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Hochstein Expressive Arts Faculty - Lisa Sipes

Instrument/Department: Expressive Arts, Art Therapy

Joined Hochstein faculty in: 2019


Lisa Sipes’ background is in early childhood education, having taught in a toddler classroom for more than a decade and earning a BS in Studio Art with a minor in Psychology from Nazareth College. She has experience working with individuals and groups of varying ages and abilities and is particularly interested in working with individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Sipes demonstrates intermediate skill level American Sign Language (ASL) and looks forward to continuing to develop this skill through her education and her work at Hochstein.

Sipes’ teaching style is grounded in a hands-on approach, which she tailors to each individual based on their unique needs. Her art experience include drawing, painting, ceramic, printmaking, and more. Her favorite style of art is loose abstract using mixed-media.

Lisa Sipes began working for Hochstein in 2018 as an intern for the Expressive Arts Department. She is a graduate student at Nazareth College pursuing her Master’s degree in Art Therapy. Sipes recently completed her internship requirement and was asked to stay on to assist the Expressive Arts Department.

She has a passion for learning and sharing her knowledge with others. When she’s not at Hochstein, you can find her being creative or inspired by others or by the experiences she encounters every day.