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September

Tue
28 Sep -
23 Nov
7pm - 9pm

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Tuesday Potting Shed

Tuesday Potting Shed

£98/£95(c) • Friends £96/£93(c)

Get stuck in and explore the foundations of pottery through this weekly class devised by ceramicist Geg Fayle. Learn to hand-build and throw on the potter's wheel, explore different surface textures, slips and glazes for decoration to create some truly sensational ceramics. This relaxed, flexible class offers you the chance to work at your own pace on a unique ceramics project. Our Potting Shed course takes place in Geg's garden studio near Slimbridge.

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Wed
29 Sep -
24 Nov
9:30am - 10:30am

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Morning Yoga

Morning Yoga

£64/£61(c) • Friends £62/£59(c)

Once again, we're buddying-up with our friends over at the magnificent Pulse Dursley to bring you the amazing Karen Keniry to help you achieve perfect way to start your day. Whether you are looking to soothe your mind, increase flexibility, improve balance and posture or build strength, yoga is the place to start. The class will take place in the beautiful Prema Gallery so you can enjoy views of the hills, the exhibition on show and the company of a friendly, supportive group.

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Thu
30 Sep -
25 Nov
3:45pm - 4:30pm

Kids' Creative Ballet

Kids' Creative Ballet

£50 • Friends £48

Kez Benbow teaches the foundations and traditions of ballet without the confines, pressure or stress of grades. Improve your coordination, flexibility and strength as your confidence grows. With a host of brilliant ballet exercises under your belt you're sure to start feeling confident in choreographing your own routines along with your fellow dancers, helping your improvisational skills.

Ages 6-10

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Thu
30 Sep -
25 Nov
4:45pm - 5:30pm

Kids' Contemporary Dance

Kids' Contemporary Dance

£50 • Friends £48

Let loose at the end of the school day and shake it all off! Keziah Benbow is here to help you find joy in movement and expressing yourself. In our 8 week contemporary dance course you'll  incorporate dance styles from folk to street and back again! This upbeat energetic class gives you the freedom to experiment and the know-how and imagination to devise the most awesome choreography!

Ages 6-10

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Thu
30 Sep -
25 Nov
7pm - 9pm

pottery at your own pace small course places limited ceramics
Thursday Potting Shed

Thursday Potting Shed

£98/£95(c) • Friends £96/£93(c)

Explore the foundations of pottery through our eight week course, devised by ceramicist Geg Fayle. Learn to hand-build and throw on the wheel, explore different surface textures, slips and glazes for decoration to create some truly sensational ceramics. This relaxed, flexible class offers you the chance to work at your own pace on a unique ceramics project. Our Potting Shed course takes place in Geg's garden studio near Slimbridge.

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Thu 30
7pm - 9pm

Creative Writing - a Discovery of Self

Creative Writing - a Discovery of Self

£14/£11(c) • Friends £12/£9(c)

An unique, exploratory workshop to help you gain an objective and illuminating view of self, helping you to uncover who you are, what you are, why you are and to help distil the essence of you  … 

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October

Fri 1
7:30pm

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Viv Gordon in Cutting Out

Viv Gordon in Cutting Out

£12/£9(c) • Friends £10/£8(c) • On the day £17

Part performance, part installation, part collective act of resistance - Cutting Out tells Viv Gordon's story. Just one voice from 11 million similar stories.

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Sat 2
10am - 4pm

Block Print and Lampshade Making

Block Print and Lampshade Making

£56/£53(c) • Friends £54/£51(c)

Looking for that unique accent piece to finish off your home or maybe give as a present? Join printmaker and fabric designer Lizzie Mabley to design, print and make your own lampshade.

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Wed 6
10am - 12pm

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Draw Wild - October

Draw Wild - October

£5 • Friends £3

Drawing is a wonderful way to explore your surroundings. Led by artist Hannah Dyson come and spend a relaxed couple of hours out in the fields and valleys around Prema. Dress ready for the weather and bring along a sketchbook and a pocket full of pencils!

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Wed
6 Oct -
17 Nov
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Illustration Club

Illustration Club

£45 • Friends £43

Yay! She’s back! Illustration Club is back!  We’re stoked to announce a welcome return of illustrator, creative genius and fabulous maker Hannah Dyson to introduce you to the world of illustration. Over the six weeks Hannah will introduce to loads of new ideas, techniques and materials to really take your creativity to the next level and bring your story to life. The perfect place for creative youngsters with artistic promise to really flourish.

