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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

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.

Sheridan’s Indigenous Youth Skateboard Summer Workshop

In the summer of 2016, the Faculty of Animation, Art & Design partnered with Sheridan’s Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support to create a skateboard workshop for First Nations high school youth. Students created skateboards in our furniture studio, designed t-shirts with our Illustration faculty and transferred their artwork onto fabric in our textiles department.

2016 Craft and Design Graduate Exhibitions

This fall, Sheridan College’s Student Union and Visual Merchandising Arts Program partnered with the City of Mississauga’s Blue Trees project to create a story about environmental sustainability. Students constructed a creative didactic display at the newly opened Simons in Mississauga Square One Mall, highlighting the community engagement component of the Blue Trees project.

Interior Design Alumna Wins Prestigious Norma Ruth Ridley Scholarship

This year’s winner of the Norma Ruth Ridley Scholarship was Emily Ceh who graduated from Sheridan’s Bachelor of Interior Design Program. The Norma Ruth Ridley Scholarship, honors interior design students who display impeccable professionalism and ethics, and who understand the importance of good business practices and professional standards.

Industrial Design Students Win First Place in the Rethink Tires Competition at Artscape

A team of Sheridan’s second year Industrial Design students won first place in Rethink Tires, a design challenge sponsored by Ontario Tire Stewardship. Students were asked to address the needs of the Artscape building on Shaw Street in Toronto using recycled tire materials.

Textiles Studio Hosts Weaving Workshop for L’Arche Hamilton

Sheridan’s textiles department recently invited L’Arche Hamilton to their studio to learn introductory weaving techniques on their tapestry looms and experiment working on the floor loom.

Sheridan Textile Studio Students NYC Trip

Rachel Miller (Studio Head of the Textiles Dept. at Sheridan College) and Lynne Heller (Faculty of Material Arts/ Fibres at OCAD U) joined forces to facilitate an exciting five day trip to New York City for students of Sheridan’s Textiles Dept. and OCAD U’s craft, art, and textiles program. This educational excursion was organized to inspire students by exposing them to the diversity and innovation of art, design, and industry.

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Heather Whitton
Associate Dean
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Nora Endicott
Academic Portfolio Administrator
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Nancy Heath
Program Support Specialist
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Christine Franch
Program Support Specialist
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