<![CDATA[Poole & East Dorset Art Society - Blog]]>Wed, 13 Jan 2021 10:01:11 +0000Weebly<![CDATA[Online Art Courses with Abi Kremer]]>Sun, 10 Jan 2021 12:08:15 GMThttps://pedas.org.uk/blog/online-art-courses-with-abi-kremer
Now is the perfect time to plan a New Year full of positivity.
Abi Kremer (good friend of PEDAS & popular Art teacher) has the following online Art courses starting very soon:
She is delivering a three week art history course on Zoom for Southampton City Art Gallery: Pioneering Women in their Collection, featuring Eileen Agar, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and Bridget Riley (painting shown) on Wednesdays 7-9pm, starting this Wednesday 13th January. See link: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/508372
You can also just do individual sessions if you wish.
Abi has a private Zoom course 'Exploring Portraiture' beginning on 25th January on a Monday morning 9.30 - 12.30pm, which is full, but she is proposing to run a second one on Monday afternoon if there is a demand.  On this course she will be sharing some inspirational images on a PowerPoint, shows a demo which she will have recorded earlier and will do online critiques of the work, by 'pinning' your work in progress. She has a second webcam where she can do live demos. You will be working from your own chosen portrait photo, which is emailed across to her beforehand. 
Please let Abi know if this is of interest, and she will forward the details. abikremer@yahoo.co.uk

​Check out the recently published 'Art Meets Ecology' publication, with six of Abi’s paintings: 

If anyone would like a copy of her monograph (essays by Peter Davies, Jackie Sarafopoulos and Simon Olding) "Colour and Inspiration' she still has some left at £10 plus P&P.
Abi’s website: Abi Kremer | artist
<![CDATA[Alternative Venue - a Virtual Gallery]]>Sat, 02 Jan 2021 21:55:42 GMThttps://pedas.org.uk/blog/alternative-venue-a-virtual-gallery-of-members-work
Mothballed galleries and abandoned exhibitions were no doubt the norm for the year just gone. Meanwhile PEDAS has responded with an alternative venue - a virtual gallery of Members’ work that’s always open to browse or buy. 
All pieces are for sale - in various styles and media, some framed, some unframed. Dorset landscapes and seascapes are particular favourites (examples above are by: ​Penny WiltonHeather VowlesCarol Cox and Pam Marshall). Full details accompany each piece when you click on the website images at:  Art For Sale - Poole & East Dorset Art Society (pedas.org.uk)
This is an ongoing exhibition where members may submit a replacement artwork at any time.
Browse - and do please share this page with others– word of mouth to family and friends, email or text a link to your contacts and/or comments and links on your social media, all such actions will help the page’s online profile – thank you. 
<![CDATA[Birds of our Shoreline]]>Mon, 14 Dec 2020 14:03:52 GMThttps://pedas.org.uk/blog/birds-of-our-shoreline
​There's a fluttering above your head these days, if you go through the entrance to the courtyard outside the Tea Rooms and The Gallery Upstairs.
Management at Upton Country Park have long thought this was a dark and uninviting entrance, so members of Poole and East Dorset Art Society and the Gallery committee were asked for their help.  The resulting display is part of the Upton Country Park Discovery Project.

Back in the summer you may have noticed the appearance of a blue sky and fluffy white clouds, just waiting for some bird-life. With the help of staff from “Birds of Poole Harbour”, PEDAS artists identified some of the iconic birds of this area, and the project “Birds of our Shoreline” was under way.
The artists drew out scale drawings of birds in flight, cut out life-sized outlines on foam board which were then transposed by the group “Poole Men’s Sheds” onto MDF and carefully cut out.  The birds range in size from the tiny kingfisher to the magnificent black backed gull with its one and a half metre wingspan.
The “fun bit” for the artists was to add the lifelike colouring with acrylic paint. The “not so fun bit” was finding a way to attach them safely to the ceiling in line with Health and Safety guidelines concerning small fingers reaching into them and getting trapped.  Much thought was given to the arrangement of the “flypast” to show them to best advantage.
An identification board is being prepared to add to the display, and possibly a few more birds too. Meanwhile look up as you enter the courtyard and see if you can name them all.
Liz Magee
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas!