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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.

January

Sat 27
10am - 4pm

watercolour painting picture hobby fun

Welcome to Watercolour

£56/£53(c) • Friends £54/£51(c)

We’re super-delighted to announce the return of watercolour expert and inspiring workshop leader Susanna Bailey who will guide you through all the steps of watercolour.

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February

Sat 3
10am - 2pm

Mosaic hearts valentines crockery

Mosaic Hearts

£42/£39(c) • Friends £38/£35(c)

Join our smashing resident artist Emma Leith to learn how to make optimum use of any broken crockery you may have stashed away to create your own unique mosaic heart.

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Sat 10
10am - 4pm

drawing fashion figure media drape

Figurative Illustration

£39/£36(c) • Friends £37/£34(c)

Immerse yourself in the world of figurative illustration with fashion designer and artist Alex Wynn. Enjoy this brilliant day interpreting the clothed human form using a variety of different media. Today’s workshop gives you the opportunity to explore a range of drawing techniques using gorgeous fashion designs and mannequins for your subject.

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Sun 11
2pm - 5pm

yoga relaxation taster poses all levels breath

Wholehearted Yoga

£22/£19(c) • Friends £20/£17(c)

An afternoon of mindful movement, exploring simple yoga asana (poses) that create ease and space in the body. Wholeheartedly experience the present moment through the connection of body, breath and intention to find the stillness within. Suitable for all - absolutely no experience necessary. Bring along an exercise mat if you have one and dress for comfort (a t-shirt and trackie bottoms or leggings is ideal).

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Sat 24
10am - 2pm

knit wool knitting needles hobby make

Absolute Beginners' Knitting

£36/£33(c) • Friends £34/£31(c)

Welcome to the wonderfully yarny world of knitting. Today’s workshop is for total, absolute beginners and is led by textiles artist and passionate knitter Katy Bevan. You’ll start with the basics and work at your own speed to learn how to cast-on, knit and purl stitches as well as the basic increases and decreases.

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March

Sat 10
10am - 1pm

crochet intermediate flowers yarn rainbow

Fabulous Crochet Flowers

£34/£31(c) • Friends £32/£29(c)

So you’ve mastered the basics of treble crochet stitch and are already confident in making a granny square – it sounds like you’re ready to hook your way into the herbaceous border of crochet flowers with our effervescent resident artist Emma Leith for inspiration.

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Sat 10
10am - 4pm

printing lampshade lino print textiles hand-made

Print and Make Your Own Lampshade

£56/£53(c) • Friends £54/£51(c)

Light up those dusky spring evenings by printing and constructing your own bespoke lampshade with textiles artist Lizzie Mabley.earn how to make your own lino printing block with plenty of guidance and support from Lizzie before moving on to printing a small length of fabric from which you will construct your 30cm drum lampshade.

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Sat 24
10am - 1pm

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Modern Calligraphy

£34/£31(c) • Friends £32/£29(c)

Have you often fancied having dandier handwriting? During the session, you’ll be learning all the key modern calligraphy basics. Discover how to use the essential tools, mark making drills and alphabet practices before moving on to full words.

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Sun 25
9am - 5pm

paint oils portrait expressive

Bold, Gestural Portrait Painting with Oils

£74/£71(c) • Friends £70/£67(c)

Join us for a hugely enjoyable Sunday of portrait painting with gestural, loose brushworks, gaining a deeper understanding of using bold colour groupings and making confident, expressive marks. Bring along a handful of useful photos to work from and Greg will help you to grid-up a photo and work with oil paints to create five smaller canvas boards of theatrical portraits.

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