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Prema is a family friendly Arts Centre, promoting performance, live music and art exhibitions as well as accessible workshops, classes and creative experiences for kids and adults.

Prema, near Dursley in the Stroud valleys, offers an affordable day out for all folk in the South West.

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Our workshops are one-off events, rarely repeated so snaffle away while we still have places. We try to offer a really broad range of participatory and learning sessions, some over a full day and a handful of half-day happenings. All artists leading Prema workshops are at the forefront of their creative practice as well as seasoned and experienced facilitators.


Sun 2
10am - 4pm

unusual figurative drawing your pace your material choice

Drawing with Lay Figures

£42/£39(c) • Friends £40/£37(c)

Following his inspiring exhibition, artist Paul Fowler returns with his life sized lay figures for a drawing session with a twist. This one-day workshop presents a rare opportunity to draw a unique subject matter used by artists such as Degas, Gainsborough and Courbet. These beautiful yet unsettling vintage French mannequins are an important element in art history and today, provide a wonderfully unusual topic from which to draw. Paul challenges your observational skills and will encourage creative experimentation to produce truly fascinating results.

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