Established in 1966 in the Injambakkam village near Chennai, it is the largest artists’ commune, where resident painters and sculptors live as a community and pool their skills. They run the Artists Handicrafts Association, a cooperative which manages the village and sale of works through the permanent exhibition at the complex, which includes paintings, sketches, terra-cotta/stone/metal sculptures, batiks and  handicrafts etc, School of Arts from 1957 - 1967, along with his students and a few artists associated with the college.