Each Thursday during the autumn, winter and spring months, PEDAS members meet for evening sessions to learn more about art techniques. These are usually active practical sessions. We meet at St. Aldhelm's Academy,
Herbert Ave, Poole, BH12 4HS, 7-9pm

Please try to arrive a little before 7pm, so we can start promptly. Members £3, visitors £5. BMOYC - bring materials of your choice
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Thursday Sessions
2017 Sessions
12th January:
Workshop experimenting with POINTILLISM
Pam Philip will be your guide!

19th January:
Pointillism into practice
From the previous session you will understand what reference and materials will be best for your painting

26th January:
Silk Painting
with Penny Wilton
(will email nearer the time if specific equipment is required)

2nd February:
Three stage water colours
with Tony Paul
Bring water colour equipment and stretched paper

9th February:
Life drawing
with Andrew Hope and Sam

16th February:
Animal portraits
with Carolyn Fields
Soft pastels and pastel paper would be best

23rd February:
Sally Holland will lead a workshop
in preparation for the spring exhibition
at the Gallery upstairs
Bring interesting fruit!

2nd March:
Towards Abstraction
with Pam Philip

9th March:
3 stage water colours. As demonstrated by Tony Paul recently, you need water colour equipment and photo reference ideally showing contrasting tones. If you can sketch the scene before the session it would be good. (Buildings work well)

16th March:
Drawing the clothed figure. There will be two models, one in each room- Lily and Emily. BMOYC

23rd March:
Chinese water colour painting with Dawn Goodson. More info to follow

30th March:
Life drawing with Sam and hopefully one other - untutored. BMOYC

6th April:
Painting miniature landscapes. Pauline Gyles (ex-secretary of the Royal Institute of Miniature Painters) will bring some of her work for those of you who did not see it some years ago. You will be provided with a small gessoed board. Acrylic or oil paints would be best. Also landscape reference is needed and a magnifying glass! if your eyesight is dodgy.

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.

4th May:
Following on from last week's session you need charcoal, white pastel and your sketches from last week. You will be provided with mid-tone pastel paper to create a work based on your sketches. Sandy will bring her charcoal and chalk drawings for those who have not seen them in the past.

11th May:
Dave White will demonstrate acrylic sea and sky work. See his article in The Leisure Painter for March.

18th May:
Still life with shells led by Julie Herring.

25th May:
Video shown by Jeff Hill - more information to follow.


1st June:
10am – 4pm
(By kind permission of Mr & Mrs Peter Bell)
Go through Corfe Castle village on A351 and take the turning on the RIGHT at end of village to Kingston. As you go up the hill, there are 3 symbols/signs on a post, Steep Hill, Bend & Horses. Immediately after the post, turn LEFT into a narrow lane. Go to the end of the lane and you will see a five barred gate. Go through the gate and park at the end behind the barns. Enjoy views of Corfe Castle and a lovely garden.
We have the use of a bothy; a covered area for painting, fridge and kettle; tea, coffee and toilet available. £3 donation to charity.

8th June (EVENING):
6pm - 8.30pm
Knowlton Church is off the Wimborne - Cranford Road. Go past the Witchampton turning for about another 3 or 4 miles until you come to a group of houses on your left. There is parking but no facilities.

15th June:
10am – 4pm
Cornelia Road, Priestley Road, Wallisdown, BH10 4FG.
From Wallisdown, continue along Talbot Avenue. Turn left on Alton Road, first right into Priestly Road passing old houses on your right and then new houses set back, then into Cornelia Road. The Allotment has double gates. Nestled between a small cul-de-sac in Cornelia Road you will find the allotment. Cornelia Road is new, so may not be in Satnav, but Priestly Road will be. There is a shop where coffee & CAKES!, etc. are available at very reasonable prices.
Toilet facilities are available.
Cost £3

22nd June:
10 am – 4 pm
Gaunts House, Cranborne Rd, Nr Wimborne BH21 4JQ
Take B3078 towards Cranborne for 3 miles. The entrance to Gaunts House is on the right, adjacent to a thatched 'mushroom' cottage. Go past the house and park in the designated area. There's much of interest to draw and paint. You will be welcome to come into the main house and help yourself to tea and coffee and use the comfort zones. A small donation for the refreshments will be appreciated.

