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Diego Robles, Lead Instructor

Diego Robles is an Artist, Educator, and Researcher.  He is currently editing a short documentary film, exhibiting his first feature length-documentary, and a prospective PhD student.  A graduate from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television, and the CalArts’ School of Film/Video & Critical Studies, Diego has imparted discussions, art educational field trips, workshops, interdisciplinary art labs, and curatorial student projects in Los Angeles museums and galleries.  He teaches at Self-Help Graphics & Art, California State University in San Bernardino, UCLA Summer Discovery, John R. Wooden Continuation High School, and researches at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.

Mia Hernandez, Lead Instructor

Mia Hernandez is an animator and East L.A. native currently pursuing her BFA in Experimental Animation at CalArts.  As a former CAP and CAPSA student, Mia is so happy to be a part of CAP again as a teaching artist and is excited to see what can be created as everyone begins to navigate art making in this new (at times strange) remote/digital world!

Devin Crockett, Current Student Instructor


Devin Crockett is a non-binary artist from Orange County in the BFA Experimental Animation program at CalArts.  Lately, they have been mostly working with embroidery and oil pastel drawings.  Other times they can be found roller skating at local basketball courts.  Similarly to Mia, Devin is a former CAP and CAPSA student!  They are excited to return to the CAPSA environment and help bring everyone’s ideas to light creatively in these strange circumstances.


Christina Woo, Current Student Instructor


Christina Woo is an aspiring story artist and director.  Originally from LA county, she currently resides in Rowland Heights, and goes to school at California Institute of the Arts as a Character Animation student.  Christina is fueled by her love of watching films, doing improv, taking care of her plants, and eating tacos.  When not at CalArts (or under quarantine), Christina can be found petting stray cats, and exploring her natural romping grounds of Southern California.

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Jacq Kirkman, Current Student Instructor


Jacq Kirkman is a LA based story artist and animator currently studying Character Animation at CalArts.  His work is centered around capturing funny life moments through silly comics and doodles, often taking the form of fan art and anthropomorphic characters.  He creates art to bring joy to others and make them laugh.  When he’s not slouched over his drawing tablet, he likes running with his dog Pickles.

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