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Ferntree Gully Arts Centre

Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre

A place to relax and unwind, Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre is situated in the leafy Wally Tew Reserve off Burwood Highway. Home to the Ferntree Gully library, it also has a fantastic children’s playground, free car parking, and is surrounded by peaceful bushland.

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 available for community groups to hire for meetings and events. Contact us now to hear more about our venue hire options, rates and availability.

COVID-Safe Information

Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre programs are in compliance with the current Victorian Government’s COVID-19 restrictions. Physical distancing and COVID-Safe behaviours will be monitored.

For more information, please see our COVID-Safe plan.

School Holiday Activities

Wobbly soap

Wobbly Soap Workshops

Join Fizz Kidz for an hour of fun and get those little hands messy! Together we will make super fun wobbly soap (that seriously wobbles!), as well as play games and win prizes! Every child has the opportunity to choose their favourite colours, scents and glitters as they personalise their fabulous take home creations! We can't wait to have fun with you.

Date: Thursday 15 April
Times: 10:00am and 1:00pm
Duration: 1 hour
Tickets: $16

Book Tickets

PotteryWheelKid

Pottery Workshop - Hand Building Creations

Children will enjoy creative skill development within a fun, small group setting mentored by our experienced arts tutors. All pottery workshops offer firing of work, for collection at a later date.

During the week 1 sessions, children will create their very own clay Wooly Sheep or Hen on a Nest.
During the week 2 sessions, children will create their very own clay Turtle or Sunflower Bowl.

Day Date Times Theme
Wednesday 7 April 10:00am and 1:00pm A Wooly Sheep or a Hen on a Nest
Friday 9 April 10:00am and 1:00pm A Wooly Sheep or a Hen on a Nest
Monday 12 April 10:00am and 1:00pm A Turtle or a Sunflower Bowl
Wednesday 14 April 10:00am and 1:00pm A Turtle or a Sunflower Bowl
Friday 16 April 10:00am and 1:00pm A Turtle or a Sunflower Bowl

Duration: 90 minutes
Tickets: $14.50
For ages: 6+

This event is now SOLD OUT.
Pottery classes for both Children and Adults are available in Term 2. See class times below.

Term 2 Program - Bookings now open!


Call the Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre on 9758 9180 during office hours (10am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday)

Please note, classes do not run on public holidays.

Pottery Classes

Pottery class

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

Day Times Term Dates Cost
Mondays 7.00pm - 10.00pm 19 April - 21 June (9 weeks) $216
Tuesdays 7.00pm - 10.00pm 20 April - 22 June (10 weeks) $240

Weekday Pottery Classes

Day Times Term Dates Cost
Mondays 12.00pm - 3.00pm 19 April - 21 June (9 weeks) $216
Tuesdays 9.30am - 12.30pm 20 April - 22 June (10 weeks) $240
Wednesdays 9.30am - 12.30pm 21 April - 23 June (10 weeks) $240
Thursdays 9.30am - 12.30pm 22 April - 24 June (10 weeks) $240
Fridays 9.30am - 12.30pm 23 April - 25 June (10 weeks) $240

Clay and Firing (Adult Classes Only)


Clay is available for purchase in 10kg block
Students $13.00 / Non-students $18.30
Firing (1kg minimum)
Students $5.00

Childrens pottery class

Children’s Pottery


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

Day Times Term Dates Cost
Mondays 4.30pm – 6.00pm 19 April - 21 June (9 weeks) $144
Tuesdays 4.30pm – 6.00pm 20 April - 22 June (10 weeks) $160
Wednesdays 4.30pm – 6.00pm 21 April - 23 June (10 weeks) $160
Thursdays 4.30pm – 6.00pm 22 April - 24 June (10 weeks) $160
Fridays 4.30pm – 6.00pm 23 April - 25 June (10 weeks) $160

Painting and Drawing Classes

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.

Day Times Term Dates Cost
Mondays 1.30pm – 3.30pm
7.00pm – 9.00pm
19 April - 21 June (9 weeks) $171
Tuesdays 1.00pm – 3.00pm 20 April - 22 June (10 weeks) $190
3 paintbrushes on a canvas

Watercolours, pastels or drawing

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

Day Times Term Dates Cost
Wednesdays 10.00am - 12.00pm 21 April - 23 June (10 weeks) $190

Children's Art Classes


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.

Day Times Term Dates Cost
Fridays 4.00pm – 5.30pm 23 April - 25 June (10 weeks) $160

Kids Pottery Birthday Parties


Looking for something different for your next child’s party? Try a Kids Pottery Party. Children create a special clay piece to keep with the help from one of our experienced tutors.

Suitable for children aged 5-12 years. Minimum number of 10 children required.

Saturday afternoons (subject to availability of tutor) for 1.5hrs $18.60 per child

Hirers/ Community Programs


Resistance training program for people over 50 to increase bone density, muscle strength and metabolic rate.

Contact Gayle Knight on 0409 855 627 (Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer)

Location and Contact Details


Address:


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

Phone: 9758 9180
Email: knoxarts@knox.vic.gov.au

Office Hours:


10am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

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