29th June (EVENING):
6pm - 8.30pm
Hatch Pond is located at the edge of Nuffield Industrial Park but is designated a local nature reserve with trees, swans, ducks and anglers. The nearby Lidl has facilities but parking there is time restricted so we advise members to park in Stinsford Road. (Hazard: open water)

7th July (FRIDAY):
10am - 4pm
Knoll Gardens, Nr. Ferndown, BH21 7ND
Knoll Gardens is just under four miles east of Wimborne off the A31 and less than 9 miles north of Bournemouth and Poole via the A348
Toilets and self-service café for drinks/cakes/etc.
Acres of gardens, lakes, mini arboretum of rare and unusual trees and shrubs, some sculpture. We, as an art group, have been invited to spend the day there free of charge.

13th July:
10am – 4pm
Shillingstone, Blandford Forum, DT11 0QR
(By kind permission of Mr and Mrs Salt)
From Blandford Forum, follow signs for Shillingstone. Drive through the village, past the pub on your right and up the hill. On your left you will see a big house behind a wall and on the right the village hall. On the left, just past this house and opposite the village hall is an entrance sweep with brick pillars and stone balls and signs on the railings saying Shillingstone House and Stables Business Centre. If you get to the petrol station you have gone too far. Drive up the drive to the house.
There is a beautiful Manor House and countryside views.
Toilet facilities are available.
£3 donation

20th July (EVENING):
6pm - 8.30pm
For Canford School, Canford Magna, Wimborne BH21 3AD, from the A31 (Wimborne Bypass), turn south as for A349 at roundabout midway along bypass following local signs to Merley, Broadstone and Canford Magna. After only 100m turn left at next roundabout towards Canford Magna and Wimborne. After 200m turn right to Canford School (by Willet Arms); after 1 mile Canford is signposted on the left. Painting opportunities – the Weir, River Allen, School buildings – (outside the Bursar's Arch only)
Please be mindful that a summer school will be here on that date and that the children may be out in the grounds that evening. We would therefore ask that you keep clear on any of their activities.

27th July:
BH20 5PE
10am – 4pm
Take the A351 from the Wareham bypass signposted to Swanage and head for Corfe Castle. Turn right just before the Castle signposted Church Knowle. Follow the road through the village and at the crossroads go straight on, sign-posted Kimmeridge. Toll road and car parking charges apply. Toilets available.
Car park and toll fees.

3rd August (EVENING):
Feel free to arrive as early as you like for this one. Officially an evening 6pm – 8.30pm
Leaving Poole from the Twin Sails Bridge, turn right into Blandford Road. Turn left into Lake Road opposite the Red Lion; turn right into Lake Drive (immediately after The Yachtsman), then second left after the Marine Base and turn left down the track signposted Toilets.
There will be parking charges if and when implemented:
6am – 6pm Mon – Sun up to 30 mins free; 30 mins – 2 hrs £1; 30 mins – 10 hrs £2.

10th August:
BH20 5JB
(By kind permission of Mr. & Mrs. Hefler)
From A351, Corfe Castle towards Swanage, after about 3 miles having passed two garages, take the turning LEFT marked Knitson. Follow the road to the junction where you take the RIGHT fork to Knitson. The farmhouse is on a bend on your left, turn up the lane and park beyond the house. It is nestled in the Purbeck Hills. There is a covered area, a barn with a picture window, in case the weather is unkind.

17th August:
10am - 4pm
Broadway off Belle Vue Road, Southbourne - park in the car park and catch the little train, or walk to the beach huts at the end. There are views of Christchurch Harbour, the Priory and vistas to paint.
Cost – Car Park Fee and Train.

24th August (EVENING):
6.30 - 8.30 pm
Be inspired by the River Stour at Pamphill. Once in Wimborne, follow the signs for Wimborne Hospital. Immediately after the hospital turn left into Cowgrove Road. After half a mile you will see a small carpark on your left. The river, bridge and weir are only a short level walk ahead. Hazard: open water.

31st August:
For us to know and you to find out ...........later!

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