Academy of Art and Design was established by Empowerment in 2002, and is currently the leading institution for the teaching of Fine Arts in the Capital. In fact it is probably the only institution of its kind in northern India that caters to around 1000 students annually, through its various programmes and provides immense exposure to children, youths and upcoming artists in the field of fine arts.

The Academy came into being in 2002 under the direction of Dr. M. K. Saxena (ph.D- Drawing and Painting and National Teachers Awardee from Hon’ble President of India Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma). Dr. M. K. Saxena alongwith have especially designed Art Programmes and developed unique concepts of Art Education.The students of the Academy benefit from the various Art Programmes conducted by Empowerment and get an advantage to have National and International Exposure.

Founder’s Vision

Some artists are born and some are made. While talented ones only need to be given direction to pursue their art further and take it to newer heights, their technique is their own signature. Geniuses like Van Gogh and Picasso are two such artists.

The sciences have a set formula, but art is about form and feel. Art has no limitations. It takes the shape of one’s imagination. Over the years, art has gone through change as well. Art has expanded to newer forms of art like photography and digital art. Academy of Art and Design is about learning the alphabet of art.