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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

Craft and Design Program and Alumni Showcase Talents at Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

For the first time, this year the Craft and Design program participated in the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto. Numerous Sheridan alumni were also displaying their work. We caught up with Craft and Design grads Hannun Lyn, Shay Salehi, and Junnie Kim to see what they have been up to since graduating, and what they planned for the fair.

Interior Design Student wins 2017 ARIDO GTA Chapter Scholarship

Congratulations to Honours Bachelor of Interior Design student Zoya Yahya on winning the 2017 ARIDO GTA Chapter Student Scholarship. Founded in 2004, the GTA Chapter of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) represents over 2000 registered, intern and student members of ARIDO, as well as industry allies and affiliates engaged in the interior design industry in the Greater Toronto Area.

Craft and Design Turns 50!

Sheridan’s Craft and Design program turns 50 this year, and throughout 2017 the faculty is organizing a series of events in celebration of both its proud history and the exciting future of the recently launched 4 year Honours Bachelor degree that will graduate its inaugural class in 2018.

Creativity in Bloom at Square One Courtesy of Sheridan’s Visual Merchandising Arts Program

A new window display at Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga features the work of second-year students from Sheridan’s Visual Merchandising Arts (VMA) program. These works were part of a larger exhibition showcasing the talents of graduating VMA students called BrandX8 – FLORA, which was held in April at the Only One Gallery in Toronto.

2017 Visual Merchandising Arts Grad Exhibition | BrandX8

Sheridan’s Visual Merchandising Arts Program held their annual Year End Show & Portfolio Exhibit at Toronto’s OnlyOneGallery. The second year students identified and created a narrative which was designed to express current retail trends, and each year “Brand X” lives on with a new and innovative theme.

CIDA Accreditation Granted to Honours Bachelor of Interior Design

Sheridan is pleased to announce that the Accreditation Commission of the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) has approved the Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program for CIDA accreditation.

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.

Interior Design student wins Bullock + Wood Interior Design Award

Congratulations to Bachelor of Interior Design student Megan Dougherty on winning the 2016 Bullock + Wood Interior Design Student Award. Launched in 1995, the Award is open to all students enrolled in an ARIDO recognized interior design program in Ontario. A design challenge is circulated to schools and the submitted entries are judged by the firm’s staff.

Craft and Design Welcomed Glass Enthusiasts to the Fourth-Annual Glass Gathering

Now in its fourth year, Glass Gathering was initiated after various discussions on how Sheridan could support the glass community and glass studio graduates. On Saturday, September 10, the glass studio at Trafalgar Campus welcomed over 150 people to a day filled with lectures and panel discussions, hot shop, flame working and kiln casting demonstrations.

Sheridan Faculty, Students and Alumni win Multiple Awards with Craft Ontario

Since 1981, Craft Ontario has awarded their prestigious Craft Awards to recipients who have proven to be accomplished and dedicated practitioners in the field of craft and design. This year, 9 of the Craft Award winners are current/past students of Sheridan’s Craft and Design Program, and both of the nomination recipients of the Margaret Reid award are Sheridan grads.

Contact

Heather Whitton
Associate Dean
Ext: 2506 | Office: A102b

Nora Endicott
Academic Portfolio Administrator
ext. 2632 | Office: A100

Nancy Heath
Program Support Specialist
Ext: 2735 | Office: A100

Christine Franch
Program Support Specialist
Ext: 2571 | Office: A100