The Ani Art Academy Waichulis sits atop a steep hill in Bear Creek Village, Pennsylvania. A cluster of maple and oak line the driveway, giving way to a pair of traditional taupe-sided bungalows at the crest — one residence, one studio. Cars are parked three deep.
Entering the dimly lit atelier, the first things you see is a plaque, reading:
“Great artists aren’t born, they’re educated”