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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.

April

Sat 28
10am - 2pm

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Mosaic Bird Baths

£49/£46(c) • Friends £47/£44(c)

Spring has finally arrived and what better way to welcome some wildlife into your garden than with a colourful bird bath? Emma Leith will guide you through the mosaic process from cutting to grouting and will supply you with everything you need to know in order to create a mosaic masterpiece that will withstand even the harshest climate. All materials provided

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May

Sat 5
10am - 4pm

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Natural Skincare

£56/£53(c) • Friends £54/£51(c)

Back by popular demand! Join skincare expert Kelly Allan of Happy Holistics for a day of amazing alchemy. In this workshop you will use organic butters and essential oils to create a cleansing oil, a scrub, a toner and a moisturiser. Learn how to select ingredients suitable for your individual skin type and build bespoke recipes that are kind to your skin with none of the nasties.

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Sat 5
10am - 4pm

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Hedgerow Baskets

£70/£67(c) • Friends £68/£65(c)

Spring is in the air, and this workshop presents the perfect opportunity to use a whole variety of seasonal hedgerow materials. Catch the basketry bug as you learn how to weave with vibrant red dogwood, grey hazel, silvery snowberry and a whole variety of willows, all homegrown or locally sourced.

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Sat 12
10am - 1pm

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Holiday Snapshot

£22/£19(c) • Friends £20/£17(c)

Whether you want to capture those perfect pictures of your kids whilst on holiday, or showcase nature’s wonders in the best possible way, you will leave today’s shorter workshop with the confidence and the know-how to shoot beautiful images good enough to frame.

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Sat 12
10am - 4pm

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Totes Amazing - Lino Printing Onto Fabric

£48/£45(c) • Friends £46/£43(c)

Tired of the same-old ubiquitous bags for life from the supermarket? Then it’s high time that you created some individual cotton shoppers of your own design. Spend a day working with brilliant printmaker Kerry Day to get to grips with block printing using lino for a repeat motif to create a truly eye-catching design for the cotton tote.

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June

Sat 9
10am - 4pm

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Curiosity Shop - Still Life for Beginners

£45/£42(c) • Friends £43/£40(c)

Want to learn how to draw in a day? Join artist Paul Fowler and uncover a number of still life drawing techniques that will sharpen your observation and challenge your imagination using a huge variety of interesting and unusual subjects.

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Sat 16
10am - 1pm

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Mosaic Birds - Swallows and Swifts

£40/£37(c) • Friends £38/£35(c)

Mosaic Marvel Emma Leith returns with this shorter workshop, perfect for anyone wishing to dip their toes into the wonderful world of mosaic. With the option to choose between two beautiful designs, Emma will teach you the skills required to design and make your own masterpiece and all the dos and don’ts for crafting the perfect swift or swallow.

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Sat 23
10am - 4pm

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Chinese Brush Painting

£48/£45(c) • Friends £46/£43(c)

Delve into the fascinating ancient art of Chinese brush painting with the wonderful Katrina Stephens. You will explore the intricacies and delicacies of this beautifully fragile painting technique using a range of authentic, traditional materials.

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30 Jun -
1 Jul
10am - 4pm

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Stone Carving from Scratch

£98/£95(c) • Friends £96/£93(c)

Summer’s here and we’re going out into the garden for a weekend of working al fresco, discovering the joy of working with stone. Sculptor Sebastian Rasch leads our two day workshop which introduces you to a variety of tools and techniques to transform a piece of stone into a thing of rare beauty!

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