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May

21 May -
22 May
10am - 4pm

Stone Carving Sculpture Rewarding Inspiring
Stone Carving

Stone Carving

£98/£95(c) • Friends £96/£93(c)

Over the course of this two-day workshop sculptor Sebastian Rasch shows you how to transform a basic slab of stone into the most elegant sculpture!

You’ll be introduced to a variety of tools and techniques whilst creating your personalised design on a piece of Cotswold stone. This is sure to be an incredibly rewarding weekend learning a new skill and bringing your ideas to life in this rewarding and inspiring medium.

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Sat 21
10am - 1pm

Necklace Jewellery Delicate Silver Pearls Nature
Necklace Making

Necklace Making

£45/£42(c) • Friends £43/£40(c)

Join jewellery designer Stina Richardson,  as she guides you through her method of making exquisite, delicate nature-inspired necklaces using sterling silver, pearls and semi-precious stones.

Today’s workshop will be a perfect introduction into jewellery making during which you’ll learn to make high quality jewellery with a bespoke design.

 

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Wed 25
10am - 3pm

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The Art of Book binding

The Art of Book binding

£56/£53(c) • Friends £54/£51(c)

Professional bookbinder and member of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen, Pamela Richmond is here to offer an introduction to the fascinating art of bookbinding.  During today’s workshop you will make a single and multiple section notebook with soft covers where you will then introduce decorative sewing techniques. If you get through that in no time you may also have the chance to make a notepad with a loose hard cover.

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Sat 28
10am - 4pm

Landscape Painting Colour Dramatic Visual
Glorious Landscapes with a Limited Colour Palette

Glorious Landscapes with a Limited Colour Palette

£70/£67(c) • Friends £68/£65(c)

Join landscape artist Guy Warner to explore the use of colour in landscape painting to produce an acrylic-on-canvas painting. You will be focusing on basic colour theory, investigating the way colours affect each other’s properties and appearance when used together and how a restricted palette can produce a dramatic result.

This will inform the final painting which will be painted in acrylics on a 20 inch square canvas.   

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Sat 28
10am - 1pm

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Fused Glass Owls

Fused Glass Owls

£55/£52(c) • Friends £53/£50(c)

Join glass fuser Simon Alderson and learn to make your own version of these exquisite barn owls.

You will begin with some cutting practice until you’re ready to cut out the bird shape. Once all pieces are cut Simon will guide you through a process of layering fruit to recreate the colouring of the iconic bird. Finally, we’ll be experimenting with application and displacement of frit to create tone and shade.

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Sat 28
2pm - 4pm

Glass Lantern Enamels
Fused Glass Lantern Panels

Fused Glass Lantern Panels

£44/£41(c) • Friends £42/£39(c)

Joining Simon Alderson, we'll be creating gorgeous fused glass panels to fit inside a lovely metal lantern.

Your work is to create the most beautiful panels to convert a humble lantern into a thing of beauty, giving it a personal touch.

During this afternoon’s session you will be taught how to cut and handle glass, learning about the fusing process and principles, then shown a series of techniques including the use of cut glass, paints, enamels, fruit and stringers to create your design.

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June

Fri 10
7:30pm

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Moscow Drug Club

Moscow Drug Club

£16/£13(c) • Friends £14/£11(c) • On the day £21

Meet the transcendent troubadors of gypsy cabaret and swing.

Ladies and gentlepeople, please give it up for Moscow Drug Club - a curious musical phenomenon where elements of Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, French Musette and Storytelling combine…

Don't miss MDC in their maiden gig at Prema for this sultry summer evening of swing and sumptuousness. Book your tickets now!

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Sat 11
10am - 1pm

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So You Want to be a Jewellery Designer

So You Want to be a Jewellery Designer

£32 • Friends £30

Today, jewellery designer Stina Richardson, guides you through her method of making exquisite, delicate nature-inspired necklaces using sterling silver, pearls and semi-precious stones. Here’s the most brilliant introduction to designing elegant jewellery with Stina; a contemporary designer with a passion for fashion!

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Sat 11
10am - 4pm

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Wood Sculpture

Wood Sculpture

£85/£82(c) • Friends £83/£80(c)

In today’s workshop with sculptor Natasha Houseago you will design and carve your own intuitive sculpture out of wood. Start by choosing your own piece of locally fallen hardwood and then strip the bark, taking time to look at the natural shapes within the wood. Places limited; book now!
 

