Poole & East Dorset Art Society
Thursday sessions
18th October:

"The Brutal Truth"

Drawing portraits of one another - the aim being to focus on distinctive characteristics ...
BMOYC though pencil, conte or charcoal would probably be best. (Not for the self-conscious)
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
4th November​


A short demo followed by a workshop using Chinese paints and brushes, some will be available to borrow.
© PEDAS Members
PEDAS manages this delightful gallery in Upton Country Park. It hosts a wide variety of exhibitions by groups and individuals.
More about PEDAS ...
Sunday sessions
The Gallery Upstairs:
the Licence and Agreement between PEDAS and the Borough of Poole
More about Sunday sessions ...
Current PEDAS exhibition
More PEDAS exhibitions ...
Keeping in touch
PEDAS news
The Gallery Upstairs
PEDAS excursions
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Interesting links
Past Thursday sessions ...
Art UK
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
5th - 22nd October 2018
"The Art of the Matter"
by Poole & East Dorset Art Society
© Liz Magee
About the exhibition
Rules &
Open art exhibition
Painters online
Art Pose app for iPhone/iPad
- link to the App Store
A letter from John & Carole
about a proposed PEDAS
holiday to New York
in September 2019
(Click to view letter)
The ArtUK website has lots of interesting articles about art and artists.
ArtUK website
New Autumn Sessions Added
John Bowen critiqued members' artwork
"The Art of the Matter"
October 2018

Go to Members' Area
for Details &
Entry Form
Portrait session
September's session with Sue Fawthrop
View virtual books of the exhibition
5th - 22nd October 2018
"The Art of the Matter"
by Poole & East Dorset Art Society
Examples of members' work
Where are we now?
At the EGM on Sunday 7th October 2018, a number of members expressed concern that they did not know enough about the agreement being negotiated by your Committee with Borough of Poole (BoP), concerning the management of The Gallery Upstairs (GUS). It was agreed that the Heads of Terms (HoT) and the Operational Agreement (OA) would be placed on the PEDAS website for 3 weeks before any further action is taken. This time period is proposed so that there will then be sufficient time to complete the detailed legal stages and should enable us to sign off the Licence and agreements before the 1st of April 2019, when the 3 authorities merge. A signature before that date would mean our agreement is automatically binding on the new authority. After that there might be less certainty.
Please see the notes on the Members' section of the website, where you will find Version 10 of the HoT and Version 2 of the OA.