Art teaching may focus on moulding student-artists and to facilitate them to criticize or appreciate art. Art is often taught through drawing, an empirical activity which involves seeing, interpreting and discovering appropriate marks to reproduce an observed phenomenon. An alternative approach to art education involves an emphasis on imagination, both in interpreting and creating art. Alternative approaches, such as visual culture and issue-based approaches in which students explore societal and personal issues through art, also influence art-education today.
AAF was started with the sole purpose of teaching art methods using pencil, charcoal, pastle, wax crayons, water colour, collage, vegetable carving, reuse art, clay art, acrylic and oil paint. It is for the teacher to trigger interest in creative expression and knowledge. Special training is given for natural colour-making and mixing. Students are given the freedom to create their own methods of painting, portrait, still life, anatomy and abstract. To be an artist is to know the background of art. That is why, art history is made familiar to children with the help of audio-visual aids.