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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.

September

Sat 29
10am - 1:30pm

book bookbinding leather craft skill

Leather Journal Bookbinding

£39/£36(c) • Friends £37/£34(c)

Join bookbinder and tutor Emily Northen to make a classic leather journal with a modern twist. Using the traditional long stitch binding method we will be making a beautiful mixed-media journal, with a variety of papers for the pages.

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October

Sat 6
10am - 4pm

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Early Intermediate Watercolour

£52/£49(c) • Friends £50/£47(c)

As summer draws to a close keep the vibrancy of summer alive with Susanna Bailey as you delve deeper into the techniques of watercolour. This masterclass is ideal for those who have some experience but would like to push their paintings further.

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Sun 7
2pm - 5pm

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The Healing Hedgerow

£30/£27(c) • Friends £28/£25(c)

In this Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness Join Nutritional Coach Becky Sage to conjure seasonally foraged wild edibles into a delicious syrup.

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Sat 13
10am - 4pm

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Cheese Making

£68/£65(c) • Friends £66/£63(c)

Immerse yourself in all things dairy during this hands-on class as the cheese queen Louise Talbot returns! This fact-filled workshop introduces you to the process of turning milk into cheese using basic kitchen equipment and easily sourced, local ingredients.

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20 Oct -
21 Oct
10am - 4pm

paint garden expressive gestural masterclass

Garden Border Painting

£90/£87(c) • Friends £86/£83(c)

In this two-day painting masterclass join superbly vibrant artist Rosalind Wise, whose work you might well remember as the stunning large garden landscapes from the last season, as you learn to paint a garden border. With her expressive and energetic style, Ros will guide you as you find the freedom to experiment, using colour and texture to capture the joys of the garden.

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November

Sat 3
10am - 4pm

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Beginners’ Embroidery Christmas Decorations

£38/£35(c) • Friends £36/£33(c)

Christmas comes early with our first festive workshop this season. Join embroidery extraordinaire Marion Bedford to create three decorations. Embroider a star, angel and heart, choose your own colours and spend a merry day learning the art of hand embroidery.

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Sat 10
10am - 3pm

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Mosaic Christmas Angels

£38/£35(c) • Friends £36/£33(c)

Spend a gloriously festive day with Emma to design and construct a pair of yuletide beauties to adorn your mantelpiece or seasonal display. In today’s workshop you’ll be learning how to cut and assemble china.Ding Dong verily the sky is riv’n with (mosaic) angels singing! GLOOOOOOOORIAAAAA

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December

Sat 1
10am - 4pm

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Stained Glass Mosaic Robins

£42/£39(c) • Friends £40/£37(c)

In this workshop Yvette Green from Baobab Tree Mosaics will guide you through making a stained-glass mosaic robin on a stalk. These little garden bird mosaics are designed to interact with their environment, reflecting and refracting light so that they change throughout the day.

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Sat 8
10am - 1:30pm

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Christmas Calligraphy

£36/£33(c) • Friends £34/£31(c)

Emma Sunderland from Emerald Paper Design is hosting a beginner’s guide to modern calligraphy, with a Christmas twist.You will then put these new skills to use producing your own festive decoration.

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