I have been with ALMA for 5 years now and without it I wouldn’t be who I am now.  I’ve learned to work hard with others in a creative environment. The people I work with are greatly supportive and they won’t hesitate to help us go further in our artistic endeavors.  We learn not only how to work in a social environment, but also how to work with the city and other professionals. The summer is now my favorite time of year because I know I’ll be back here meeting new and old apprentices.  Before I came here I thought I would be complacent with having and regular job, but now I know I want a career in art.