 Ore - Mount Pleasant Road Florists</span></p> <p><span style="color:#800080;">08.55 Rye Sports Centre</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color:#800080;">15:40 Depart from Rye Sports Centre and return to original points.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>* Timings are approximate. Please ensure your child/ren arrive early at the station to avoid missing the bus, and also remind them that exemplary behaviour is expected at all times.</strong></em></p> </div> <div class="clear">&nbsp;</div> http://ryestudioschool.co.ukThu, 19 Jan 2017 15:51:01 GMTSouthern Railwayshttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-18-southern-railwayshttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-18-southern-railways<p><a href="http://www.southernrailway.com/">http://www.southernrailway.com/</a></p> http://ryestudioschool.co.ukWed, 18 Jan 2017 15:10:50 GMTTrain Strike Replacement Bus Servicehttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-18-train-strike-replacement-bus-servicehttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-18-train-strike-replacement-bus-servicehttp://ryestudioschool.co.ukWed, 18 Jan 2017 13:37:24 GMTTrain Strike Action - Replacement Bus Servicehttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-06-train-strike-action-replacement-bus-service-1http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-06-train-strike-action-replacement-bus-service-1<p><strong>UPDATED INFORMATION:</strong></p> <p>We can confirm that two buses have been booked for Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th January from Ashford and Hastings and that, if you have already contacted us indicating your interest in the replacement services, your spaces are secured on your preferred routes. More spaces are still available on both routes.</p> <p>The ticket cost is &pound;4 per day from Ashford International, and &pound;3 per day from all other stations. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Student Reception <u><strong>on Monday 9th January.</strong></u></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Pick up times from train stations<strong>*</strong>:</p> <p><span style="color:#0000FF;"><u>Ashford Route</u></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;">07.55 Ashford International Train Station - Coach Stand Bays (at end of building), International Side (arrive back approx. 16.30)</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;">08.10 Hamstreet Train Station - Main Road outside (arrive back approx. 16.15)</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;">08.25 Appledore Train Station - Main Road outside (arrive back approx. 16.00)</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;">Arriving at Rye Train Station (by 08.45).</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;">15.40 Depart from Rye Train Station and return back to original points.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><u><span style="color:#800080;">Hastings Route</span></u></p> <p><span style="color:#800080;">Please be aware that for students in St Leonard&#39;s, the bus will not be boarding at St Leonard&#39;s Warrior Square Railway Station and will instead pick up from Warrior Square.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#800080;">08.05 Warrior Square (Queen Victoria Statue)</span></p> <p><span style="color:#800080;">08.10 Hastings Train Station</span></p> <p><span style="color:#800080;">08.20 Ore Train Station</span></p> <p><span style="color:#800080;">08.55 Rye Sports Centre</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color:#800080;">15:40 Depart from Rye Sports Centre and return to original points.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>* Timings are approximate. Please ensure your child/ren arrive early at the station to avoid missing the bus, and also remind them that exemplary behaviour is expected at all times.</strong></em></p> http://ryestudioschool.co.ukFri, 06 Jan 2017 11:19:12 GMT100% Pass Rate for A Level and BTEC students at Rye Studiohttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-08-22-100-pass-rate-for-a-level-and-btec-students-at-rye-studiohttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-08-22-100-pass-rate-for-a-level-and-btec-students-at-rye-studio<p>Rye Studio for the Creative Industries succeeded in supporting all its students in achieving 100 per cent pass rate at A level and BTEC Level 3 in subjects ranging from mathematics to dance and creative media.</p> <p>Principal Jo Townshend said: &ldquo;I am delighted at the superb achievement of our talented graduates. &ldquo;Our 100% pass rate reflects the hard work, commitment and creative and academic skills of our students. &ldquo;Setting qualifications in partnership with industry has driven high standards in attainment and a CV full of employability skills. &ldquo;I wish every student the very best of luck in their future pathway.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Graduates exceeded in their creative studies with Charlie Evans Rousse doing exceptionally well, gaining multiple qualifications to generate an enormous 675 university points. All university applicants have been successful in securing their first choices with many gaining places at international centres.<br /> <br /> The results follow the huge success of the Arts Foundation course at Rye Studio where students completing the University of Arts Level 4 course achieved an impressive 63 per cent distinction pass rate. The provision at Rye continues to be the hub of the south east for young people to fast track into the creative industries, a spokesman said.<br /> <br /> Read more at: http://www.ryeandbattleobserver.co.uk/news/education/a-level-results-clean-sweep-for-rye-studio-1-7532662</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/charlie_alevel_results.jpgMon, 22 Aug 2016 16:52:56 GMTEXAM RESULTShttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-08-12-exam-resultshttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-08-12-exam-resultshttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/EXAM_PIC.jpgFri, 12 Aug 2016 16:04:22 GMTRye Studio Graduation Class of 2016http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-07-26-rye-studio-graduation-class-of-2016http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-07-26-rye-studio-graduation-class-of-2016<h4>Here are a selection of photos :</h4> <p><a href="/files/year_11_girls_arriving.jpg">Year 11 girls&nbsp;&nbsp;arriving</a>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="/files/year_11_boys_arriving.jpg">Year 11 boys arriving</a></p> <p><a href="/files/keavy_at_graduation.jpg">Enjoying the sunshine</a></p> <p><a href="/files/year_13_boys.jpg">Year 13 Boys</a></p> <p><a href="/files/year_13_girls_arriving.jpg">Year 13 girls</a></p> <p><a href="/files/tommy_and_stewart_drew.jpg">Stewart presenting the awards</a></p> <p><a href="/files/charlie_maria_and_shanni.jpg">Official Photographs!</a></p> <h4>Official Graduation Videos :&nbsp;</h4> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" mozallowfullscreen="" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/174210709" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="640"></iframe></p> <p><a href="https://vimeo.com/174210709">Rye Studio School Year 13 Leavers Video</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/user1154525">Jake Bowers</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="480" mozallowfullscreen="" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/174485983" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="640"></iframe></p> <p><a href="https://vimeo.com/174485983">yr11 Leavers Video</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/user1154525">Jake Bowers</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/year_11_girls_graduating.jpgTue, 26 Jul 2016 13:27:32 GMTRye Studio Graduate Exhibition and Fashion Showhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-06-17-rye-studio-graduate-exhibition-and-fashion-showhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-06-17-rye-studio-graduate-exhibition-and-fashion-showhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/events/Banner_Pv_RS_2016.pngFri, 17 Jun 2016 13:18:18 GMTFoundation Diploma Graduate Exhibitionhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-06-17-foundation-diploma-graduate-exhibitionhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-06-17-foundation-diploma-graduate-exhibitionhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/events/Untitled-1a.jpgFri, 17 Jun 2016 13:16:44 GMTVisual Arts Moderationhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-06-17-visual-arts-moderationhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-06-17-visual-arts-moderationhttp://ryestudioschool.co.ukFri, 17 Jun 2016 13:06:27 GMTCreative Skills Initiativehttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-06-07-creative-skills-initiativehttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-06-07-creative-skills-initiative<p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yx8WMiDR88M" width="560"></iframe></p> http://ryestudioschool.co.ukTue, 07 Jun 2016 14:17:19 GMTTrain Strike Wednesday 18th Mayhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-05-16-train-strike-wednesday-18th-mayhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-05-16-train-strike-wednesday-18th-mayhttp://ryestudioschool.co.ukMon, 16 May 2016 16:29:54 GMTOpen Evening - 19th October 2016http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-05-06-open-evening-19th-october-2016http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-05-06-open-evening-19th-october-2016http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/Wealden_ed_supp_May_2016.pngFri, 06 May 2016 18:10:38 GMTImportant Information about forthcoming Train Strikeshttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-04-25-important-information-about-forthcoming-train-strikeshttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-04-25-important-information-about-forthcoming-train-strikes<p>Please see the link below for details of forthcoming strike action and how to claim compensation for season tickets already purchased to cover these dates.