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Wed 15
10am - 1pm

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Summer Bouquet

Summer Bouquet

£45/£42(c) • Friends £43/£40(c)

Join Emma Thistlethwaite to create a posy full of precious summertime floral treasures, in celebration of British flowers week.

Learn about creative and design led floral arranging with a unique approach to form and texture.

You’ll be working with the traditional spiralling technique to ensure each stem has its space to shine. In addition to the arranging, you will learn to correctly condition each stem to ensure the longevity of your bouquet.

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Wed 15
6pm - 9pm

Fused Glass Glass Nature Colour
Fused Glass Birds

Fused Glass Birds

£55/£52(c) • Friends £53/£50(c)

Glass artist Simon Alderson leads this evening's brilliant 3-hour taster session, welcoming you to the colourful and intoxicating world of fused glass.

We've used his gorgeous glass birds as your inspiration for today's workshop - they're ideal to be used as sun-catchers, hanging in a window to project colour and ornithological cheer around the room!

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Thu 16
6pm - 9pm

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Natural Perfume Making

Natural Perfume Making

£45/£42(c) • Friends £43/£40(c)

Great fun and a brilliant evening out with the fabulous Kelly Allan from Happy Holistics. Create a delectable, bespoke perfume blend for yourself or maybe to give as a gift.

Today, we’ll learn about blending essential oils and learn about some of the rare luxurious perfume oils. Test your ‘nose’, learn about extraction and production of oils and gain an understanding of some of chemicals used in the perfume industry.

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Sat 18
10am - 4pm

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Lino Print Paper Bunting

Lino Print Paper Bunting

£65/£62(c) • Friends £63/£60(c)

Join incredible pattern designer and printmaker Susie Hetherington for a relaxing, creative day with the chance to create your own unique paper bunting, perfect for giving your house a spot of summery zhuzh.

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Sat 18
10am - 4pm

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Hand Embroidered Floral Monograms

Hand Embroidered Floral Monograms

£57/£54(c) • Friends £55/£52(c)

During today’s workshop with the most marvellous Marion Bedford you will be creating your design using a combination of stencils and free-hand drawing to sketch out your monogram. Use a variety of stitches to fill the letters and then it’s time for embellishing.

Monograms are perfect for personalising towels, tablecloths, napkins, cushions and even canvas shoes All participants will get to choose their own colour palette.

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Wed 22
6pm - 9pm

Writing Decorate Wall hang Paper Design
Modern Calligraphy

Modern Calligraphy

£43/£40(c) • Friends £41/£38(c)

During this evening’s session, Emma Barnes from Emerald Paper Design will guide you through key modern calligraphy basics.

You will be shown how to use the essential tools, mark making drills and alphabet practices before moving on to whole words. 

Using the new skills you'll have acquired, a final summery piece will be created capturing a favourite saying or short poem, which you can frame and hang at home.

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Sat 25
10am - 4pm

Willow Hare Weaving Sculpture
Willow Hare

Willow Hare

£73/£70(c) • Friends £71/£68(c)

We’re very happy to welcome back the brilliant Sarah-Jayne Edwards and her no-nonsense and passionate approach to willow weaving.

In today’s session we’ll learn how to prepare and manipulate willow to create a the most enchanting sculpture, focussing on the most marvellous of long-legged lepus – the magnificent hare.

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Sat 25
10am - 4pm

Summer Dress Sewing Pattern
Make A Summer Dress in a Day

Make A Summer Dress in a Day

£65/£62(c) • Friends £63/£60(c)

Spend this summer Saturday working with costume designer Fran Kellett to create a basic shift dress with no zip, buttons or sleeves.

In today’s session,  you’ll be sewing darts and finishing edges with facing to create the most splendid, understated shift dress which is sure to be an essential item this summer and beyond!

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Wed 29
10am - 4pm

Leatherwork Coin purse Keyring Tools Accessories
Introduction to Leatherwork

Introduction to Leatherwork

£70/£67(c) • Friends £68/£65(c)

Join Jeremy & Carla Bonner for this relaxed and fun introduction to leather.

In today’s busy and friendly workshops you will make a coin purse, keyring, and travel wallet. 

All this will be done using traditional leather working techniques and hand tools, and at the end of the workshop not only will you be taking home some smart and dandy accessories, but also some new and handy skills!

