Agapi Yamaguchi is an international student from Brazil. Agapi has this to say about what inspired her to study Animation and why she chose to attend Max the Mutt:
“My story with art started when I was really young. My grandmother was a great artist and I remember her visiting me every weekend. On her visits she would always bring brushes with ink and we would paint together. Those visits made me passionate about art. I remember making letters to my relatives saying that, on my birthday, I would prefer to have pencils, brushes and ink as gifts instead of toys.
I am also a Huge fan of animation movies. This is why I decided that I would became an animator. I just feel it. It was the only career that would warm my heart. And even now, years later I still got the same feeling.
I came to Canada looking for a good Animation college and I am happy to say that I found exactly what I was looking for in Max the Mutt. This school has achieved and surpassed every expectation that I had. I chose Max the Mutt due to the good quality of their students artwork and positive reviews of previous students. I couldn’t be happier about my choice.
In my first year, I already feel that I gain a lot of knowledge. I am also really glad to have instructors that are not only extremely helpful and high-quality professionals, but are also visibly passionate about their subjects (which is extremely inspiring). Overall, I am really glad that I became a Max the Mutt student.
In the future I see myself working in the animation industry, making movies that will inspire people as Disney and Pixar movies has always inspired me.”