A.V. Ilango has been teaching drawing and painting for more than thirty five years. In October 2004, he launched Ilango’s Artspace at 68 Cathedral Road, Chennai. In March 2006, it was relocated in Sir Muth Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall Building, in the Lady Andal Secondary School premises at No. 7, Harrington Road, Chetpet, Chennai.

This art space is not only his studio, but a place where he nurtures creativity in other minds, from little children to adults. The objective is the process of drawing and painting to express oneself in visual arts while enjoying the act of thinking and creating in an informal and personalised ambiance. Ilango says: “Art lets you be in the now.” He believes in the traditional guru-sishya pedagogy. The learning is customised, based on the aptitude, sensibility and passion of the aspirants. Ilango’s Artspace showcases the young artists who practise under his guidance in India and abroad.