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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)

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

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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Winter/Spring Courses Available

Winter/Spring Courses Available

The Wheelhouse Studios 2016 winter/spring catalog is now available! Filled with options for artists of all kinds and lots of new classes to help keep you inspired. Browse this on line version of our print catalog. See something you like - click on the course dates to get full course info and register on line.

Winter/Spring 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.

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Featured Class

Featured Class

Valentine's Day Dance
Make learning to dance a unique part of your Valentine's Day Sunday with one of our dance Workshops. Learn to Tango (3pm) or take the Romantic Dances workshop (5pm). Both designed for beginners, and for those who want a refresher or just have fun.

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Free Art Friday

Free Art Friday

Friday, March 4th, 5:00 - 9:00pm
Wheelhouse Studios

Metal Jewelry Making w/
Hardware Store Jewelry &
Wire Rings & Earrings.
Plus Open ceramics studio
AND WUD Global Connections
International Food

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