Material Art and Design

Welcome

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. In addition, 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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Highlights

Craft and Design Furniture Students Join Inaugural Unveiling of Mississauga Cultural Hub

In their third year, Sheridan Craft and Design Furniture students participate in a capstone community project that is organized and facilitated by Codesign.

Industrial Design Students' Shaw Bench Installed at Artscape

In 2017, a group of Industrial Design students won a design challenge initiated by the Ontario Tire Stewardship to create an environmentally sustainable design for an urban space. The winning project, Shaw Bench, consists of approx. 854 recycled tires and was recently permanently installed in front of Artscape in Toronto.

Opening a New Window on Internationalization

At the Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC), a group of seven Chinese Visual Merchandising Arts students collaborated to create a special Chinese New Year window at HMC’s new B-Wing, home to the Visual Merchandising Arts program.

Alumna and Ceramics Faculty Member Janet Macpherson Recognized as NCECA Emerging Artists of 2018

Congratulations to Sheridan alumna and ceramics faculty member Janet Macpherson on being recognized as one of the NCECA Emerging Artists of 2018. The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) is a dynamic organization that engages and sustains a community for ceramic art, teaching and learning.

Visual Merchandising Arts Program tells the story of Chanie Wenjack and the Secret Path

Be on the lookout for a new window display by the Visual Merchandising Arts program on Trafalgar campus. As part of a new series of Progressive Window Displays dedicated towards generating social awareness through visual communication, the current installation has been created to inform and engage the Sheridan community about The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.

Art Fundamentals Professor Valerie Fulford discusses her work with Loving Vincent

Merging the iconic Impressionist style of Vincent van Gogh with the magic of animation, Loving Vincent will be the first fully painted feature film to be created. Art Fundamentals Professor Valerie Fulford discusses her experience and work as one of the painting-animators who worked on the film.

Contact

Heather Whitton
Associate Dean
Ext. 2506

Nora Endicott
Academic Portfolio Administrator
Ext. 2632

Christine Franch
Program Support Specialist
Ext. 2571

Tammie Tesone
Program Support Specialist