Poole & East Dorset Art Society
Poole & East Dorset Art Society is a long established and very active local art society. We were founded in 1924 and count notable figures such as Augustus John and Henry Lamb amongst our past members.

PEDAS is an inclusive society and welcomes artists in all media genres - figurative and abstract painters, sculptors, felters, embroiderers, photographers and installation artists.
Thursday sessions
17th August:

10am - 4pm

Broadway off Belle Vue Road, Southbourne - park in the car park and catch the little train, or walk to the beach huts at the end. There are views of Christchurch Harbour, the Priory and vistas to paint.
Cost – Car Park Fee and Train.
Future Thursday sessions
Caroline's "Creative Sundays" are held at the Church of the Holy Angels Hall in Lilliput Rd, Poole BH14 8JX, usually on the 1st Sunday of the month. The Hall opens at 2pm to start at 2.30pm until 4.30pm with a tea break.
£3 for members
£5 for non-members
3rd September​:

with Susan Knights

Sue loves creating atmosphere in watercolour painting, the medium she uses most although she also does work in acrylics, pastel and mixed media. Her paintings are loose and impressionistic, capturing flowers, landscapes, seascapes and semi-abstracted works in colours, mediums and techniques that excite her. Her works are always evolving and it is exciting that she doesn't always know where this may take her.
For this workshop you could use a photograph of your favourite place with interesting features, perhaps images of Venice or Christchurch, the choice is yours. You may prefer fruits, flowers or bottles and jars or articles with interesting shapes or maybe use your imagination.
© PEDAS Members
7th - 24th April 2017
The Gallery Upstairs
Upton Country Park

Poole & East Dorset Art Society (PEDAS) presents 'FLAVOUR',
a sumptuous celebration of food and drink conveyed in drawing, painting, print and sculpture
PEDAS manages this delightful gallery in Upton Country Park. It hosts a wide variety of exhibitions by groups and individuals.
Art UK is the online home for every public art collection across the UK. It already features over 200,000 oil paintings by some 38,000 artists. These artworks are in museums, universities, town halls, hospitals and other civic buildings across the United Kingdom. Most of this art is not on public view. Later in 2016 they will be expanding the project to include watercolours, pastels, drawings and prints uploaded by collections. In early 2017 they aim to add sculptures.
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What is PEDAS?
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Recent PEDAS exhibition
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Keeping in touch
PEDAS news
The Gallery Upstairs
PEDAS excursions
Previous PEDAS excursions
PEDAS members
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Interesting links
September 2017
Past Thursday sessions
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Antony Gormley's iron men come alive for A Winter's Tale – video
Complete collection at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum - Art UK
Information &
Entry Form
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Caroline with The Mayor of Poole
PEDAS members meet at St Aldhelm's Academy in Herbert Avenue (BH12 4HS) at 7 - 9 pm
for most of the year.
During the Summer, we paint outdoors at various locations.
Non-members are always welcome.
£3 for members
£5 for non-members
Miniatures in a tin
Future exhibitions:
17th - 28th August
"Summer Show"
by 15 Days in Clay & Fresh Talent
The Gallery Upstairs
Open Exhibition
Susan's website
Information about PEDAS and
Dorset Art Weeks