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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)
Closes at 5pm on May 27 and re-opens at Noon on May 30.
Closes at 5pm on July 1 and re-opens at Noon on July 5.

Plan your Madison Metro trip to Wheelhouse Studios here.

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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Spring and ALL Summer Courses Available

Spring and ALL Summer Courses Available

The Wheelhouse Studios 2016 spring and all 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.

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Featured Class: Indian Style Biryani

Featured Class: Indian Style Biryani

Indian Style Biryani Cooking Course!
Learn to make Indian-style Chicken Biryani, Shrimp Biryani, Shrimp Curry, Kachumbari (seasoned salad) and Mango Lassi. We will wrap-up the class with a shared dining experience. All materials and handouts will be provided.

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FEATURED COURSE - Wine & Canvas

FEATURED COURSE - Wine & Canvas

Lichtenstein Pop Art
Paint Night w/ wine & canvas!

MONDAY, June 13, 7 - 9:30pm
We provide the canvas & paints
Instruction and guidance plus wine
You take home a masterpiece!
AND a Wheelhouse Studios wine glass...

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