</p> <p>http://www.southernrailway.com/?&amp;gclid=Cj0KEQjwo_y4BRD0nMnfoqqnxtEBEiQAWdA125rUncwmv6lT1VQzIE63BMa9y9Da-2Wus5y0K3R983UaAtmQ8P8HAQ</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.ukTue, 26 Apr 2016 12:00:12 GMTYoga classeshttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-04-13-yoga-classeshttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-04-13-yoga-classes<p>All students are invited to attend free Yoga sessions with Lolly Pattenall from Firefly Practice every Wednesday at 3.30pm in the dalo.</p> <p><span style="font-family: Oxygen, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26.288px;">Vinyasa yoga is a flowing form of yoga which uses the breath to lead the body through safe, intelligent sequences. Whilst my yoga classes are relaxed and informal, they will be dynamic and challenging and each class will build strength, promote flexibility and create space in both your body and your mind.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Oxygen, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26.288px;">At Firefly Practice you will be encouraged to work at your own pace and learn about the connection between your own mind and body.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp; <p>&nbsp;</p> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Oxygen, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26.288px;">asa yoga is a flowing form of yoga which uses the breath to lead the body through safe, intelligent sequences. Whilst my yoga classes are relaxed and informal, they will be dynamic and challenging and each class will build strength, promote flexibility and create space in both your body and your mind. <span style="background-color:#FFFFFF;">yoga is a flowing form of yoga which uses the breath to lead the body through safe, intelligent sequences. Whilst my yoga classes are relaxed and informal, they will be dynamic and challenging and each class will build strength, promote flexibility and create space in both your body and your mind.</span></span></p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/lollyoga3-368x246.jpgWed, 13 Apr 2016 14:59:24 GMTYear 13 Student accepted to New York Universityhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-18-year-13-student-accepted-to-new-york-universityhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-18-year-13-student-accepted-to-new-york-university<p><a href="http://www.ryeandbattleobserver.co.uk/news/local/rye-student-accepted-on-new-york-film-course-1-7282931">http://www.ryeandbattleobserver.co.uk/news/local/rye-student-accepted-on-new-york-film-course-1-7282931</a></p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/maria_ezobi.jpgFri, 18 Mar 2016 10:30:08 GMTYear 12 Trip to Denmark 2016http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-10-year-12-trip-to-denmark-2016http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-10-year-12-trip-to-denmark-2016http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/Building_the_sauna.jpgWed, 10 Feb 2016 17:45:06 GMTDenmarkhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-08-denmarkhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-08-denmarkhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/off_to_denmark_we_go.(1).jpgMon, 08 Feb 2016 10:21:42 GMTNew York Arrivalhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-01-new-york-arrivalhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-01-new-york-arrivalhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/all_new_yorkers_together.jpgMon, 01 Feb 2016 10:20:59 GMTDay Two in New Yorkhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-01-28-day-two-in-new-yorkhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-01-28-day-two-in-new-yorkhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/shopping_in_macy\'s_(1).jpgThu, 28 Jan 2016 15:48:55 GMTSunset in New Yorkhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-01-28-sunset-in-new-yorkhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-01-28-sunset-in-new-yorkhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/empire_state_sunset.jpgThu, 28 Jan 2016 15:43:26 GMTRye Studio Student visit New Yorkhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-01-27-rye-studio-student-visit-new-yorkhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-01-27-rye-studio-student-visit-new-yorkhttp://ryestudioschool.co.ukWed, 27 Jan 2016 17:13:40 GMTRye Studio students support Rye Film Festivalhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-01-15-rye-studio-students-support-rye-film-festivalhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-01-15-rye-studio-students-support-rye-film-festival<p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/local/short-film-shoots-for-success-in-rye-1-7161105">http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/local/short-film-shoots-for-success-in-rye-1-7161105</a></p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/Rye_Film_festival.jpgFri, 15 Jan 2016 10:03:03 GMTTelephone Systemshttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-01-07-telephone-systemshttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-01-07-telephone-systemshttp://ryestudioschool.co.ukThu, 07 Jan 2016 11:32:06 GMTNewsletter term 2 2015-2016http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-12-23-newsletter-term-2-2015-2016http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-12-23-newsletter-term-2-2015-2016<p><a href="/files/Rye_Studio_Newsletter_12.pdf">/files/Rye_Studio_Newsletter_12.pdf</a></p> http://ryestudioschool.co.ukWed, 23 Dec 2015 14:12:43 GMTMerry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at Rye Studiohttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-12-17-merry-christmas-and-a-happy-new-year-from-everyone-at-rye-studiohttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-12-17-merry-christmas-and-a-happy-new-year-from-everyone-at-rye-studiohttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Untitled-1.jpgThu, 17 Dec 2015 16:51:26 GMTNewsletter term 1 2015-2016http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-12-11-newsletter-term-1-2015-2016http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-12-11-newsletter-term-1-2015-2016<p><a href="/files/Studio_School_Newsletter_-_11.pdf">/files/Studio_School_Newsletter_-_11.pdf</a></p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_8501_ok_b.jpgFri, 11 Dec 2015 16:14:00 GMTWinter At Rye Studio http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-11-11-winter-at-rye-studiohttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-11-11-winter-at-rye-studiohttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/winter_2015_promo.jpgWed, 11 Nov 2015 13:32:27 GMTNCS Graduationhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-10-07-ncs-graduationhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-10-07-ncs-graduation<p>Staff, visitors and workers from CXK joined our year 12 students this week for their graduation from NCS.</p> <p>Students began their NCS adventures in september with a four day residential trip to the Isle of Wight and then worked on social action projects raising money for St Michaels Hospice, Little Gate Farm and Hastings Homeless.</p> <p>Nina from CXK presented the certificates to the students and the evening was finished off with a musical performance from Dominic and Emma.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/NCS_GRADUATION(1).jpgSun, 11 Oct 2015 16:08:22 GMTNCS Charity Fundraisershttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-10-02-ncs-charity-fundraisershttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-10-02-ncs-charity-fundraisers<p>Our new year 12 students have been working hard on their charity fundraisers this term.</p> <p>They split into three groups and picked a worthy charity each.</p> <p>One group did a sleep out in a cardboard box for Hastings Homeless. &nbsp;They used the money they raised for vital supplies for the people of Hastings who live on the streets.</p> <p>Another of the groups held a quiz night and cake sale for the charity Little Gate Farm. &nbsp;They raised enough money for a new pig sty for a currently pregnant pig.</p> <p>The last group raised money for St Michaels Hospice by holding a Charity Fashion Auction. &nbsp;Students raised a &pound;1000 by auctioning jewellery and clothes from local business and from Vivienne Westwood, Cosmopolitian magazine.