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
27th April:
Sketching figures at the martial arts class

PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME as we do not want to disturb the class. You need a sketch book and pencil for the first hour and a good sized sheet of cartridge paper for our return upstairs for the second hour.
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
7th May:​​
with Penny Crichton-Seager

A workshop looking at how to use pastels to create shadows in the landscape ​
© 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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Interesting links
September 2017
Past Thursday sessions
For information and a booking form, sign into the members' area of this website
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
Penny Wilton's newsletter:
27th April - 1st May
"Art and Crafts in the Country"
by talented local artisans
Penny's website
Trish Jubb's newsletter:
A recommended app for creating virtual poses for life drawings:
iOS devices
android devices
© Poole & East Dorset Art Society members
Hi Caroline,
Just an update on my demonstration, firstly I hope all enjoyed my presence and teaching.
As I noted all would be much better equipped artists with a stronger palette, one that gives the artist room to mix their paint, and is not absorbent to water or oil.
Liquitex sell the large palette knives I use, and you can buy them online. I hope that your class moves on experimenting with palette knives, and I am always ready to give advice, if required. I found you all competent and interesting. The varied subject matter that you were painting was also interesting to me, as it is good to see what others like to paint. Finally I attach my fish painting now completed. "A trout rising to the fly." I thank you all for employing me to demonstrate, and hope to see you all again.
Best Wishes,
Michael Parker
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Painting miniatures session
Caroline with The Mayor of Poole
America after the Fall:
Painting in the 1930

Royal Academy

Wednesday 31st May 2017
Booking form
RA website