Did you know that over 300 Sheridan Arts students have achieved credits towards their Bachelor degrees while studying in Italy?
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.
And there are pictures… Arts faculty Clemente Botelho has been organizing trips to Italy for Sheridan arts students since 2004, and it has been a degree elective course since 2007. This year, 30 Bachelors degree students participated (16 Illustration, 9 Animation, 5 Interior Design). The course centers around Italian art and culture, linking art works explored – historical, modern and contemporary – to the culture that students are exposed to. Students did a lot of reading, visiting sites, and attending lectures on cultural rituals. Classroom activities were hosted by Eurocentres Florence, who delivered a Survival Italian Language Workshop (non-credit) that each student completed. Support faculty Tony Tarantini and Lisa DiNatale delivered supplementary lectures in class and onsite at various museums and locales. Tony also led a non-credit on-site drawing and painting sessions. The primary classroom was Italy itself: the museums, palazzos, studios, markets and neighbourhoods as a locale of our cultural… Read More