</p> <p>Well done to all our students we are very proud of you all.</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/little_gate_farm_fundraiser_yeaar_12(1).jpgSun, 11 Oct 2015 16:04:41 GMTOpen Eveninghttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-30-open-eveninghttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-30-open-evening<p>Rye Studio opened its doors to students from other local schools who visited our Open Evening.</p> <p>During the evening students and parents had the opportunity to meet staff and students of each of the courses that we offer at Rye Studio.</p> <p>Dance and Drama students were performing in the Studios. &nbsp;Colourful art works were on display on the walls along with photography exhibitiions and photo shoots.</p> <p>The Principal, Jo Townshend welcomed everyone with a mid-evening speech.</p> <p>The school was buzzing with young people and their parents and feedback was extremely positive.</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/open_evening.jpgSun, 11 Oct 2015 15:44:40 GMTDon Giovanni Again!http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-26-don-giovanni-againhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-26-don-giovanni-again<p>The Milligan Theatre was alive with the sounds of opera when the Euphonia Opera Company lead by Alaistair Stewart returned for the Opera Don Giovanni.</p> <p>Prior to the event the lead singers posed with our fashion students for a photo shoot in the costumes that had been created and made my the students.</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/don_gionvanni_dress.jpgSun, 11 Oct 2015 15:40:23 GMTCharity Fashion Showhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-25-charity-fashion-showhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-25-charity-fashion-show<p>Our Textile and Fashion Students put on a free show at the Milligan Theatre to raise money for charity.</p> <p>All outfits were made by our students and the hair and make-up for our models was the responsibility of the Hair and Make-up students.</p> <p>Students modelled their own work on the cat walk.</p> <p>Students from Rye Primary and Rye College came along to watch the rehersals prior to the big event.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/fashion_show_4.jpgSun, 11 Oct 2015 15:36:42 GMTMusic Concerthttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-21-music-concerthttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-21-music-concert<p>Year &nbsp;13 Music students entertained us all with a music concert at the Milligan Theatre.</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/music_concert.jpgSun, 11 Oct 2015 15:32:48 GMTCreative Cafehttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-17-creative-cafehttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-17-creative-cafe<p>Year 10 and 11 students took part in a creative cafe at Rye Studio School.</p> <p>Careers advisors from the area were on hand to offer advice and support to our students on apprenticeships, universities and colleges.</p> <p>All washed down with tea and biscuits!</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.ukSun, 11 Oct 2015 15:30:39 GMTSky Academy Triphttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-16-sky-academy-triphttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-16-sky-academy-trip<p>Several of our year 13 students were invited to the Sky Academy on 16th September. &nbsp;</p> <p>During the day students were privileged&nbsp;to be able to question Gary Davies who is first founding CEO of Sky. &nbsp;Our students were joined by Harrow College students and motivational speakers.</p> <p>Our quote of the day from one of these speakers &nbsp;was &#39; Let your passion become your pay cheque&#39;.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/sky_academy_trjp_1.jpgSun, 11 Oct 2015 15:27:31 GMTSpace Studio Schoolhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-14-space-studio-schoolhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-14-space-studio-school<p>Space Studio School in London visited Rye Studio today to work with our year 10 and 11 students for a project day. &nbsp;The event was organised by our Science Learning Coach Emma Chappell.</p> <p>Students were lucky to visit a planitatium and work on robotics with our peers from Space Studio.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/presentaions_of_learning_2.jpgSun, 11 Oct 2015 15:16:38 GMTDon Giovanni http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-12-don-giovanni-1http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-12-don-giovanni-1<p>Our students were involved in the production of the opera Don Giovanni &nbsp;in consoldation with the Euphonia Opera Company.</p> <p>Students were involved in making sceanary and props, and the outfits for this event. &nbsp;The Production Arts students set up the stage, sound and lighting.</p> <p>Once the hard work was done students enjoyed the show.</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/don_giovanni.jpgSun, 11 Oct 2015 15:13:04 GMTDon Giovanni http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-12-don-giovannihttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-12-don-giovanni<p>Our students were involved in the production of the opera Don Giovanni &nbsp;in consoldation with the Euphonia Opera Company.</p> <p>Students were involved in making sceanary and props, and the outfits for this event. &nbsp;The Production Arts students set up the stage, sound and lighting.</p> <p>Once the hard work was done students enjoyed the show.</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/don_giovanni.jpgSun, 11 Oct 2015 15:13:04 GMTRight Here Right Now Exhibitionhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-12-right-here-right-now-exhibitionhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-12-right-here-right-now-exhibition<p>The 12th September saw the Private View of our exhibition Right Here Right Now which was curated by a group of year 12 students. An exhibition of national contemporay artists from across the country chosen to represent the zeitgeist of 2015. &nbsp;Work from artists Felicity Truscott, Dom Theobald, Paula McArthur, Herimione Allsopp, Andrzej Jackowski, Chantel Joffe&nbsp;and David McKean.</p> <p>Students has contacted the artists themselves and arranged for the collections and deliveries of the pieces. &nbsp;They were also responsible for the design&nbsp;and printing of&nbsp;the exhibition brochures and invitations.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/RHRN_art_3.jpgSun, 11 Oct 2015 15:03:26 GMTRye Arts Festive Paradehttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-11-rye-arts-festive-paradehttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-11-rye-arts-festive-parade<p>Students from Rye Studio took part in a parade on Friday 11th September to launch the opening of the Rye Arts Festival in the town.</p> <p>All costumes and make were designed and made by our students including the Don Giovianni &#39;Devil, big make.</p> <p>It was a beautiful sunny day with the streets of Rye were filled with the sound of drums and whistles as Rye Studio, Rye College and Rye Primary came together for a parade. &nbsp;The town was a blaze of colour with the flags and carnival skirts as&nbsp;the students danced and drummed through the cobbled streets.</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/carnival_5.jpgSun, 11 Oct 2015 15:08:42 GMTYear 12 NCS residential triphttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-08-year-12-ncs-residential-triphttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-08-year-12-ncs-residential-trip<p>Our new year 12 students had the wonderful opportunity to be part of the NCS Programme again this year. &nbsp;Our new recruits began their advernture with a four night trip to the Isle of Wight.</p> <p>The trip saw our intrepid explorers saying in lodges and completing many team building activities before returning to Rye Studio as best friends.</p> <p>The NCS programme continues until October with students working on Social Action Projects raising money for three worthwhile causes Hastings Homeless, St Michaels Hospice and Little Gate Farm.</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/NCS_Residentail.jpgSun, 11 Oct 2015 14:29:19 GMTRight Here Right Now - Open Studioshttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-05-right-here-right-now-open-studioshttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-09-05-right-here-right-now-open-studios<p>Felicity Truscott joined our artists for the Open Studio day at Rye Studio.</p> <p>Our students enjoyed the live collaborative &#39;skate&#39; painting the finished piece &#39;rotation water and earth&#39; and was hung on the front of our building as part of the exhibition the following weekend.</p> <p>A fun day and a chance to work with a contemporary artist. in the enormous abstract piece.</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/RHRN_art_2.jpgSun, 11 Oct 2015 14:48:29 GMTResults Dayhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-08-13-results-dayhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-08-13-results-day<p>Our year 12 and 13 students collected their A Level results today. &nbsp;The school was buzzing with excitement as they opened their envelopes to see if all their efforts and hard work had paid off.