Julian Ashton Art School

Art classes for everyone

The Julian Ashton Art School is Australia’s oldest art school and offers day and evening classes to adults in drawing, life drawing, oil painting and watercolour painting.

Third Term

Term 3 starts on


Now enrolling for term 3 & 4 and Spring  holidays

Spring Holidays 2016.

Art classes at The Rocks


Hours: 9.15am to 3.30pm (Weekend 2E excepted)
Week 2D, Colour, Light & Vision, Oct 3rd to 7th. Tutor David Briggs. $440.
Week 2F, Portrait & Figure in Oils, Oct 3rd to 7th. Tutor Chris Browne, Archibald Finalist 2016. $535.
Weekend 2E, Fundamentals of Life Drawing. Oct 8th  & 9th. Tutor David Briggs. $220 .

Hours For 2E  only 10 am to 4.15pm



Click here for Course Descriptions and Online Enrolment, or click here to download the Holiday Classes PDF.

Chris Browne

New Exhibition


18th May – 5th June
Opening: Saturday 21st May, 5 – 7pm

Teacher Chris Browne’s new exhibition Arch and Aperture is now on at the
Frances Keevil gallery.

Year 2016 Term Dates

Term 1 Mon 1st Feb – Sat 9 Apr
Term 2 Mon 25 Apr – Sat 2 Jul
Term 3 Mon 18 Jul – Sat 24 Sep
Term 4 Mon 10 Oct – Sat 17 Dec


Year 2017 Term Dates

Term 1 Mon 30 Jan – Sat 8 Apr
Term 2 Mon 24 Apr – Sat 1 Jul
Term 3 Mon 17 Jul – Sat 23 Sep
Term 4 Mon 9 Oct – Sat 16 Dec

Annual Exhibition


The annual Teachers and Students exhibition is now open, weekdays from 12-2PM from Monday 23rd of November to Thursday 3rd of December. Entry is free and open to the public.

The show is hosted by the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney.




The Rocks Campus

117 George St.The Rocks
Sydney (opposite the MCA)


Headland Park Campus

Building 17 1100A Middle Head Rd (CNR of Best Avenue)
Lower Georges Heights.


Phone Enquiries

+61 2 9241 1641

Postal Address

The Julian Ashton Art School
PO Box N676
Grosvenor Place
NSW 1220


Works for Sale

Open Saturday mornings at the Georges Heights Studio

Gift Vouchers now available