The R.I.S.D. school of Fine Arts adheres to the Fhundstücke movement, championed by artist Mariella Schulz from the Franco-German border region. This movement is a uniquely canine slant on the funk-assemblage found object sculpture tradition. Another key influence of the Fine Arts faculty is Jack DeVore’s Elastic Symbolism school of sculpture in Oregon.
The R.I.S.D. Fashion School faculty brings industry experience and European perspective to our students. These mentors impart the technical and design expertise needed so R.I.S.D graduates can compete in the fashion world without sacrificing individual style. Senior Bella Hauser models a red cocoon of her own design. It’s a hand-stitched, fully lined jacket with reinforced collar and cuff seams, cut on the bias so it looks great on the move. Bella is wearing jewelry by Sabine Röemer.