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Ferntree Gully Arts Centre

Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre

Pottery with young girl
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, email or call us on 9758 9180 and ask to join our mailing list.

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School Holidays - Hand Building Creations - Pottery Workshop

Bookings are now open for our School Holiday programs! Download our school holiday program brochure (PDF).

Pottery Workshop – Hand Building Creations

These fun workshops will give children the opportunity to whip up their own handmade pottery piece, choosing from a Frog or a Mouse in week one’s sessions, and an Owl or a Beetle in the second week’s sessions. Children will create their special artworks with the guidance of our experienced tutors, and their creations will then be fired in our kiln for a take home keepsake. (for pick up at a later date).

Week 1 Dates: Monday 25 September; and Wednesday 27 September.
Week 2 Dates: Monday 2 October; Wednesday 4 October; and Friday 6 October.
Times: 10am and 1pm.
Info: Suit children aged 5+. Duration: 90 minutes.
Cost: $14.50 per child.



Term Three: 7 July - September 22

Term Four: 9 October - 8 December

Please note no classes are held on public holidays.

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 3: 17/7 - 11/9/17

Term 4: 9/10 - 4/12/17

Cost: $162 (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 3: 19/7 - 6/9/17

Term 4: 11/10 - 29/11/17

Cost: $160 (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 3: 21/7 - 8/9/17

Term 4: 13/10 - 1/12/17

Cost: $120 (8 Weeks)

Adult Pottery Classes

Our experienced instructors, Heather Thomas, Deanna Roberts 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 7pm - 10pm.
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 Janet Duncan.
Friday 9:30am - 12:30pm with Janet Duncan.

Term 3: $230 (10 weeks)

Term 4: $207 (9 Weeks) or Tuesdays $184 (8 Weeks**)

**Tuesday Classes exclude Melbourne Cup Day (7/11/17)

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 with Deanna Roberts.

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

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

Term 3
: $150 (10 Weeks)

Term 4: $135 (9 Weeks) or Tuesdays - $120** (8 Weeks)

**Tuesday Classes exclude Melbourne Cup Day - 7/11/17

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 $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 $12.00 Non-students $17

Firing (1kg minimum)

Students $4 Non-Students $8

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 3:
17/7 - 18/9/17

Cost: $100 (10 Weeks)

Term 4:
9/10 - 4/12/17

Cost: $90 (9 Weeks)

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

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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