WSU Outreach Programs

Dance Outreach Programs

Dance Science Fest: A Body In Motion. A performance linking the study of motion with the practice of motion. Erik Stern (Performing Arts) and Adam Johnston (Physics) work with Weber State University students to create an interdisciplinary performance highlighting the connections between the arts and sciences, with particular focus on physics and dance/choreography.  Performances are being conducted for up to 1000 students at a time at Weber State, as well as some smaller audiences in school auditoriums.

Moving Company: WSU Moving Company is the Dance Area’s outreach program, which provides further performance, production and teaching opportunities. Significant dance works and lecture demonstrations are performed; teaching residencies are implemented in the public schools and for campus and community organizations.

Visual Art and Design Outreach Programs

The Department of Visual Art and Design runs several outreach programs that provide free and low cost opportunities for school and community groups to participate in and learn more about the visual arts. Field trips, workshops and gallery tours all take place on a monthly basis and offer opportunities for students, families and adults to participate in hands on art experiences. Each year more than 5,000 people participate in these outreach programs. Volunteer opportunities primarily involve gallery docent work and assisting  instructors during hands-on workshops.

Please contact Todd Oberndorfer ( who manages the programs below.

Fabulous Fridays
My (Art) Space
Snow Days @ the Shaw Gallery / Familiarte
Arts in the Parks

Fabulous Fridays @ DOVAD (Department of Visual Art & Design)

The Fabulous Fridays program provides elementary school classes (3rd-6th grade) bus transportation, a guided tour of the Dee Shaw Gallery and a 1.5 hour art lesson taught by a professional artist/educator. This program is available to approximately 20 elementary school classes each year on a first-come, first-served basis.

My(Art)Space @ DOVAD

My(Art)Space is a jr. high / high school program modeled after the structure of the Fabulous Fridays field trip program. My(Art)Space includes a gallery tour and talk and a 4-5 hour all day studio arts workshop with a professional artist.  Approximately 10 jr. high/high school classes participate in the program annually.

WSU Storytelling Festival and Events

“Once upon a time…” is alive and well at the Weber State University Story Telling Festival, a delightful, once-a-year event that you won’t want to miss! Held the last weekend in February, there is something for everyone, preschool to senior citizen, college students to families with children of all ages. The storytellers will capture your hearts and create an unforgettable experience in literacy, culture, and the arts!

Click here to find out more information about the Storytelling Festival and other events hosted by the Moyes College of Education.