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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.

What's on

The Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre has re-opened to the public for limited services, including:

  • 2022 term 1 enquiries
  • pottery firing
  • limited venue hire. 

Term Dates

  • Term 1: Monday 31 January – Friday 8 April (public holiday on Monday 14 March).
  • Term 2: Tuesday 26 April – Friday 24 June (public holiday on Monday 13 June). 
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 welcome.

Term One
Monday 31 January – Friday 8 April (public holiday on Monday 14 March)

Mondays, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Dates: 31 January – 4 April (nine weeks)
Cost: $225

Mondays, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Dates: 31 January – 4 April (nine weeks)
Cost: $225

Tuesdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Dates: 1 February – 5 April (ten weeks)
Cost: $250

Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Dates: 1 February – 5 April (ten weeks)
Cost: $250

Wednesdays, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Dates: 2 February – 6 April (ten weeks)
Cost: $250

Thursdays, 9:30am– 12:30pm
Dates: 3 February – 7 April (ten weeks)
Cost: $250

Fridays, 9:30am– 12:30pm
Dates: 4 February – 8 April (ten weeks)
Cost: $250

Term Two
Tuesday 26 April – Friday 24 June (public holiday on Monday 13 June)

Mondays, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Dates: 2 May – 20 June (seven weeks)
Cost: $175

Mondays, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Dates: 2 May – 20 June (seven weeks)
Cost: $175

Tuesdays, 9:30am– 12:30pm
Dates: 26 April – 21 June (nine weeks)
Cost: $225

Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Dates: 26 April – 21 June (nine weeks)
Cost:  $225

Wednesdays, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Dates: 27 April – 22 June (nine weeks)
Cost: $225

Thursdays, 9:30am– 12:30pm
Dates: 28 April – 23 June (nine weeks)
Cost: $225

Fridays, 29 April – 24 June
Dates: 9:30am– 12:30pm (nine weeks)
Cost: $225

Clay and Firing (adult classes only)

  • clay is available for purchase in 10kg block
  • students $13 / Non-students $18.30
  • firing (1kg minimum)
  • students $5.

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.

Term One
Monday 31 January – Friday 8 April (public holiday on Monday 14 March)

Mondays, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Dates: 31 January – 4 April (nine weeks)
Cost: $153

Tuesdays, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Dates: 1 February – 5 April (ten weeks)
Cost:  $170

Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Dates: 2 February – 6 April (ten weeks)
Cost: $170

Thursdays, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Dates: 2 February – 6 April (ten weeks)
Cost: $170

Fridays,  4:30pm – 6:00pm
Dates: 4 February – 8 April (ten weeks)
Cost: $170

Term Two
Tuesday 26 April – Friday 24 June (public holiday on Monday 13 June)

Mondays, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Dates: 2 May – 20 June (seven weeks)
Cost:  $119

Tuesdays, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Dates: 26 April – 21 June (nine weeks)
Cost:  $153

Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Dates: 27 April – 22 June (nine weeks)
Cost: $153

Thursdays, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Dates: 28 April – 23 June (nine weeks)
Cost: $153

Fridays,  4:30pm – 6:00pm
Dates: 29 April – 24 June (nine weeks)
Cost: $153

 

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.

Term One
Monday 31 January – Friday 8 April (public holiday on Monday 14 March)

Mondays, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Dates: 31 January – 4 April (nine weeks)
Cost: $180

Tuesdays, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Dates: 1 February – 5 April (ten weeks)
Cost: $200

Term Two
Tuesday 26 April – Friday 24 June (public holiday on Monday 13 June)

Mondays, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Dates: 2 May – 20 June (seven weeks)
Cost: $140

Tuesdays, 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Dates: 26 April – 21 June (nine weeks)
Cost: $180

Watercolour Painting

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

Term One
Monday 31 January – Friday 8 April (public holiday on Monday 14 March)

Wednesdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Dates: 2 February – 23 March (eight weeks)
Cost: $160

Term Two
Tuesday 26 April – Friday 24 June (public holiday on Monday 13 June)

Wednesdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Dates: 27 April – 15 June (eight weeks)
Cost: $160

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.

Term One
Monday 31 January – Friday 8 April (public holiday on Monday 14 March)

Fridays, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Dates: 4 February – 25 March (eight weeks)
Cost: $136

Term Two
Tuesday 26 April – Friday 24 June (public holiday on Monday 13 June)

Fridays, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Dates: 29 April – 17 June (eight weeks)
Cost: $136

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.

Saturday afternoons (subject to availability of tutor) for 1.5hrs at a cost of $186.

Gentle fitness activities

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 and Personal Trainer).

Location and contact details

You can find us at:

1010 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156.

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

Office hours

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

Disability access

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

Download an accessibility guide:

COVID-safe settings

In line with the current Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions, Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre is open to visitors who:

  • are fully vaccinated
  • have a valid medical exemption
  • are children aged under 12 years and 2 months.

Visitors are required to:

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Proof of vaccination 

As per the Victorian Government guidelines, the only acceptable proof of vaccination status are:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate from the Service Victoria app
  • COVID-19 digital certificate saved on your smartphone
  • a printed copy of your COVID-19 digital certificate, along with photo ID
  • a printed copy of your immunisation history statement with proof of full vaccination, along with photo ID.

Visit the VicGov COVID-19 website for more information on proof of vaccination and medical exemption requirements.

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