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Your Creativity Outlet on Campus

Wheelhouse Studios is an open arts studio located in Memorial Union with the intent of providing an outlet for creativity in the heart of campus. With three versatile workspaces, flexible studio designs, drop-in art opportunities, and classes for enthusiasts and dabblers alike, it’s easy to sign up and get involved.

Get in touch

Interested in learning more, buying a studio pass or booking your event?

(608) 262-3156  |  wheelhouse@union.wisc.edu
Lower Level, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706

Open seven days a week from 12:00pm – 11:00pm
(closed holiday weekends)
Wheelhouse Studios WILL be open Labor Day Weekend.
Closes at 5pm on Nov. 23 and re-opens at Noon on Nov. 28th.

Plan your Madison Metro trip to Wheelhouse Studios here.

Plan your visit with helpful parking, dining options and general building information.

Give the gift of Wheelhouse - Gift Certificates can be ordered online or call us, 608-262-3156.

Wheelhouse Classes

Wheelhouse Classes

Fun, informal, non-credit classes are offered on a wide variety of topics all year long. Wheelhouse classes are a great way to expand your horizons, refresh your knowledge and build new skills. Offerings include painting, ceramics, glass arts, metal works, jewelry, dance and movement, written word, cooking and many more.

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FEATURED COURSE - Drawing Basics

FEATURED COURSE - Drawing Basics

It is truly surprising how many endless hours of discovery can start with taking a class like this. Get inspired, take in pointers from a seasoned artist and learn from other students like yourself. Get your hand warmed up for a lifestyle of visual exploration.

Course Info


Fall Courses Available

Fall Courses Available

The Wheelhouse Studios 2016 fall courses are now available! Filled with options for artists of all kinds and lots of new classes to help keep you inspired. See something you like in this catalog - simply click on the course dates to get full course info and register.

Fall 2016 Catalog


Open Studios

Open Studios

Wheelhouse Studios has three energetic work spaces for exploration, creativity and collaboration. Each studio has a primary focus – ceramics, 3D art and 2D art and have all of the supplies, equipment and materials needed to do drop-in , course work or group instruction.

More about Studio Spaces


FREE Art Friday!

FREE Art Friday!

FREE Crafting/Free Supplies/Open Studios

The first Friday of each month we offer
a free art-making evening (5 - 9pm). Each
month has different theme. October is textiles
month. On October 7th you can create
upcycled t-shirt bracelets and headbands and
design and print a bandana...

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