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
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
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
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.