</p> <p>The results were again fantastic and all our Year 13 students attainded the grades they needs for their first choice university places.</p> <p>We are so proud of you all and wish you every sucess for the future.</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/results_day_3.jpgSun, 11 Oct 2015 14:33:41 GMTYr 12 Inductionhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-07-16-yr-12-inductionhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-07-16-yr-12-inductionhttp://ryestudioschool.co.ukWed, 14 Oct 2015 13:32:16 GMTArtisound at Alexandra Parkhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-06-13-artisound-at-alexandra-parkhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-06-13-artisound-at-alexandra-park<p>On Saturday 13th June, students from Rye Studio School Year 13 Music, Performing and Production Arts staged their final event called Artisound at Alexandra Park, Hastings. Planning and preparations for the event have been in process since the beginning of this academic year and this Saturday saw the outcome of all the students&rsquo; hard work. The intention of the project was to give young people the opportunity to perform in a public location, and to showcase the possibilities and benefits that a creative arts education holds.</p> <p>The day began a little overcast and windy, and all students were highly anxious as to the reception they would get from the public. Needless to say, all the students performed exceptionally well and the public response to the day was fantastic. The music, dance and drama performances were supported with a community graphics project, spray painting and textiles activities, alongside drumming and ukulele workshops. Dance workshops were provided by TTA Dance Company. Photography and Creative Media students were capturing the event to make a film for the school You Tube channel.</p> <p>Other community members offered support with Councillor Warren Davies, (Lead Member Hastings Borough Council for Environment and Community Safety) saying &ldquo;Thanks to the artists, musicians and dancers of the Rye Studio School for such exciting and professional performances in Alexandra Park. Also to Orbit Housing Association for providing the gazebos. Come back and entertain us some more!&rdquo;</p> <p>Principal, Jo Townshend said &ldquo;Students are preparing for the world of work in the Creative Industries by linking their arts subjects with business enterprise. Today is a great example of showcasing their work to the local community&rdquo;.</p> <p>Rye Studio School is having a taster day on 30th June if you would like to try some workshops.</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/gallery/3969/IMG5.jpgWed, 14 Oct 2015 13:07:40 GMTJourney into the design industryhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-04-21-journey-into-the-design-industryhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-04-21-journey-into-the-design-industry<p>What steps do you need to take for a design career? This infographic created by Fifteen Design tracks the journey, from leaving education to finding a first job in the design industry.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center">A Journey into the Design Industry with <a href="http://www.fifteendesign.co.uk/journey-into-the-design-industry">Fifteen Design</a></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="700px" src="http://www.fifteendesign.co.uk/journey-into-the-design-industry-embed" width="100%"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.ukWed, 14 Oct 2015 13:24:21 GMTHow do I get into technical or production management?http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-04-21-how-do-i-get-into-technical-or-production-managementhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-04-21-how-do-i-get-into-technical-or-production-management<h4>Expert answers</h4> <p><strong>Martin Hodgson&#39;s reply:</strong></p> <p>Hi Alix,</p> <p>Production Management is all about experience as you have realised. It is very rare for someone to get into the industry directly in that role. The usual way is through Stage Management. ie a job as an ASM then DSM, SM etc. Over time with some experience of productions, and some budget handling skills, then you would be in a position to make the step to PM. Obviously the smaller the production the more &#39; jack of all trades&#39; each of these roles are, therefore more experience you get.&nbsp; Some bigger productions offer Production Assistant roles and these are ideal for getting into the role you are after. I know someone who got such a role on &#39;Barnum&#39; for instance. It is always worth contacting a production manager and seeing if they need an assistant, even if it is only for the week they are in your town, offer to shadow or volunteer and you never know! College courses that give practical experience of the role are also valid experience, but it must be practical. Production Management is not something to be just talked about...! Hope that&#39;s of some help.</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.ukWed, 14 Oct 2015 13:22:20 GMTInteractor/gallery enablerhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-04-21-interactor-gallery-enablerhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-04-21-interactor-gallery-enabler<p><strong>What do interactors/gallery enablers do?</strong></p> <p>They interact with visitors in a variety of ways to help them understand and enjoy the museum, gallery or heritage site. They may work with a particular exhibit or section of an exhibition.</p> <p>Other job titles related to this type of work include, learning assistant, demonstrator or facilitator.</p> <p>The job could involve:</p> <ul> <li>demonstrating how a particular exhibit works</li> <li>engaging with visitors if they need help and answering their questions</li> <li>making sure an exhibit is working and performing basic repairs or maintenance if needed</li> <li>writing evaluation reports</li> <li>running handling sessions to allow visitors to touch and explore museum or heritage site objects</li> <li>leading talks or workshops for a range of visitors, from school groups to families</li> <li>researching and coming up with new ideas for activities.</li> </ul> <p>Interpreters have a similar role. They may demonstrate skills used in the past or help visitors interpret a period of history. The job could involve:</p> <ul> <li>wearing a costume and demonstrating skills used in the past or re-enacting events from the past</li> <li>being a room guide and helping visitors understand the history of a house and its artefacts</li> <li>engaging visitors with stories relating to a historic house or site.</li> </ul> <p><strong>What is the job like?</strong></p> <p>You could be working inside in a museum, gallery, science centre or heritage site. Or outside at an open-air museum or heritage site.</p> <p>In a smaller organisation an interactor/enabler may have a wider role. This could include responsibility for developing and co-ordinating a programme of <a href="http://getintoheritage.org/job-profiles/details/formal-learning" target="_blank">learning</a> opportunities.</p> <p><strong>How do I become an interactor/enabler?</strong></p> <p>The skills you would need include:</p> <p>The job could involve wearing a costume and re-enacting events from the past.</p> <ul> <li>to be outgoing and enjoy meeting people</li> <li>to be flexible and adaptable</li> <li>good spoken communication skills</li> <li>an interest in history, archaeology, art, art history or science</li> <li>drama or performance skills could be useful.</li> </ul> <p>Voluntary work in a museum, art gallery or heritage site would be a good starting point. Search for opportunities on their websites. The <a href="http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/" target="_blank">National Trust</a> employs voluntary room guides, costumed interpreters and storytellers and offer work experience.</p> <p>Work experience or a job with the public, such as in retail or catering, would be useful. Teaching experience or voluntary work at a school would also be advantageous.</p> <p><strong>What training and qualifications do I need?</strong></p> <p>There is no set career route into this type of work.</p> <p>For some jobs or voluntary positions enthusiasm for history or art, and being able to communicate well with the public, will be most important.</p> <p>Useful GCSE options include history and art. At A level, history, archaeology, art, history of art and sciences could be useful.</p> <p>For other jobs you may need a degree relating to the museum, art gallery or heritage site where you want to work. You may also need a teaching qualification or classroom experience.</p> <p><a href="http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/" target="_blank">Apprenticeships</a> in cultural and heritage venue operations may include opportunities to work as a museum assistant in a learning team.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.ahi.org.uk/" target="_blank">Association for Heritage Interpretation</a> has a list of courses related to this type of work.</p> <p><strong>What can I earn?