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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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For those who like regular weekly sessions for participation and learning we have a host of weekly classes for both kids and adults.

Our weekly sessions run between Mondays and Thursdays and always follow the school half-terms.

All courses will be stopping for an inter-semester break between Monday 12th February and Thursday 15th February 2018. All classes resume on the week commencing Monday 19th February. Hurrah!

January

Mon
13 Jan -
30 Mar
10am - 11am

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Nia Dance (Monday)

Drop In £8

The Nia Technique is an astonishing and hugely enjoyable way to gain total body fitness through expressive dance fused with the power of martial arts. Nia’s stimulating choreography is adaptable to all – men, women, all ages, abilities and fitness levels.

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Tue
14 Jan -
31 Mar
10am - 11am

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Nia Dance (Tuesday)

Drop In £8

The Nia Technique is an astonishing and hugely enjoyable way to gain total body fitness through expressive dance fused with the power of martial arts. Nia’s stimulating choreography is adaptable to all – men, women, all ages, abilities and fitness levels.

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Pay On Door

Tue
21 Jan -
17 Mar
7pm - 9pm

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The Potting Shed (Tuesday)

£89/£86(c) • Friends £87/£84(c)

Explore the foundations of pottery in our weekly class with ceramicist Geg Fayle. Learn to hand build and throw on the potters’ wheel to create sensational ceramics as well as experimenting with surface textures, slips and glazes for decoration.

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ONLY A FEW LEFT

Tue
28 Jan -
10 Mar
7pm - 9pm

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Printmaking

£67/£64(c) • Friends £65/£62(c)

Join printmaker Simon Packard for this six-week adventure into the fascinating world of print. Simon will introduce you to a variety of relief printing techniques including monoprint, collagraph and lino. Printmaking is an awesome way of learning technique as well as bringing out your experimental side.

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Wed
29 Jan -
11 Feb
7pm - 8:30pm

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Sketch Sculpt Squish –A Crash Course in Creativity

£58/£55(c) • Friends £56/£53(c)

When young, we pretty much all had the confidence and imagination to create and explore our visual language. But for many of us it becomes lost, criticised or hidden away or discouraged as we become older. Now’s the time to rediscover that joy of making and creating in a safe and playful space with artist Jessy Plant.

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Wed
29 Jan -
11 Mar
7pm - 9pm

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Life Drawing and Anatomy

£82/£79(c) • Friends £80/£77(c)

Develop your observational drawing skills, sense of proportion and understanding of light and tone as you gain confidence over this six-week course in life drawing and the study of anatomy. Artist and tutor Paul Fowler will introduce a range of exercises, techniques and materials to investigate the form of the human body. Paul will also show how to tackle the more detailed parts of the body such as hands, feet and the face.

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Thu
16 Jan -
12 Mar
7pm - 8pm

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Mat Pilates

£56/£53(c) • Friends £54/£51(c)

Develop your balance, strength and improve posture throughout this fabulous eight-week class in Mat Pilates with practitioner, enthusiast and new Prema teacher Karen Keniry. Learn the fundamental disciplines of Pilates in this calm and supportive environment, taking place in the beautiful gallery at Prema. Pilates is great for managing and preventing injury and has immeasurable benefits for helping improve mental wellbeing and assisting restful sleep.

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Thu
23 Jan -
19 Mar
7pm - 9pm

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The Potting Shed (Thursday)

£89/£86(c) • Friends £87/£84(c)

Explore the foundations of pottery in our weekly class with ceramicist Geg Fayle. Learn to hand build and throw on the potters’ wheel to create sensational ceramics as well as experimenting with surface textures, slips and glazes for decoration.

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SOLD OUT

Thu
30 Jan -
12 Mar
7pm - 9pm

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Creative Writing

£55/£52(c) • Friends £53/£51(c)

Join Sarah Erskine for six sensational creative writing sessions, exploring a range of narrative styles and genres to 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.

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February

Mon
24 Feb -
16 Mar
7pm - 7pm

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Bookbinding for Beginners

£56/£53(c) • Friends £54/£51(c)

Delve into the art of bookbinding on this all-new introductory four-week course. Learn how to bind pamphlets, notebooks and explore different covers and bindings. Emily Northen will guide you through every step in this creative class jam-packed full of paper skills.

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March

Tue
3 Mar -
17 Mar
7pm - 9pm

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Introduction to Copperplate Calligraphy

£45/£42(c) • Friends £43/£40(c)

Join Miranda Songer on this new three-week course introducing you to Copperplate Calligraphy. This traditional technique was developed in the 18th century as a way of writing that was incredibly difficult to forge. This results in beautiful, elegant lines which dance across the page. You will work with both ink and gouache and using a straight nib and swan-neck pen.

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September

Mon
9 Sep -
16 Dec
10am - 11am

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Nia Dance

Drop In £8

The Nia Technique is an astonishing and hugely enjoyable way to gain total body fitness through expressive dance fused with the power of martial arts. Nia’s stimulating choreography is adaptable to all – men, women, all ages, abilities and fitness levels. **CLASS CANCELLED ON MONDAY 28TH OCTOBER**

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Pay On Door

Tue
10 Sep -
17 Dec
10am - 11am

nia dance movement creativity fitness

Nia Dance

Drop In £8

The Nia Technique is an astonishing and hugely enjoyable way to gain total body fitness through expressive dance fused with the power of martial arts. Nia’s stimulating choreography is adaptable to all – men, women, all ages, abilities and fitness levels. **CLASS CANCELLED ON TUESDAY 29TH OCTOBER**

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Pay On Door

October

Tue
1 Oct -
26 Nov
7pm - 9pm

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The Potting Shed (Tuesday)

£89/£86(c) • Friends £87/£84(c)

Get stuck in and explore the foundations of pottery in this weekly class devised by ceramicist Geg Fayle.

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SOLD OUT

Thu
3 Oct -
28 Nov
7pm - 9pm

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The Potting Shed (Thursday)

£89/£86(c) • Friends £87/£84(c)

Get stuck in and explore the foundations of pottery in 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 sensational ceramics.

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SOLD OUT