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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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Here's a mix of everything in the programme for kids only. We've weekly classes for those wanting a regular dose of creative inspiration and some one-off workshops not to be missed. There's a mix for children aged 6 to 16. If you're over 16 you can come on any of our workshops for adults.

May

Thu
9 May -
20 Jun
3:45pm - 4:30pm

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Creative Ballet

£38 • Friends £36

Creative Ballet offers the perfect way to channel energy into creativity whilst learning the basics of ballet, improving coordination, flexibility and musicality. Learn the core foundations and traditions of ballet without the pressures and confinements of grades. Dance artist Keziah Benbow guides you through a number of creative and fun ballet exercises before putting your skills into practice as you choreograph a routine with your fellow dancers to improve your confidence and improvisational skills. You’ll totally love it – it’s bags of fun! For ages 6-10. 6 week course.

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Thu
9 May -
20 Jun
4:45pm - 5:30pm

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Kids' Contemporary Dance

£38 • Friends £36

Our contemporary dance class for kids provides the perfect platform for young people to learn the basic techniques in a fun and friendly way. With Keziah Benbow’s upbeat and playful approach, this class positively encourages choreographic invention and helps to build confidence as your dancing vocabulary begins to grow. Enjoy the freedom to experiment and devise choreography, incorporating dance styles from everything from folk to street. The perfect starting block for any young dancer and a great way to embrace expressive ideas through dance. For ages 6-10. 6 week course

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Wed 29
10am - 12pm

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Story Loom Weaving

£18 • Friends £16

Join modern weaver Mary Maddocks for a freestyle weaving class, learning the basics of weaving on a frame loom and using a wide range of interesting and unusual materials to create your own woven story. Suitable for 7-11 year olds, this class is all about fun and creativity, using your hands to make something totally personal and unique, and doing something calm and mindful that makes you feel good. For ages 7-11

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June

Wed
5 Jun -
26 Jun
4:30pm - 5:30pm

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Wednesday Art Club

£32 • Friends £30

Explore a variety of mixed media techniques including drawing, printmaking and collage. This fun and friendly weekly class, led by marvellous maker Hannah Dyson, is the perfect place for creative youngsters with artistic promise to really flourish as well as introducing a whole range of brilliant art and making skills to keep you entertained throughout the summer hols! For ages 7-11. 4 week course

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Sat 15
10am - 12:30pm

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Cartoons and Comics (am)

£16 • Friends £14

A brilliant morning sesh with Kev F Sutherland, cartoon wizard and master of the comic strip, is back to help you learn how to draw, design and conceive the most amazing caricatures and comic strips. With Kev’s boundless energy, passion, enthusiasm and talent as inspiration, you’ll quickly pick-up everything that you need to know about designing comics. Everyone will leave with a published magazine plus an individual caricature drawn by the main man himself! Ages 7-11.

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Sat 15
1:30pm - 4pm

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Cartoons and Comics (pm)

£16 • Friends £14

A brilliant afternoon of working with Kev F Sutherland, cartoon wizard and master of the comic strip, is back to help you learn how to draw, design and conceive the most amazing caricatures and comic strips. With Kev’s boundless energy, passion, enthusiasm and talent as inspiration, you’ll quickly pick-up everything that you need to know about designing comics. Ages 7-11.

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