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July

Sat 2
10am - 4pm

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Studying & Painting Beautiful Butterflies

Studying & Painting Beautiful Butterflies

£65/£62(c) • Friends £63/£60(c)

We’re thrilled to welcome back Cath Hodsman back to our programme! This absorbing and highly enjoyable event will give participants the chance to study different types of butterflies in a way that they have never been able to before.

Each student will have the use of high-powered microscopes to study the anatomical beauty and exquisite form of these delicate creatures.

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Sat 2
10am - 4pm

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Smart Photos

Smart Photos

£50/£47(c) • Friends £48/£45(c)

Lens artist Nigel Goldsmith leads our Saturday workshop which will take your passion for photography several steps further through exploring composition, exposure, lighting, and how best to photograph your subject. We’ll also be experimenting with panorama, video, audio capture as well as slow motion and time-lapse techniques.

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Thu
7 Jul -
21 Jul
10:30am - 12:30pm

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Weekday Pottery at Your Own Pace

Weekday Pottery at Your Own Pace

£55/£52(c) • Friends £53/£50(c)

Join us for our brand spanking-new weekday pottery course with our most marvellous potter Geg Fayle.  

Following overwhelming demand we’ve added a short pottery course to take place in the daytime, allowing you to work at your own pace within a small, friendly group. 

Taking place at Geg’s potting shed near Slimbridge, this 3 week course is the perfect opportunity to try out your skills as a potter or take that extra time to learn a little more. 

3 week course

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Fri 8
10am - 4pm

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A Day of Weaving

A Day of Weaving

£58/£55(c) • Friends £56/£53(c)

Enjoy a fun filled day creating your very own decorative weaving; with passionate textile artist Rebecca Connolly.

Everyone will have their own loom that will be set up and ready to go, allowing you with as much time as possible for weaving.

You will be encouraged to experiment using a wide range of yarns with a bias towards British Wool in its un-dyed natural colour and plant-dyed colour as used in Rebecca’s own practice. 

The weaving you create is yours to take home - to enjoy as a hanging, to embellish a garment, trim a cushion or with some simple stitching made into something ‘useful’. Enjoy a creative, meditative day embracing the concept of ‘Slow Textiles’.

 

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Sat 9
10am - 4pm

Nature Wire Copper Steel Framework Weave
Hello Ducks!

Hello Ducks!

£72/£69(c) • Friends £70/£67(c)

Join former Prema resident artist and dazzlingly imaginative wire artist, Celia Smith, as she leads today’s special ornithological workshop.

During today’s workshop, you will be creating one of the nation’s favourite quackers – a loveable, waddling, web-footed duck.

To fashion the sweetest little wire duck, you will be using an assortment of copper and steel wire; along with a selection of reclaimed wire, including telephone cabling.

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Sat 9
10am - 4pm

Mosiac Plant pot Outdoor
Mosiac Plant Pots

Mosiac Plant Pots

£73/£70(c) • Friends £71/£68(c)

Treat yourself and your garden this summer with a day of creative mosaic with the exuberant and glorious Emma Leith.

In today’s workshop you will learn the art of mosaic design, the difference between indoor and outdoor mosaic and you’ll be introduced to the materials best suited for an outdoor piece.  

You will leave with your very own mosaic plant pot and all the skills and know how to continue your mosaic journey with confidence.

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14 Jul -
21 Jul
10am - 4pm

Paper Making Traditional Craft Print Making Wood Engraving
Paper Making & Wood Engraved Print

Paper Making & Wood Engraved Print

£105/£102(c) • Friends £103/£100(c)

Here's a brilliantly inventive two-day workshop with maker and art conservationist Katherine Witchell and incredible resident artist Molly Lemon as they teach you skills in paper making and wood engraving. Learning these two processes will allow you to print from your hand-engraved wood blocks onto your own handmade paper.

Day 1 - Thursday 14th July  10am-4pm

Day 2 - Thursday 21st July  10am-4pm

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Sat 16
10am - 3pm

Lino Print Fabric Printmake Carving
Lino Printing on Fabric

Lino Printing on Fabric

£57/£54(c) • Friends £55/£52(c)

Spend a fun and relaxed day with printmaker and fabric designer Lizzie Mabley as she guides you through the process of designing and carving your own lino printing block. You will use your block to experiment with different colours and repeat patterns and print on to different types of fabric.

We will be working on a design of approximately 10 x 10 cm so if you have any ideas, please bring them along and Lizzie will help you simplify your design if necessary.

 

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