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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.

About the Arts Centre

We offer a program of activities for adults and children including:

  • art classes with a focus on pottery and painting
  • gentle fitness activities
  • school holiday workshops.

Find out about upcoming classes, events and programs by subscribing to the Knox Arts and Events mailing list.

The centre can also be hired for community meetings and events.

Term dates

Term 3 runs from Monday 11 July to Friday 16 September 2022.

School holidays workshops

Plant creatures collage school holiday workshop

Join environmental artist Jo Mott to explore local flora and fauna and create unique natural collages. The final works will be photographed to form part of a public art light box display in Ferntree Gully Village. Children can take their artwork home. For ages 7 years and over.

Thursday 7 July 2022
10:00 am to 12:00 pm 
1:00pm to 3:00 pm
$8 per person

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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 are welcome.

Term 3 classes

Mondays, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Dates: 11 July to 12 September 2022
Duration: 10 weeks
Cost: $260

Mondays, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Dates: 11 July to 12 September 2022
Duration: 10 weeks
Cost: $260

Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Dates: 12 July to 13 September 2022
Duration: 10 weeks
Cost: $260

Tuesdays, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Dates: 12 July to 13 September 2022
Duration: 10 weeks
Cost: $260

Wednesdays, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Dates: 13 July to 14 September 2022
Duration: 10 weeks
Cost: $260

Thursdays, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Dates: 14 July to 15 September 2022
Duration: 10 weeks
Cost: $260

Fridays, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Dates: 15 July to 16 September 2022
Duration: 10 weeks
Cost: $260

Clay and firing (adult classes only)

  • Clay is available for purchase in 10 kilogram blocks.
  • The cost of clay is $14 per block for students and $19.70 per block for non-students.
  • Clay firing is available with a 1 kilogram minimum.
  • Firing is available to students at a cost of $6 and non-students for $9.

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 to 15 years.

Term 3

Mondays, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Dates: 11 July to 12 September
Duration: 10 weeks
Cost: $180

Tuesdays, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Dates: 12 July to 13 September
Duration: 10 weeks
Cost: $180

Wednesdays, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Dates: 13 July to 14 September
Duration: 10 weeks
Cost: $180

Thursdays, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Dates: 114 July to 15 September
Duration: 10 weeks
Cost: $180

Fridays, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Dates: 15 July to 16 September
Duration: 10 weeks
Cost: $180

Painting and drawing classes

Acrylics or oil painting

In this course students will learn a broad spectrum of oil or acrylic painting techniques including:

  • still life and landscapes
  • composition and dimension
  • the mixing and building up of colour.

Classes are suitable for beginners and advanced. Every student receives individual tuition whilst working at their own level.

Term 3

Mondays, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Dates: 11 July to 16 September 2022
Duration: 10 weeks
Cost: $210

Watercolour painting

In this course students will develop skills and techniques using watercolours.

It is suitable for both experienced and beginner students.

Term 3

Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dates: 13 July to 14 September 2022
Duration: 10 weeks
Cost: $210

Children's art classes

In this course, children will be guided through a range of art mediums including:

  • watercolours
  • pastels
  • drawing
  • collage.

These are structured art classes for young and budding artists to develop their skills. Suitable for ages 7 years and up.

Term 3
Fridays, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Dates: 15 July to 16 September 2022
Duration: 10 weeks
Cost: $180
Kids pottery birthday parties

Looking for something different for your next child’s party? Try a kids pottery party.

Children will create a special clay piece to keep, with help from our experienced tutors.

Kids pottery classes are suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years.

  • Saturday afternoons (subject to availability)
  • 1.5 hours duration
  • Cost of $186

To book a kids pottery party or to find out more, contact the Knox Arts and Events team on 9758 9180 or knoxarts@knox.vic.gov.au.

Gentle fitness activities

Take part in a resistance training program for people over 50. The program aims to increase your:

  • bone density
  • muscle strength
  • metabolic rate.

For further information, contact fitness instructor and personal trainer Gayle Knight on 0409 855 627.

Location and contact details

You can find us at:

1010 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156.

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

Office hours

  • Monday to Wednesday: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Thursday: closed
  • Friday: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Venue accessibility

The Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre is accessible to people of all abilities. 

Download an accessibility guide:

COVID-19 requirements

Check-in using the Services Victoria app and proof of vaccination status are no longer required to attend the Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre.

This is in line with the the current Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions.

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Need help?

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Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.

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