Meet our Arts Administration Intern!

Hi, I’m Alaina McCall, I’m a rising Junior at Landrum High School, and I’m the Arts Administration Intern at TFAC this Summer. I love drawing and just making things in general, so when I heard about this internship, I was ecstatic to find something that sounded so perfect for me. I love writing stories and animating videos, so a job where I get to use and hone my Photoshop skills, while getting to write at the same time, is a dream come true.

My dream college is the California Institute of The Arts, which is less than an hour’s drive away from Disney Studios, where I can hopefully intern when I go to school there. My dream career is to be an animated show’s storyboard artist, then work my way up to create my own show, on either Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, or Netflix. Something like Gravity Falls, Steven Universe, Adventure Time, Rick And Morty, or Bojack Horseman. My YouTube channel, LoquaciousLaners42, linked here, is where I like to post animations, sketchbook tours, speedpaints, and other art related things like that. When I’m not making stuff, I like to act, sing, attempt to play guitar, and watch cartoons.

I’m so glad that I’m getting to work at Tryon Fine Arts Center this summer! So far, I’ve gotten to make videos, edit pictures together, organize lots of stuff, and make lots of spreadsheets; it’s been so much fun! I can’t wait to learn even more as the summer progresses.

I’m very thankful that our local foundation the Polk County Community Foundation has made this internship possible, and I’m so happy to have been chosen for this amazing opportunity!