Material Art and Design

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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

Work-in-Process on display at HMC

Work-In-Process, the newly completed, multi-faceted installation is now on display at Sheridan’s HMC campus in the B-Wing’s second-floor Creativity Commons. The work is intended to represent the many facets of creativity at Sheridan. On September 25, it had its official opening alongside the Creative Campus Galleries exhibition of Ground: Pathways for Connection in a Contemporary World.

Designed by FAAD professors Claire Ironside and Doug Donald, Work-In-Process was built from acrylic, steel, wood, and aluminum and supported by staff, students and faculty from across the College’s three campuses as well as industry partner, Canon Canada Inc.

Textiles faculty Amanda McCavour's solo shows and artist residency at the Toronto Public Library

Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design: Textiles faculty Amanda McCavour has an exciting fall season ahead, with two solo shows and an artist residency at the Toronto Public Library, supported by the Toronto Arts Council Artists in the Library program.

Media Fundamentals faculty Alan Flint’s summer in Cuba

Sheridan Media Fundamentals program coordinator Alan Flint has a long history of collaborating with the arts community in Cuba. This past summer was particularly eventful: he mounted an exhibition of his print media works, led a symphony performance with his band and an orchestra of Cuban musicians, and interviewed a spiritualist named Pablo who lives in the Sierra Maestra mountains.

These valuable connections that our faculty make while abroad bring back a wealth of experiences, perspectives, and artistic knowledge to share with our Sheridan community.

Sheridan’s Public Creativity Studio 2019

Sheridan’s Public Creativity Studio is a summer internship program that provides Sheridan students with an experiential learning experience and the opportunity to collaborate on projects that have a real impact on our campus spaces.

This year’s studio builds on the work from last summer’s Public Creativity Studio. Bachelor of Interaction Design faculty Ed Naus leads this year’s studio as the students explore wayfinding, the use of public space, and accessible design solutions at our Trafalgar campus.

Blown Away on Netflix

Blown Away, a new television series airing internationally on Netflix this summer, aims to uncover the complexity of working with glass.

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni from Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design (Glass) program contributed significantly to the show’s development and are featured heavily throughout nine of the ten episodes. With Netflix’s unique ability to reach over 139 million subscribers, Sheridan’s contribution to the technical and artistic aspects of this ancient and intricate artform will be at the forefront of your next binge-watching experience.

2019 Visual Merchandising Arts Portfolio Show: SPECTRA

On April 10, 2019 our Visual Merchandising Arts program hosted their portfolio show SPECTRA: House of Colour to a range of industry professionals at the Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga. Inspired by mid-century design, SPECTRA is set in an elegant, colourful world. With a spectrum of colours being featured in vignettes based on rooms of home, the show displayed a life filled with elegance, over-abundance, and excessiveness.

Art Hives at Sheridan

Members of the Sheridan community came together to contribute to an exciting exhibition called collectiveEYEdentity, which opened May 10 with an Art Hive in the Trafalgar Library Learning Commons.

The collectiveEYEdentity exhibition will be on display there until August 15.

Sheridan’s Art Hive Initiative is led by Art Fundamentals faculty member Susan Beniston (MFA, ATR-BC, RCAT), who is a visual arts educator, a board-certified art therapist, and faculty peer coach with the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Contact

Heather Whitton
Associate Dean
Ext. 2506

Nora Endicott
Academic Portfolio Administrator
Ext. 2632

Christine Franch
Program Support Specialist
Ext. 2571

Kimberly Ramsahoye
Interim Program Support Specialist
Ext. 8395