Fine art education holds the key to realising creative potential and achieving real success in a broad variety of professional studies. Students think laterally, seek answers through innovation, accept creative challenges and discover their own creative direction in media such as photography, moving image, painting, three dimensional studies.

Established in 2005, the Academy of Fine Arts and Craft offers a unique combination of learning through practise-based study supported by comprehensive research, reflection, critical analysis and academic rigour.

In the initial stages of a Fine Arts education, students experience and experiment with a broad range of studio subjects, disciplines and media, spending the majority of their studio practise time with the assistance of tutors. As students progress, they are able to select media from a range of studio subjects and their practice becomes increasingly self-directed.

The Academy of Fine Arts and Craft was established in 2005.

An education in Fine Arts holds the key to realising the potential and achieving real success in a broad variety of professional studies.

In out endeavour to develop a holistic approach to art pedagogy, we have created three areas of specialisations—Drawing and Painting, Sculpture and Ceramics.

The Initial stage is a solid foundation year, where the students explore their creative direction in media such as Painting, Three Dimensional Studies, Photography, Serigraphy, Print Making and Digital Media, and New Genre art.

The courses we run are a combination of guided studies or practice-based study supported by comprehensive research and critical analysis.

Our Faculty comprises of practising artists who are known nationally and internationally in their respective fields. Renowned professionals from India and abroad are invited for lectures, demonstrations and to educate the students about their areas of specialisation.

Foundation Course
(Govt. Recognised)

G D Art Painting
(Govt. Recognised)

G D Art Ceramics
(Govt. Recognised)

G D Art Sculpture
(Govt. Recognised)

Rachana Sansad’s Certificate Programme in Painting, Sculpture and Ceramics

Eligibility Criteria

For both the Government Diploma and the Certificate Programme, the criteria are: successful completion of the S.S.C. Board Exam and the Intermediate Drawing Grade Exam.


Bothe the Government Diploma and the Certificate Programme are full-time courses.
Working hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.


Foundation Course - 50
Government Diploma in Painting -15
Government Diploma in Sculpture -15
Government Diploma in Ceramics -15


In order to be permitted to appear for any examination, a student must have at least 75% attendance to his/her credit and also a satisfactory scholastic and personal behavioural record. Students desirous of making an appeal to the Head of the Institute on any account must address the same through the Class/Subject in charge.

Admission to the courses at the Academy of Fine Arts will only be confirmed on full payment of fees in advance. Registration will not be considered complete until the fees are paid.
There will be no refund of fees or any other payments except deposits during the academic session. All fees will be accepted in Cash/Cheque/Demand draft only.

Mr. Mahendra. M. Damle (HoD)
B.F.A.(Painting) Mumbai University
M.F.A.(Painting) Mumbai University
P.G.Diploma in Indian Aesthetics Mumbai University

Mr. Sudhir Pandey
B.F.A.(Painting) M.S University Vadodara
P.G.Diploma in creative painting M.S. University
Conceptual art certificate - Ecole Du Beaux Arts Le Mans France

Mr. Vaibhav Panchal
B.F.A.(Painting) Mumbai University
M.F.A.(Portrature) Mumbai University
B.F.A.(Painting) Mumbai University

Mr. Tushar Potdar
B.F.A.(Painting) Mumbai University

Mr. Pranit Ghate
B.F.A (Ceramics) Mumbai University
A.T.D, D.O.A Govt Of Maharashtra

Mr. Indrajit Prasad
B.F.A.(Print Making) Khairagad University
M.F.A.(Print Making) Hydrabad University

Mr. Prashant Desai
G.D.Art (Sculpture and Modelling)
D.O.A, Govt of Maharashtra

General Information

All the work prepared by the students during the course is property of the Academy. It may be returned to the students unless it is required for the purpose of record and exhibition.

Reports regarding students progress are made available to the parents or guardians upon request to the HOD of the Academy. Parents and guardians are requested to keep track of their ward's progress.

Every students on admission to the Academy must obtain an identity card within a week from the date of admission. The identity card must be produced whenever demanded by any member of the staff. Students are advised to carry I.C. to all places for official & unofficial visits.


Every change in address should be immediately communicated to the H.O.D. and staff of the Academy

All communication should be addressed to the H.O.D. of the Academy of Fine Arts and Craft stating the roll number and year of study of the student.

All students are required to observe and comply with all rules, regulations and requirements as may from to time to time be drawn up by the Academy . Decision of the authorities will be final and binding.

The academy awards the following Prizes every year. For the best performance in each class throughout the session. For the best work in every class. For the best performance in

Exhibition of students work is held along with the annual social gathering at the Academy premises.

Students should provide themselves with approved textbooks and equipments which they should buy in consultation with the lecturers in respective subject. In order to pursue their studies, students are required to pusses equipments prescribed by the authorities. Drawing table, board are provided by the authorities.

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Rachana Sansad's Academy of Fine Arts & Craft
Plot No. 5/B, Behind Mahindra & Mahindra Service Centre,
Opposite Galaxy Apartment,
Off. Samrat Ashok Road, Kurla (E),
Mumbai – 400 070
Tel: (022) 24056713/14/15/16