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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 3 and 4 Program (July - December 2018)

For Class Bookings, call 9758 9180.

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.

Evening Pottery Classes

Pottery class

Term 3

Day Times Term Dates Cost
Mondays 7pm-10pm 16 July - 17 September (10 weeks) $235
Tuesdays 7pm-10pm 17 July - 18 September (10 weeks) $235
Wednesdays 7pm-10pm 18 July - 19 September (10 weeks) $235

Term 4

Day Times Term Dates Cost
Mondays 7pm-10pm 8 October - 3 December (9 weeks) $211.50
Tuesdays 7pm-10pm 9 October - 4 December (8 weeks) $188
Wednesdays 7pm-10pm 10 October - 5 December (9 weeks) $211.50

Weekday Pottery Classes

Pottery Class at Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre

Term 3

Day Times Term Dates Cost
Mondays 12pm-3pm 16 July - 17 September (10 weeks) $235
Tuesdays 9:30am-12:30pm 17 July - 18 September (10 weeks) $235
Thursdays 9:30am-12:30pm 19 July - 20 September (10 weeks) $235
Fridays 9:30am-12:30pm 20 July - 20 September (10 weeks) $235

Term 4

Day Times Term Dates Cost
Mondays 12pm-3pm 8 October - 3 December (9 weeks) $211.50
Tuesdays 9:30am-12:30pm 9 October - 4 December (8 weeks) $188
Thursdays 9:30am-12:30pm 11 October - 6 December (9 weeks) $211.50
Fridays 9:30am-12:30pm 12 July - 7 December (9 weeks) $211.50

Children's Pottery Classes

Childrens pottery class

Term 3

Day Times Term Dates Cost
Tuesdays 4:30pm-6pm 17 July - 18 September (10 Weeks) $152.50
Wednesdays 4:30pm-6pm 18 July - 19 September (10 Weeks) $152.50
Thursdays 4:30pm-6pm 19 July - 20 September (10 Weeks) $152.50
Fridays 4:30pm-6pm 12 July - 21 September (10 Weeks) $152.50

Term 4

Day Times Term Dates Cost
Tuesdays 4:30pm-6pm 9 October - 4 December (8 weeks) $122
Wednesdays 4:30pm-6pm 10 October - 5 December (9 weeks) $137.25
Thursdays 4:30pm-6pm 11 October - 6 December (9 weeks) $137.25
Fridays 4:30pm-6pm 12 October - 7 December (9 weeks) $137.25

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 3 Mondays 1:30pm-3:30pm
7pm- 9pm
16 July - 17 September (10 Weeks) $185
Term 4 Mondays 1:30pm-3:30pm
7pm- 9pm
8 October - 3 December (9 Weeks) $166.50

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 3 Wednesdays 10am-12pm 18 July - 5 September (8 weeks) $164
Term 4 Wednesdays 10am-12pm 10 October - 28 November (8 weeks) $164

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 3 Fridays 4pm-5:30pm 20 July - 7 September (8 weeks) $122
Term 4 Fridays 4pm-5:30pm 12 October - 3 December (8 weeks) $122

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 $18.50 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 (Adult Classes Only)

Clay is available for purchase in 10kg block

Students $12.25 Non-students $17.50

Firing (1kg minimum)

Students $4.25 Non-Students $8.50


Yoga Classes

Knox Yoga

Yoga at the Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre is a great way to keep fit in a relaxed and friendly setting.

Term Day Times Term Dates Cost
Term 3 Mondays 7:30pm-8:30pm 16 July - 17 September (10 weeks) $102.50
Term 4 Mondays 7:30pm-8:30pm 8 October - 3 December (9 Weeks) $92.25

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


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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