YOUR VISIT HELPS CHANGE STUDENTS LIVES
ÀNI Art Academies provide an intensive multi-year art skills education to aspiring artists around the world. Tuition and materials are completely free to each of the communities in which they operate – including the 4 ÀNI Private Resort destinations and 2 academies in the US. Proceeds from each stay at our socially responsible all-inclusive resorts help to cover operational costs for the academies, which are entirely funded by a non-profit organization established by the owner of ÀNI Private Resorts.
Utilizing the highly successful training system developed by artist Anthony J. Waichulis, the Program is designed to promote creative freedom through logic and discipline. The curriculum focuses on the fundamentals of draftsmanship, elements of perception, properties of light, and painting techniques — without subscribing to any particular aesthetic. Prospective students must be 18 or older to enroll in the program full-time and are encouraged to complete their secondary education first.
EXPLORE STUDENT ARTWORK
We encourage our guests to visit the Art Academies, which are just a 10-minute drive from our resorts. Explore the unique creations of our diversely talented students, who keep 100% of any sale proceeds on their own pieces. When not honing their skills in class, students often visit the resorts for portrait sessions and painting classes with guests over cocktails.
The ÀNI Art Academies presentation video details more about this important initiative.
Check out the ÀNI Art Academies presentation video.
View a full gallery of student artwork, where reprints can be purchased as well. All proceeds, after the cost for printing and shipping are covered, go to the artists themselves.
For more information, please visit www.aniartacademies.org.
ÀNI ETHICAL ALL INCLUSIVE RESORTS: GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
All-inclusive resorts have a substantial impact on the local economy, and those that support their community can offer a more responsible and authentic travel experience. By fostering educational growth among new generations, ÀNI Art Academies are having a positive impact on communities in Anguilla, the Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
ANI’s non-profit Program promotes cross-cultural understanding and nurtures meaningful connections that go beyond the traditional stay at a private resort.
RESPONSIBLE TOURISM, PRIVATE RESORT EXPERIENCE
Luxury goes hand-in-hand with a deep commitment to the social and educational well-being of local communities at ÀNI Private Resorts. The Art Academies Program is entirely non-profit and does not accept government aid or donations. Travel dollars have tremendous power. You can make a difference by choosing a resort whose core principles align with socially-responsible travel and engendering new opportunities for young students around the world.