Material Art and Design


Sheridan's longstanding and renowned Crafts and Design program is resident in the Department of Material Art and Design, along with a degree program in Interior Design and a diploma program in Interior Decorating. Students are provided strong entrepreneurial training to prepare them for a self-directed practice or employment in the industry. Also, we offer a diploma in the highly sought-after Visual Merchandising Arts program, as well as Art Fundamentals and Visual and Creative Arts.

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Interior Decorating students win top awards at DDA Student Competition

The Decorators & Designers Association of Canada (DDA) announced the winners of the 2020 Awards for Design and Decorating at a virtual presentation last week. Evaluated by an independent panel of judges, these prestigious national awards recognize excellence in various categories.

Winners of these highly competitive awards in the General Student Project category were three of our graduating students. The winner of the Gold Award is Carolina Escobar, the winner of the Silver Award is Alexandra Stravridis, and the winner of the Bronze Award is Alyssa Bird.

The rendering above is by the winner (Gold) Carolina Escobar.

Industrial Design students win top prizes at ACIDO Rocket Competition

Congratulations to two of our Industrial Design students, Joseph Clayton and Quinn MacGowan, who won 2nd and 3rd at this year’s ACIDO Rocket Competition! The Rocket Awards bring together top graduates from each of Ontario’s Industrial Design programs.

Winning second place and the ROCKET 2020 Specialty Design Thinking Award is Quinn MacGowan for their project Al-I. Third place and the ROCKET 2020 Health and Wellness Award was won by Joseph Clayton for their project, MANTA.

Interior Design student wins Bullock + Wood Award

Congratulations to Bachelor of Interior Design student Mark Melichercik, this year's winner of the Bullock + Wood Design Award. Mark's submission included three projects: corporate design, hospitality design, and healthcare.

The award is open to all students enrolled in an ARIDO recognized interior design program in Ontario. This is the second year in a row that one of our Interior Design students have won this award.

Furniture students collaborate with Indigenous community in Thunder Bay

In January, a group of our third-year Furniture students and faculty from the Bachelor of Craft and Design program traveled to Thunder Bay for a new studio project. This project is a unique collaboration with the Thunder Bay Indigenous community for the design and fabrication of furniture for the Indigenous Knowledge Centre located in the Brodie Branch of the Thunder Bay Library, a historic Carnegie Library built in 1911.

Connie Chisholm, Codesign founder, and part-time Furniture Studio faculty developed the proposal for the project together with Furniture Studio Head, Peter Fleming. Codesign facilitates projects between post-secondary design students and marginalized communities that result in tangible outcomes for the shared spaces of the partnering community.

CATS Art Fundamentals Silent Art Auction

The 2019 Art Fundamentals Silent Art Auction is up and running from November 18 to 28. This year’s theme is CATS.

Original and unique works of art have been created and generously donated by Sheridan faculty in Illustration, Animation, Visual and Creative Arts, Interior Design, Media Fundamentals, and Art Fundamentals programs. Their works are currently on display in the A-wing hallway at Sheridan’s Trafalgar campus.

Blown Away Stars Take to the Stage and Studio at Sheridan College

In October, an enthusiastic audience filled the theatre at Sheridan’s Oakville campus to take in a lively panel discussion featuring Deborah Czeresko and Alexander Rosenberg, respective winner and 3rd place finalist of the Netflix reality series Blown Away.

The panel discussion was followed by individual glassblowing demos by both Blown Away artists, as attendees crowded into the Glass Studio to capture a view of the artists at work.


Heather Whitton
Associate Dean
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Academic Portfolio Administrator
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Program Support Specialist
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Interim Program Support Specialist
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