Ages 6-10.

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Wed 6
7pm - 8:30pm

free group friendly informal classic texts bucket list reads
Book Group - The Handmaid's Tale

Book Group - The Handmaid's Tale

Free entry

Join our very own Harley Philogene in this all new Bucket List Book Club; taking old and modern classics alike and bringing them into a new social realm.  Enjoy classic literature in a warm, friendly space, sharing your perspective with new friends. 

For our first read, we're focusing on the arresting novel from Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

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Thu
7 Oct -
18 Nov
6:45pm - 7:45pm

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Contemporary Dance for Adults

Contemporary Dance for Adults

£50/£47(c) • Friends £48/£45(c)

Using creative expression through fluid movement and combining elements of several dance styles, allowing your mind and body to connect. This brilliant course led by choreographer and performer Keziah Benbow is just perfect for dancers and for those who want to develop their movement skills and fitness whilst having heaps of fun. 6 week course

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Thu
7 Oct -
18 Nov
7pm - 9pm

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Creative Writing

Creative Writing

£54/£51(c) • Friends £52/£49(c)

Join Sarah Erskine for six sensational creative writing sessions exploring a range of narrative styles and genres to help discover your unique voice. This course is perfect for complete beginners as well as those at any stage of their writing journey. A variety of short writing tasks will underpin aspects of the literary craft, from knowing where to start and how to edit. You will work both independently and in collaboration with others to develop a portfolio of stories and scripts. 6 week course

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Thu
7 Oct -
18 Nov
8pm - 9pm

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Thursday Hatha Yoga

Thursday Hatha Yoga

£48/£45(c) • Friends £46/£43(c)

Welcome to our new Thursday evening yoga sessions with the amazing Karen Keniry. Over six weeks, you’ll be guided through a series of gentle movements to help promote flexibility, strength and inner peace.

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Sat 9
10am - 4pm

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Heart & Soul - a whole body wellbeing experience

Heart & Soul - a whole body wellbeing experience

£72/£69(c) • Friends £70/£67(c)

With winter’s chills just around the corner and having lived through something of an existential challenge over the past couple of years, one way or another our minds and bodies have been through the wringer a bit. So we’ve teamed up with the brilliant folks over at The Pulse, Dursley to bring you a day which is all about rebuilding, rejuvenating and fortifying body, spirit and mind by focusing on breathing and gentle exercise, meditation and aromatherapy (blending oils and elixirs to create products for use throughout the coming seasons).

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Sat 16
2pm - 5pm

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Fused Glass Birds

Fused Glass Birds

£52/£49(c) • Friends £50/£47(c)

Exhibiting glass artist Simon Alderson leads this afternoon's brilliant 3-hour taster session, welcoming you to the colourful and intoxicating world of fused glass. We're 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. We think they'd also look the biz on the Christmas Tree or as part of your festive decs!

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Mon 18
6:30pm - 9pm

Natural Dyeing

Natural Dyeing

£35/£32(c) • Friends £33/£30(c)

Whether you are a knitter or weaver wanting to create your own coloured yarn or an embroiderer interested in stitching with hand dyed wool, this workshop presents the perfect opportunity to learn about natural dyeing methods. Textiles designer and hand weaver Rebecca Connolly guides you through the process of extracting dye from a wide range of dyestuffs.

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Tue 19
6:30pm - 9pm

Needle Felted Bat

Needle Felted Bat

£28/£25(c) • Friends £26/£23(c)

Join us for a fantastically spooky evening of felted fabulousness!  Meet Sam Hines, an incredible needle-felter as well as formidable stop motion animator!  In his Tuesday evening workshop, Sam will help you to create the perfect Hallowe’en friend using just wool roving and a barbed needle (to agitate and mesh the fibres of the wool).

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Fri 22
7:30pm

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Noble Jacks

Noble Jacks

£16/£13(c) • Friends £14/£12(c) • On the day £21

Noble Jacks are a rip-roaring alt-folk band brimming with a roof-raising energy and whose warm electro-acoustic interactions fuse together to form a delicious blend of upbeat folky foot-stompin' rhythms and engaging lyricism.

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Sat 23
10am - 12:30pm

comic drawing masterclass fun crayzee
Cartoons and Comics

Cartoons and Comics

£10 • Friends £8

Kev F Sutherland writes and draws for Beano, Doctor Who and Marvel comics, and makes graphic novels adapted from Shakespeare. He's here today to share his skills and knowledge for creating the most awesome comic strips .

