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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 4 runs from Monday 3 October to Friday 9 December 2022.

Classes do not run on public holidays.

School holidays kids pottery workshops

Our pottery workshops are a fun way for kids to get creative during the school holidays.

Children will enjoy creative skill development in this pottery workshop, led by our experienced art tutors.

Each workshop is a small group setting and includes firing of work, for collection at a later date.

This activity is suitable for children aged 6 and above. 

The cost is $14.50 per class.

Places are limited and bookings are required.

Sessions

Date Times Theme Link
Monday 19 September 2022
  • 10 am to 11:30 am
  • 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Make a bear or cow Book now
Wednesday 21 September 2022
  • 10 am to 11:30 am
  • 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Make a bear or cow Book now
Monday 26 September 2022
  • 10 am to 11:30 am
  • 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Make a fish or alien Book now
Wednesday 26 September 2022
  • 10 am to 11:30 am
  • 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Make a fish or alien Book now
Friday 30 September 2022
  • 10 am to 11:30 am
  • 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Make a fish or alien Book now
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 4 classes

Mondays, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Dates: 3 October to 5 December 2022
Duration: 10 weeks
Cost: $260

Mondays, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Dates: 3 October to 5 December 2022
Duration: 10 weeks
Cost: $260

Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Dates: 4 October to 6 December 2022
Duration: 9 weeks
Cost: $234

Tuesdays, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Dates: 4 October to 6 December 2022
Duration: 9 weeks
Cost: $234

Wednesdays, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Dates: 5 October to 7 December 2022
Duration: 10 weeks
Cost: $260

Thursdays, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Dates: 6 October to 8 December 2022
Duration: 10 weeks
Cost: $260

Fridays, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Dates: 7 October to 9 December 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 4 classes

Mondays, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Dates:3 October to 21 November 2022
Duration: 10 weeks
Cost: $180

Tuesdays, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Dates: 4 October to 6  December 2022
Duration: 9 weeks
Cost: $162

Wednesdays, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Dates: 5 October to 7 December 2022
Duration: 10 weeks
Cost: $180

Thursdays, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Dates: 6 October to 8 December 2022
Duration: 10 weeks
Cost: $180

Fridays, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Dates: 7 October to 9 December 2022
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 4

Mondays, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Dates: 3 October to 5 December 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 4

Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dates: 5 October to 7 December 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 4

Wednesdays, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Dates: 5 October to 7 December 2022
Duration: 10 weeks
Cost: $180

Fridays, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Dates: 7 October to 9 December 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.

Latest updates

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Subscribe to the Knox Arts and Events eNews

Need help?

Contact us and we will come back to you.

Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.

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