This unit conducts training courses in art, sculpture and carvings for a selected group of talented young people with special emphasis on making replicas of artefacts while retaining the original form and quality. Thus, it encourages the youth artists to keep up with these rare and valuable fields of art as a profession and income generating avenue. This training course includes painting, sculpture, brass casting and carving, wood carving, stone carving and ceramic.
When selecting students for the above course, priority is given to children from families of traditional artisans. Central Cultural Fund provides all the raw material required for the students and in addition they receive a monthly allowance during the period of study. The students receive a valuable certificate issued by the Central Cultural Fund after the successful completion of the course. In appreciation of this training course the National Apprentice and Technical Training Authority, also issues acertificate to the students that complete the course.
During the past few years, past students of ARC were adjudged winners at the National level exhibitions of Arts & Crafts that was organized by the National Crafts Council.In addition, all the instructors & craftspeople who hold appointments at the ARC are its past pupils.