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Wheelhouse Studios

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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.

More About Classes


Terrace Art Making

Terrace Art Making

Wheelhouse on Wheels rolls on to the Terrace Wednesdays, 4:00 - 7:00pm, June 15 to July 27. Join us for a different, free crafting project each week.
From bubble wands to decorating trucker hats --  fun, summer and Terrace-oriented art making.
Drop-in activity, while supplies last.

Get your craft on


Summer Courses Available

Summer Courses Available

The Wheelhouse Studios 2016 summer courses are now available! Filled with options for artists of all kinds and lots of new classes to help keep you inspired. Register for all available courses here.  The web reader version of our Summer print catalog is now available. See something you like in this catalog - simply click on the course dates to get full course info and register on line.

Summer, 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


FEATURED COURSE - Screen Printing T-Shirts

FEATURED COURSE - Screen Printing T-Shirts

Screen Printing T-Shirts

An introduction to making screen printed T-shirts.
Learn how to use the silk screen printing method
to print your own custom shirts with either
hand-drawn graphics or another source. A
simple and accessible process, expect to leave
with your very own custom-printed shirt.

Register NOW!