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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How to get there
Poole & East Dorset Art Society
Thursday Sessions
Thursday 6th June EVENING:
EVENING HILL 6-8.30pm
BH14 8HR
Come and paint the lovely views of Poole Harbour and across the bay. There is paid street parking.

Thursday 13th June:
STANPIT, MUDEFORD 12-4pm
Maberley Hall, 12 Stanpit, Christchurch, BH23 3NE
Take the Somerford-Purewell Road off the Christchurch By-pass (towards Lymington) at the big roundabout. At next roundabout take second exit and continue until road becomes Mudeford. The Hall is a white building on your right, opposite the Mudeford Working Men's Club. Meeting in the Maberley Hall at 12pm.
Parking: past the hall, round the cricket ground. Toilets and kitchen facilities available. Cost £5.00 per person

Thursday 20th June:
DEAN'S COURT 12-4pm
Deans Court, Deans Court Lane, Wimborne Minster BH21 1EE
An elegant historic house set in ancient gardens, with 13 acres of gardens. There is a kitchen garden with 18th century serpentine walls, so there is much to paint. Meet at the café (also known as the "Squash Court") at 12pm.
Enter Wimborne by the Oakley Hill/Poole Road, crossing by Canford Bridge. At the roundabout, bear left and then take the first turning left along East Street. Look for Holmans on your left and drive over the pavement along Deans Court Lane.
Donation to the Priest House Museum please.

Thursday 27th June:
STADDLESTONES, WIMBORNE 11-4pm
14 Witchampton Mill, Witchampton, Wimborne, Dorset, BH215DE
A beautiful setting for a cottage garden with colour themed borders, bleached limes and hidden gems, leading over chalk stream to shady area which has some unusual plants. Plenty of areas just to sit and paint the garden or wildlife!
Staddlestones is in a small development with very limited parking but they can accommodate a couple of cars on the drive for anyone with difficulty in walking, the rest will be able to park in the sports field which is a 5 minute walk away. Please try to arrange car share.
£4.50 per person entrance and tea/coffees are available for £1.50


Thursday 4th July:
EVENING - UPTON COUNTRY PARK 6-8.30pm BH17 7BJ
Parkland, walled gardens, shore and woodland and toilet facilities.
Carpark fees: £2 for up to 4 hours.
Meet in the carpark at 6pm.



Thursday 11th July:
THE OLD RECTORY, PULHAM 11-4pm
The Old Rectory, Pulham, DT2 7EA
13 miles North of Dorchester, 8 miles SE of Sherborne. On B3143 turn E at crossroads in Pulham, signposted Cannings Court
Views to gentle parkland and the distant Dorset countryside with four acres displaying the best qualities of an English country garden.
Cost: £7 per person with home-made teas available.


Thursday 18th July:
SHILLINGSTONE 11-4pm
Shillingstone House, Shillingstone, Blandford Forum DT11 0QR
This is a beautiful Manor House and countryside views. 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. Toilet facilities are available. Bring a picnic, coffee will be provided. Please meet outside the house at 11am!
Donation to North Dorset Homestart.




Thursday 25th July:
BROWNSEA ISLAND 10-5pm
Explore the woodlands and heath and stroll the cliffs and beaches, with their glorious views across the harbour to the Purbeck Hills. There is parking at the multistorey: in Strand Street (BH15 1SB) – at £1 per hour, it would be great to organise car share!
Please meet at the Yellow Kiosk on Poole Quay – Postcode BH15 1HJ at 10.15, Sail at 10.30am (or every half hour through the day).
Cost: Adult £12.00, Child £7.00




Thursday 1st August:
EVENING WHITECLIFF CARPARK 6-8.30pm BH14 8DU
Whitecliff Rd, Poole BH14 8DU
Meet in the Car Park, and paint anywhere around there – Sea, boats, etc.



Thursday 8th August:
COMPTON ACRES GARDENS 10-4pm
Compton Acres Gardens, 164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole
Come and paint in these beautiful gardens. A great variety of places to paint but please be mindful of the Public wandering around and do not obstruct paths etc. Café, Toilets and facilities available.
£8.45, £7.45 concession
The grounds are vast and so we can all meet as a group at the entrance at 10am and if you wish, again at the café at 1pm.




Thursday 15th August:
JULIE HERRING – FURZEBROOK 12-2pm and then afternoon painting
Unit 3 Furzebrook Studios, 52 Furzebrook Road, Wareham, BH20 5AX,
We are delighted to be able to offer a two hour taught session with Julie Herring https://www.earth-art.org.uk/about/the-artist/
Please meet at Julie's Furzebrook studio for 12pm. In the afternoon, we can then finish or develop our work by painting in the village.
Cost £6




Thursday 22nd August:
THE BLUE POOL 10-4pm
Furzebrook Road, Nr. Wareham, BH20 5AR.
Take the A351 towards Wareham/Corfe/Swanage and turn off towards Furzebrook at the roundabout at Wareham, following the brown tourist sign for Blue Pool. There are wonderful views of the Pool and surrounding countryside. The Tea House serves lunch/coffee/snacks/cream teas.
Adults £7.50, O.A.P £6.50, Children under 16 years old FREE
However, we can have a group discount for over 15 people £5.50) so please meet at the entrance at 10am!




Friday 30th August:
POOLE TO SWANAGE EVENING CRUISE 7.30 – 10.30pm
The Boat trip has returned!! This year is also PEDAS's 95th Anniversary, so what better way to celebrate and end the summer painting sessions with a lovely evening cruise from Poole to Swanage. Friends and family welcome.
Please pick up the "Island Scene" boat at the red and white kiosk in Poole Quay at 7pm, sailing at 7.30 pm.
There is a paid bar on board (no bring-your-own, sorry!).

Cost - £12 per person. Fish and chips can be ordered in advance through me £6.50 – this will be delivered to the boat. If ordering fish and chips, please add this to the above price. Any queries: cfields@queenelizabeths.com
Please return the booking form below with payment by 1st August, to:
Carolyn Fields, 21 Glyde Path Road, Dorchester, DT11XE.
Cheques made out to PEDAS. Alternatively, pay by BACS:
Sort code: 30-96-50
A/C Number: 00170155
Reference: 'Initial, Surname, Boat Trip'


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