After the end of this morning's comic art masterclass, everyone goes away with a comic containing their own drawn strip plus an individual caricature by Kev.

Ideal for any young comic arist aged 7 and over.

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Sat 23
1:30pm - 4pm

Family Comic Strip

Family Comic Strip

£10 • 1 Adult plus 1 Child £24/1 Adult plus 1 Child (Friends) £21

Why do kids get all the fun? We know that sometimes there's nothing nicer than spending a bit of time working together, learning new skills and sharing the experience. And so here's the most fantastic afternoon of family fun, learning and experimenting with Kev F Sutherland.

Learn everything you need to know (and more!) to make the comic book of your wildest imaginings. By the end of this afternoon's sesh, you'll have incorporated your family comic strip into a group, compendium masterpiece. £10 ticket is for one additional child.

Suitable for ages 7+

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25 Oct -
28 Oct
10am - 12pm

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Mug Shots - mask making and face sculpture

Mug Shots - mask making and face sculpture

£22 • Friends £20

Come and join our buddy and resident artist Jim Pilston for an awesome workshop taking place over two mornings in which you'll design and make the most startlingly astounding 3D mask! Perfect for Halloween, make it as funny, freaky or scary as you dare.

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Tue 26
10am - 4pm

Pictures and Words - storytelling and illustration

Pictures and Words - storytelling and illustration

£25 • Friends £23

Join us this half-term for a day packed with vivid imagination and heaps of creative fun with Hannah Murray.  Hannah will arrive with a suitcase crammed with curiosities, and start the day with a dynamic storytelling performance, followed by a workshop filled with fanciful lands and intoxicating characters.

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Wed 27
10am - 12pm

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Collage a Fantasy Skyline

Collage a Fantasy Skyline

Full £1

This half-term join our brilliant artist in resident Hannah Dyson for today's super-super-affordable creative workshop!  Design your very own fantasy skyline using recycled materials, get messy and creative while letting your imagination run riot!

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Sat 30
10am - 12pm

Haunted House

Haunted House

£22 • 1 Adult plus 1 Child (Friends) £20

Our incredibly talented resident artist Hannah Dyson is hosting this spooktacular event!  Bring your family and build the haunted house of your nightmares. Mwha ha ha ha ha.

Using recycled cardboard, poster paints and a host of other spookalisciously fun materials you'll spend a wonderful few hours creating a totally awesome original invention. Mint, eh?

Price covers one adult plus one child working together.

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Sat 30
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Autumn Plaster Casting

Autumn Plaster Casting

£22 • Friends £20

Explore the glorious seeds, leaves and nuts of the season in this exciting plaster casting workshop. Discover the magic of casting using natural materials: Forage for your own plants and seeds, or use some of the varied selection that Emily Joy will bring. You'll learn how to print them into clay and then cast with specialist plaster to create an amazingly detailed 3D print that picks up the smallest details from the spikes of a conker to the tiny veins on a leaf.

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November

Tue
2 Nov -
30 Nov
7pm - 8pm

virtual evening class printing
Lino Shorts Intermediate (via Zoom)

Lino Shorts Intermediate (via Zoom)

£64/£61(c) • Friends £62/£59(c)

Take your lino printing up a level by starting to add colour to your prints with this virtual Zoom class.  Beth Jenkins will teach you how to register your prints so that you can add elements like collage and find out how to use coloured backgrounds and silhouette techniques to make simple prints appear more complex.  Make lino stamps to add to your images in an effective way.

Bookings close on Tuesday 19th Oct to allow time for postage of materials.

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3 Nov -
11 Dec

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Clare Gadsby

Clare Gadsby

Free entry

Lens-artist Clare Gadsby started taking photographs in 2015, at which point she couldn’t tell an aperture from a shutter speed from an f-stop. Two adult ed courses and countless numbers of photographs later, she still takes her camera everywhere, and likes nothing more than to be out shooting landscapes, flowers and abstracts, or setting up still-life images in her studio.

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3 Nov -
11 Dec

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Susan Kester

Susan Kester

Free entry

Susan Kester’s work centres around the woods local to where she lives. Recent colour pencil drawings have expanded during the last 12 months into large gouache paintings where the boundaries between memory, imagination and reality are played out on the surface of the paper.  

