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Wheelhouse Studios

An Open Art Studio in Madison

Your Creativity Outlet on Campus

Wheelhouse Studios is an open art studio in Madison, located in the lower level of Memorial Union. With three versatile workspaces, 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.

Art classes include drawing, painting, ceramics, glass art, jewelry, movement art, cooking, music, printmaking and fabric arts. Wheelhouse Studios is your creative outlet in the heart of UW-Madison’s campus.

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Workshops & Courses

From pottery classes to painting sessions, channel your creativity in a range of art classes taught by Wheelhouse instructors.

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Open Art Studio Information

We're open! 12-10pm, Monday-Sunday

Access is FREE for UW-Madison students | Studio passes are available for Union Members and UW Fac/Staff

All patrons are required to sign-in at the front desk. See our FAQ page for more information about open studios.


*Please note: this is self guided work, there is no instruction during open studio hours.

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Free Programming

All ages and skill levels are welcome to join us this summer at the Terrace Art Zone on the Memorial Union Terrace for free afternoon art activities.

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays | 4-7 PM | June - August

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Free Programming

Wheelhouse Art Kits

Wheelhouse Studios offers art kits to share! Available for purchase online at the Terrace Store or in-person from our studio.

Art kits are a great gift for those who like to work with their hands, get creative at their own pace, or want a project they can make with a group of friends!

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Gift the Union Experience!

A Wisconsin Union gift card is valid throughout Memorial Union - treat your friends and family to a Wheelhouse workshop with dinner and beverages!

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