</strong></p> <p>Some positions are voluntary and could be good experience to get into paid learning posts.</p> <p>Salaries for interactors and enablers range from around &pound;13,500 up to &pound;24,000 for a job where you are also planning and co-ordinating learning programmes.</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.ukWed, 14 Oct 2015 13:21:26 GMTJayne Lewis, creative directorhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-04-21-jayne-lewis-creative-directorhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-04-21-jayne-lewis-creative-director<p>Jayne Lewis is creative director for the award winning Unanima Theatre. She is also a teacher and playwright.</p> <p><strong>Hometown?</strong></p> <p>My family are from Manchester, I mostly grew up in Nottinghamshire and I now live in Derby.</p> <p><strong>What job do you do?</strong></p> <p>As a freelance community arts professional, I do different projects. At the moment, I am creative director for <a href="http://www.unanima-theatre.co.uk/" target="_blank">Unanima Theatre</a>.</p> <p>I also teach a Higher National Diploma in Outreach Drama, as a &#39;visiting industry professional&#39; at <a href="http://www.wnc.ac.uk/" target="_blank">Vision West Nottinghamshire College</a>.</p> <p>I&#39;ve also been commissioned by regional youth arts initiatives to write and direct theatre with and for young audiences. In the past I&#39;ve created short films, too.</p> <p>In 2012, my play &#39;Bed &amp; Breakfast&#39; was performed as a rehearsed reading as part of Manchester&#39;s <a href="http://www.247theatrefestival.co.uk/" target="_blank">24:7 Theatre Festival</a>. It was produced by <a href="http://www.newplaysnw.co.uk/" target="_blank">North West Playwrights</a>.</p> <p>Another recent project was working as a writer for the <a href="http://www.1448fest.com/" target="_blank">14/48 Theatre Festival</a> in May 2013.</p> <p><strong>What previous jobs in theatre have you done?</strong></p> <p>I wanted to be theatre director from a young age. My mother delightfully reminds me that I used to &lsquo;put on shows&rsquo; for a very kind and forgiving audience of family and a patient next door neighbour. I must have been a nightmare!</p> <p>I discovered &lsquo;proper&rsquo; drama when I attended youth theatre at <a href="http://www.mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre/" target="_blank">Mansfield Palace Theatre</a> when I was about 12.</p> <p>&quot;I&rsquo;ve always had a passion for theatre to be more inclusive.&quot;</p> <p>In rehearsals, I always used to think &lsquo;wouldn&rsquo;t it be simpler to do it this way?&rsquo;.</p> <p>I&rsquo;ve always had a passion for theatre to be more inclusive and to allow young people&rsquo;s ideas and experiences to really come through.</p> <p>Amongst other things:</p> <ul> <li>I was a development worker for <a href="http://speakeasytheatre.co.uk/" target="_blank">Speakeasy Theatre Company</a> for almost five years. I learned so much in that time, working with the artistic director.</li> <li>I co-founded a youth theatre company called &lsquo;Act Up&rsquo;. It ran for three years and was funded by the Government.</li> <li>I also co-founded and directed <a href="http://speakeasytheatre.co.uk/movers.htm" target="_blank">Movers Theatre</a> in partnership with <a href="http://www.culture24.org.uk/am51618" target="_blank">27a Access Artspace</a>. It was an integrated theatre company for actors with and without learning difficulties, devising and performing theatre looking at disability issues.</li> </ul> <p>I&#39;ve done other jobs to support my theatre work between jobs, like private tutoring, market stall work, and factory work.</p> <p><strong>What qualifications do you have?</strong></p> <p>I have a BTEC National Diploma in performing arts, and a Higher National Diploma in community performance (including technical theatre and mechanical media).</p> <p><strong>What do you do at work?</strong></p> <p>Many different things, which is why it&#39;s so enjoyable. Here are some:</p> <ul> <li>I coordinate a whole range of arts projects for children, young people and adults of different ages, abilities and interests. Often they come from varied cultural backgrounds.</li> <li>I work with young people who may feel excluded or disadvantaged to explore new skills and achievements. I like my work to encourage communication, and the development of emotional intelligence.</li> <li>I deliver workshops and employ other freelance professionals to deliver workshops.</li> <li>Finally, I direct young people&rsquo;s theatre, promote performances, liaise with the press, and do administration.</li> </ul> <p>I like being someone who makes things happen &ndash; well, I try to be, anyway.</p> <p>I&rsquo;ll even sweep the floor if required!</p> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s the best thing about your job?</strong></p> <p>Being freelance lets me work in a huge variety of roles in all sorts of different venues across the East Midlands.</p> <p>I also enjoy the challenges of marketing myself, meeting new people and working under pressure.</p> <p>I&rsquo;ve learned to be a problem solver and am now very good at multitasking.</p> <p><strong>And the worst thing about the job?</strong></p> <p>Having to chase invoices! This only usually happens with county or district council-run projects though &ndash; they have such a mountain of paperwork to have to deal with!</p> <p>Oh, and also working odd and unsociable hours.</p> <p><strong>How do I get into theatre?</strong></p> <p>My top five tops for getting into directing:</p> <ol> <li><strong>Firstly, go for it</strong><br /> Have confidence in your own ability and the possibility of what&rsquo;s achievable. Remember, everyone started somewhere.</li> <li><strong>Set aims, objectives, and achievable goals</strong><br /> Don&rsquo;t forget to take time out to celebrate your achievements before setting the next challenge. Stay true to yourself &ndash; agree to disagree if need be.</li> <li><strong>Get work experience, but don&rsquo;t do too much work for free</strong><br /> Try to find work experience opportunities. Be aware of the risks of working for free too much.<br /> Join a mentoring scheme if you can find one. These pair up established, experienced practitioners with those just starting out in their careers.<br /> On some schemes the mentees receive payment for expenses and the mentors receive a nominal fee.<br /> Other schemes partner artists up with mentors on a voluntary basis. Speak to your local <a href="http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/" target="_blank">Arts Council England</a> office.</li> <li><strong>Talk to everyone you can in the industry</strong><br /> However much more intelligent or experienced you may think they are, talk to them anyway. All of us have the ability to inspire, and your ideas might just do that and turn into a project.</li> <li><strong>When something you do is a success, let the world know</strong><br /> When it fails, only share it with those that need to be informed, learn from it, and do it differently next time. We all have horrible days where we just want the world to swallow us up.<br /> But so long as no damage is done, it&rsquo;s just a little dented pride. Just pick yourself up and start over again.</li> </ol> <p>The main thing is not to wait until tomorrow! Start making things happen today.</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.ukWed, 14 Oct 2015 13:18:07 GMTWorking as a sculptorhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-04-21-working-as-a-sculptorhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-04-21-working-as-a-sculptor<p>Ben Long has created sculptures for both public spaces and galleries. He spoke about his career journey.</p> <p>&quot;I make visual artworks that are exhibited mainly within the public realm. My work attempts to engage a broad demographic of people.</p> <p>&quot;Particularly, I aim to engage those who would ordinarily have little or no involvement with contemporary art. I always try to make work that rejects elitism or cultural snobbery. <a href="http://www.oldenburgvanbruggen.com/" target="_blank">Claes Oldenburg</a> once said something I like: &#39;Art should do more than sit on its ass in a museum&#39;.</p> <p>&quot;My art often requires a lot of pre-planning and logistical consideration. A typical day for me might be spent in the studio preparing scale models. I also work at a computer a lot, corresponding with other people about making various projects happen.&quot;</p> <h4>Studying art and design</h4> <p>&quot;I studied at Camberwell College of Art and Design. We were taught the principle of &#39;concept first, craft-based skills second&#39;.</p> <p>&quot;Ideas are the valuable thing in art and they are democratically available for anyone to experience.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;This has given me a broad appreciation of art and design, but my professional practice is now predominantly fine art-based. It might have made more sense to have studied fine art in the first place.</p> <p>&quot;I was influenced by the British artist <a href="http://www.darrenlago.com/" target="_blank">Darren Lago</a>. I saw his work and wanted to make art that had the same impact. His friendship and guidance have been very important to my development as an artist.