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Ferntree Gully Arts Centre

Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre

Painting at Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre
Pottery class
Childrens pottery class
Knox Yoga

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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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.

School Holidays - Hand Building Creations - Pottery Workshop

These fun workshops will give children the opportunity to whip up their own handmade pottery piece, choosing from a "Daffodil Plaque" or a "Fish Plaque" in Week One's sessions and a "Dragon" or "Decorative Vase" in Week Two's sessions. Children will create their special artworks with the guidance of our experienced tutors and their creations will be fired in our kiln for them to take home as a keepsake (or for pick-up at a later date).

Week One: Monday, 3 July; Wednesday, 5 July; and Friday, 7 July
Week Two: Monday, 10 July; Wednesday, 12 July; and Friday, 14 July

Times: 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Age Suitability: Children 5+
Cost: $14.50 per child

School Holidays - On the Wheel - Pottery Workshop

These special creative workshops offer a fantastic creative introduction to the art form of pottery on the wheel, where children can enjoy learning in small groups with an experienced teacher. Pottery wheels are large for little people, so this class is most suited to taller children aged 9+ years.

All participants should bring a towel, and please tie back long hair for safety.

Dates: Tuesday, 4 July and Tuesday, 11 July
Times: 10.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Age Suitability: Children 9+
Cost: $14.50 per child

Art and craft classes

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 2: $159.60 (9 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 - 12pm.

Term 2: $153.75 (8 weeks)

Art classes for children 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 2: $115.10 (8 weeks)


Term Two: 18 April to 30 June (11 weeks)*

*Unless otherwise stated.
Please note no classes are held on public holidays.

Adult Pottery Classes

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 Classes

Monday 12pm - 3pm with Janet Duncan.
Tuesday 9:30am - 12:30pm with Heather Thomas.
Thursday 9:30am - 12:30pm with Margaret Boyle.
Friday 9:30am - 12:30pm with Margaret Boyle.

Term 2: $249.70 (11 weeks)

Classes dependent on numbers.

Children’s Pottery Classes

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.

Pottery Tutors:

Tuesday 4:30pm - 6pm with Melissa Duncan.

Wednesday 4:30pm – 6pm.
Thursday 4:30pm – 6pm with Deanna Roberts.

Friday 4:30pm - 6pm with Meredith Merrall.

Term 2: $158.20 (11 weeks)

* 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 block

Students $11.00 Non-students $16.60

Firing (1kg minimum)
Students $4.00 Non-Students $7.80

Kiln facilities are only available for work done by students of our classes include outside firing is available.

Yoga Classes

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

Monday 7.30 – 8.30pm

Term 1 $97.60 (9 weeks)
Term 2 $109.80 (11 weeks)

Knox Craft Collective

Starting 18 February 2017 and then the 3rd Saturday of each month 10am-12pm.

Love craft? Love making stuff, being creative? Want to learn more or tell people about your craft?
Join the Eastern Makers and Creators Hub, a new register of creative artists living or working in and around Knox.

For further information please email

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

Bush Tucker Yarning Circle

Starting 14 Feb, then the 2nd Tuesday of the month during school terms from 12:30pm-3pm for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.

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

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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