She juxtaposes objects (collected over many years from many different places) and nature to visualise interruptions, both real and imaginary, that come whilst walking.

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Wed 3
10am - 12pm

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Draw Wild - November

Draw Wild - November

£5 • Friends £3

Draw Wild happens on the first Wednesday of each month and provides the perfect opportunity to explore new techniques and ideas and join a supportive group of sketchers.

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Wed 3
6pm - 9pm

Leather Making Workshop
Leather Card Case

Leather Card Case

£32/£29(c) • Friends £30/£27(c)

Fancy Making a smart leather membership card/credit card slip case? Join Jeremy & Carla Bonner for a relaxed introduction to leather work, and an evening of learning a few new skills.  Working with templates and vegetable tanned leather,  they will work alongside you demonstrating each stage, using traditional hand tools and techniques.  At the end of the evening you will have made a handy little something that fits in your pocket.

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Wed 3
7pm - 8:30pm

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Book Group - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Book Group - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Free entry

Join our very own Harley Philogene in this all new Bucket List Book Club; taking old and modern classics alike and bringing them into a new social realm.  Enjoy classic literature in a warm, friendly space, sharing your perspective with new friends. 

As we're so near to Hallowe'en, we've chosen the chilling tale of Frankenstein from Mary Shelley for our schpooky pleasure!

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6 Nov -
7 Nov
10am - 4pm

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Dala Horse Wood Carving

Dala Horse Wood Carving

£78/£75(c) • Friends £76/£73(c)

These exquisite little Swedish chunky horses are a great introduction to woodcarving. Their bold shapes can be created with very simple tools and the stylisation makes it easy for everyone to achieve a really brilliant completed Dala horse, even without any previous carving experience.

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Wed
10 Nov -
24 Nov
7:30pm - 9pm

Can't Draw for Toffee

Can't Draw for Toffee

£35/£32(c) • Friends £33/£30(c)

Try something new with this introductory course to find freedom in drawing. Over the three weeks try out a variety of different drawing techniques and materials so that by the end you can start to sketch with confidence and discover your own unique style. This beginners course is the perfect place to start led by drawing devotee and our fabulous friend Bethan Marriott, who will guide you through step by step.

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Sat 13
10am - 4pm

Lino Printing Christmas Cards
Lino Print Cards

Lino Print Cards

£50/£47(c) • Friends £48/£45(c)

Before you know it we’ll be hearing those bells on Santa’s sleigh. Get ahead of the festive game this year by designing and printing your own, individual Christmas cards and gift tags. Working with uh-mazing printmaker Beth Jenkins, you’ll spend the day exploring the process of lino printing, creating lino blocks which will allow you print time and time again – just imagine how dashed dandy your stash of gifts will look under that tree this yuletide!

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13 Nov -
14 Nov
10am - 4pm

A Weekend of Weaving

A Weekend of Weaving

£75/£72(c) • Friends £73/£70(c)

Here’s a wonderful weekend of weaving using a body-tensioned rigid-heddle loom. The simplicity of this loom lends itself to both weaving beginners and weave 'experimenters'.

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Sat 13
7:30pm

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The Trials of Cato

The Trials of Cato

£16/£13(c) • Friends £14/£12(c) • On the day £21

The remarkable rise of award winning trio The Trials of Cato on the UK folk-scene has been the subject of huge critical attention. Dubbed "the Sex Pistols of folk,” they pay homage to the tradition whilst twisting old bones into something febrile and modern, with stomping tunes and captivating stories.

Don’t miss them at Prema this autumn from an intimate gig in our auditorium, where we’re limiting numbers to keep you safe whilst you’re with us.

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Sat 20
10am - 1pm

Print your own Wrapping Paper

Print your own Wrapping Paper

£28/£25(c) • Friends £26/£23(c)

Explore the craft of Indian Block Printing in this workshop and learn to print your own cards, tags and paper. After a demonstration from artist Clare Walsh, you’ll print onto a variety of surfaces. We will practice design placement and pattern repeats and then print cards and wrapping paper as well as a textile item to take home.

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Sat 20
10am - 4pm

Willow Reindeer Making

Willow Reindeer Making

£56/£53(c) • Friends £54/£51(c)

Join willow-worker Sarah-Jayne Edwards to experience the wondrous world of willow sculpture.  Create a festive reindeer from locally sourced willow, learn the basic techniques of how to prepare and manipulate willow to create a super 3D sculpture. The reindeer will be approximately 1 metre tall so please allow for necessary transportation. Please bring a pair of secateurs and an apron to protect clothing.

