Stephanie M. Sipp


Stephanie Sipp has twenty-five years of learning, creating, and teaching art and design. Originally from New York, she received her Bachelor's of Arts and Music from State University of New York in 1977 and her Master’s in Interior Design from Florida State University in 1986. She worked in the interior design field for many years before transitioning to the academic arena. She has lived in Jacksonville, Florida since 1992 where she is currently a tenured professor in the Interior Design Technology department at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Throughout her career she has also been exploring art and has created a collection of original artwork using line drawing, water color, acrylic, and collage mediums. Working within a lifetime interest in the outdoors, healing gardens and bird watching, her art expression celebrates the diversity and power of nature.

Stephanie’s dedication to promoting and teaching the visual arts is evident in her art work and her facilitating. She brings her interest in the process of creativity to her teaching, encouraging personal expression through the arts. Outside the college classroom, she has developed and facilitated numerous seminars, design principles workshops, beginning drawing classes and continuing education units for professional designers, focusing on art, creativity, self-expression, diversity, and team building.

Within the Interior Design department, her expertise includes hand sketching, perspective drawing and color rendering with markers and pencil. She encourages all of her students to meet the challenge of learning to draw and understands that drawing is a learned skill that can be developed with proper guidance and practice.

Stephanie also has a blog dedicated to hand drawing at and her own website at