FOUNDER/ DIRECTOR ART CLUB/ PORTFOLIO CLUB/ KIDS CAMPS Alisha Sickler-Brunelli | BFA, MS Ed, NYS Teaching Certificate Alisha has been an artist, art educator, and active member in the Binghamton community for the past 16 years. She found her love for teaching right out of college as an art specialist at the former private, progressive Susquehanna School at Southbridge. From here her path led to getting her graduate degree in education science, and then into teaching public art education K-12, all while teaching private lessons on the side. In 2014 she decided to leave public school to start KAPOW.  Her personal work spans from digital mixed media, drawing, installation, and assemblage to commercial graphic design projects. Her deep interest in education science and entrepreneurship informs her work/projects. In addition to having a blast overseeing 'the crazy' at KAPOW, she teaches in the Art & Design Department at Binghamton University.  She loves reading and drawing with her daughter, August, cooking up a storm for friends and family, and visiting flea markets for strange objects. (Support local!)

FOUNDER/ DIRECTOR

ART CLUB/ PORTFOLIO CLUB/ KIDS CAMPS

Alisha Sickler-Brunelli | BFA, MS Ed, NYS Teaching Certificate

Alisha has been an artist, art educator, and active member in the Binghamton community for the past 16 years. She found her love for teaching right out of college as an art specialist at the former private, progressive Susquehanna School at Southbridge. From here her path led to getting her graduate degree in education science, and then into teaching public art education K-12, all while teaching private lessons on the side. In 2014 she decided to leave public school to start KAPOW.  Her personal work spans from digital mixed media, drawing, installation, and assemblage to commercial graphic design projects. Her deep interest in education science and entrepreneurship informs her work/projects. In addition to having a blast overseeing 'the crazy' at KAPOW, she teaches in the Art & Design Department at Binghamton University.  She loves reading and drawing with her daughter, August, cooking up a storm for friends and family, and visiting flea markets for strange objects. (Support local!)

DRAWING & PAINTING SPECIALIST LESSON SHARES/ FIGURE SESSIONS/ TEEN WORKSHOPS Michelle Schleider | BA Studio Art | Painting & Drawing Michelle has been drawing and painting since childhood. She has a bachelors in Studio Art and minored in Art History at Providence College.  She's expanded her skills in oil painting and charcoal drawing while studying in Florence, Italy, and taking workshops with master artist, David Leffel.  She focuses primarily on classical art, working on the figure, portraits, still lifes, and landscapes. When she's not in her studio or painting on site, she's taking care of her two children and teaching them her skills.  Very often they become Michelle's subject matter in paintings, drawings, and fabric floor art photographs.  You can view Michelle's work at www.michelleschleider.com  

DRAWING & PAINTING SPECIALIST

LESSON SHARES/ FIGURE SESSIONS/ TEEN WORKSHOPS

Michelle Schleider | BA Studio Art | Painting & Drawing

Michelle has been drawing and painting since childhood. She has a bachelors in Studio Art and minored in Art History at Providence College.  She's expanded her skills in oil painting and charcoal drawing while studying in Florence, Italy, and taking workshops with master artist, David Leffel.  She focuses primarily on classical art, working on the figure, portraits, still lifes, and landscapes.

When she's not in her studio or painting on site, she's taking care of her two children and teaching them her skills.  Very often they become Michelle's subject matter in paintings, drawings, and fabric floor art photographs. 

You can view Michelle's work at www.michelleschleider.com  

PHOTOGRAPHY SPECIALIST SUMMER TEEN WORKSHOPS Sarah Horan | BFA, MFA, NYS Teaching Certificate Sarah is an artist and educator hailing originally from New York's Hudson Valley. Knowing she wanted to be a teacher since the age of 5, Sarah earned her BFA from SUNY New Paltz in 2010. After enjoying 5 years of working in Dia: Beacon’s art museum, she headed to Savannah, GA where she earned her MFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2013. After graduating, Sarah spent two wonderful years sharing her passion for photography and art at Savannah Country Day School. She currently teaches at East Middle School in Binghamton, NY. Her personal work is composed of alternative approaches to photography including, scanography, digital composites and large-format pinhole images. Sarah has been honored to have her work showcased in several solo and group exhibits and publications throughout the United States. In her free time, Sarah is a strong devotee to the practice of yoga and supporting local farmers and art events.

PHOTOGRAPHY SPECIALIST

SUMMER TEEN WORKSHOPS

Sarah Horan | BFA, MFA, NYS Teaching Certificate

Sarah is an artist and educator hailing originally from New York's Hudson Valley. Knowing she wanted to be a teacher since the age of 5, Sarah earned her BFA from SUNY New Paltz in 2010. After enjoying 5 years of working in Dia: Beacon’s art museum, she headed to Savannah, GA where she earned her MFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2013. After graduating, Sarah spent two wonderful years sharing her passion for photography and art at Savannah Country Day School. She currently teaches at East Middle School in Binghamton, NY. Her personal work is composed of alternative approaches to photography including, scanography, digital composites and large-format pinhole images. Sarah has been honored to have her work showcased in several solo and group exhibits and publications throughout the United States. In her free time, Sarah is a strong devotee to the practice of yoga and supporting local farmers and art events.