Other private art establishments give their students an art supply store, small or large. For example, FIDM, or Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, has three on-campus stores; The FIDM Museum Shop, The FIDM Store, and The FIDM Scholarship Store. The FIDM Store offers school and office supplies, art supplies, greeting cards, tote bags, gifts, and Adobe software (fidm.edu).
|A well-stocked The Art Center Student Store|
Art Center also provides their students with a supply store referred to as The Art Center Student Store.
As a capitalist country, it’s constantly drilled in us that we must beat out the competition and any one thing no matter how slight can tip the scale.
|RISD has a building and an online store|
In my opinion, Otis is behind in this never ending race. It would also help the students by creating a few more jobs on campus. Think about the convenience, the new jobs, the gas money savings and the absence of the stress you usually feel when your professor tells you to purchase a new art supply. It’s truly a no-brainer.
- Shelby -