Art School No. 1 was created in 2008 becoming the only official centre of the Autonomous Community of Cantabria that imparts professional Plastic Arts and Design. It was created by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Government of Cantabria following a collaboration agreement with the Town Hall of Reocín. During the first three years it was directed by D. Roberto Orallo, a recognised and well known artist and professor for many years in the high school IES Santa Clara, where the need to supply these teachings in our region was raised in the tradition of the two centres that already existed in Cantabria.
Our students come mainly from Torrelavega and Santander, but we also find students from all around Cantabria and its neighbouring provinces, towns and villages.