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Holidays are getting closer and closer! Apprentices at Ani Art Academy Waichulis enjoyed a day of holiday Alla Prima painting and drawing and listening to Christmas music. A thirty-minute Alla Prima will make a unique gift for your loved one. All of us at the Ani Art Academies wishes you to stay warm and Happy Holidays! 

December 7, 2018

Ani Art Academies thanks all veterans for the service that they have given and for the service that they continue to provide. Let us remember all the sacrifices made by our military so that we could have a safer life. No amount of appreciation will be sufficient enough to honor them. Please expect these words of gratitude from all the Ani Family. Have a Happy Veteran's Day.

November 9, 2018

Last month Ani Art Academy Anguilla Attended Art Expo at the Rodney McArthur Rey Auditorium. A booth with just a few artworks, some brochures, applications, and posters attracted prospective student, who were eager to learn about the academy’s curriculum. Instructors, Elizardo Mojica, and Taffari Crawford ad a great time speaking many high school students and their teachers. For more images of the expo, please visit: 

November 5, 2018

We are all so proud of Chelsea Herron. This year she showcased her work at IX Arts among hundreds of other artists. IX Arts is the organization behind a range of projects designed to enhance popular and critical appreciation of contemporary imaginative realism. Initially founded as the home of the annual IX show, since 2008 IX Arts has branched out into other areas. IX Arts has grown into an organization recognized internationally as a leader in the contemporary imaginative realist movement, and within the broader contemporary realism art world, partnering with organizations such as the Art Renewal Center, Abend Gallery, and the Delaware Art Museum to help bring recognition to imaginative realism as the cutting edge of contemporary realist art. To see Chelsea’s work, please visit: https://www.chelseaherron.com/

October 24, 2018

Great article and interview with Ani Alumni Kevin A. Moore. Kevin is an instructor at the Ani Art Academies America, a state of the art studio providing comprehensive art education to Veterans. Please read and share.  https://whatshamptoning.com/high-definition-realist-artist-kevin-moore/

September 24, 2018

Ani Art Academies would like to congratulate artist Dan Christian on his graduation from Ani Art Academy Waichulis!  Upon his return to Wyoming, Dan will be participating in upcoming exhibitions with various galleries including Lovetts Gallery. We wish Dan continued success in his future artistic endeavors and look forward to seeing all that he accomplishes! To view Dan's work, please visit www.danchristianfineart.com

August 29, 2018

All of us at Ani Art Academies are so very proud of Chelsea Herron, soon to be graduate from the Waichulis Studio. Chelsea was chosen to be one of the 21 artists under 31 to watch in 2018! To read the full article, please follow the link: http://www.southwestart.com/featured/21-under-31-young-artists-to-watch-in-2018-chelsea-herron To find out more about Chelsea and her art, please visit: https://www.chelseaherron.com/

August 22, 2018

We are excited to see Ani Art Academy Anguilla Apprentices works proudly hanging on the walls of the Ani Villas Anguilla. Academies and Villas are joined in their efforts to bring apprentices’ artworks on display for the guests to enjoy. We are looking forward to growing this collaboration and are excited about future teamwork. For more on Ani Villas, please visit: http://anivillas.com/

August 9, 2018

Visiting us from tropical Thailand, Ani Art Academies Thailand Head Instructor Rodney O’Dell Davis joins the studio to immerse himself in his recent painting.  All of us here at the Ani Waichulis studio are so very excited for him to be spending some time with us.  We cannot wait to see what kind of work he produces in the near future! Here’s a little more about Rodney: Rodney O’Dell Davis followed his passion for fine art, to New York City, where he was accepted into the prestigious Grand Central Academy of Art core-program. After some years diligently studying representational art- he applied to the Ani Art Academy Waichulis, where he met and apprenticed under Anthony Waichulis. Upon completing this challenging and rewarding program, he was offered the position of Head Instructor at Ani Art Academies Thailand. Rodney is constantly inspired, invigorated and thankful for the community of talented individuals, who have leaned him support over the years. For more information on Rodney please visit www.theodellstudio.com

July 27, 2018

June 30th, 2018 Ani Ar Academies Sri Lanka held first annual All Island Young Artist Show and Awards Ceremony. Young high school Artists across Sri Lanka got the opportunity to take part in the juried art show. 45 finalists were selected from a large number of submissions. There were top three prizes which received certificates, medals, cash prizes and school art supplies. The Dean of the School, Mr. Timothy W. Jahn: “What a wonderful event. The artists showed a great variety of work and so many came to the opening from across the country. We were all so happy to meet so many new creatives.”  We are all looking forward to next year show!

July 11, 2018

The Diagnostic Painter is a four-day painting intensive designed to optimize your painting process by analyzing the assumptions you start with and the choices you make. From palette content, brush loads and support choices to anchors, application dynamics, and finishing strategies—the Diagnostic Painter examines each applicable variable in your process to see how each factor moves your closer to, or further from, your goal.

June 6, 2018

This past week, Ani Art Academies Anguilla instructors Elizardo Mojica and Taffari Crawford hosted Omololu  primary school students with their teachers. The kids had lots of fun trying out some of the Ani Art Academies curriculum exercises, and viewing drawings created by Ani instructors. The kids were asked a question: “What is art?”. And they gave some very thoughtful answers, some of them are: "It’s a way to express yourself to the world," "A way to escape," "To broaden your imagination." Maybe there were future Ani Apprentices in that group of kids... we will see!

May 23, 2018

Guests of Ani Villas Dominicana enjoyed a relaxing cocktail hour mixed in with a portrait sketching session by Ani Art Academies Apprentices. This event brought the artists of the academies and the guests of the villas together making it a unique experience that Ani Villas has to offer.

May 15, 2018

Ani Art Academy Waichulis Apprentices are creating beautiful Alla Primas for their moms this week. All of us at the Ani Art Academies wishes Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms!

May 11, 2018

ARC Annual Scholarship Competition is now open! Entries will be received from May 1, 2018 through May 31, 2018 where the Art Renewal Center will once again give out $30,000 in scholarships to students attending ARC Approved Schools. This year scholarship applications will be received through our online entry system. Winners will be announced in August of 2018. The ARC Scholarship Competition is open to all students who are attending or enrolled in ARC Approved™ Ateliers. For more information follow the link: https://www.artrenewal.org/ScholarshipApplication/Application/Introduction

May 3, 2018

ImagineRehs Contemporary5 East 57th Street, 8th floor, NY, NY 10022April 28th - May 18th, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 28th from 1-6 PM.1-212-355-5710www.rehscgi.comAni Art Academies Apprentices, Alumni, and Associates team up with a contingent of contemporary icons to celebrate what happens when skill meets imagination. The selection of imaginative works by Ani Art Academies Artists that comprises the bulk of the IMAGINE show will be displayed next to the imaginative icons such as Boris Vallejo, David Palumbo, Donato Giancola, Eric Velhagen, Julie Bell, Michael Hayes, and Tenaya Sims. The show’s opening reception is Saturday, April 28th, 2018, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. The show will be on display until May 18th, 2018.

April 25, 2018

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