ArtsBridge: Murals is a course that provides students with an experiential learning opportunity to create and implement a service-learning project–designed through the lens of an art form–with community organizations.
During Fall 2020, WSU ArtsBridge students will create window art installations designed to decrease window bird collisions at the Ogden Nature Center. Partners will be WSU, ONC, Arts Learning Collaborative, BTS Arts, and area elementary students.
WSU students in the Artsbridge: Murals (Fall 2019), created a faux-stained glass installation titled, "Utah Birds & Ecosystems" at James Madison Elementary School. During this course, students worked closely with BTS Arts Visual Arts Specialist Brent Rhodes and his 4th graders at James Madison to co-create this art installation. Students visited the Ogden Nature Center to learn more about Utah’s birds and ecosystems and work closely with local artists to inform their creative process.
During the Spring 2018 semester, WSU hosted ArtsBridge: Murals (HNRS 1530) Engaging Community through Moveable Murals with WSU faculty Tamara Goldbogen and K Stevenson along with community partners Amir Jackson, Nurture the Creative Mind and lead artist Erinne Roundy. This class provided students with an experiential learning opportunity to create and implement a service-learning project–designed through the lens of an art form–with community organizations and resulted in a Moveable Mural, which travels around Ogden.
The first iteration of ArtsBridge was structured as an internship that provided undergraduate students with academic credit for designing and implementing a comprehensive, needs-based, integrated arts project with community organizations or area schools. Emphasis was placed on experiential learning, collaboration, leadership, research, and service.
- Erinne Roundy. ArtsBridge (3 credit hours) - Worked with classroom teacher Claire Maciejewski and her 1st grade students integrating visual arts into the curriculum. 2014.
- Lauren Paskett. ArtsBridge (4 credit hours) - Created an after-school puppet theater workshop series for 5th and 6th graders. 2014.
- Roxanne Paulsen. ArtsBridge (1 credit hour) - Worked with a group of third graders showing them how dance and movement can be used to express verbal language. 2014.
- Chelsea Barlowe. ArtsBridge (1 credit hour) - Collaborated with 4th and 5th grade teachers in developing a unit that incorporated visual arts, creative writing in language arts, and social studies into a study of Native American totem poles. 2014.