Program Details: Open to the public


ArtsBridge is a community service learning project that engages public school students in hands-on arts education within the framework of the classroom. High performing undergraduate and graduate art students provide exemplary models of arts teaching while focusing on integrating arts across the curricula. Teachers and college students develop projects collaboratively based on the needs and goals of each classroom including math, science and the humanities with art based concepts. Artsbridge contributes to building life skills such as critical thinking, creative problem solving, effective communication, technical innovation and helps to develop engaged citizens.

"Tell Your Story" Summer Middle School Writing and Art Experience - Stories reflect who we are, how we think about ourselves, and how we want others to think about us. Told in a unique way each person has a set of stories that make up the framework of their life. Over the course of eight days students explore and develop writing and art pieces designed to tell their stories. Students engage in a range of approaches to learning that enables them to better connect and communicate across disciplines and social contexts as they head back into the school year. Activities are designed to crate an environment where participants learn about themselves and others through art and language.

This is a public program and there is a fee to attend. For more information, please visit the program website.


On Campus

  • Visual Arts Complex

In Colorado

  • Boulder
  • Denver
  • Longmont
  • Louisville

Program Partners

Supporting This Program

  • Boulder Valley School District
  • Casey Middle School

Sponsoring Units

Arts & Sciences, College of

  • Art and Art History, Department of

Program Contact

Valerie Albicker
Program Director

Program Categories


  • Art History
  • Education (K-12)
  • Fine Arts

Program Types:

  • Classroom Instruction
  • Professional Development - Teacher
  • Summer Program - General Public


  • At-Risk Youth
  • Children & Youth (outside school)
  • Students - Elementary School
  • Students - ESL
  • Students - High School
  • Students - Middle School
  • Teachers - Elementary School
  • Teachers - High School
  • Teachers - Middle School