</p> <p>&ldquo;Ideas are the valuable thing in art and they are democratically available for anyone to experience, regardless of their economic position.</p> <p>&quot;I never wanted to be the kind of artist that made only one type of work. Some artists are happy to go to the studio every day for 40 years and paint the same kind of thing over and over.</p> <p>&quot;For me, art needs to be a more active and varied pursuit.</p> <h4>Creating public art</h4> <p>&quot;The actual commissioning of my <a href="http://www.benlong.co.uk/scaffolding-sculptures" target="_blank">Scaffolding Sculptures</a> by various organisations has been important. It has enabled me to produce them in relatively rapid succession.</p> <p>&quot;What I am offering with the project is an alternative to stone or bronze monuments. Scaffolding Sculptures reflect the change and evolution that the urban environment is constantly subjected to.</p> <p>&quot;For me, there&#39;s no distinction between my personal and professional development. They are one and the same thing as far as I&#39;m concerned. What is good for one is good for the other.&quot;</p> <h4>Competing in the visual arts sector</h4> <p>&quot;It&rsquo;s true that many young artists struggle to establish themselves in such an overcrowded industry. Besides raw creative talent, one needs to be willing to work very hard.</p> <p>&quot;Natural ability has to be matched by hard work, regardless of what activity you are involved in.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;Within my art, I make connections between the work of a creative occupation and those we commonly associate with physical or manual work.</p> <p>&quot;One reason for this is to override the myth of effortless creativity. Natural ability has to be matched by hard work, regardless of what activity you are involved in.&quot;</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.ukWed, 14 Oct 2015 13:10:45 GMTFreelancing and the future of creative jobshttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-04-10-freelancing-and-the-future-of-creative-jobshttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-04-10-freelancing-and-the-future-of-creative-jobs<p><a href="http://ccskills.org.uk/network/profile/pauline-tambling-cbe" target="_blank">PAULINE TAMBLING CBE&nbsp;</a> 20 MARCH 2015</p> <p>Self-employment in the creative industries is tipped to exceed the number of people working in the public sector by 2020. What is going on?</p> <p>I was speaking at the <a href="http://www.aqa.org.uk/about-us/products-and-services/exhibitions/the-creative-education-conference-2015" target="_blank">AQA Creative Education Conference</a> this week and a question from the floor prompted some interesting discussion about the future workforce. Specifically, a lot of the jobs available in the ever-growing creative industries are freelance.</p> <p>I outlined what the workforce looks like in the creative industries these days:</p> <ul> <li>43 per cent of the current creative industries workforce is self-employed.</li> <li>Self-employment is where the growth is.</li> <li>78 per cent of its businesses have fewer than five employees &ndash; so not small or medium-sized, but micro.</li> </ul> <p>Few of the voices that understand the importance of educating the next generation of creative people are getting listened to.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s no wonder that the sector doesn&rsquo;t manage to make much of an impact within Government skills policy. The voice of the &lsquo;employer&rsquo; is everything, but voices from the subsidised arts are seen as beneficiaries of public money rather than &lsquo;creators of wealth&rsquo;.</p> <p>Very few of the voices that understand the importance of educating the next generation of creative people are getting listened to. Where are the creative sector employers to which the Government is listening? One or two big digital companies perhaps.</p> <h4>3 challenges for young people</h4> <p>There are three challenges that I see for young people moving into the creative industries:</p> <p><strong>1. The need to &lsquo;make a job&rsquo; rather than apply for one</strong></p> <p>How many parents of graduates say that it&rsquo;s really difficult for their children to find jobs? &ldquo;Where,&rdquo; they ask &ldquo;are all the 1.8 million jobs in the creative industries?&rdquo;</p> <p>Unfortunately the jobs that everyone is looking for aren&rsquo;t there. They&rsquo;ll need to be made by the enterprising young freelancers that these young people will become when they have exhausted their capacity to apply for the jobs that are being advertised.</p> <p><strong>2. The jobs that do exist are unseen</strong></p> <p>They are the backstage, technical, making, digital, ticketing, crafts skills, account manager, technician roles that are behind the scenes. These include basic business skills like administration and finance.</p> <p>Typically these get filled by young people who thought they might make a career as a performer and realise, late in the day, that there&rsquo;s more security in a backstage or off-screen role.</p> <p><strong>3. The need for all young people to be &lsquo;T-shaped&rsquo;</strong></p> <p>This means that they need to have a &lsquo;deep&rsquo; technical skill which is augmented by a wide range of other attributes like ability to collaborate, work with other people and apply their skills and learning to new challenges.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s no longer enough to be a specialist. Workers need all the &lsquo;wrap-around&rsquo; skills too.</p> <h4>Secure jobs versus freelance jobs</h4> <p>Self-employment in the creative industries is tipped to exceed the number of people working in the public sector by 2020. What are the implications of this?</p> <p>One thing that&rsquo;s happening is that we are replacing secure jobs that have good terms and conditions, holiday and sick pay, and public-sector pensions with a new army of freelancers who don&rsquo;t benefit from any of these things.<br /> Unfortunately the jobs that everyone is looking for aren&rsquo;t there... They&rsquo;ll need to be made.</p> <p>Freelancers are also often unable to access other professional benefits in employment like super-fast broadband or studio facilities. They are usually working long and anti-social hours and probably balancing two or three jobs at the same time.</p> <p>It is true that a lot of people in the creative industries like this way of working and make a decent living from it. But it can all grind to a halt when there&rsquo;s illness, or when someone needs to juggle having a family with a career. The pay can be quite low which is why</p> <p>the Government isn&rsquo;t seeing the tax revenue from the fall in unemployment.</p> <h4>The voices of creative education</h4> <p>The changes in the workplace are radical. We are demanding more and more of the young people coming into the job market without offering them good salaries and job security in return.</p> <p>No one is lobbying for an education system that&#39;s genuinely equipped to produce the next generation.</p> <p>But perhaps an even greater threat to the future of the UK creative economy is the fact that, in this scenario, no one is lobbying for an education system that is genuinely equipped to produce the next generation of creative people.</p> <p>The voices heard in Government circles are those of the traditional industries like manufacturing, or those with very urgent needs like the nuclear or onshore oil and gas sectors. Nothing wrong with that, but it leaves the creative industries out in the cold again.</p> <p>Yes, we do pretty well without too much intervention, but every overseas group I talk to is busy taking on the lessons of the UK&rsquo;s creative industries with a view to &lsquo;growing their own&rsquo;.</p> <h4>We can&#39;t be complacent</h4> <p>The creative industries are resilient. Our job numbers don&rsquo;t dip in recessions and good news from recent research from the USA&nbsp; and <a href="http://www.nesta.org.uk/news/future-shock/creativity-vs-robots" target="_blank">Nesta</a> suggests that creative occupations are at &lsquo;low or no&rsquo; risk of automation, which is not true of a large number of white-collar jobs. There are creative jobs in traditional companies too: the &lsquo;creative economy&rsquo; (creative industries jobs plus creative jobs in the wider economy) currently tops 2.6 million.</p> <p>But we can&rsquo;t be complacent. This is why we launched our <a href="http://ccskills.org.uk/supporters/building-a-creative-nation" target="_blank">Building a creative nation campaign</a>. We want to help employers to make the entry-level jobs and ensure they&rsquo;re visible. We&rsquo;ve created over 4,000 apprentices in the last five years and around 2,000 paid internships. We provide careers advice online so that young people can see what the jobs are and how they can find them.</p> <p>But we can&rsquo;t leave schools and education to chance. We need all young people to follow a broad and balanced curriculum that includes the arts and creative subjects regardless of which sector they&rsquo;ll end up working in &ndash; doctors with inter-personal skills as well as designers who understand technology. &nbsp;</p> <p>For more about the future skills needs of the creative industries, read our research report <a href="http://ccskills.org.uk/downloads/CCS_BUILDINGACREATIVENATION_WEB_SINGLES.pdf" target="_blank">Building a Creative Nation: The Next Decade</a>.