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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 6
10am - 4pm

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Spring Posy Embroidery

£40/£37(c) • Friends £38/£35(c)

Weave together beautiful colours and a variety of hand stitching techniques to create your own narrative and assemble beautiful blooms and natural elements in your spring posy.

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27 Apr -
28 Apr
10am - 4pm

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Painting a Local View with Ros Wise

£68/£65(c) • Friends £66/£63(c)

Using a landscape close to your home, a view of your beloved garden from a bedroom window or the memory of holidays abroad for inspiration, spend a glorious weekend with painter Ros Wise. To get the absolute most out of this fabulous creative weekend, we recommend that you focus your medium to working with bold brush marks, using acrylics or gouache to paint on canvas, emulating Ros' much sought-after work.

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May

Sat 4
10am - 1pm

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Leather Travellers' Notebook

£39/£36(c) • Friends £37/£34(c)

In today’s workshop with book binding expert Emily Northen you will make a reusable leather notebook cover and a selection of handmade notebooks for use within. These are great to carry with you as all contents are protected by the leather cover and you can change notebooks as needed. Perfect for travel journals, note taking, bullet journals, diaries, sketchbooks, the options are endless.

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Sat 4
10am - 4:30pm

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Hedgerow Baskets

£70/£67(c) • Friends £68/£65(c)

Transform seasonal hedgerow materials into a functional basket with willow weaver Helen Lomberg. Weave a variety of homegrown or locally sourced materials such as red dogwood, the silvery snowberry, grey hazel and other willows to create a sturdy basket.

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Wed 22
7pm - 9pm

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Contemporary Loom Weaving

£35/£34(c) • Friends £33/£32(c)

Join modern weaver Mary Maddocks for an evening of weaving. You will learn everything you need to know to create a beautiful wall hanging inspired by nature, picking up a host of weaving techniques. A wide range of natural and vintage yarns will be provided for you to experiment with. Suitable for beginners or those with some experience, this workshop is the perfect introduction to what is a very free and creative craft, with huge meditative and wellness benefits too.

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Sat 25
10am - 4pm

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Heatpress Printed Textiles

£50/£47(c) • Friends £48/£45(c)

**NEW**REVISED**DATE** Textile artist Clare Walsh is back for her second creative workshop at Prema. Drawing on her love of nature, Clare’s intriguing process transcribes the physical elements of nature using heat to print them onto textiles.

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June

Tue 25
7pm - 9pm

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Aromatic Self-Care Summer

£25/£24(c) • Friends £23/£22(c)

Explore essential oils that radiate the power of summer and create your own aromatherapy blends to take home. Learn and experience nourishing self-massage techniques, specific meridians (energy pathways), acupressure, yoga and guided relaxation to use and share in your daily life this summer. The price includes all materials.

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July

Tue 2
7pm - 9pm

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Celia Smith Wire Garden Birds

£38/£37(c) • Friends £36/£35(c)

Using a selection of recycled wire you’ll begin with line drawings and armatures to then transform into beautiful three-dimensional sculptures of garden birds, capturing their individual characteristics. Celia Smith will guide you through the process and all materials are provided so come along and give it a go!

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13 Jul -
14 Jul
10am - 4pm

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Stone Carving from Scratch

£98/£95(c) • Friends £96/£93(c)

Over the course of this two day workshop sculptor Seb Rasch teaches you how to transform a piece of stone into a thing of beauty! You will be introduced to a variety of tools and techniques whilst creating your design in clay before moving onto a piece of practice stone. An incredibly rewarding weekend learning a new skill and bringing your ideas to life in stone.

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Sat 13
1pm - 4pm

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Cut Paste Create - Contemporary Collage

£38/£35(c) • Friends £36/£33(c)

Look, sort, choose, arrange, rearrange, cut, paste, play, create … explore a range of approaches to contemporary collage making with collage artist Miranda Millward. As well as trying out a selection of mini projects Miranda will also talk about some of the low-fi techniques, such as image transfers, used in her work. Price includes and XL unique, hand-selected ephemera pack for each participant to take away so they can carry on collaging…

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