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Sheridan Welcomes Shanghai visitors to Trafalgar Campus

Summer is the time to tour our campuses. In July, the Faculty of Animation, Art and Design welcomed two groups of visitors from Shanghai to Sheridan. Composed of thirty Masters and Phd students from Shanghai University, China, the first group travelled overseas for a tour of Trafalgar Campus and SIRT (Strategic Partnerships & Screen Industries Research and Training Centre) to learn about the Canadian landscape of film and production. Maija Saari, Associate Dean of Film, Television and Journalism, led students through Sheridan’s facilities to demonstrate why we are a renowned member in the film, television and journalism industry.  Read More

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Sheridan Students announced as Semifinalists in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards

Thirty-two students from Sheridan have been announced as semifinalists in this year’s Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) competition. Since the competition began in 2001, more than 35,000 students across 76 countries have been involved. Now in its sixteenth year, the ADAA is open to student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and computer artists from selected higher education institutions.  Read More

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Sheridan’s Illustration Wing Unveils New Mural

A new mural has just been unveiled in the Illustration Wing of Trafalgar Campus. Crossing Paths is the collaborative effort of illustration students Jude Labuca, Sadie Marfisi, Natalie Nehlawi Kimberlyn Porter, and Bailie Rosenlund under the supervision and guidance of Illustration faculty Joe Morse and Ted Zourntos. Read More

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Ontario Educators in Art and Design Foundation meet in Niagara

The OEADF (Ontario Educators in Art and Design Foundation) is an organization of teachers and educators in the foundation programs from collages all over the province. Based off of the FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education) association in the United States, each year the OEADF meets at a different collage to share in the goal of making the foundational experience in art a solid springboard for a successful academic and professional life. This year, Peter Palermo, Coordinator for Sheridan’s Art Fundamentals program led the group as acting chair. A number of topics discussed this year at Niagara-on-the-lake College including strategies for engaging students, services for students with learning disabilities/ medical challenges, and organizational structure. The gathering also consisted of a tour of the Niagara region’s wineries followed by a tasting.  Read More

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Animation student Vladimir Mokhov wins Ubisoft NXT Showcase for Animation

Earlier in May, 3rd Year Sheridan animation student Vladimir Mokhov won first place at the first Ubisoft NXT Showcase for Animation. The NXT Showcase is an annual competition designed to put a spotlight on local art and game development student talent ready to kick-start their careers in the industry. In its third year, the competition welcomed student submissions from 10 post-secondary schools in Ontario. Animation was a new discipline added to the showcase this year. The winners of the Modeller and Animation Apprenticeships will spend three months working with the some of the industry’s top talent, contributing to games being created at the studio. With 83 Ontario art and animation students competing for the coveted NXT Showcase Apprenticeship awards, Vladimir Mokhov won a highly-sought after apprenticeship with Ubisoft Toronto, a Microsoft Surface Book, and a Ubisoft Toronto prize pack. This year, in addition to the 1st place winners, Ubisoft Toronto offered apprenticeships to the second and third place winners in each of the categories. Jennifer Luu, also a 3rd year animation student at Sheridan, placed 2nd in the same category. Read More

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New Acquisitions to the Sheridan Permanent Art Collection

The Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design is delighted to announce a series of new art acquisitions that are intended to build our growing permanent art collection. Many acquisitions were made as part of our new program of Dean’s Student Art Awards, selected from our students’ graduating art exhibits. Read More

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Textiles Studio Hosts Weaving Workshop for L’Arche Hamilton

The Textiles Studio of Sheridan’ College’s Craft and Design program has remained busy over the summer season, coordinating student trips to New York, and selling naturally dyed plants to raise funds for a new textile student award. Most recently, Sheridan’s textiles department invited L’Arche Hamilton to their studio to learn introductory weaving techniques on their tapestry looms and experiment working on the floor loom.   Read More

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HMC 2 Installation Studio | SIRT & CAMDT Visit

In May of 2016, Sheridan’s Faculty of Art, Animation and Design created an internship studio for students in FAAD and FAST to work collaboratively on an installation project for HMC 2’s new Creativity Commons. Facilitated by Canadian artist and new media visionary Stacey Spiegel, students developed a goal to tell the story of Sheridan’s creative legacy and to visualize the ‘Sheridan experience’. Read More

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Breanna Shanahan | #TBT Alumni

An alumna of the UTM and Sheridan Art and Art History joint program, Breanna Shanahan is an MFA candidate at Concordia University and an artist working in drawing and sculpture. Her work has been exhibited in project spaces and galleries in Montreal, Toronto, Oakville and Mississauga. She has participated in an artist residency at the Living Arts center in Mississauga, and is one of six members of the artist collective 13,450 Sq. Ft. Her upcoming show will be held in Art Helix space, New York in June. Read More

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Broadway Success of Come From Away Reaches Queen’s Park

On Tuesday, May 30, MPP for Oakville and Minister of Labour, the Honourable Kevin Flynn, invited Associate Dean and Canadian Music Theatre Project Producer, Michael Rubinoff and Irene Sankoff and David Hein, authors of Come From Away to Queen’s Park. Read More

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