</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/DSC_2870_4659_600_300_80_s_c1.jpgWed, 14 Oct 2015 13:31:49 GMTCraft Council Newsletter 2015http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-03-16-craft-council-newsletter-2015http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2015-03-16-craft-council-newsletter-2015<p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/images/news/118bd8a9-1ad6-45d8-a2f8-703996eecd83.png" /></a></p> <hr /> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/aa273d4d-99a5-4dc3-add4-51e29a978921.png" style="width: 156px; height: 200px; margin: 5px 10px; float: left;" /><strong>Acts of Making</strong></p> <p>The <a href="http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/listings/acts-of-making-shipley-art-gallery" target="_blank">Acts of Making</a> festival opened in Gateshead. There&#39;ll be lots of events happening at The Shipley Art Gallery and around Gateshead until the 21 March including a skate jam, i-Log workshops and the chance to be a part of a global archive photography project.</p> <p>We would like you to be part of the festival. Show us what you&#39;ve seen and share your photos and comments about the festival via <a href="http://actsofmaking.uk/" target="_blank">#Acts of Making</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/2058430c-22b4-4953-acbc-6b5e2466969a.png" style="width: 169px; height: 200px; margin: 5px 10px; float: left;" /><strong>COLLECT</strong></p> <p><a href="https://craftscouncil.yourticketbooking.com/events/COLLECT" target="_blank">Tickets</a> are now on sale for <a href="http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/collect/" target="_blank">COLLECT</a>, which returns to the Saatchi Gallery, London from Friday 8 May - Monday 11 May 2015.</p> <p>The fair is a chance to buy world-class, museum-quality contemporary craft from 35 international galleries each representing established and emerging artists.</p> <p>Alongside these eminent galleries the fair will feature COLLECT Open, a space created for artists to explore new ideas, and a preview of the latest Crafts Council Touring Exhibition I AM HERE. There will also be a programme of talks from curators, gallerists and many of the exhibiting artists.</p> <p>We&#39;re recruiting volunteers to work at COLLECT 2015. If you&#39;re interested in being part of the fair, apply <a href="http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/about/jobs/" target="_blank">online</a>.</p> <hr /> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/1c21b277-df95-4d47-a192-f70f46477eca.png" style="width: 158px; height: 200px; margin: 5px 10px; float: left;" /><strong>CRAFTS Magazine</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/magazine/issues/crafts-magazine-issue-no.-253/" target="_blank">Crafts magazine Issue No. 253</a> &ndash; out now!</p> <p>Welcome spring with a splash of colour courtesy of Ptolemy Mann&#39;s weaving, read an interview with Nicholas Rena on politics and pots, Tim Parsons considers why makers and designers can&#39;t resist the challenge of the chair, and discover a series of craft/science collaborations from dissecting rooms to soft robots.</p> <p>PLUS: <a href="http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/mcqueen-comes-home/" target="_blank">McQueen</a>, Fornasetti, and forensics as craft.</p> <p><a href="http://crafts-council.myshopify.com/cart" target="_blank">Buy now!</a></p> <hr /> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/b600c788-ddd6-4cd6-a53f-0358bb3955d3.png" style="width: 137px; height: 200px; margin: 5px 10px; float: left;" /></p> <p><strong>What is Luxury?</strong></p> <p>With our partnership exhibition with the V&amp;A, <a href="http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/what-is-luxury" target="_blank">What is Luxury?</a> opening next month, read our <a href="http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/what-is-luxury-blog/" target="_blank">blog</a> which charts the progress of the exhibition and gives you a look behind the scenes.</p> <p>The exhibition itself will present over 100 exceptional, crafted objects from 1670 to the present day including a couture gown by fashion designer Iris van Herpen and fine examples of haute horlogerie by British watchmaker George Daniels, alongside more unexpected projects which explore the cultural value of materials such as gold, diamonds and plastic. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/what-is-luxury" target="_blank">What is Luxury?</a> is at the V&amp;A from 25 April to 27 September 2015</p> <hr /> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/2100b892-fab2-462a-ae36-838f96d56117.png" style="width: 156px; height: 200px; margin: 5px 15px; float: left;" /></p> <p><strong>Crafts Council Across the UK</strong></p> <p>It&#39;s a busy time at the Crafts Council with exhibitions and collections:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/listings/knit" target="_blank">Knit</a> (23 February - 25 August) + <a href="http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/listings/lunchtime-talk-and-makers-demo" target="_blank">Lunchtime Talk and Maker&#39;s Demo</a> (22 March) at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford</li> <li><a href="http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/listings/space-craft-1" target="_blank">Space Craft</a> (Until 20 March 2015) at The National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford</li> <li><a href="http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/listings/real-to-reel" target="_blank">Real to Reel: Film as a material in making</a> (22 February - 11 April) at St Fergus Gallery, Wick</li> <li><a href="http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/listings/the-yellow-wallpaper" target="_blank">The Yellow Wallpaper</a> (6 March - 26 April) at City Gallery at Peterborough Museum</li> <li><a href="http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/listings/sound-matters-1" target="_blank">Sound Matters</a> (28 March - 5 July) at The National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford</li> </ul> <hr /> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/6c392667-f85f-4457-921e-6c8f96d250e7.png" style="width: 151px; height: 200px; margin: 5px 10px; float: left;" /></p> <p><strong>Crafts Council at Design Days Dubai</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/design-days-dubai-2015/" target="_blank">Design Days Dubai</a> runs from 16- 20 March 2015 and for a third year the Crafts Council will be presenting work by a group of selected designers and makers at the fair.</p> <p>This group of eight makers represents some of Britain&#39;s brightest talent, all using interesting materials and techniques for interior works. Work includes lighting, ceramics, metal wallpieces, marble sculptural forms, textiles, furniture and wooden vessels.</p> <p>We caught up with some of the makers ahead of the fair, read our interviews <a href="http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/heading-east-with-the-design-days-dubai-makers/" target="_blank">here</a></p> <hr /> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/521cda4e-f00b-4307-9e90-c05fdd57732b.png" style="width: 272px; height: 200px; margin: 5px 10px; float: left;" /></p> <p><strong>Also of interest...</strong></p> <p>Ceramic Art London, the leading international showcase for contemporary ceramicists, is returning to the prestigious Royal College of Art for its eleventh edition between <strong>17 - 19 April 2015</strong>.</p> <p>This major event in the ceramics calendar will see 80 ceramicists from across the globe present and sell their work directly to visitors. A dynamic programme of events will run throughout the fair, including panel discussions, demonstrations, debates and film.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ceramics.org.uk/index.php" target="_blank">More info</a></p> <hr /> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/a5dd64cc-0d5f-4546-85b3-3a55449b29ac.png" style="width: 150px; height: 200px; margin: 5px 10px; float: left;" /></p> <p><strong>And for the makers amongst you...