The Dessin Academy was founded in Chennai as an Institute of Fine Arts in 2004. Begun more than 12 years ago with just 4 students, the Dessin Academy has today evolved into an institution catering to more than 2000 students spread over 50 branches all over India. The Dessin Academy is an institute that nurtures young artists, gives wings to their boundless imagination and seeks to motivate them in the field of art and design.
The Dessin Academy is run under the able guidance of its Founder/Director Mr. R. Rajendran MFA and a core group of dedicated faculty members who embrace diverse styles and working methods. This institute, in a reflection of the various age groups of its students, who range from 3 year olds to 60 year youths, offers a wide spectrum of courses. These are (i) Fundamental Course Level-1 & 2 (ii) Intermediate Course Level 1 & 2 (iii) Advanced Course
Its students have participated in several state and national level competitions and, more often than not, have walked away with the highest honours. The institute conducts an exhibition of its students work every year, with a maximum of 36 students participating, each of whom presents 6 paintings. The Dessin Academy is a place where experimentation, ideas and concepts are encouraged to freely develop.