By Katherine Haines '21
When History major Violet Sleigh ’21 visited Carol’s Place, a shelter for women and children who are victims of abuse in Norristown, in fall 2019 as part of the Artist in the Community course, she wanted a way to stay involved and help others.
Members of the Arcadia community continue to step up in the fight against COVID-19. With Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and masks as some of the biggest needs, Arcadia students, faculty, staff, and alumni have pulled out their sewing machines and needles to make over 1,000 masks.
Faculty, alumni, and students from the University Theater Arts Program are scaring visitors at Eastern State Penitentiary as members of the Terror Behind the Walls team.
At Eastern State Penitentiary, which transforms into Terror Behind the Walls each night around Halloween, Theater Costume Shop...
Alisa Sickora Kleckner, costume shop manager and adjunct professor of visual and performing arts, helps bring Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol to the Hedgerow Theatre in a production featuring puppets she designed and created.
The production runs daily through Dec. 27, with two showings on Dec...
Alisa designs and builds costumes, puppets, masks and fx makeups throughout the greater Philadelphia area. While also teaching classes in costume design, costume construction, theatrical craftwork, makeup and puppet theatre, Alisa enjoys devising original puppetry productions for adults, refining her fine leather-working skills and struggling to learn the nuances of 3D modeling and printing. She is a "maker" through and through, adoring the challenge of exploring new techniques and the opportunity to share her experiences, triumphs and epic failures with fellow makers throughout the country.
Hometown Glenside, PA
Home Country USA
BA, Major in Studio Art with a concentration in Ceramics and Sculpture