Shortcombe Farm: Environmental Arts Workshops

Sat, 26/06/2021
We are group of three women with many years’ experience of facilitating image-making and creativity (see below for more details). We each have enduring and personal connections with our landscapes. Pauline and Jo met whilst working at Studio Upstairs and continued to meet to encourage and collaborate in each other’s art making, and to devise and deliver environmental arts workshops. They have exhibited together as part of Easton Arts Trail. Jo and Tracy have worked together for two years in the Wilder Women Arts Collective and both showed work in the recent ‘Touching Nature: an Environmental Arts Therapy Exhibition’ at Lauderdale House in London.

We have put together a series of four unique workshops to provide an opportunity to create and be creative outside in fields and woods, and under cover, using natural materials from our surroundings. In and around Shortcombe Farm, near West Harptree in Somerset, with beautiful views over Chew Valley Lake.
Suitable for artists, educators, therapists, social workers, counsellors, who may like to use the day for self-care or continuing professional development, and for anyone who is interested in exploring their creativity whilst spending quality time being in and connecting with the non-human world.
Small groups. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  No previous image making experience is necessary.
Saturdays, from 10am to 4.30pm on 26 June 2021, 2 October 2021, 8 January 2022 and 26 March 2022
In and around Shortcombe Farm, near West Harptree in Somerset, with beautiful views over Chew Valley Lake.
£70 Early Bird (at least one month in advance)
£50 Concession
£220 for all four

For further information and to book please email

We also provide bespoke workshops on request, designed for your group or organisation: CPD, self-care, training, team building, reset/de-stress days.

More About Us

Pauline Palmer
A practising artist, she has extensive experience over twenty years of teaching and facilitating art making, in prisons, schools and at Studio Upstairs - a unique therapeutic arts community. Having lived at Shortcombe since 1996 she has an affinity with the environment and a passion for the importance of being outside. She is a member of Collaborators In Kind and Spike Island Printmakers.
     instagram:  @paulinejoanpalmer  Instagram:   @collaborators_in_kind

Jo Beedell
An artist and registered Art Therapist (HCPC) with twenty five years’ experience of running groups and working in schools, charities, NHS, Penny Brohn Cancer Care and independently with children and adults. A member of Collaborators In Kind and Wilder Women Arts Collective she has pursued her interest in environmental arts for at least ten years, rediscovering her childhood immersion in and enjoyment of playing in the woods.      instagram: @jcbline Instagram: @collaborators_in_kind

Tracy Cavalier
Registered as a Dramatherapist (HCPC) for twenty one years and employed by the NHS where she works with children and adults. Like Jo, she is a member of Wilder Women Arts Collective. Before qualifying she trained and worked professionally as a performer. She was a member of Bristol Playback Theatre for 12 years. She spent a large part of her childhood roaming the countryside, which she continues to enjoy and is also a keen outdoor swimmer.


For further information and to book please email  
Event location: 
Shortcombe Farm
near West Harptree Somerset
Bristol TBC
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