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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.

Term 3 Dates

Made in Ferntree Gully stamp

Runs for 10 weeks from Monday 11 July to Friday 16 September 2016 (unless otherwise stated).
No classes are held on public holidays.

School Holiday Program 2016

Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre Ceramic turtle in the hand

19 September to 28 September 2016

Watch out for our exciting school holiday program, offering a range of engaging, entertaining and creative experiences.

As well as educational workshops, story time with craft activities and our very popular pottery classes.

Keep an eye out for new events appearing as well as some of our old favourites.

Book early to avoid disappointment

Ph: 9758 9180 (for FTGCAC activities)
Ph: 9800 6455 (for library activities) or book online at

Or visit us in person at Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre & Library - 1010 Burwood Highway Ferntree Gully.

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There is always something exciting going on at the Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre. To stay in the loop of upcoming classes, events, special offers and promotions, please visit us in person or call us on 9758 9180 and ask to join our mailing list.

Art and craft classes

Painting at Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre

Acrylics and Oil painting with Martina Cleven

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

Monday: 1:30pm – 3:30pm.
Monday: 7pm – 9pm.

Term 3:
$141.85 (8 weeks).

Watercolours, pastels & drawing with Farimah Eshraghi

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

Wednesday: 10am – 12 noon.

Term 3:
$153.75 (8 weeks).

Art classes for children (NEW!) with Farimah Eshraghi

A structured class, utilising a range of art mediums including watercolours, pastels, drawing and collage this is an excellent way for young budding artists to develop their techniques. Ages 7 years and up.

Friday: 4pm – 5:30pm.

Term 3:
$115.10 (8 weeks) 

Adult Pottery Classes

Pottery class

Our experienced instructors, Margaret Boyle and Janet Duncan, will teach you the art of ceramics, covering both wheel and hand building work, decorative techniques and glazing. Beginner, Intermediate and experienced students welcome.

Evening Pottery classes

Monday: 7:30pm – 10:30pm.
Tuesday: 7pm – 10pm.

Weekday Pottery classes

Monday: 12 noon - 3pm.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:30am – 12:30pm.

Term 3

$227.00 (10 weeks)

* Classes dependent on numbers.

Children’s Pottery Classes

Childrens pottery class

Under the guidance of experienced tutors, these classes offer a fantastic creative introduction to the art of pottery, designed for children aged 5-15 years.

Weekday classes: 4:30pm – 6pm.

Term 3: $143.90 (10 weeks)

Pottery Tutors:

Tuesday - Janet Duncan.
Wednesday and Thursday - Deanna Roberts.
Friday - Meredith Merrall.

* No classes available on Mondays.

Kids Pottery Birthday Parties

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 $17.50 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

Clay is available for purchase in 10kg blocks
Students: $11.00
Non students: $16.60

Firing (1kg minimum):
Students: $4.00
Non students: $7.80

Yoga Classes

Knox Yoga

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

Term 3

Monday & Thursday 7:30 – 8:30pm.
$122.00 (10 weeks).

Knox Craft Collective

Knox Craft Collective logo

Love craft? Want to learn more or tell people about your craft? Join the Knox Craft Collective! The Knox Craft Collective is a new register of craft artists living or working in Knox and district.

The group meet 3rd Saturday every month from 10am - 12noon.

New members welcome!

For further information please email

Treefern Potters Residency at FTGCAC

Treefern Potters

Treefern Potters in collaboration with Knox Environment Society meet the 2nd Sunday of every month from 10am-3pm.

For further information contact Debra

Join our community at

Bush Tucker Yarning Circle

Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre is nestled in a peaceful bushland setting

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities

Members of local indigenous communities meet fortnightly to share ideas, stories and recipes while cooking and eating meals together. Sessions are free and children are welcome.

Monthly during school terms from 12:30 - 3pm.

Please call 9757 6282 for more information.

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.

Location and Contact Details


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

Phone: 03 9758 9180.

Office Hours:

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

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