Art and Art History student awards program hosted at the Annie Smith Centre

On November 18, the Art and Art History ran their annual student awards program in the Annie Smith Centre. The annual alumni keynote speaker was Michelle Gay, who spoke about her diverse career as an artist, maker, designer, advocate, “technology tinkerer” and the driving curiosity that led her to complete both an MFA at NSCAD, and just recently a Master of Information Science at the University of Toronto’s Knowledge, Media, Design Institute.

What is Sheridan’s “Visual Merchandising Arts” Program?

The Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design at Sheridan College includes over 30 different artistic programs, ranging from Game Design to Visual Merchandising Arts. The latter program is less understood, though it has been at Sheridan for over 25 years and teaches very marketable skills. In laymen’s terms, Visual Merchandising is the art of presenting products in a way that attracts consumers. The two-year program is made up of four main components: 1.Window displays/prop production 2.Fashion and Product styling – on and off figure 3.Merchandising-Hard and soft goods/fashion and non fashion 4.Two-Dimensional Drawings/Marketing Design Those who have passed through the B wing at Sheridan’s Trafalgar campus in the past few months have seen first year displays rotating weekly, as students apply their skills to real brands. In the past month, these display cases have been taken over by second year students. Both years have also presented in a floor-to-ceiling display… Read More

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