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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 26
10am - 12pm

knitting chunky arm knitting craft

Chunky Arm Knitting

£56/£53(c) • Friends £54/£51(c)

Courtney Love brings her remarkable and deliciously luxurious chunky arm knitting workshop to Prema. Using just your arm and an awful lot of wool you will learn to knit a sumptuous blanket to keep you toasty this winter. Please note- Bookings close on 16th January

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February

Sat 2
10am - 4pm

Bookbinding paper stitch japanese

Introduction to Japanese bookbinding

£49/£46(c) • Friends £47/£44(c)

Prepare for a magical day steeped in paper and stitch with bookbinding wonder Ursula Jeakins and make your very own set of beautifully bound books using Japanese techniques, including the inner bindings with twisted paper thread, and outer bindings with silk.

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Sat 2
10am - 1pm

Print woodblock pattern textile

Indian Woodblock Printing

£32/£29(c) • Friends £30/£27(c)

In this half day workshop you will learn to use traditional woodblock printing techniques to create stunning designs. Textile artist Clare Walsh has a stunning collection of hand carved woodblocks, a mixture of old and new with many collected from her travels around India

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Sun 3
12pm - 2pm

health nourish food nutrition

Nourish Bowls

£33/£30(c) • Friends £31/£28(c)

Nutritional coach Becky Sage has the perfect antidote to our Christmas indulgences with some delicious, healthy, seasonal food full of nourishment. Plant-based, comforting and fresh.

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Sat 9
10am - 4pm

Heart valentines embroider hand embroider stitch

Hand Embroidered Heart

£40/£37(c) • Friends £38/£35(c)

Love is in the air. Feel the love in every stitch as you tenderly create a beautiful hand embroidered heart inspired work of art.

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Sat 16
10am - 4pm

cheese feta camembert

More Cheese? Yes Please!

£90/£87(c) • Friends £88/£85(c)

The brilliant Louise Talbot is bringing the next step in the cheese making journey to Prema this season. In this workshop you will be learning to make Camembert and Feta and Louise will demonstrate Boursin blue cheese spread (with homemade labneh) and Baileys Irish Cream.

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March

Sat 2
10am - 4pm

Story fiction writing illustrator

Story in a Suitcase

£44/£41(c) • Friends £42/£39(c)

Does the idea of creating an amazing story and filling it with fabulous characters tickle your fancy? Then you totally need to join creative genius/author/illustrator/musician and general all-round inventive guru, Tom Percival as he reads through one of his books and gives some invaluable insights into how to bring personality and character to your illustrated creations .

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Sat 9
10am - 4pm

Stained glass mosaic garden birds

Stained Glass Mosaic Blue Tit

£42/£39(c) • Friends £40/£37(c)

In today’s workshop Yvette Green from Baobab Tree Mosaics guides you through making a stained-glass mosaic blue tit on a stalk. These glorious 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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Sun 17
10am - 4pm

Wellness calm meditation forest bathing mindful

Slow Down Sunday

£42/£39(c) • Friends £40/£37(c)

Join Catherine Forrester for a day of nourishing yoga, deep relaxation, and mindfulness meditation. We will begin the day with a gently energising yoga practice, followed by a nourishing seasonal vegetarian lunch.

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Sat 23
10am - 4pm

Reportage sketch draw visual journalism

Reportage Drawing – Portrait of a village

£45/£42(c) • Friends £43/£40(c)

Artist Gary Embury uses drawing to visually document a place, time or event. This is often called reportage drawing or visual journalism. This inspiring workshop with the artist introduces you to the techniques and drawing methods of reportage by taking a walk around the village.

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Sat 23
10am - 5pm

stained glass panel lead skill craft landscape

Stained Glass Landscape

£78/£75(c) • Friends £76/£73(c)

Learn the stunning, traditional technique of stained glass to create a lead panel landscape with Sarah Davis. Today’s course is ideal for beginners and those with some prior experience. You will cut colourful glass to suit your design and join the glass using traditional lead and soldering techniques to create a glass panel of your own landscape design.

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April

Sat 6
10am - 4pm

stitch embroidery spring posy

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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May

Sat 25
10am - 4pm

textiles print heatpress

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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