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!