</strong></p> <p>Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair -&nbsp; Deadline: 16 March. Little Northern Contemporary Craft Deadline: 1 April. <a href="http://www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk/homepage-gnccf.aspx#.VQLUHtKsXTo" target="_blank">Read more</a></p> <p>Shakespeare Birthplace Trust commissions - .Deadline: 22 March <a href="http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/opportunities/the-shakespeare-birthplace-trust-commissions" target="_blank">Read more</a></p> <p>The British Ceramics Biennial - AWARD&nbsp; Deadline: 30 March 2015 <a href="http://www.britishceramicsbiennial.com/get-involved/artist-opportunities/" target="_blank">Read more</a></p> <p>Handmade in Britain -&nbsp; Handmade in Chelsea Deadline: 31 March. <a href="http://www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk/shows/chelsea/" target="_blank">Read more</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.ukWed, 14 Oct 2015 13:47:45 GMT#TeamHerald&Hearthttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2014-11-17-teamherald-hearthttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2014-11-17-teamherald-heart<p>Here at the Herald &amp; Heart HQ we have been delighted to be able to provide work-placement opportunities to the young creatives currently studying at Rye Studio School</p> <p>Find the full article here: <a href="http://heraldandheart.com/?p=227" target="_blank">http://heraldandheart.com/?p=227</a></p> http://ryestudioschool.co.ukWed, 14 Oct 2015 13:51:07 GMTA Glowing Review for RSShttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2014-09-01-a-glowing-review-for-rsshttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2014-09-01-a-glowing-review-for-rss<p>Dear Jo,</p> <p>Just a brief note of thanks to you, your Governors, staff, and students for giving Mark and I such a warm welcome and inspiring visit on Wednesday.</p> <p>You certainly have a very important community at Rye Studio School. Mark and I were hugely impressed with the extraordinary will to succeed from every member of your team, students included. We concluded that together you are demonstrating the very best of how to &lsquo;add value&rsquo; for your students in preparing them for rewarding lives beyond your school gates. The quality of their work was outstanding.</p> <p>I do hope we can tempt you to come and see Dorset&rsquo;s studio school at work, once we are up and running. Sharing more experiences would be of great value I&rsquo;m sure.</p> <p>For a Farmer, and a Forestry contractor, with no real experience of education beyond our own children, it was an extra ordinary day, humbling to think that it was just another &lsquo;day at the office&rsquo; for you.</p> <p>I&rsquo;ve copied in Matthew Price, our chair of Governors so he appreciates how important a day it was for us.</p> <p>I hope you get the chance to enjoy a bit of a break over the next few weeks,</p> <p>With best wishes to you and your team for your continued success,</p> <p><em>Kind regards,</em></p> <p><em>Robert Lasseter</em></p> http://ryestudioschool.co.ukWed, 14 Oct 2015 14:20:53 GMTPaula MacArthurhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2013-09-03-paula-macarthurhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2013-09-03-paula-macarthur<p>Paula MacArthur is an artist and occasional curator. Trained at the Royal Academy Schools she has exhibited widely, e.g. John Moores Biennial Liverpool, National Portrait Gallery, RA&rsquo;s Sackler galleries and Summer Exhibition. MacArthur has previously curated &lsquo;Ivon Hitchens &amp; his Contemporaries&rsquo; at Rye Art Gallery and co-curated a RAS Post- Graduate show at the Leipzig Grassi Museum (Germany). She recently took part in the ALAS Autumn Residency with several of the exhibiting artists where the inspiration for this new project began to take shape.</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/2013-9-4-photo.JPGWed, 14 Oct 2015 14:21:44 GMTInternships in the Creative Industryhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2013-06-03-internships-in-the-creative-industryhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2013-06-03-internships-in-the-creative-industry<p>More evidence that internships are so important in the creative industries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/fashion/2013/may/31/catwalk-workforce-graduate-fashion-week" target="_blank">www.guardian.co.uk/fashion/2013/may/31/catwalk-workforce-graduate-fashion-week</a></p> http://ryestudioschool.co.ukWed, 14 Oct 2015 14:22:22 GMTNational Citizen Service (NCS) Champion Schoolhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2013-05-22-national-citizen-service-ncs-champion-schoolhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2013-05-22-national-citizen-service-ncs-champion-school<p>We are officially a National Citizen Service (NCS) Champion School - see attached letter for more info</p> <p><a href="/files/2013-5-23-NCS_SCHOOL_CHAMPION_-_RYE_SCHOOL.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/images/icon/acrobat_file.gif" style="width: 19px; height: 18px;" /> 5-23-NCS SCHOOL CHAMPION - RYE SCHOOL</a></p> http://ryestudioschool.co.uk/images/news/2013-5-23-National_Citizen_Service_Official_Logo_CMYK.jpgWed, 14 Oct 2015 14:23:51 GMTMade in Rye - fundraising eventhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2013-05-18-made-in-rye-fundraising-eventhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2013-05-18-made-in-rye-fundraising-event<p>Rye College Main Hall<br /> Black Tie event<br /> &pound;50 per ticket<br /> Tables of 10<br /> Only a few tickets remaining<br /> Champagne Reception at 6.45pm, followed by a 3-course meal and live music entertainment</p> <p><a href="/files/15-5-2013-Made_in_Rye_-_Auction_and_Raffle_List.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/images/icon/acrobat_file.gif" style="width: 19px; height: 18px;" /> Auction and Raffle Prizes List</a></p> <p><a href="/files/2013-5-20-Made_in_Rye_Programme.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/images/icon/acrobat_file.gif" style="width: 19px; height: 18px;" /> 5-20-Made in Rye Programme</a></p> <p><a href="/files/2013-5-21-Made_In_Rye____18th_May_2013_review.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/images/icon/acrobat_file.gif" style="width: 19px; height: 18px;" /> 5-21-Made In Rye 18th May 2013 review</a></p> http://ryestudioschool.co.ukWed, 14 Oct 2015 14:26:11 GMTHead announced for Rye’s exciting new Studio Schoolhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2013-03-04-head-announced-for-rye-s-exciting-new-studio-schoolhttp://ryestudioschool.co.uk/news/latest/2013-03-04-head-announced-for-rye-s-exciting-new-studio-school<p>Jo Townshend has been named as the Principal of Rye&rsquo;s innovative new Studio School which opens its doors this September.</p> <p>Rye Academy Trust Executive Principal Ann Cockerham said: &ldquo;I am delighted that Jo Townshend will be leading The Rye Studio School and excited by the opportunities that the Studio School will bring for both the young people of Rye and for our wider community&rdquo;.</p> <p>Jo Townshend is known within the community for her partnership work with local schools, colleges and businesses as well as for her work in the arts world in and around Rye. Originally from Tenterden, Kent; Jo studied at Highworth School for Girls in Ashford before specialising in Fine Art Painting, gaining a Masters Degree at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.<br /> Jo Townshend said &ldquo;I am very proud to be Principal of a Specialist College focusing on the Creative Industries, so close to my home town. I certainly would have loved such an opportunity; I have been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response from young people, parents and the community. My immediate challenge however, is to ensure that all the creative, enterprising young people of Kent and Sussex realise that our doors open this September and they can access this superb provision&rdquo;</p> <p>Jo Townshend said: &ldquo;The Rye Studio School will offer an exciting curriculum that will engage and inspire young people. It is a contemporary model of education, new to many but it responds to the needs of business. It will support the employment of young people in these challenging times&rdquo;.</p> <p>The Rye Studio School will ensure all students in Rye and the surrounding villages have access to excellent post 16 education locally for the first time in over a decade.</p> <p>The new school, which opens its doors in September has the backing of Rye MP Amber Rudd, who said: &ldquo;I&rsquo;m delighted to support Rye Studio School, it is going to offer a fantastic new opportunity for young people in our area; bring it on!&rdquo;</p> <p>Studio schools are a new concept, which allow students to work within specialist industries to gain vital skills and experience as well as gaining academic achievements.</p> <p>The Rye Studio School will offer 14 - 19 year olds unique opportunities for learning, combining study for traditional examinations with experience of the world of work.</p> <p>One of only 30 Studio Schools in the country, the Rye Studio School will prepare young people for work within the creative industries.</p> <p>Students will be able to gain hands-on experience within the creative sector with courses covering sound and lighting engineering, music technology, visual arts, film making, performing arts and broadcasting; in addition to English, Maths, Business Studies and Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.</p> <p>Students will also be able to transfer to the Studio School in Year 10 and study Maths, English, Science, IT and Media alongside creative options in the Production, Performing and Visual Arts.</p> <p>At the age of 16 they will be able to enter an apprenticeship or continue their studies at the Studio School. By graduation at 18, young people will gain traditional qualifications (A levels and level 3 BTEC) with an enriched CV of employability skills and a network of contacts.</p> <p>The school is now open for applications from all over East Sussex and Kent.</p> http://ryestudioschool.co.ukWed, 14 Oct 2015 14:26:44 GMT