Special Announcement

Due to Covid-19, our regular fortnightly face-to-face programme is suspended. Updates will be communicated here on this page, by email and on our Facebook Account. 

To sample our normal programme please click our programme tab to see our suspended programme for 2020.

Visit our ‘blog’ under the ‘more tab’ to get a feel for past art sessions and our current online/virtual programme.


We have a group of members successfully meeting regularly and painting online. If you wish to join our online/virtual group, please email art_by_irena.grazia@yahoo.com


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.

We meet twice monthly on a Thursday afternoon in the Assembly Rooms at the end of Dedham High Street, left on the road out to Colchester. In the summer months we meet to paint at wonderful  outdoor venues.

The annual subscription is £30, payable from January

to January. Anyone joining after 1st July subscription for that year will be

reduced to £20.  When we have demonstrations and workshops run by

professional artists, members may bring guests.

There is a charge for such sessions. £5.00 per attendee ..