The Herrett Center for Arts & Science

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Creating Critters

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!

Summer Story Time

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:

  • Adults are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask.
  • Please keep your kiddos near you to facilitate physical distancing.
  • Although there will be no hands-on activity after the story, everyone gets a coloring page to take home.

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