Two prominent educators and printmakers will be visiting guest artists in the NIU School of Art and Design during the week of March 20.

Jeff Sippel

Jeff Sippel, University of Missouri – St. Louis

Jeff Sippel, professor at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, and former education director at the world famous Tamarind Institute of Lithography at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque will present a lecture, Tuesday, March 21 at 5 p.m. in Jack Arends Hall room 102.

Sippel will we working in the printmaking studio (room 408) all week, as well.

He has presented workshops all over the world and also shown his work internationally.  His work is represented by Gruen Galleries in Chicago.



William Estrada

William Estrada, Chicago Public Schools and UIC

William Estrada is a community activist and art educator in Chicago who works at both Chicago Public Schools and the University of Illinois Chicago.

The art education program in the School of Art and Design is hosting Estrada, who will be visiting several classes in art education and printmaking and giving a visiting artist lecture, as well as an interactive activity called “Printmaking on the Quad” which will be held in the Martin Luther King Commons at NIU (near Holmes Student Center), Friday, March 24 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Estrada’s lecture is titled, “Learning and Making with Community” and will presented live in Jack Arends Hall room 102 and streamed on Zoom, at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 23.

Artwork above courtesy Jeff Sippel.