BY TATYANA SOHAN-FAGAN
Art created by Sheridan’s Illustration, Animation and Photography students during their trip to Italy in the spring is now on display in A-Wing.
According to Clemente Botelho a Bachelor of Illustration professor, over 350 students have participated in the last 14 years, making it an annual tradition at Sheridan.
“We usually bring about 20 students, sometimes we bring extra about 24-26 students. There is a wait list because we have a limit of space. Everyone that is looking to come has to be in an arts program here at Sheridan,” said Botelho.
The process to get everything lined up by May takes a while, Botelho explained. “This is about an eight-month process. We start recruitment now and start to book different events that they do in Italy after we come back from the Christmas break.”
Janice Leanne, a student in the Animation program, said this could bring students different opportunities. “We are in Italy for five weeks, that creates a lot of opportunities. You meet people all around the world. Sometimes when the five weeks is up people will go back to Italy to do workshops.”
It’s not only about hard work when Sheridan goes to Italy. “Everyone works very hard before and when we get to Italy, but we also have fun. We explore different places in Italy, it is a great five weeks,” explained Leanne.
For more information about Italy, contact Clemente Botelho for more information.