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
26th April:
Mary Tarraway will lead a session on botanical flower painting.

You will need water colour equipment, an HB pencil, rubber and stretched 140lb cold pressed paper. Mary will provide the foliage.
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
6th May
​​SARAH HOUGH​​
DRAWING

Demonstration and workshop to improve your drawing techniques. With drawing the core of this session, we will be looking at different techniques that can be used to emphasis the paper surface by experimenting with graphic activities - also by adding fresh physical elements to the drawing surface.
© 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.
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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
29th March - 9th April 2018
"Media Frenzy"
by Twenty4Art
Go to
Members' Area for
latest info about our DAW exhibition
© John Britton
© Dennis Hill
Exhibition information

PEDAS HOLIDAY:
Brussels/Antwerp/Ghent

19th - 24th September

Information & Booking Form
Sarah''s website
Calling video students
"Planet Earth needs our help"
A children's story,
written and illustrated
by Marylyn Crowley
Marylyn's website
DAW '18 INFO
Follow-up information about photographing your artwork
contact@pedas.org.uk