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Sat 27
10am - 4pm

Spinning from Scratch

Spinning from Scratch

£49/£46(c) • Friends £47/£44(c)

Here’s a brilliant introduction to hand spinning wool on a spinning wheel with the wonderful Wendy McNamee! With all equipment and local Charolais fleece supplied, just bring your interest and enthusiasm. During the session, you’ll get to know the workings of a spinning wheel, how to prepare fleece for spinning and then off you go; spinning and plying the fleece into yarn!

Limited Spaces Available for a relaxed and intimate workshop!

 

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Sat 27
10am - 12:30pm

My Favourite Place

My Favourite Place

£17 • Friends £15

Draw your favourite place in a bold, original way! In today's workshop Rebecca Ashdown will introduce to you a host of brilliant creative techniques to help take your drawing and observational skills to another level, whilst maintaining real freedom of expression.

Armed with just black and white paint, charcoal, sponges and your own photo for reference*, you’ll follow a step by step process - drawing, mark-making and collaging hand-made textures.

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Sat 27
1:30pm - 4pm

We Have a Plan - Creative Map Making

We Have a Plan - Creative Map Making

£25 • Friends £23

Create a map of a place you love! This will be a fun, relaxed family workshop aimed to equip you with lots of creative skills and a new way to look at the landscape.

Using Google Maps as a starting point, you’ll be able to recreate a beautiful map of your own. With a limited colour palette and easy to follow painting and collage techniques, Rebecca Ashdown will guide you step by step to produce a unique illustrated version of your special place, along with its own map key.

Price covers a family or group of FOUR

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December

Wed 1
10am - 12pm

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Draw Wild - December

Draw Wild - December

£5 • Friends £3

Drawing is a wonderful way to explore your surroundings. Led by artist Hannah Dyson come and spend a relaxed couple of hours out in the fields and valleys around Prema. Dress ready for the weather and bring along a sketchbook and a pocket full of pencils!

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Wed 1
7pm - 8:30pm

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Book Group - Orlando

Book Group - Orlando

Free entry

Join our very own Harley Philogene in this all new Bucket List Book Club; taking old and modern classics alike and bringing them into a new social realm.  Enjoy classic literature in a warm, friendly space, sharing your perspective with new friends.

For our last book group for 2021, we'll be reading the fascinating Orlando from the remarkable writer Virginia Woolf.

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Wed 1
7pm - 9pm

Ceramic Bauble Calligraphy

Ceramic Bauble Calligraphy

£36/£33(c) • Friends £34/£31(c)

The brilliant Emma Barnes returns to Prema this season with a festive-themed calligraphy extravaganza! For tonight’s workshop we’ll be covering all the usual aspects of Emma’s modern approach to calligraphy but this time we’re working 3D and transferring our designs onto a festive bauble using metallic inks!

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Thu 2
7pm - 9pm

Wire Robin

Wire Robin

£40/£37(c) • Friends £38/£35(c)

We’re thrilled to welcome back our lovely friend and glorious wirestress (yeah, we made up that word) Celia Smith to lead this evening’s festive ornithological special workshop. Tonight, you’ll be turning your attention to the nation’s favourite bird – the humble, red-breasted robin. Use an assortment of copper and steel wire along with a selection of reclaimed wire including telephone cabling to fashion the most adorable little wire fellla. Celia is on hand throughout the session to give an initial demo and then plenty of help and support as you create your bird.

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4 Dec -
5 Dec
10am - 4pm

Festive Themed Stop Motion Animation

Festive Themed Stop Motion Animation

£50/£47(c) • Friends £48/£45(c)

This is no “Nightmare before Christmas” – our festive dream of a workshop with Sam Hines provides the most fantastic introduction to stop motion animation but you’re covering all aspects of making the characters for your movie using wool, armatures and creating positionable expressive features (eyes, ears, mouth etc). During the first day you’ll be focusing on the making – wire structures, core wool to create the body and blending textiles to make fur and texture. In the second day we’ll be creating props for your puppet and creating the narrative for your animation and then we’ll be working behind the lens and manipulating your character(s) to create a doozy of an animated feature! Ideal for all levels of ability and experience and suitable for anyone over the age of 14. You’ll love it – book now!

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