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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.

Christmas Opening Hours

The Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre will be closing over the Christmas Holidays from Friday 22 December, until Monday 15 January.

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Term 1 and 2 Program (January - June 2018)

For Class Bookings, call 9758 9180

Polymer Clay Jewellery Making (BRAND NEW CLASS!)

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.

Thursday 1pm - 4pm and 7pm - 10pm.

. Day Term Dates Cost
Term 1 Thursdays 1 February - 29 March $234 (9 weeks)
Term 2 Thursdays 19 April - 28 June $286 (11 weeks)

Pottery Classes

Pottery Class at Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre

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


Term 1
Monday 29 Jan - Monday 26 March (7:00pm - 10:00pm)
Tuesday 30 Jan - Tuesday 27 March (7:00pm - 10:00pm)
Wednesday 31 Jan - Wednesday 28 March (7:00pm - 10:00pm)
Cost:
Mondays $184 (8 weeks)
Tuesdays, Wednesday $207 (9 weeks)

Term 2
Monday 16 April - Monday 25 June (7:00pm - 10:00pm)
Tuesday 17 April - Tuesday 26 June (7:00pm - 10:00pm)
Wednesday 18 April - Wednesday 27 June (7:00pm - 10:00pm)
Cost:
Mondays, Wednesdays $230 (10 weeks)
Tuesdays $253 (11 weeks)

Weekday Pottery Classes


Term 1
Monday 29 Jan - Monday 26 March (12pm - 3pm)
Tuesday 30 Jan - Tuesday 27 March (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Thursday 01 Feb - Thursday 29 March (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Friday 02 Feb - Friday 30 March (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Cost:
Mondays $184 (8 weeks)
Tuesdays, Thursday, Fridays $207 (9 weeks)

Term 2
Monday 16 April - Monday 25 June (12pm - 3pm)
Tuesday 17 April - Tuesday 26 June (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Thursday 19 April - Thursday 28 June (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Friday 20 April - Friday 29 June (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Cost:
Mondays $230 (10 weeks)
Tuesdays, Thursday, Fridays $253 (11 weeks)

Children's Pottery Classes


Term 1
Tuesday 30 Jan - Tuesday 27 March (4:30pm - 6:00pm)
Wednesday 31 Jan - Wednesday 28 March (4:30pm - 6:00pm)
Thursday 01 Feb - Thursday 29 March (4:30pm - 6:00pm)
Friday 02 Feb - Friday 30 March (4:30pm - 6:00pm)
Cost:
$135 (9 weeks)

Term 2
Tuesday 17 April - Tuesday 26 June (4:30pm - 6:00pm)
Wednesday 18 April - Wednesday 27 June (4:30pm - 6:00pm)
Thursday 19 April - Thursday 28 June (4:30pm - 6:00pm)
Friday 20 April - Friday 29 June (4:30pm - 6:00pm)
Cost:
Wednesdays $150 (10 weeks)
Tuesdays, Thursday, Fridays $165 (11 weeks)

. Day Term Dates Cost
Term 1 Monday 29 January - 26 March $184 (8 weeks)
Term 1 Tuesday 30 January - 27 March $207 (9 weeks)
Term 1 Wednesday 31 January - 28 March $207 (9 weeks)
. Day Term Dates Cost
Term 2 Monday 16 April - 25 June $230 (10 weeks)
Term 2 Tuesday 17 April - 26 June $253 (11 weeks)
Term 2 Wednesday 18 April - 27 June $230 (10 weeks)

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 1: Monday 29 Jan - Mon 26 March
1:30pm - 3:30pm
7pm - 9pm
Cost: $144 (8 Weeks)

Term 2: Monday 16 April - 25 June
1:30pm - 3:30pm
7pm - 9pm
Cost: $180 (10 Weeks)

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.

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

. Dates Cost
Term 1 Friday 2 February - 23 March @ 4pm-5:30pm (8 weeks) $120
Term 2 Friday 20 April - 8 June @ 4pm-5:30pm (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 $12.00 Non-students $17

Firing (1kg minimum)

Students $4 Non-Students $8


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.

Yoga Classes

Knox Yoga

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

Times: 7:30pm - 8:30pm.

. Dates Cost
Term 1 Monday 29 January - 26 March (8 weeks) $80
Term 2 Monday 16 April - 25 June (10 Weeks) $100

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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