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
22nd February:

Untutored life session. Hopefully this will help for next week's session with Sarah.

Please bring ruler or tape measure.
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 March 2018

Here is the List of Requirements for Susan Knights demo/workshop on Creative Watercolour:
Table covering
Water colour paints preferably tubes so lots of pigment is readily available
Palette or plate, whichever you use
Water colour paper, preferably stretched. You may wish to bring more than one piece prepared 'just in case' approx 15 by 12 inches
2 good sized water containers (Susan suggests about a pint size)
Brushes, one large one approx size 16 would be good plus another approx size 8, or whatever size you prefer to use for loose water colours.
Sue may also use oil pastel, so if you have any please bring them along
Kitchen Roll
Small sponge in a shallow container for taking excess water off brush
Small hair dryer if you wish, but we could use one anothers
Granulation medium
Inks if you wish to use them

Regarding resource materials, something that inspires you, so Sue suggests for this exercise you may wish to bring a photograph of your favourite place with interesting features, perhaps images of Venice or Christchurch, however the choice is yours. Maybe fruits, flowers or bottles and jars or things with interesting shapes, or you could just use your imagination.
© PEDAS Members
29th - 16th October September 2017
The Gallery Upstairs
Upton Country Park
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.
More about PEDAS
Sunday sessions
What is PEDAS?
More about Sunday sessions
Previous PEDAS exhibition
More PEDAS exhibitions
Keeping in touch
PEDAS news
The Gallery Upstairs
PEDAS excursions
Previous PEDAS excursions
PEDAS members
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Interesting links
Past Thursday sessions
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
© Poole & East Dorset Art Society members
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
15th - 26th February 2018
"Spring Art Exhibition"
by Wimborne Amateur Artists Society
Information about PEDAS and
Dorset Art Weeks
© John Britton
© Dennis Hill


19th - 24th September

Information & Booking Form
Information about PEDAS and
Dorset Art Weeks
Exhibition information
Susan's website
Charles I exhibition at the Royal Academy, London

The Mall Galleries:
Royal Institute of Painters
in Water Colours
206th Exhibition
Sunday 15th April
& Booking Form
Exhibition details