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
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
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 a 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
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
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
Earlier this May, Rachel Miller (Studio Head of the Textiles Dept. at Sheridan College) and Lynne Heller (Faculty of Material Arts/ Fibres at OCAD U) joined forces to facilitate an exciting five day trip to New York City for students of Sheridan’s Textiles Dept. and OCAD U’s craft, art, and textiles program. This educational excursion was organized to inspire students by exposing them to the diversity and innovation of art, design, and industry. Read More
This past weekend, a team of Sheridan’s second year Industrial Design students won first place in Rethink Tires, a design challenge sponsored by Ontario Tire Stewardship. Students were asked to address the needs of the Artscape building on Shaw Street in Toronto using recycled tire materials. The goal of the challenge is to ignite creativity and innovative environmental landscape architecture and industrial design while showcasing the aesthetics, functionality and high performance of Ontario tire-derived products.
Sheridan’s team placed first in the Industrial Design category, winning a $3,000 scholarship. The group of four consists of Alexandra D’Oliveira, Patrick Marchent, Michael Mofina and Neil Smith.
As the school year comes to a close again, the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design would like to acknowledge several members of our enthusiastic, creative and dedicated team who are stepping down this year. Read More
Home to Canada’s largest arts school, Sheridan College has been teaching animation since 1971, and today offers a four-year bachelor’s degree in animation, as well as three post-graduate programs in computer animation, visual effects and character animation. Our graduates include Oscar nominees and winners who have helped fuel the surge in popularity of animated films by studios including Pixar, DreamWorks and Disney. Most recently, Animation Career Review named Sheridan as No. 1 among the top 100 animation schools in the world. Sheridan also offers an innovative Bachelor of Game Design and a cluster of high-demand graduate certificate programs in the gaming discipline. Read More
The Embarrassment Show workshop is an approach to creative thinking developed by Dutch creative director, curator and artist Erik Kessels. Originally conducted with a group of 2nd year photography students in Switzerland, the Embarrassment Show has developed into a travelling exhibition. Earlier in May, the project was brought to Sheridan College’s Trafalgar campus for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year Illustration students. Kessels led a three-day workshop and oversaw the production of the final exhibition with Sheridan Illustration Professor/Coordinator Joe Morse. Read More