“Being at the ACA truly feels like home with all the other weirdos, being proud and happy, doing what we love.”
“I started my education at Calhoun Community College because of my interest in the art classes offered pertaining to my interest in cinematography. That interest developed into a desire to learn 3D animation and motion graphic design. Overall, I’ve taken many classes that have allowed my creativity to grow.” Makala is an award winning artist, receiving Best of Show and First Place Digital Illustration honors at the 2019 Calhoun Student Art Show. She recently graduated with Summa Cum Laude status, is listed on IMDb, and is a member of the Kappa Pi Art Honor Society.
“The Alabama Center for the Arts has provided me with the growth and skillsets that were needed in obtaining my BFA in fine arts. Additionally, from personal experiences, Athens State also has a great variety of supportive mentors and career programs that assisted me with acquiring an art career at UT Southern. I am also a proud Alumni with the ACA’s Kappa Pi association.”