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Your Creativity Outlet on Campus

Wheelhouse Studios is a drop-in/open arts studio located in Memorial Union with the intent of providing an outlet for creativity in the heart of campus. With three versatile work spaces, flexible studio designs, drop-in art opportunities, and classes for enthusiasts and first-time artists alike, it’s easy to engage in the arts at Wheelhouse.

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

HOURS: Open seven days a week from 12:00pm – 11:00pm
(closed holiday weekends)
Wheelhouse Studios will be open for UW Spring Break, March 18 - 26, Noon to 8pm.

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. NOTE: All Winter/Spring, 2017 courses are now open for registration on our registration web site.

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Drop-in/Open Studios

Drop-in/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 your own drop-in, individual or group course work and/or group instruction.

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Free Art Friday

Free Art Friday

The first Friday of each month during the academic year, Wheelhouse Studios offers Free Art Friday. All supplies and materials provided just drop-in, no pre-registration required, while supplies last. Join us April 7th! Event starts at 5pm.

Upcoming Events


Spring Break Creavity in the Studios

Spring Break Creavity in the Studios

At home this break? We've got you covered. Wheelhouse is offering a special series of classes along with open studio hours for drop-in arts.

Course listings


FEATURED Course

FEATURED Course

Fimo Ripple Effect Jewelry: Beads & Pendants
Want to learn a fun, simple technique for making beautiful polymer clay jewelry? Discover how to make colorful ripple effect patterns in Fimo polymer clay using Mokume Gane, a layering technique. No polymer clay experience necessary. Course fee includes supplies.

Fimo Ripple Jewelry