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Ferntree Gully Arts Centre

Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre

The Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre is located at the base of the Dandenong Ranges, nestled in a peaceful bushland setting with native gardens.

It is a hub of activity and creativity offering a program of art classes for adults and children with a focus on clay, gentle fitness activities and school holiday workshops.

The venue is also available for community groups to hire for meetings and events.

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Term 1 and 2 Program (January - June 2018)

For Class Bookings, call 9758 9180.

Polymer Clay Jewellery Making

Polymer beads

Polymer is a colourful, fun and easy to work with medium that has all the effects of clay, without waiting for drying and firing times. Experiment with this accessible medium through jewellery design and creation, making one item per week. Cute, weird or beautiful – there is something for everyone!

Hurry, limited places.

Pottery Classes

Adult Pottery


Our experienced instructors teach the art of ceramics, covering both wheel and hand building work, decorative techniques and glazing. Beginner, intermediate and experienced students welcome.

Term Day Times Term Dates Cost
Term 2 Thursdays 1pm - 4pm
7pm - 10pm
19 April - 28 June (11 weeks) $286

Evening Pottery Classes

Pottery class

Term 1

Day Times Term Dates Cost
Mondays 7pm-10pm 29 January - 26 March (8 weeks) $184
Tuesdays 7pm-10pm 30 January - 27 March (9 weeks) $207
Wednesdays 7pm-10pm 31 January - 28 March (9 weeks) $207

Term 2

Day Times Term Dates Cost
Mondays 7pm-10pm 16 April - 25 June (10 weeks) $230
Tuesdays 7pm-10pm 17 April - 26 June (11 weeks) $253
Wednesdays 7pm-10pm 18 April - 27 June (10 weeks) $230

Weekday Pottery Classes

Pottery Class at Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre

Term 1

Day Times Term Dates Cost
Mondays 12pm-3pm 29 January - 26 March (8 weeks) $184
Tuesdays 9:30am-12:30pm 30 January - 27 March (9 weeks) $207
Thursdays 9:30am-12:30pm 1 February - 20 March (9 weeks) $207
Fridays 9:30am-12:30pm 2 February - 30 March (9 weeks) $207

Term 2

Day Times Term Dates Cost
Mondays 12pm-3pm 16 April - 25 June (10 weeks) $230
Tuesdays 9:30am-12:30pm 17 April - 26 June (11 weeks) $253
Thursdays 9:30am-12:30pm 19 April - 28 June (11 weeks) $253
Fridays 9:30am-12:30pm 20 April - 29 June (11 weeks) $253

Children's Pottery Classes

Childrens pottery class

Term 1

Day Times Term Dates Cost
Tuesdays 4:30pm-6pm 30 January - 27 March (9 Weeks) $135
Wednesdays 4:30pm-6pm 31 January - 28 March (9 Weeks) $135
Thursdays 4:30pm-6pm 1 February - 29 March (9 Weeks) $135
Fridays 4:30pm-6pm 2 February - 30 March (9 Weeks) $135

Term 2

Day Times Term Dates Cost
Tuesdays 4:30pm-6pm 17 April - 26 June (11 weeks) $165
Wednesdays 4:30pm-6pm 18 April - 27 June (10 weeks) $150
Thursdays 4:30pm-6pm 19 April - 28 June (11 weeks) $165
Fridays 4:30pm-6pm 20 April - 29 June (11 weeks) $165

Art and Craft Classes

3 paintbrushes on a canvas

Acrylics or Oil painting


This course covers a broad spectrum of oil or acrylic painting including still life and landscapes, composition and dimension, and the mixing and building up of colour. Classes are suitable for beginners and advanced, and every student receives individual tuition whilst working at their own level.

Term Day Times Term Dates Cost
Term 1 Mondays 1:30pm-3:30pm
7pm- 9pm
29 January - 26 March (8 Weeks) $144
Term 2 Mondays 1:30pm-3:30pm
7pm- 9pm
16 April - 25 June (10 Weeks) $180

Watercolours, pastels or drawing


This course will develop skills and techniques utilising watercolours, pastels and drawing and is suitable for both experienced and beginner students.

Term Day Times Term Dates Cost
Term 1 Wednesdays 10am-12pm 31 January - 21 March (8 weeks) $160
Term 2 Wednesdays 10am-12pm 18 April - Wednesday 13 June (8 weeks) $160

Art Classes for Children


Children will be guided through a range of art mediums including watercolours, pastels, drawing and collage, this structured art class is an excellent way for young budding artists to develop their skills. For ages 7 years and up.

Term Day Times Term Dates Cost
Term 1 Fridays 4pm-5:30pm 2 February - 23 March (8 weeks) $120
Term 2 Fridays 4pm-5:30pm 20 April - 8 June (8 weeks) $120

Kids Pottery Birthday Parties

Pottery with young girl

Looking for something different for your next child's party? Try a Kids Pottery Party. Parties operate Saturday afternoons (on availability of tutor) at a cost of only $18 per child. Children are supervised for 1.5 hours by an experienced instructor, who assists them to create a special clay piece to keep. Suitable for children 5-12 years of age. Minimum number of 10 children required.

Please contact the Centre on 9758 9180 for further information.

Clay sales and firing time (Adult Classes Only)

Clay is available for purchase in 10kg block

Students $12. Non-students $17

Firing (1kg minimum)

Students $4. Non-Students $8


Yoga Classes

Knox Yoga

Yoga with Sandy Jensen is a great way to keep fit in a relaxed and friendly setting.

Term Day Times Term Dates Cost
Term 1 Mondays 7:30pm-8:30pm 29 January - 26 March (8 weeks) $80
Term 2 Mondays 7:30pm-8:30pm 16 April - 25 June (10 Weeks) $100

Venue Hire

The Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre is located at the base of the Dandenong Ranges, nestled in a peaceful bushland setting. The centre is available for community groups to hire. It is fully air conditioned and provides meeting rooms, arts and craft facilities and a kitchen. There is ample off street parking. It can accommodate general meetings for up to 100 people and sit-down community group events for up to 70 people. Please contact the centre for community group room hire rates and availability.

Treefern Potters Residency at FTGCAC

Starting 12 February, then meet the 2nd Sunday of each month 10am - 3pm.

From a wide range of backgrounds and cultures, styles and subjects, the Treefern Potters produce individual tableware, homewares and sculptures.
With an aim to inspire and develop the skills and techniques of local potters who have a common addiction to clay.

For further information contact Debra deb@treefernpotters.com.au

Location and Contact Details


Address:


1010 Burwood Highway
Ferntree Gully VIC 3156.
View a Google map of Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre

Phone: 03 9758 9180.
Email: knoxarts@knox.vic.gov.au

Office Hours:


10am-4:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
Closed Thursdays.
10am-4:30pm Friday.

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