Kuala Lumpur College of Art (KLCA) was founded in 1968 by renowned local artist and art educator Cheah Yew Saik as he envisaged the need of art education to provide art related curriculum in the 60s. Since its establishment till it ceased operation in 2005, over a period of 36 years, the college has nurtured hundreds of outstanding fine art artists, potters, sculptors, art teachers, photographers, and designers in fashion, commercial art field and in other art based professions. It has made considerable and influential contribution to the society.
In appreciation, a group of enthusiastic KLCA alumni, has successfully registered and formed the Persatuan Alumni Maktab Seni Lukis Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KLCA Alumni Association) officially in 2014. The aim is to join forces of KLCA alumni from all over Malaysia, and also to provide a variety of opportunities and platforms for them to showcase their talent and continue to shine with the spirit of KLCA.