2017 Illustration Graduate Exhibition | UNSEEN

Congratulations to Sheridan College’s Illustration Class of 2017!

Sheridan Illustration Graduate and Faculty Featured in CBC’s Exhibitionists Series

Congratulations to Sheridan Illustration faculty Hyein Lee and graduate John Soleas on their recent individual features in the CBC’s Exhibitionists Series. Hosted by Amanda Parris, Exhibitionists is a series of 30 minute profiles focusing on individuals who create, why they do it and the most exciting cultural happenings across Canada.

Sheridan Bachelor Programs Study Abroad @Italy Student Exhibition / 2017 Course Trip Information Session

This past May and June, 26 students from Bachelors programs in Illustration, Animation, Photography, Interior Design and Craft & Design participated in Sheridan Bachelor Programs @Italy, a unique study abroad opportunity.  Currently on view in the A wing Showcase hallway is the process and production of their amazing efforts.

Sheridan’s Indigenous Youth Skateboard Summer Workshop

In the summer of 2016, the Faculty of Animation, Art & Design partnered with Sheridan’s Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support to create a skateboard workshop for First Nations high school youth.

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. 

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.

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.

Sheridan Illustration Students No Longer embarrassed to be “Embarrassed”

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. 

Sheridan Illustration Grad – Drew Shannon – demonstrates his talents at TIFF Opening Weekend

Kicking off the TIFF opening weekend was the Grolsch Open House, which portrayed some of Toronto’s best artists including illustrator Drew Shannon. Drew is a well-known illustrator living and working in Toronto. He has created artwork for a variety of magazines, newspapers and books, including the Globe and Mail, Reader’s Digest, and Vice. In addition to his designs being featured in print and on the web, he started silkscreening t-shirts as a hobby in high school and has been figuring it out ever since. His post-secondary education was at Sheridan College in the BAA Illustration program and graduated in 2011. As an artist, Drew agrees that he finds it especially gratifying to be able to participate in a festival that celebrates so many different artists and types of art. See the full article ION MAGAZINE Check out Drew’s artwork: drewshannon.ca & on tumblr

The ‘Living wall’ – student mural in the pit

Last October, Art Fundamentals students officially cut the ribbon during the grand opening for the ‘living wall.’ If it hasn’t already caught your eye, it’s a wall-size canvas that is open to any medium, any topic/imagery and is always refreshed with new creativity (on a weekly or even daily basis). Art Fundamentals program coordinator Peter Palermo explains: “This wall is a form of communication. It is monitored by the students who have the opportunity to collaborate with each other and express creativity and sometimes frustration!” Art Fundamentals is a one-year foundation program, that helps students to build portfolios. Many continue at Sheridan in other FAAD programs. It  provides curriculum in illustration, animation, visual effects, textile design and more. This collaborative mural project helps build community and confidence among students.