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
23rd March:
Chinese water colour painting
with Dawn Goodson

"I will have some Chinese Brushes; ink sticks; rice paper set of … on a sale or return arrangement. I have a few brushes and ink sticks that I will lend.

Please bring lots of newspaper on which to practice and to absorb water.
2 large water pots
Either cheap Japanese water colours, poster paints that stain well and water colours for the extra colour.
I jar of ready mixed black water / poster colour paint (for practice…saves time rubbing an ink stick!)
Any Chinese brushes you own.
A small drawing board.
A piece of linen (an old handkerchief or piece of shirt)
Masking taper
Pencil case or small stable object 4"-6" to raise board
Rice Paper
Ink stick
White news print. I hope to bring some."

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
2nd April​​:
with Michael Parker

Michael's use of the palette knife of unique and they are large but used with such precision, a very interesting style. He will start with a short demo and we will then follow with a workshop
© 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.
"Royal Institute of
Painters in Watercolour"
Mall Galleries, London
Sunday 9th April 2017
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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September 2017
Past Thursday sessions
For information and a booking form, sign into the members' area of this website
£25 including Exhibition
(Coach only £23)
Sunday 9th April 2017
8:30 am from 22a Cavendish Road, Bournemouth BH1 1RF

I have decided to do the above coach trip as many of you have been asking whether we would go this year.
However I do need you to let me know quite quickly. There are lots of other exhibitions on nearby ... the RA is close, as is the National Gallery.
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
Mall Galleries website
Booking form
Hi Members,

Knoll Gardens are inviting all art groups to four dates during the year. These are all Fridays. We will be planning to use 7th July as one of our painting-out days during the summer, i.e. changing the day from Thursday to Friday that week. However, if you wish to visit the gardens on 31st March, 26th May and 1st September, we understand that you can just turn up individually (after emailing first) and enjoy some time there. Val

Michael's website
© Neat Image members
9th - 20th March
"Looking Good"
by Neat Image