About Us


The Dedham Arts Group was founded in 1967 and became a well-established group meeting regularly at the Littlegarth Studio, Dedham.


The change of name to The Dedham Art Society was agreed by members at the  2018 AGM when the Assembly Rooms, Dedham became the new venue for meetings.

The Dedham Art Society operates under a wider concept to include artists from all over Essex and Suffolk. The Society upholds the spirit of the Dedham village and its neighbouring villages with landscapes much loved by the ground-breaking artist John Constable. The Society is made up of professional and amateur artists of all abilities and levels. We have workshops and demonstrations taking  place with visiting professional artists. Enjoyment of painting and the other arts continues to motivate the Society.

The annual subscription is £30, payable from January to January. Anyone joining after 1st September, 

a subscription of £30 is payable immediately and the following January subscription will be waived for 1 year.

When we have demonstrations and workshops run by professional artists, members may bring guests. 

There is a charge for such sessions. £5.00 per member and £10.00 per guest