The Creating Critters Project is a collaboration of hard work between the Herrett Center for Arts and Science, a local third grade class, and local artists. It begins when Miss Kindy, the Herrett Center educator, teaches science lessons to a class of third grade students, covering topics such as habitats, types of vertebrate animals, diets, and adaptations. The students then go to work creating their own imagined animal using the knowledge they gained and their imaginations.
Students bring their created critters to life by writing a paragraph describing their animal and producing their own artistic rendition of the creature. Local artists use the students' images and words as inspiration to recreate the critters with a more refined touch, donating their own time and materials to bring the students a piece of artwork for them to keep.
Visit the Creating Critters Virtual Art Gallery to see the results of this amazing collaborative art project!
Join us on Thursdays at 11:30 AM for Story Time! Free admission for all ages.
For the safety of all during the COVID-19 pandemic, please note:
|Date||Title & Author|
|September 10th||I'm Trying to Love Spiders by Bethany Barton|
|September 17th||Mix It Up! by Henre Tullet|
|September 24th||Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey|
|October 1st||The Gingerbread Man (folk tale)|
|October 8th||The Tickle Octopus by Audrey and Don Wood|
|October 15th||Two Crazy Pigs by Karen Nagel|
|October 22nd||Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner|
|October 29th||The Gumdrop Monster by Joanne & David Wyle|
|November 5th||Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore|
|November 12th||Oscar's Spots by Janet Robertson|
|November 19th||Walter the Farting Dog by William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray|
|December 3rd||Hello, Cat You Need a Hat by Rita Golden|
|December 10th||How Many Tow Trucks Can a Tow Truck Tow? by Charlotte Pomerantz|
|December 17th||The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett|