THE SYDNEY ART SCHOOL  Founded by Julian Ashton                         SAS/JAAS 1890-2017

The Sydney Art School was founded by Julian Rossi Ashton CBE in 1890.  It is the oldest continuous fine art school in Australia.   Conveniently located in The Rocks, opposite The Museum of Contemporary Art,  on George Street, right by Circular Quay in the CBD of Sydney the school also conducts classes at its studio at Georges Heights Mosman, overlooking the grand entrance to Sydney Harbour.

Opera House, MCA and JAAS skylight

The School offers full and part time courses to those wishing to study fine art, if there is a place, from 18 years to mature age, beginners and advanced.

Our courses are available at both The Rocks and Georges Heights studios.  We offer a wide range of courses each year during four ten week terms and our holiday courses are held in all school holidays.

All our tutors are exhibiting artists dedicated to providing the perfect balance of individual tuition that allows students to proceed at their own pace. Diplomas and Certificates are awarded and Scholarships may be competed for by enrolled students.  They include; the Sir William Dobell, John Olsen, Brett Whiteley and Thea Proctor Scholarships, all named after distinguished ex students of the school. Conditions apply.

More information on Julian Ashton and the school is available on the wikipedia entry.