Sheridan Illustration

Meet the New Faces of Sheridan Illustration

Apr 7, 2014

The graduating class of Sheridan College’s award-winning Illustration program are preparing to showcase their exceptional creativity and artistic flair at New Faces, their Graduate Show, which will take place at The Gallery in Toronto this Thursday evening.

Eighty-two graduating students were asked to illustrate a series of faces, which were then divided and merged with each other to create stunning new pieces of art. The show is entitled New Faces, which speaks to the resulting product of this creative endeavour. At the Show, there will be a live installation where guests can create their own New Faces using the works of the class.

“Our students study for four years as independent artists, developing a personal approach to visual communication. This project took their individual portraits, reduced them to their elements and married them with other students’ work to create beautiful and intriguing New Faces,” said Clemente Botelho, program coordinator, Sheridan College Illustration. “We were amazed at how these seemingly disparate pieces became seamlessly integrated into fascinating works of their own.”

The Illustration Graduate Show has become a staple event in the Toronto art community. A notable display of visual storytelling, it attracts over 800 guests each year, including leading independent professionals, distinguished agencies, members of the public, and family and friends of the artists.

“Students with unparalleled talent and originality travel from across the globe to study Illustration at Sheridan. The Graduate Show is a culmination of their tireless efforts over the past four years,” said Donna Braggins, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts, Animation and Design, Sheridan College. “Each year we continue to be impressed with the talent, dedication and professional growth we see from our graduating students. We are so proud to introduce you to the next generation of illustrators.

Prior to the show, guests are encouraged to create their own New Faces by visiting

About Bachelor of Illustration at Sheridan College

As the only dedicated Bachelor of Illustration degree in Canada and a top-ranked applied arts course, the Illustration program at Sheridan College boasts students with exceptional talent and enthusiasm. The Graduate Show serves as an opportunity for these outstanding artists to display their unique visual acuity and entrepreneurial spirit while connecting with potential employment opportunities.


Emily MacKenzie
Sheridan College
T: 416.993.2521

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