Julian Ashton Art School

Art classes for everyone over eighteen years of age.

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 2017

Chris Browne is back from Rome!

You can take an Intensive Week any week of Term-(all classes where there is a space for 6 days) -Only $450

Now enrolling for Term  4, 2017 Terms 1-4, 2018

and Spring Holidays


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Spring  Holidays 2017.

Art classes at The Rocks

  Spring Holiday Classes 2017. 

Hours for  classes are 9.15am to 3.30pm, Weekend 2E excepted.

Please note we are open as usual on Monday October 2nd.

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Weekend 1A  Watercolour  Sept 30th  & Oct 1st, 2017. 

Tutor Josefia Lemon. $220  At Rocks

Class plus materials  $290

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Click here to enrol for class plus materials  $290

See also Sat 7th October watercolour class at Georges heights at bottom of  this column.


Week 1D, Sept 25th to 29th , 2017.  Colour, Light and Vision,    

Tutor David Briggs. $450. At Rocks.

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Week 2C, Oct 2nd to 6th, 2017.  Introduction to Drawing & Painting. Tutor Rod Wong. $450.  At Rocks.

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Week 2F, Oct 2nd to 6th, 2017. Portrait & Figure in Oils-Great Master Techniques.. Tutor Chris Browne. $535. At Rocks

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Weekend 2E,  Fundamentals of Life Drawing, Oct 7th & 8th. At Rocks.

Tutor David Briggs. $220.  Hours 10 am to 4.15 pm.

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Spring Holiday Saturday 7th October One Day  Watercolour

Tutor Josefia Lemon

Hours 9.15 am to 3.30 pm

Click here to enrol for tuition only- $110

Click here to enrol for tuition plus materials for one day-$145


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


Year 2018 Term Dates

Term 1 Mon 29 Jan – Sat 7 Apr
Term 2 Mon 23 Apr – Sat 30 Jun
Term 3 Mon 16 Jul – Sat 22 Sep
Term 4 Mon 8 Oct – Sat 15 Dec

Annual Exhibition


The annual Teachers and Students exhibition is now open, weekdays from 12-2PM from Monday 21st of November to Thursday 1st 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)


Georges Heights Campus

Building 17, Headland Park Artist Precinct, Read Place,
cnr of Best Avenue. Georges Heights/Mosman.


Phone Enquiries

+61 2 9241 1641

Postal Address

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

Gift Vouchers Now Available

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