Ani Art Academies Offering Free Courses for Veterans
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Ani America Studio

We are actively recruiting apprentices for Ani Art Academy America, a school dedicated to teaching realistic drawing and oil painting techniques to veterans with physical and mental disabilities. Classes are beginning now and we will continue admitting apprentices monthly until we fill our 21 easels.

Ani Art Academy America will provide a tuition-free, comprehensive art education to physically and mentally disabled veterans. Even the art supplies are free! Ani Art Academies, a global non-profit NGO, delivers a multi-year drawing and painting education to aspiring artists in The Dominican Republic, Anguilla, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Pennsylvania, and now Red Bank, New Jersey.

Ani is committed to empowering Veterans that have sacrificed so much defending freedom and justice. We believe that a fine arts education can be a life changing improvement that will help Veterans develop a rewarding career that they can take great pride in.

Utilizing the highly successful teaching system developed by master artist Anthony Waichulis, the Ani Art Academies program is designed to promote creative freedom through logic and discipline. Our system is modeled after the ‘atelier’ system, traditionally consisting of small numbers of apprentices studying directly under a master artist. We are organized to maximize the individual apprentices’ attention and to let them experience learning alongside an accomplished professional artist. We believe that anyone with the will and ability to dedicate a minimum of 20 hours per week will develop into a successful artist with a rewarding career. We do not believe that great artists are “talented” or “gifted”. Great artists are not born — they are educated.

We would appreciate if you would share this information with anyone whom you believe may be interested in this amazing opportunity. Applications and more information about the Ani Art Academies can be found on our website,

Please take a moment to look through the gallery to see what our apprentices accomplish with their charcoal drawings and oil paintings, and the following promotional videos:

Ani Promotional Video –

Sample of Curriculum Drawing Exercises –

Ani Educational and Gallery Promotional Videos Created by Anthony Waichulis –

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