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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 news.

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

Term dates

  • Term 1 runs from Monday 29 January to Thursday 28 March 2024.
  • No classes will be held on the public holidays - Monday 11 March or Friday 29 March.
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.

Mondays

  • 12 pm to 3 pm and 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Term 1: Monday 29 January to Monday 25 March.
  • No classes on Labour Day public holiday - Monday 11 March.
  • Cost $224 (8 weeks)

Tuesdays

  • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, 1pm to 4pm and 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Term 1: Tuesday 30 January to Tuesday 26 March 2024
  • Cost $252 (9 weeks)

Wednesdays

  • 12 pm to 3 pm and 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Term 1: Wednesday 31 January to Wednesday 27 March 2024
  • Cost $252 (9 weeks)

Thursdays

  • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 
  • Term 1: Thursday 1 February to Thursday 28 March 2024
  • Cost $252 (9 weeks)

Fridays

  • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 
  • Term 1: Friday 2 February to Friday 22 March 2024
  • No class on Good Friday public holiday - Friday 29 March
  • Cost $224 (8 weeks)

Clay and firing (adult classes only)

  • Clay is available for students to purchase in 10 kilogram blocks at $15 per block
  • Clay firing is available with a 1 kilogram minimum.
  • Firing is available at a cost of $7 to students, and $10 for non-students.

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.

Mondays

  • 4:30 pm to 6 pm
  • Term 1: Monday 29 January to Monday 25 March 2024
  • No classes on Labour Day public holiday - Monday 11 March.
  • Cost $152 (8 weeks)

Tuesdays

  • 4:30 pm to 6 pm
  • Term 1: Tuesday 30 January to Tuesday 26 March 2024
  • Cost $171 (9 weeks)

Wednesdays

  • 4:30 pm to 6 pm
  • Term 1: Wednesday 31 January to Wednesday 27 March 2024
  • Cost $171 (9 weeks)

Thursdays

  • 4:30 pm to 6 pm
  • Term 1: Thursday 1 February to Thursday 28 March 2024
  • Cost $171 (9 weeks)

Fridays

  • 4:30 pm to 6 pm
  • Term 1: Friday 2 February to Friday 22 March 2024
  • No class on Good Friday public holiday - Friday 29 March
  • Cost $152 (8 weeks)
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.

Mondays

  • 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Term 1: Monday 29 January to Monday 25 March 2024
  • No classes on Labour Day public holiday - Monday 11 March
  • Cost: $176 (8 weeks)

Painting and drawing

In this course students will develop skills in both painting and drawing, using a range of mediums. Suitable for all skill levels.

Mondays

  • 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Term 1: Monday 29 January to Monday 25 March 2024
  • No classes on Labour Day public holiday - Monday 11 March
  • Cost: $176 (8 weeks)

Painting using watercolours

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

It is suitable for both beginner and experienced students.

Wednesdays

  • 10 am to 12 pm
  • Term 1: Wednesday 31 January to Wednesday 27 March 2024
  • Cost: $198 (9 weeks)
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

Wednesdays

  • 4 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Term 1: Wednesday 31 January to Wednesday 27 March 2024
  • Cost: $171 (9 weeks)

Fridays

  • 4 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Term 1: Friday 2 February to Friday 22 March 2024
  • No class on Good Friday public holiday - Friday 29 March
  • Cost: $152 (8 weeks)
Kids pottery parties

Looking for something different for your next child’s party? Try a kids pottery party. Children will create special clay pieces to keep, with help from our experienced tutors. Kids pottery classes are suitable for children aged 5 – 12 years.

  • Saturday afternoons (subject to availability)
  • 1.5 hours duration
  • Up to 10 Children
  • Cost of $198

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

Location and contact details

1010 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156.

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

50s plus strength training

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.

Belly dancing workshops

American tribal style belly dancing workshops open to all ages and abilities.

For further information, contact instructor Jedda on 0416 377 073.

School holiday activities

Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre hosts a variety of school holiday activities including pottery and art workshops.

Information about these classes is made available approximately 1 month before each school holidays at knox.vic.gov.au/schoolholidays

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 am to 4:30 pm
  • Thursday: closed
  • Friday: 10 am to 4:30 pm

Venue accessibility

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

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Need help?

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Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.

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