“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”
Apples are important to Somerset and we want to celebrate that however, with so many local food producers and farm shops unable to celebrate the annual ‘Apple Day’celebrations this year Cultivate have cooked up an ‘Apple Art Challenge’ with local Crewkerne artist Natasha Rand from Creation Generation.
An opportunity for the community to ‘create together’ Apple Art is a fun, artistic challenge that will involve the whole community. Design a piece of apple art, write stories, poems, memories of old, write a song. Due to Covid lockdown - two, we have decided to extend the project and collation of all the community apples until 4 December 2020 - so get your creative juices flowing!
We would like to invite you to make an apple for our community “Apple Art Tree” to celebrate our local food producers and the food they produce.
• Draw your apple (MUST fit on an A4 piece of paper or smaller)
• Use the template provided if you want OR
• Just draw your own. Peel it, bite it, cut it or draw it whole. Your choice.
• Watch the video to inspire you
• Or let your own style take over
Who can take part?
Anyone. This is a community lead project so we are working with schools, care homes, art groups, families and individuals. It's all about celebrating the Somerset Apple.
How do I start?
Watch the video:
Read our helpful and printable guide including all of the detail:
I've finished - now what do I do?
If possible we would love to see all of your ORIGINAL Apple Art!
POST - All creative pieces (art & writing) can be sent to: Take Art, The Mill, Flaxdrayton Farm, South Petherton, TA13 5LR
COLLECTION - Schools, care homes and community spaces can collate their pieces of artwork and contact Take Art for the collection of the work – email Cultivate
EMAIL - You can photograph your work and send it as a J Peg file to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook message; Natasha Rand Creation Generation
Once assembled the Apple Art tree will be displayed at various locations including North Perrot Fruit Farm for the community to enjoy. We hope to be able to display it at Crewkerne Farmers Market on the 19 December as well as other activity for the community to enjoy.
In the meantime, be safe, creative and have fun producing your individual apples and work!
Apple Art is just the first activity idea for the Cultivate hub. Keep your eye on the Take Art website and social media for all of our other Autumn projects and opportunities.